STEPHEN I. BAER
Stephen Baer is the Managing Partner of Baer Romain, LLP. He concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, criminal law, personal injury, civil litigation, and mediation. He began his law career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Chester County District Attorney’s office and established his law practice shortly thereafter.
Steve was born and raised in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974 and his J.D. from Temple University in 1978. Mr. Baer was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1978, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1981, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1984.
Steve has served on many distinguished committees and groups throughout his career. He is currently the Chairman of the Criminal Defense Section of the Chester County Bar Association. He was a member of the Board of Directors for both New Century Bank from 1992 to 2002 and the Chester County Bar Association from 1986 to 1988. He was Solicitor for the Borough of Spring City from 1983 to 1996. He was the President of the Phoenixville Senior Adult Activity Center in 1982, 1983, and 1986. He served as Chairman of the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chester County Bar from 1986 through 1988. He was a member of the Doris Jonas Freed Family Law Inn of Court from 1992 to 1998. He is currently a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations and the Pennsylvania and National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
In addition to being a successful lawyer, Steve is a highly-trained mediator and has been one for over fifteen years. He founded and now leads Mediation Resources, a full-service mediation firm specializing in both personal and business dispute resolution. As acknowledgement of his experience and expertise, he has been designated an “Advanced Practitioner” Member of the Association of Conflict Resolution. Steve was also a contract mediator for the U.S. Postal Service and has been on the rosters for the Montgomery and Chester County custody mediation programs. Steve also volunteers his services to the Montgomery County Mediation Center.