It is with great pleasure that we announce Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. is expanding. Stephen M. Geday, Esquire, has just joined our firm as a new associate.
Stephen M. Geday is an experienced trial attorney, having argued cases in front of both judges and juries. He is a former Assistant District Attorney, having worked in the Sex Crimes Unit of the Trials Division in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and has handled over 700 misdemeanor and felony cases, including: homicide, drug offenses, sex offenses, assaults, economic crimes, retail theft, and DUI. Steve also worked in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Missouri, the Public Defender’s Office in St. Louis, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C., where he advised the National Security Legal Branch and the Directorate of Intelligence on information sharing in the post 9-11 counterterrorism age.
Mr. Geday graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Psychology, and from Washington University School of Law, where he was President of the Trial Law Society, Recipient of the William M. Pomerantz Trial Award, and selected for the school’s nationally-renowned Trial Team. He also attended the Inns of Court School of Law in London, England, which for centuries has the time-honored distinction of being the training ground for British barristers (trial attorneys). Born and raised locally as a first generation American of Hungarian background, he attended Devon Preparatory School on an academic scholarship.
Time permitting, Mr. Geday enjoys sharing his knowledge of the legal process with academia, and has done so at Gwynedd Mercy College and Ursinus College. His personal pursuits include traveling and outdoor sports. An avid martial artist since childhood, he has won numerous regional and national titles, and has competed on the international level many times. Having lived in several continents and traveled to dozens of countries, he is conversationally fluent in Hungarian and proficient in German.
Mr. Geday is prepared to zealously fight in courtroom to the ultimate degree, but has the skill to negotiate the best outcome for a case when appropriate. He is passionate about advocating for justice, and prides himself on investing his full energy into each of his clients.
Steve will be a great fit with Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. and we’re excited to have him on board!