Steve Schleicher is co-chair of Maslon's Government & Internal Investigations Group as well as an experienced trial lawyer and member of Maslon's Litigation Group. He concentrates his work on high stakes civil litigation and products liability cases as well as investigative and white-collar criminal matters.
Steve has 21 years' experience as a trial lawyer, having spent his career as a prosecuting attorney before joining Maslon. A former federal prosecutor, he worked for 13 years in the U.S. Attorney's Office, serving as the Deputy Criminal Chief of the Special Prosecution Section (2014-2016) and as the St. Paul Branch Chief. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Steve worked at the Minnesota Attorney General's Office and Winona County Attorney's Office. Steve also has experience in military courts, having served as a JAG Corps Officer in the United States Army Reserve.
Throughout his career, Steve has prosecuted many criminal cases, including murder and other violent crime; complex narcotics conspiracies; racketeering; organized crime; fraud; and civil rights violations. In 2016, he served as a prosecutor on the Jacob Wetterling case and was recognized as an "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer for his dedicated work.
Presidents Award, Minnesota State Association of Narcotics Investigators, 2017
Julius E. Gernes Prosecutor Award, Minnesota State Bar Association Public Law Section, 2017
Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2016
STEVE WAS AWARDED THE 2017 PRESIDENTS AWARD FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE ASSOCIATION OF NARCOTICS INVESTIGATORS AND 2017 JULIUS E. GERNES PROSECUTOR AWARD FROM THE MSBA PUBLIC LAW SECTION. HE WAS ALSO SELECTED AS A 2016 ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR BY MINNESOTA LAWYER.
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