Throughout his long career in law, Steve has remained dedicated to his profession, his clients, and his community. He is an exceptional lawyer known for his exemplary judgment and sound advice.
Before his appointment and election as judge in District Court in 1987, Steven R. Jaeger was in private practice and served as an assistant county attorney for more than four years. He was elected as a Circuit Judge in 1995, where he remained until 2007. He served two terms as Chief District Judge and as Chief Circuit Judge in Kenton County. He continued to hear cases as a Senior Status Judge from June 2007 through September 2010.
Steve has enjoyed his service to the Northern Kentucky Area. He has been an active member of a wide range of organizations important to the community. From 1997 to 2001, Steve was a key member of the Judicial Advisory Committee in the Governor’s Office of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services. He was chair of the Statewide Court Technology Committee from 1998 through 2009. He also chaired the Joint Workgroup of the Court of Justice, Kentucky Bar Association and Administrative Office of the Courts e-filing and e-processes initiative.
Steve has frequently volunteered his time to assist area schools in Mock Trial tournaments, where he has served as a Judge. He also coached Knothole Baseball for 17 years and was a member of the Dixie Heights High School Band Boosters for 12 years, serving two terms as President.
Steve graduated summa cum laude from Thomas More College before earning his JD from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He was a frequent teacher at the Kentucky Court of Justice Clerk and District/Circuit/Appellate Judicial Colleges. Previously he was an instructor at Xavier University. He has taught at Beckfield College from 1986 to present, where he was appointed Interim Co-Chair of Paralegal Studies in 2002, and was appointed lead instructor in 2009. In 2012, he became the interim Dean of the Paralegal Studies program. Steve has also taught Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy at Chase College of Law.
Steven R. Jaeger is currently licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Northern Kentucky Bar Association.