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Meet Steve Okoroha Jr.

                Born & raised in Houston, TX, Ejikeme Okoroha Jr. (Steve) graduated from John Foster Dulles High School in 2003 and attended Georgetown University, where he received his undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Government with a double minor in Philosophy & Sociology. He then attended South Texas College of Law where he served on the executive board of the Black Law Student’s Association, participated in the Gerald Treece Mock Trial Academy, and also participated in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition held in San Antonio, TX in 2011. Steve was previously employed by and done extensive work for the Harris County Attorney’s Office working in the Family & Juvenile departments practicing CPS law. Following this, he balanced his time working as a Staff Attorney for Lone Star Legal Aid, helping low income families and individuals with a wide range of legal issues, and operating his own law practice, where he currently handles family, probate, contract, landlord/tenant, and criminal cases. Steve was also selected by the Houston Bar Association to be a speaker for a seminar titled The Importance of Jury Service for students of Alief Taylor High School. Steve pursues opportunities to expand his legal knowledge and is a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas as well as the State Bar Pro Bono College, where he provides free legal representation to indigent citizens. He is also licensed to practice in the Southern District of Texas for bankruptcy cases. Steve also remains an active member of his undergraduate and law school alumni associations while also being a member of the American, National, and Houston Bar Associations, and the Texas and Houston Young Lawyers Associations. Steve also previously served as the Parliamentarian for the Houston Lawyers Association. In the area of cultural involvement, Steve serves on the Board of Directors for Umu Igbo Unite as its legal advisor and is the founder and former President of the Houston Chapter. Steve also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nigerian American Multicultural Council as its Board Secretary. Additionally, Steve was instrumental in developing the Igbo Development Group as its former President, which was influential in delivering school supplies and scholarships to primary schools in Eastern Nigeria. Recently, Steve was inducted into the American Caribbean Chamber of Commerce as its President, but currently serves as the Executive Senior Vice President of Legal. Steve currently serves as the Executive Director of Pan-African Legal Services, which was formerly African Law Center Houston, a non-profit law firm where he provides pro-bono and low-cost legal services to African Immigrants in the areas of Family, Immigration, Landlord/Tenant, and Consumer law issues. Steve also runs Goodman & McGill, which is a law firm that helps small businesses with their contract and document needs, as well as outside counsel requirements. In relation to small business services, Steve runs Social Media Advancement, which helps businesses advertise and increase their customer base through social media. Steve completed his first campaign running for City Council-District C in Missouri City in 2019. Steve also was recently selected to the list of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in Texas by The National Black Lawyers organization. Steve has completed filming of 2 seasons of a legal podcast titled “Lawyer Up with Steve O” on the Boss Up Houston Network, where he gives legal tips and community resources to those in need. Steve was also inducted into the inaugural editions of Who’s Who in the Nigerian Diaspora and Who’s Who in the African Diaspora. Steve is married with 2 beautiful children

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