Stephen J. Neuberger

Stephen J. Neuberger

Stephen J. Neuberger was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He joined forces with his father Tom in 2003 and eventually earned firm Directorship thereafter. Steve has embraced Tom’s philosophies and has developed a broad base of experience in First and Fourteenth Amendment law as well as in the arena of representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

He is the firm expert in the area of First Amendment public employee free speech and petition clause retaliation law.


After graduating from St. Marks high school in 1996, Steve graduated from the University of Delaware in 2000 with a B.A. in history. In 2003, Steve received his J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law where he distinguished himself in trial advocacy and received the Barrister’s Award.

Professional Background:

Beginning in 1998, Steve spent several summers working for The Rutherford Institute, an international, nonprofit civil liberties organization committed to defending constitutional and human rights located in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was this experience that turned him towards becoming an attorney. After enrolling at Temple Law, Steve served as a law clerk for Tom and specialized in briefing the areas of free speech and other legal issues in employment and civil rights litigation.


Steve was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 2003. He is presently a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court (2008), the Delaware Supreme Court (2003), the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2004), the Fourth Circuit (2004), and the D.C. Circuit (2004), as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (2004). He is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit.

Steve also is proud to serve as a member of the Board of Visitors at Temple Law.


Steve has been repeatedly honored, from 2012-2017, as a Rising Star of the Delaware Bar by Delaware Super Lawyers Magazine and most recently by Delaware Today Magazine in its November 2016 Top 200 Lawyers issue in the area of Constitutional Law.

He has given the following speeches, lectures and presentations:

“Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Delaware” Training Institute presented by The National Center For Victims of Crime and co-sponsored by the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, Delaware Department of Justice, CONTACT Lifeline and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence – September 8, 2008 – University of Delaware – Newark, DE

Rutherford Institute Summer Internship Speaker Series – July 25, 2008 – Charlottesville, VA

“Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases” CLE sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Plaintiff’s Employment Panel of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania – December 7, 2007 – Philadelphia, PA

Rutherford Institute Summer Internship Speaker Series – July 20, 2007 – Charlottesville, VA

National Employment Lawyers Association, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Chapter – December 13, 2006 – Philadelphia, PA

‘AVA Anthrax Vaccine Seminar’ – October 28, 2006 – Washington, D.C.