Steven loves being a lawyer. It gives him the opportunity to help real people. He considers it a privilege to fight for the rights of individuals that have been harmed by the negligence and maleficence of large corporations. Steven also loves to win.
He helps lead the charge for complex mass tort and class action matters throughout the country. In addition to representing large classes of individuals, Steven handles single event personal injury cases, including medical negligence and product liability claims. Steven has first chair trial experience, winning multiple jury verdicts for his clients. He has also argued in front of the Court of Appeals.
Currently, Steven devotes a significant portion of his practice to investigating and litigating cases involving injuries attributable to failed hernia mesh. Steven is on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, and Chair of Law and Briefing Committee for IN RE: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2846.
Additionally, Steven is on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, Chair of Law and Brifing Committee, and Medical Monitoring Comittee Member for IN RE: Valsartan, MDL No. 2875. He is also working on cases involving injuries form Zantac. Both of these cases concern the compound NDMA, which is a known human carcinogen.
Recently, Steven has worked with a cosortium of lawyers across the country to file cases on behalf of vcitims of human trafficking that are a first of their kind in the country. These lawsuits, brought on behlaf of victims of human trafficking, seek damages against the hotel and motel industry. The cases assert claims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (“TVPRA”).
Steven has extensive experience with law and briefing in complex multi-district litigation (“MDL”) matters. Steven is highly sought after by MDL leadership committees across the country for his legal research and writing skills. He has drafted all types of legal papers from research memorandum, Daubert briefs concerning complicated scientific evidence, dispositive motions, and motions in limine for Bellwether trials. Steven has performed work on the following MDLs: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, MDL–2592; Benicar Products Liability Litigation, MDL 15-2606; Bair Hugger Products Liability Litigation, MDL 15-2666; Invokana Products Liability Litigation, MDL 16-2750; and National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL 2804.
In addition to mass torts, Steven serves as lead or co-lead counsel for several class actions. Representative cases include:
- Myers v. Memorial Health System, et al., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:15-cv-2956
- Fairfax v. Hogan Transports, Inc., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:16-cv-680
- Smith v. TruGreen, Inc., et al., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:17-cv-00462
- Klabbatz, et al. v. MDW Consulting, Inc. et al., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:18-cv-242
- De Angelis v. Icon entertainment Group, Inc., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:17-cv-927
- De Angelis v. Nolan Enterprises, Inc., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:17-cv-926
- De Angelis v. C G Consulting, LLC, et al., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:17-cv-985
- De Angelis v. National Entertainment Group, et al., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:17-cv-924
- Smith v. GIS, S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:18-cv-230
- Doe 1, et al. v. VM3015, Inc. et al., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:18-cv-443
The above class actions assert claims under various areas of law including wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, antitrust claims under the Sherman Act, and privacy claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Before starting Babin Law, Steven served as a law clerk to Judge Alan E. Norris at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Steven also clerked for United States District Court Judge Peter C. Economus.
Steven believes it is important to give back to the community. He serves on a number of boards and committees in Columbus.
In his spare time, Steven enjoys going to movies and spending time with his family.