Following graduation, Stephen accepted a one-year clerkship with Judge John T. J. Kelly in the Pennsylvania Superior Court. After this clerkship, Stephen accepted an opportunity to work for a large Philadelphia law firm, representing people and businesses in Pennsylvania state and federal courts. Then in 1996, Stephen was recruited by an up and coming litigation firm in Northeastern, Pennsylvania. His experience included serving as the manager of a mass tort case involving claims by over 3,500 people against a large chemical company. In another jury trial, he successfully obtained the highest civil verdict in Monroe County, PA for 2008. This significant verdict was featured in state and national publications.
Since 2009, Stephen has been the principal of The Seach Law Offices, in Drums, Pennsylvania.
Stephen is an active member of the Committee for Justice for All, American Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association. Stephen has presented Continuing Legal Education lectures, including a recent presentation on maximizing damages in personal injury cases.
Stephen is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.