Steve D. Dluzneski

Associate Attorney

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Steve D. Dluzneski focuses his practice on civil and probate litigation, estate planning, and estate administration. Steve takes a hands-on approach to every matter that he handles, and he prides himself on being a knowledgeable, diligent, and result-oriented attorney who aggressively represents his clients’ interests. In the litigation arena, this means that Steve personally oversees each case from start to finish and strongly advocates for his client’s position with the opposing party or the opposing party’s counsel. Steve’s primary objective in every litigation matter is to ensure that his client’s legal rights are safeguarded and that each client receives high quality legal representation.

Prior to joining Charles S. Bradford, P.A. as an associate attorney in January 2017, Steve graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, then earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the Charlotte School of Law. During his law school career, Steve was active in both the law school and Greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg communities, participating in various clinical and extracurricular endeavors. Most notably, Steve served as a judicial extern in the Chambers of Chief United States District Judge Frank D. Whitney of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. In this role, Steve gained invaluable, behind the scenes exposure to the federal court system.

After law school, Steve completed a brief research fellowship in Charlotte, North Carolina before accepting full-time employment as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the South Carolina Department of Social Services in Columbia, South Carolina. During his tenure as an Administrative Hearing Officer, Steve heard and adjudicated more than 500 administrative matters that ranged from SNAP/food stamp disqualifications and appeals to complex child abuse and neglect cases. Steve worked as an Administrative Hearing Officer for almost a year and a half before entering private practice with Charles S. Bradford in York, South Carolina. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts in South Carolina, and he is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

Additionally, Steve is highly proficient in Spanish, and he received an “Advanced” rating on a Spanish Oral Proficiency Test administered by the University of South Carolina in October 2015. Steve uses his Spanish proficiency to assist the Spanish-speaking clients of Charles S. Bradford, P.A.

In January of 2019, Steve became a member of the NAMI Mid-Carolina Board of Directors, in which he provides legal advice and guidance to the Board.