Steven Engel Biography

Steven Engel is an American lawyer who got the experience of working with various law firms as well as with other attorneys like Alex Kozinski and Anthony Kennedy. Along with that, he served as attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Donald Trump administration. On 9th September 2020, he was identified among the list of potential future nominees to the Supreme Court by ex-President Donald Trump. Currently, he is seen testifying for the 6th January hearings.

Early Life

Steven Engel was born on 29th June 1974 in New Hyde Park, New York, United States of America. He was raised in Port Washington, New York. The names of his parents are Mark and JoAnn. He has not shared any information regarding his siblings. Steven went to Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School to pursue his high school education. Later in 1993 he went to Harvard University and earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude. In 1996 he went to the University of Cambridge for further studies. In 2000 he was awarded Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

Steven Engel Career

Steven completed his studies and began to work with various law firms. In June 200 he worked as a Law Clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Next year he worked as a Law Clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy. In 2002 he worked as an Attorney for Kirkland and Ellis. In May 2006 he worked as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of justice. After three years he became the partner of Dechert LLP. Later in November 2017, he was the Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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In 2021 he again became the partner for Dechert LLP and will continue working with them. Recently on 23rd June 2022, he was seen testifying in the 5th public hearing of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack. He was present at the time of the attacks and on January 3 there was a meeting with Trump, Rosen, and Richard Donoghue about replacing Rosen as acting general with Clark. He talked about Clark’s communication with Trump violated the long-held department policy of only the attorney general or deputy attorney speaking with the White House.

Steven Engel Biography

Real Name Steven Andrew Engel
Birth Date 29 June 1974
Age (as of 2022) 47 Years
Birth Place New Hyde Park, New York, United States
Profession Attorney
College Harvard University, Yale University, University of Cambridge
Qualification BA, MPhil, JD

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 74 kg  –  in Pounds –  163 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father Mark Engel
Mother JoAnn Engel

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Susan Kearns
Children Not Known

Personal Life

Steven is married to Susan Kearns. They both met in 2000 when they were working as a law clerk for Judge Kozinski. Later she worked for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. They both soon together joined Kirkland and Ellis however, the information about their marriage has not been shared as they tied the knot at a private and intimate wedding. Even the information about their children has not been shared with the media yet but they are blessed with kids.

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Steven Engel Net Worth

Steven Engel has earned a fortune by working as an attorney. As he had worked with Trump and been a partner with law firms, he might have made a lot of money with them. The exact information about their salary has not been mentioned yet. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $5 million.


  • His father was in the real estate management business while his mother was a teacher.
  • In 2017 he was heading the Office of Legal Counsel as he was nominated by President Donald Trump.
  • For the position of Office Legal Counsel, he got 51-47 votes and won against Joe Manchin a senator.
  • In 2017 he supported Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director of the Consumer Finance Protection Board under the Vacancies Reform Act.
  • He issued an OLC supporting the Justice Department’s decision to not release the Tax returns of Donald Trump in 2019.
  • In 2019 he argued with White House advisors to have immunity from being subpoenaed to testify impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.
  • On 20th January 2021, he was succeeded by Christopher H. Schroeder for the Office of Legal Counsel.

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