Steven Rosenfield

Profile Updated: January 22, 2021
Steven Rosenfield
Steven Rosenfield


Steven Rosenfield


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Afton, VA
Spouse/Partner: Kate
Occupation: Lawyer; civil rights, criminal defense; started The Virginia Prisoner Project, Inc.
Children: Andy an SPCA Beagle; Cody an SPCA Beagle

I began practicing law in 1977 working as a poverty law lawyer and continuing that kind of work in private practice. My politics is what drives me against the status quo and working in favor of the weaker against the stronger and the less fortunate against the powerful. I use the law to empower people without power. As I have scaled back on courtroom work, in 2019, I started The Virginia Prisoner Project, Inc. in order to provide legal help for incarcerated people who are injured, physically and/or constitutionally. I live with a lot of pain from systemic arthritis, so my goal is to find funding for The Project in order to have a fulltime lawyer and paralegal to represent prisoners or elicit help from big law firms to help rep. prisoners. There is a great need in a terribly broken jail/prison system. Contact me if you can/want to help financially!!! -

School Story:

I graduated from the University of Miami (Fla.) in 1970 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. My politics began to change and I joined the VISTA program in 1971 which sent me to Virginia. I saw incredible poverty and injustice and it affected me profoundly. I began studying law by "reading law" in Virginia and took and passed the bar in 1977. I am licensed in Virginia and practice in local, state, and federal courts. I have been the fortunate recipient of a dozen awards and honored to be President of our local bar association. My work has included some high profile cases which has landed me in eight books written by others about my cases and in a documentary (Killing for Love; story about Jens Soering, and on Dateline NBC - the story about an innocent client. I represented nine prisoners charged with capital murder, eight of whom received life sentences and one found not guilty by reason of insanity. I still have two clients on death row who I successfully represented in a civil rights case challenging the conditions on death row. I was such an average high school student with many complexes that caused me to remain in the back drop and pretty shy. My sense of humor has fortified me over the years and my wife said to say that I am still cute. Her politics and love have sustained me over four decades.

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What is your favorite song from 1966?

All of the slow songs to which I could dance.

What Elementary school did you attend?

First Colfax, then Minadeo

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Jan 22, 2021 at 4:24 PM

Hannah: I did not realize that we share the same birth date. I remember your name and recognize your Allderdice photo, but the passage of time has left me a little foggy about you. I was born at about 5:00 a.m. so I am not sure which of us is older, my memory of my birth is likewise a little foggy. Wishing you a happy birthday.

Jan 22, 2021 at 12:34 PM

Happy You Day, Steve! - Howie G

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Sep 18, 2020 at 2:21 PM

Hi Mike. It's only been 54 years since we last saw each other. I have looked for you at reunions. H.B. old friend. Contact me if you like (and remember me) I remember your cousin Jimmy, too. Steve Rosenfield

Sep 18, 2020 at 2:18 PM

H.B. Carl. Planning a pickup touch football game over the squirrel hill parkway tunnel followed by a poker game. Are you up for it? I'll bring an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins, if I still get a discount! Would love to hear from you Are you still working? I have a hundred questions to ask you! Steve Rosenfield

Jan 22, 2020 at 12:41 PM

All the best, Steve! - Howie

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Hope it's a good one, Steve! - Howie

Jan 22, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Jan 22, 2018 at 6:01 PM

Have a great one!

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Jan 22, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Hope the Stillers give you a great birthday present! - H.

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Nov 30, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Mike: I miss you after too many years of no contact. I hope you will attend our Fiftieth reunion. Call me to reminisce - 434-882-2288. Your old buddy - Steve

Sep 17, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Carl: From the look of your high school grad. pic. to a more current pic., you forgot to age! Would love to talk - 434-882-2288. Steve Rosenfield

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May 04, 2015 at 7:27 AM

Hey Cuz. H.B. Let's talk and catch up (h) 434-823-5632, (w) 434-984-0300