Steve Kunkle graduated from Dartmouth College in 1979 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1982. His primary areas of practice have been in the fields of employment and civil rights litigation, veterans’ benefits, personal injury litigation, and more recently, transactional and employment risk management matters for his business clients. In the employment area, Steve handles a broad range of compensation and benefit matters, long-term disability, pension, retention bonus, and change in control matters, severance agreements, FMLA and other statutory employment claims, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, and discrimination matters.
He represents primarily individuals these days, but throughout his career, he has represented a variety of manufacturing corporations, banking and other financial institutions, and institutions of higher education, as well as pro-bono clients. He has been admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania courts, federal district courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Ohio, and federal appellate courts in the Third and Sixth Circuits, and the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals.
Steve has been selected several times by his peers as a “Top Employment Lawyer” in the annual Main Line Today Top Lawyers issues. When not practicing law, Steve has served as a board member and volunteer for Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester, the Volunteer English Program of Chester County, and Calvary Lutheran Church of West Chester.