About FERC Directory of Judges
Judge Steven L. Sterner
Judge Steven L. Sterner is a 1984 graduate of Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Washington & Jefferson College. Judge Sterner is a member of the Ohio State Bar.
From 2005 until his arrival at FERC in March 2011, Judge Sterner was an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals at the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, Judge Sterner was a Hearing Officer at the Industrial Commission of Ohio, where he conducted administrative hearings concerning worker’s compensation matters.
Judge Sterner also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio, where he was a trial attorney in the Worker’s Compensation and the Consumer Protection Divisions and argued before the Ohio Supreme Court. Before that he was an Assistant Director of Law for the City of Cleveland and was in private law practice. While in private practice, Judge Sterner represented major industrial clients, including serving as national asbestos trial counsel.