Carey K. Steffen

Managing Attorney, Real Estate & Litigation
Location:
Florence, Kentucky
Phone:
859-547-4008
Email:

Carey K. Steffen is a Managing Attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. She was licensed as an attorney in 2000 and her practice areas include residential and commercial real estate, title insurance claims defense, litigation and foreclosure. In 2013, Carey became an OSBA Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property Law. She is a graduate of the Class of 2014 Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers.
 
An active member of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Carey has served as a Board Member since 2013. She currently serves as the President of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association.  She is active with many committees at the NKBA including #MATCH, the attorney mentoring program.
 
Carey was recently approved by the Cincinnati Bar Association Board of Trustees as a member of the CBA Admissions Committee, and is currently serving as the Secretary for the CBA’s Real Property Law Committee.
 
Carey is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Residential Real Property Law.  She is currently serving a four-year term as a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Specialty Board.

Carey is a graduate of Bishop Brossart High School, Northern Kentucky University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. During law school, Carey clerked for O'Hara, Ruberg, Taylor, Sloan & Sergent and spent a few months working in the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney's Office as a Legal Extern.
 
Carey lives in Campbell County with her husband of over 20 years, Lt. Col. Brian Steffen, Assistant Chief of Covington Police Department, and two children, Connor and Hannah.  She is a supporter of Autism Speaks and an avid marathon runner with a goal of running a marathon in all 50 states and someday qualifying to run the Boston Marathon.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Title Insurance Law
  • Foreclosure
  • Real Estate Transactional Work
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporate/Business

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property Law by the Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D., Juris Doctor - 1999
  • Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1996
    • Honors: University Honors Scholar

Representative Clients

  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • North Side Bank & Trust
  • Sharefax Credit Union
  • New Horizons Credit Union

Classes/Seminars

  • Resolving Title Issues: From Surveys and Liens to Restrictions and Authority, National Business Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Title Law from Start to Finish: Title Search and Examination Fundamentals, National Business Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Title Law in Ohio: The Law of Real Estate Titles, National Business Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Examining and Resolving Title Issues: Examination of Liens and Encumbrances, National Business Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • How to Obtain Good Title in Real Estate Transactions: The Anatomy of a Real Estate Title, National Business Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Kentucky Title Insurance Litigation Trends and Topics of Interest, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Conveyancing Authority: Who Can Hold, Convey Title to, or Encumber Real Estate in Ohio, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member of Real Property Specialty Board, Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property Law
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Real Property Law Committee, CLE Coordinator from 2016-2018, currently the Secretary
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Current President, 2017 Vice President, 2013-2016 Director, 2013 - Present
  • Licensed Title Insurance Agent in Ohio and Indiana
  • SWOLTA (Southwestern Ohio Land Title Association)
  • Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors - Volunteer Arbitrator for Earnest Money Arbitration
  • Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers, Former Board Member
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Alumni Association

Ancillary Businesses

  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • Chicago Title Insurance Company

CONTACT Information

Carey K. Steffen

Managing Attorney, Real Estate & Litigation

D 859.547.4008

C 859.466.9672

F 859.292.5353

[email protected]

Visit Profile On LinkedIn