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Steven B. Epstein

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Steven B. Epstein is a native of Long Island who graduated twice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—first with a bachelor’s degree in political science (1987) and then with a law degree (1990).  His career began as a law clerk to a federal judge and included a stint as a law professor at the University of Illinois.  He’s been a practicing lawyer for nearly 35 years and has tried dozens of cases to judges and juries across North Carolina and has handled numerous appeals in state and federal courts.  Since 2010, Steve’s been a partner at Poyner Spruill LLP, where his practice concentrates on family law


Steve’s writing career began more as an accident than an ambition—a mid-life crisis of sorts—and has morphed into quite the side hustle, with three true crime thrillers now under his belt.  His first book, MURDER ON BIRCHLEAF DRIVE (2019), reached #1 on Amazon's best-seller list in the true crime  

genre and cracked the Top 100 List of all non-fiction books sold on Amazon.  He and his books have been featured on TV documentaries, including NBC's Dateline, TV news broadcasts, talk radio, YouTube livestreams, podcasts, academic and legal blogs, and in newspaper and magazine articles.  Steve lives, practices law, and burns the midnight oil writing, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He and his amazing wife Aletia Ferreira have five children in their blended family, all of whom have flown from the nest.

Goodreads Author Page

Amazon Author Page

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

MURDER ON BIRCHLEAF DRIVE:  Trial Strategy for True Crime Lovers

Presented to North Carolina Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and local bar associations

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