Kevin R. Steele, District Attorney
Kevin Steele has been the District Attorney of Montgomery County since 2016. Since then, he has continued his nearly 30-year commitment as a prosecutor to seeking justice—for victims, for defendants and for the community. As District Attorney, Steele has been smart but tough on crime and has created and implemented innovative programs that provide a second chance to deserving offenders. Steele and his team of detectives, prosecutors and staff have worked to proactively attack crime in Montgomery County, especially tackling the opioid-heroin-fentanyl crisis in multiple ways as well as focusing on illegal firearms and domestic and relationship violence. But at the same time, the DA’s Office has continued to forward efforts to reduce crime through education and prevention.
“I’m raising a family in Montgomery County and I know what a special place this is. I’m committed to keeping our county the safe and beautiful place it is,” said Steele. “We have a few areas that have
some challenges, and we are working through our Community Justice Units to reduce crime and uplift the community.”
A true prosecutor, Steele thrives on trying cases in court. In addition to his responsibilities as District Attorney, he continues to prosecute cases. This year, he prosecuted Commonwealth v. Kevin Stillman, an illegal firearms case, and in the last few years he was the lead prosecutor in the Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby Jr., which resulted in a guilty verdict for felony sexual assault charges and a 3 to 10 year sentence, and the former attorney general of Pennsylvania Kathleen Kane, who was found guilty and served time for perjury, obstruction of justice and leaking Grand Jury information.
These three high-profile cases are among the thousands that Steele has handled in his 28 years as a prosecutor involving all types of charges: homicide, drug trafficking, robberies, firearms offenses, sexual assaults and many others. In 2019, he was recognized for his trial advocacy by being inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Also, this year Steele was honored with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Victim Services Pathfinder Award for his commitment to victims— just two of Steele’s many notable awards.
Throughout his career, Steele has been committed to community involvement. Steele is the Board Vice President of Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company as well as a board member of the Baldwin School, Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center and the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project. He served on the Penn State Board of Trustees (2017–19), as the Penn State Alumni Association President (2015–17), and on its Alumni Council (2005–19). Steele is a longtime adjunct faculty member at Cabrini University and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute. He currently serves on the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association Executive Board and is its Legislative Chair.