Kevin R. Steele, District Attorney
Kevin Steele has served as the District Attorney of Montgomery County since 2016. As District Attorney, Steele is the county’s chief law enforcement officer, overseeing an office of approximately 155 prosecutors, detectives and staff. He and his team work with Montgomery County’s 50 police departments and other local, state and federal partners to investigate crime and keep the county safe.
A true prosecutor, Steele thrives on seeking justice by trying cases. In addition to his many responsibilities as District Attorney, he continues to personally prosecute cases in court. In last few years, Steele prosecuted Commonwealth v. Jacquelyn Walker, a Third-Degree Murder/Aggravated Assault case that killed Firefighter Thomas Royds and severely injured several other first responders; several relationship/domestic violence murders, including Lawrence Crawley, Nicholas Forman and Freddy Mandietta Pando; Norristown Farm Park rapist Mason Hall, who was sentenced to 13 to 32 years in prison for the daytime gunpoint rape; among others.
These are just a handful of the thousands of cases Steele has successfully prosecuted in his 30-plus years as a prosecutor. His prosecutions have involved all types of charges: homicide, drug trafficking, robberies, firearms offenses, sexual assaults, road rage assaults and many others. In 2019, he was recognized for his trial advocacy skills by being inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also committed to victims and victims’ rights, and as such was honored in 2019 with the Pennsylvania Governor’s “Pathfinder" Award for his commitment to victims and victim services—just one of Steele’s many notable awards.
Throughout his career, Steele has been committed to community involvement and public service. He is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and currently serves as Legislative Chair, is on the National District Attorneys Association Executive Board and is a member of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Major County Council. He also serves on the Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence’s National Best Practices Committee. Steele is the Board Vice President of Penn Wynne—Overbrook Hills Fire Company as well as a board member of the Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center and the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project. He just completed a year serving as Chairman of the Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Executive Board. A longtime Penn State alumni volunteer, Steele served on the Penn State Board of Trustees (2017–2019), as Penn State Alumni Association President (2015–2017) and on the Alumni Association’s Alumni Council (2005–2019). He also teaches prosecutors through the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute.