Kevin R. Steele, District Attorney
Kevin Steele has served as the District Attorney of Montgomery County since first being elected in 2016. As District Attorney, Steele is the chief law enforcement officer of Montgomery County overseeing an office of approximately 155 prosecutors, detectives and staff. He and his team also work with Montgomery County’s 50 police departments and other local, state partners to investigate crime and keep the county safe.
A true prosecutor, Steele thrives on seeking justice by trying cases. Along with his responsibilities as District Attorney, he continues to personally prosecute cases in court. In 2021, Steele prosecuted two relationship/domestic violence murders to guilty verdicts and life sentences in Commonwealth v. Nicholas Forman and Commonwealth v. Freddy Mandietta Pando, as well as the Norristown Farm Park rapist Mason Hall, who was sentenced to 13 to 32 years in prison for the daytime gunpoint rape.
These are just three of the thousands of cases Steele has successfully prosecuted in his 30 years as a prosecutor. His prosecutions have involved all types of charges: homicide, drug trafficking, robberies, firearms offenses, sexual 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. These is just one of Steele’s notable awards.
Throughout his career, Steele has been committed to community involvement and public service. He currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association, on the Board of Directors for the National District Attorneys Association and as a member of the Major Counties Council for the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. 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 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). For years, Steele has also taught future lawyers and young prosecutors as an adjunct faculty member at Cabrini University and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute, respectively.