My areas of practice are criminal law (in particular private accessory prosecution) and migration law. It is situated in a shared office at Gleisdreieck in Berlin. I cooperate with lawyer Christine Engels (family law and migration law), criminal defence lawyers David Hölscher and Florian Scholl.

I am happy to provide legal advice and represent you in the following fields:

Migration law

family reunion
asylum procedure
residency on humanitarian grounds (health reasons, etc)
permanent residency and German citizenship
withdrawal and loss of residence status
freedom of movement for EU-citizens and their relatives

Criminal law

private accessory prosecution in case victim to a crime
assistance of legal counsel for witnesses
criminal defence*

*it is of particular concern to me to stand up for those affected by sexual violence, violence against lgbtqi*, racist and antisemitic violence. Therefore, I rule out any criminal defence on these allegations.

Please contact me at 030 555 784 474 or at my office in Flottwellstr. 16, 10785 Berlin (a 5-minute walk to the train station Gleisdreieck) from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or any time via mail (at) kanzleisteffen (dot) de

About me

I was born in 1986 in Germany.

In Würzburg, Sevilla (Spain) and at the Free University of Berlin I studied German and European law. Therefore I was granted the title of European jurist (Univ.-Würzburg).

My doctoral thesis on public international law is supervised by Prof. a.D. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Philip Kunig at the Free University of Berlin. It was funded by the Hansen Foundation and is currently being examined.

During my legal clerkship, I worked at the Foreign Office of Germany, at the Central Office of the Land Judicial Authorities for the Investigation of National Socialist crimes in Ludwigsburg and at a lawyer’s office focusing on criminal and family law (in particular representing victims of domestic and sexual violence).

Prior to my current profession, I was employed, inter alia, at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and at the Free University of Berlin in the areas of constitutional law, European law and public international law.

I am a member of the Republikanischer Anwältinnen- und Anwaltsverein e.V. (RAV), the Berliner Anwaltsverein (DAV) and Nebenklage e. V.