Stephen D. Landfield
Stephen D. Landfield is an attorney who focuses primarily on matrimonial,
criminal and real estate matters. He maintains his law practice in Morris
Plains, New Jersey. A graduate of George Washington University, Steve holds a
JD/MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. His first employer was Attorney
General John Ashcroft in the 1980s when Ashcroft served as Missouri's Attorney
When not practicing law, Steve is a prolific writer whose columns appear in
various newspapers around the country and are frequently touted in the MSNBC/NBC
"Hardball" political newsletter. He is a contributing political columnist for
the Philadelphia Inquirer and a co-author of Recorder Publishing Company's
"Diametrically Opposed" column which is featured in 17 newspapers and circulated
throughout Essex, Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. Steve's internet
presence extends beyond the Practical Politics web site and his columns appear
regularly at http://www.politicsvt.com as well as a number of other
politically-oriented web sites. He has also shared his viewpoints via the
airwaves and appeared as a political commentator on television and radio
including ABC Radio's "The Sean Hannity Show" and Fox News Network's "Hannity
Active in politics and with an expertise in election law, Steve has run for
state Assembly and Morris County Freeholder and has regularly served as counsel,
advisor and/or campaign manager to numerous political campaigns. He was formerly
co-host of "The Grant and Landfield Talk Radio Show," a weekly public affairs
and political talk show on WMTR Radio, Morristown.
Steve is active in civic affairs as well and is a former member of the Board of
Managers of the Morris County Branch of the American Cancer Society; he was the
recipient of an ACS award for his anti-tobacco advocacy. He is also a Deputy
Commissioner with the Morris County Sheriff's Crimestoppers.
A staunch believer in equality and fairness, Steve was appointed by the Speaker
of the State Assembly to the New Jersey Human Relations Council where he served
as Vice-Chair and he is the former Chairman of the Morris County Human Relations
Council. Both councils were established by statute to promote anti-prejudice
education and to address issues of bias and violent acts committed because of
race, color, religion, national origin, etc.
Steve has been an instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently
an adjunct faculty member of the Business and Public Service Department at
Raritan Valley Community College where he teaches Family Law.
Steve and his wife Anna have two children and reside in Roxbury, New Jersey.