Attorney and Staff

Stephen F. Hubbard, Esq.

Steve has been a lawyer practicing in Defiance, Ohio since he graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1984. He also received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University in 1981. Steve is a 1977 graduate of Fairview High School in Sherwood, Ohio.       


Steve has been Solicitor for the Village of Ney, Ohio since 1986. He was the Solicitor for the Village of Sherwood, Ohio from 2003 to 2018.       

Maumee Valley Title Agency

Steve is a Co-Founder / Co-Owner and Director of Maumee Valley Title Agency, Inc.  Maumee Valley Title Agency, established in 1995, is a full-service title agency offering real estate closing services, title insurance, title exams and escrow services.  Maumee Valley Title Agency is located at 414 W. Third Street, Defiance, OH  43512.  Phone:  419-782-3334. Fax: 419-782-3354.

Memberships and Affililations:

  • Defiance County Bar Association - Past President   
  • Ohio State Bar Association - Past Delegate to the Council of Delegates   
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation - Life Fellow   
  • Ohio Supreme Court's Commission on Continuing Legal Education - Past Chairman  
  • Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce - Past President   
  • Defiance Rotary Club - Past President   
  • Defiance Rotary Foundation - Co-Founder, Trustee and Secretary   
  • Defiance City Schools Foundation - Past President   
  • Defiance Crimestoppers, Inc. - Co-Founder and Past President   
  • Defiance County Fish & Game Association - Life Member   
  • Defiance County Humane Society - Life Member   
  • Eagle Rock Golf Club   
  • Defiance High School Athletic Boosters   
  • Fairview High School Athletic Boosters - Life Member 
  • The Ohio State University Alumni Association - Life Member  
  • Eagles Lodge #372    
  • Elks Lodge No. 147    
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church  


  • Defiance City Council - At-Large Councilman - 2006-2009   
  • City of Defiance, Ohio Charter Review Commission - Past Member   
  • Defiance County Board of Education - 1986-1993 - Past President    


  • Four Avenues of Service Citation from Rotary International   
  • “Community Hero” Olympic Torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay    
  • Ohio Community Service Award - Awarded by Ohio State Bar Foundation    
  • Leadership Award – presented by Defiance Area Society for the Handicapped (DASH)   
  • Paul Harris Fellow – Awarded from Rotary International   
  • TKE Educational Foundation Scroll of Honor  
  • Outstanding Young Men of America     

Volunteer Experience:    

  • Good Samaritan School Levy Campaign   
  • Defiance Soccer Association   
  • Defiance Baseball Association   
  • Defiance Area YMCA   
  • Boy Scouts of America   
  • Defiance Area Society for the Handicapped (DASH)

Trisha Hug, Legal Assistant

Steve works with his experienced, knowledgeable and friendly legal assistant, Trisha Hug.  

Jill Hubbard, Legal Support

Jill, Steve's wife, helps out at the office and is a tremendous asset to the firm.