Steve is a retired US Army Aviation Colonel who held various aviation commands at tactical, operational and strategic levels over 30 years of military service. His most rewarding experiences came from leading, coaching and mentoring soldiers in his unit.
Stephen has extensive experience representing general contractors, subcontractors, small and mid-sized companies as well as clients dealing with commercial real estate development issues.
Early Life and Education
Dwyer returned to school as the captain of both varsity swim team and National Honor Society president, taking online classes to make up classes he missed while sick; earning a 4.2 GPA his first semester back despite receiving permission to walk across graduation stage with peers. District officials denied Dwyer this right.
Dwyer made statements regarding how concerned students were regarding mass shootings – another violation of the same law he faced in February 2018; telling an audience member he believed “something tragic will need to occur for people in our community to take gun violence seriously.
After 30 years of service in the U.S. Army — including aviation commands at company, battalion and brigade levels — Dwyer retired as an operations research analyst from both Pentagon and Aberdeen Proving Ground and then founded The Flippen Group to develop leaders for companies and organizations worldwide.
Dwyer came close to winning his inaugural EPT title in 2011, finishing as the runner-up at London PS5,000 Main Event and falling into heads-up match with German Benny Spindler for second place.
He earned three bonus-point dual wins and defeated six ranked opponents, including No. 1 Mack Lewnes from Cornell and Nos 2 Jay Borschel and Dorian Henderson from Iowa and Missouri respectively.
Dwyer handled several high-profile legal cases as a lawyer in Seattle. One such matter involved representing the Canwell Committee, an investigative body designed to expose communists on University of Washington faculty. Another notable case involved his successful defense of 37 Seattle houseboat owners from eviction notices pro bono before it was settled out of court in 1983.
Achievement and Honors
Steve Dwyer is one of the premier poker players worldwide, widely respected for his success both live and online tournaments. Beginning to seriously play poker in 2003 and quickly improving his results; by 2009 he achieved 8th place at WSOP Main Event earning over 90 000$; nearly winning EPT London final table but finished second to Benny Spindler but earning over 465 000$ overall.
He has received numerous accolades and awards during his career. Beyond military service, he is actively engaged with numerous charities and social projects; additionally he enjoys golfing and kayak fishing as hobbies. Passionate about his work and always willing to assist those around him, he serves as an example to everyone he encounters and is an inspiration to all he meets.
Steve was an exceptional father, husband and grandfather. Always there when anyone needed assistance and always present for family events such as attend niece and nephew events or keep tabs on them through life he remained devoted and supportive throughout their journeys.
After 30 years in the US Army, he completed aviation commands at both tactical and operational levels. Since his retirement he has worked as DynCorp International’s senior learning officer assisting them in training their top 2500 leaders stationed worldwide.
He brings extensive construction litigation experience and is the firm’s construction litigation practice group leader. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, small and mid-sized companies as well as homeowners on contract drafting, payment issues and dispute resolution matters as well as arbitration or trial proceedings.
After graduating from East Carolina University with a BSc degree, he decided to enter the poker world and began grinding micro stakes online poker tables. By 2007, he had started attending World Series of Poker events and cashed four times at these tournaments.
He has yet to win his first bracelet but has come close on several occasions in the past. His closest runner-up finish was at 2011 WPT Venice Main Event where he took home $125,740 as the second-place prize winner.
After serving for many years in the military, he retired in 2012. Throughout his time with Ft Ord, Ft Campbell and Ft Rucker as well as Germany, Korea and Iraq; as well as being assigned as a staff officer at both locations; his final assignment being as commander at Fort Rucker.