Steven Clouse was raised in Noble County, Indiana, and graduated from Central Noble High School in Albion. Mr. Clouse graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a Bachelor’s degree in History in 1991. While at Indiana University Mr. Clouse was a four-year member of the famed Indiana University Marching Hundred, and also played in other campus concert bands. After earning his Bachelor’s degree, Clouse attended the University of Toledo College of Law in Toledo, Ohio where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1994. While in law school Mr. Clouse volunteered with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance which allowed him to prepare income tax returns for low income families in Toledo.
In 1994 Mr. Clouse was admitted to practice in all Indiana State Courts, as well as the Northern Federal District Courts of Indiana. After earning his law license, Mr. Clouse practiced in a variety of areas with the late Attorney Howard G. Heckner in Ligonier and Albion, and later served as a Deputy Prosecutor in LaGrange County before serving sixteen years as the elected Prosecuting Attorney in Noble County. While serving as prosecutor, Mr. Clouse established a superb jury trial record. Most recently Mr. Clouse has been in private practice throughout Northeast Indiana, and currently serves as general counsel for the City of Ligonier, the Town of Albion, the Bear High Wolf Lake Regional Sewer District, as well as the Noble Rural Electrical Membership Cooperative (Noble REMC).
Mr. Clouse practices in a variety of areas including criminal defense, family law, estate planning, and is also a certified domestic relations mediator. Mr. Clouse volunteers throughout the year with the Volunteer Lawyer Program for Northeast Indiana, and he periodically serves as an adjunct instructor for the Center for American and International Law and the Indiana Chiefs of Police Association during training sessions with police officers throughout Indiana.
In the community Mr. Clouse and his family are members of the South Milford Church of Christ. Steven's wife Kimberly works at Parkview Health. They have two sons. One is a United States Marine and one attends East Noble High School.