Steve & Annette Cavanaugh

Steve & Annette Cavanaugh

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Steve & Annette  Cavanaugh


Steve Cavanaugh was born in Kansas City, Kan. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Washburn University in 1971, and earned his JD, with honors, from Washburn University School of Law in 1980.

Cavanaugh is president and shareholder in the Topeka law firm of Cavanaugh & Lemon, P.A. He is a member of the Topeka Bar Association and previously served as treasurer, secretary and president. He has served on the Washburn Law Board of Governors and on the Development Council. Cavanaugh has been president of the Washburn Law Alumni Association and served as president of the Washburn Law Foundation.

Cavanaugh joined the Washburn University Foundation Board of Directors in August, 2012 as the Washburn Law representative and served until 2015. He also served the Washburn University Foundation as a member of the audit committee. 

Steve and his wife, Annette (Schafer), b ed '92, have two adult children and reside in Topeka.