Stephen Brennwald was born in Cameroon, West Africa, to medical missionary parents. After living there for five years, his family moved to Switzerland until he was 14, when they came to the United States.
He graduated high school from Takoma Academy, then obtained a B.A. in Psychology from what was then Columbia Union College. After taking a year off from school to work in the business office at the Washington Adventist Hospital, he attended law school at the Catholic University of America, graduating in 1985.
Since then, he has been in private practice, litigating thousands of personal injury and criminal cases, including dozens of murder cases and dozens of federal criminal cases. For six years in the early 2000’s, he was a mock trial coach for our Pre-Law students here at WAU, a role he has recently reprised.
He is currently the chair of the board of the Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington.
He is married, and he and his wife Camille live in Reston, Virginia.