Steve Varick

Board Member


​Steve Varick retired as a partner from Holland & Knight, LLP and McBride Baker & Coles, where he practiced commercial litigation, combined with an active pro bono practice, for 38 years. In his retirement, he continues to represent asylum seekers in Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Courts of Appeals.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago.

Steve’s path to RefugeeOne was the confluence of several sources. His wife, Susan, has volunteered with RefugeeOne for more than a decade as a mentor to refugees from Iraq, Myanmar, and Syria. Steve’s asylum practice helped him recognize the challenges facing refugees and those hoping to become refugees. And, as a member of Congregation Hakafa, Steve has seen how a faith community can come together to help refugees meet some of those challenges. All of those experiences taught Steve the invaluable role played by RefugeeOne.

Steve and Susan live in Glencoe. They have three grown children and one grandchild.