Steven Combs is an esteemed vocal artist. He has graced the National Cathedral Choral Society, Washington Bach Consort and Master Chorale of Washington with performances. Additionally, he has appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Multiple attorneys in Pikeville spoke highly of Judge Combs for his generosity and professionalism on the bench, often shaking hands with attorneys and staff before inquiring politely about their families, according to these statements.
Early Life and Education
Steven Combs serves as the Chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus campus in Indiana. In this capacity, he fosters community engagement/collaboration while overseeing campus operations within Bartholomew, Johnson Jackson Jennings Decatur Shelby counties.
Combs is an alumni of Terry Parker High School and the University of Florida, while receiving his law degree from Kentucky’s University of Lexington.
Combs later returned to Pikeville with his law degree in hand and established his own practice along with his older brother Don. Additionally, he served on both the City Commission and Board of Public Housing Authority of Pikeville. Combs is dedicated to his children; together with Teresa they enjoy upland bird hunting trips and traveling across country for his son to compete collegiate golf tournaments.
Pillersdorf recalls him fondly: He was widely respected for his thorough understanding of law, impartiality and professionalism. With an affable country charm – shaking hands, asking about families while politely bragging about his own — Pillersdorf noted his popularity among attorneys and courtroom staff alike.
He represented both coal and oil companies, as well as individuals. He was involved with the Vincennes YMCA, helping youth sports.
He was an avid upland bird hunter and outdoorsman, traveling frequently to watch their son compete in college golf tournaments with Teresa and spending time on the beach bodysurfing together. They were completely devoted to one another; he will be greatly missed by both Teresa and their two children as well as being survived by Teresa’s spouse Teresa; memorial services will be planned in the near future to commemorate his life.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Combs was an award-winning wrestler who held Big Ten and national finalist titles during his wrestling career. Additionally, he became a highly acclaimed high school wrestling coach before helping establish the Illinois Wrestling Federation as an innovative and dynamic state organization that would set national examples.
After an extended hiatus from composition, he returned and established Parenthetical Records. His music has since been featured in television programs, videos for MIT and Harvard Universities as well as podcasts. Furthermore, two EPs with Hafrsfjord as an EDM side project as well as an ambient album under +32 have also been recorded by him.
He is a member of the Florida Bar and admitted to practice before all Florida courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Martindale-Hubble rates him an AV Preeminent rating and he belongs to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Combs is a devoted husband and father. In his personal life, he enjoys bird hunting and golf – often traveling with his wife to watch their son compete collegiate golf – while crediting alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants as his musical inspirations.
He possessed a keen sense of justice and equity, never shrinking away from difficult cases as a judge; his reputation as a fair and diligent adjudicator was widely held.
He was a dedicated volunteer and community leader. He was actively involved with Pikeville United Methodist Church. He leaves two daughters and one son behind as well as his brother living nearby and mother who also reside in Pikeville.
Combs is best known as the founder of Bad Boy Records and has amassed millions in earnings as an investor through it and other successful business ventures he has undertaken, including Sean Jean clothing line sales as a major revenue generator and two restaurants along with an endorsement deal from Ciroc vodka.
Combs has amassed an estimated net worth of $7 Million. He lives an extravagant lifestyle and owns multiple luxury cars and houses, travels in his black private jet regularly and owns an expansive art collection as well as his 178-foot yacht. Additionally, Combs enjoys sports such as softball and bodysurfing in his free time while supporting various youth related projects as a philanthropist as well as being an ardent supporter of alternative rock band They Might Be Giants as well as pianist pop artist Ben Folds as big fans of Both acts!