Reilly obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1983 from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he attended school on a U.S. Army R.O.T.C. scholarship. He graduated as a “Distinguished Military Graduate” of the ROTC program. After completing law school in 1986, Mr. Reilly became an officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he practiced law as a military attorney and attained the rank of captain. In 1990, Mr. Reilly was honorably discharged from the Army and entered private law practice in Lawrenceville.
Mr. Reilly has been active in a variety of civic activities. He is a member of the board of directors of the Gwinnett United Way and the advisory board for Gwinnett Legal Aid. He has served on the board of the Gwinnett Boys & Girls Clubs, and is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett. Reilly served as the chairman of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party from 1996-2002, and is a member of the State Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Reilly also serves as the 7th congressional district chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Mr. Reilly is a partner in the Lawrenceville law firm of Andrew, Merritt, Reilly & Smith, LLP. and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Gwinnett County Bar Association.
Steve and his wife, Cathy, currently reside in Peachtree Corners with their two children, Michael and Savannah. Michael is a student at the University of Georgia, and Savannah attends Norcross High School.