Steven V. Trakhtman was born in Moscow, Russia. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2010, IL. He did his preparatory education at the U.S. Air Force focusing on medical education, in 1998. He received his legal education from Loyola University.

Steven went on to graduate from the University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2000). He has been a Physician Assistant, certified since 2002 and a long-time member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

He attended the U.S. Air Force from 1994-1998, where he served as an EMT.