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Personal Injury Attorney

Steve has 33 years of experience representing people who suffer from serious injuries. He has significant experience helping victims and families affected by automobile and truck accidents, gas explosions, defective products, unsafe premises and many other causes of injury.

Steve has committed an extensive portion of his practice to the study and understanding of traumatic brain injury and the unique areas of law pertaining to the needs of survivors of traumatic brain injury; as well as advocating for the special needs of burn survivors.

Steve has worked to advance the cause and protection of persons with disabilities and serious injuries through service as a member of the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and the Board of Directors for the Disability Resource Center of Southwestern Michigan. He has also served as an advisor to the Kalamazoo County Chapter of MADD and the Kalamazoo County Pilot Program Victim Impact Panel. Steve has been a frequent lecturer to other attorneys and laypersons on the attorney’s representation of brain injury and burn injury survivors and the attorney’s role as a member of the treatment team. He has achieved multiple multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.*

*Statements about past results do not assure similar outcomes in any other matter.


Honors & Recognitions

American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation Lawyers - Michigan, 2015

Best Lawyers in America® since 2010

Leading Lawyers: Personal Injury Law - General; Personal Injury Plaintiff's Law - Product Liability

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2006

The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™

University of Michigan, Pam Pucci Service Award, 2016

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association: Negligence Section; Litigation Section

American Burn Association

Brain Injury Association of West Michigan, past Board member

Brain Injury Network of Southwest Michigan

Disability Resource Center, past Board president

International Brain Injury Association

Kalamazoo County Bar Association: Negligence Section; Litigation Section

Michigan Association for Justice

National Academy of Neuropsychology

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

State Bar of Michigan

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University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, Ohio
J.D., 1985

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
B.S., 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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