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University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, Ohio
J.D., magna cum laude, 1982
Class Valedictorian
University of Toledo Law Review, Editor
Order of the Coif, Most Outstanding Oral Advocate, Moot Court Competition

Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, Michigan
B.A., Political Science, 1978

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Litigation Attorney

Steve is a past chairman of the firm’s Litigation and Trial Practice Team. He is a trial and appellate advocate with a focus in the areas of complex commercial litigation; partnership, shareholder and LLC disputes; personal injury; real estate; employment claims; and trademark and unfair competition. Steve represents and advises independent studios and filmmakers in the entertainment industry and professional race car drivers in the motorsports industry. He is a certified facilitative mediator and is trained in advanced alternative dispute resolution.

Honors and Recognitions

Benchmark Litigation©, top 50 trial attorneys in Michigan

Best Lawyers in America® since 2007

Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Personal Injury, 2022; Commercial Litigation, 2023

Leading Lawyers: ADR Law Commercial Litigation; Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law; Commercial Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan State Bar Foundation, fellow

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Association

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, life member

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Florida: active member

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