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Stephen M. Ragatzki

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Education

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. 2017

Michigan State University, B.S., 2012

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts 

  • Western District of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Michigan

Steve works with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group on various complex commercial matters, including breach of contract, trade secret, and non-competition claims. His experience extends to personal litigation matters, including alternative dispute resolution surrounding the valuation of closely-held family businesses. Steve also assists public utilities with eminent domain projects.

Steve previously completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

While in law school, Steve was the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan State International Law Review and completed the two-year Trial Practice Institute Program.

Honors

Michigan State University Law School

Summa cum laude distinction

Appellate Moot Court Team, Brief Writer

Jurisprudence Award: Contract Negotiation

International Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute, Competitive Litigation-Focused Certificate Program, 2015-2017

2015 Intra-school Negotiation Competition, 1st Place

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Parish Finance Council, St. John/St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Member 2014-2017

Teaching

Teach for America, Math & Science, Chicago Public Schools, 2012-2013; Noble Network of Charter Schools; 2013-2014

Publications

Filling in the Gaps in FAA Drone Regulations: A Proposed Dual-Zone Model of Personal Privacy, 25 Mich. St. Int'l L. Rev. 193 (2017)

Resolving the Reasonable Belief and Probable Cause Circuit Split Stemming from Payton and Steagald, 20 U. Pa. J. Const. L. Online 1 (2017)