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Stephen M. Ragatzki

Associate

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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