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Stephen M. Ragatzki





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

Michigan State University, B.S., 2012

Bar Admissions

Stephen works with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group on various complex commercial and personal litigation matters. These issues include business valuation, preparation for alternative dispute resolution and discovery support. He also works on commercial contractual matters, including breach of contract and research. 

Stephen has secured a clerkship with the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which he plans to begin in fall of 2018. 

While in law school, Stephen completed the two-year Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute Program. 


Michigan State University Law School, summa cum laude distinction

Michigan State International Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

Michigan State University Law School, Appellate Moot Court Team, Brief Writer

Michigan State University Law School, Jurisprudence Award: Contract Negotiation

Michigan State University Law School, International Law Review, Associate Editor

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


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


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), 

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