“Never underestimate the positive impact an attorney can have on their clients’ lives.”

-Attorney Steven Jenkins

I understand the importance of hard work, preparation and persistence in obtaining results for my clients, both in and outside of the courtroom. I have successfully litigated hundreds of cases over the last twenty years, with a keen focus on outcome and results for the client. Although I spend significant time fighting insurance companies, hospitals and nursing homes before juries in medical malpractice, personal injury and negligence cases, my clients have also trusted me to handle their family and criminal law matters, administrative hearings and commercial litigation. I strongly believe in developing a relationship of trust that brings clients back.

My diverse practice areas have given me the opportunity to travel and appear in most courts throughout Michigan. In medical malpractice and personal injury cases, the attorney must be willing to go the distance because the cases often do not resolve easily. I recognize how each step of the litigation process from inception, working with the client, the selection of experts, the filing of the lawsuit, preparation for depositions and mediation, all work together to position the case for settlement or successful jury verdicts. When I make a difference in a clients’ life, this makes a great difference in my own life.

One of the qualities that drives my practice is empathy. In handling family law and criminal law cases, I am sensitive to how quickly clients’ lives can be turned upside down. I am often reminded that bad things happen to good people. Whether fighting for child custody, defending a young client from making a poor choice, or advocating for a second chance before an administrative hearing officer, I believe that compassion and sensitivity toward the client must be genuine in order to have a meaningful impact on the outcome.

Practice Areas

Negligence/Personal Injury
Family Law
Criminal Defense
Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1999
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan


Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio — J.D. with Distinction

Law Review — Associate Editor
The Willis Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Dean’s List
Outstanding Academic Performance Awards
Book Awards — Constitutional Law, Commercial Transactions
Samuel L. & Martha R. Meyer Scholarship

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Major: Political Science and English
Class Honors

Examples of Excellence

  • Obtained numerous successful jury verdicts and hundreds of favorable settlements in complex medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, auto negligence, and general negligence cases
  • Handled complex divorce and child custody cases, personal protection order petitions, child abuse and neglect hearings, and children’s protective services matters on behalf of clients
  • Defended hundreds of criminal misdemeanor cases, resulting in numerous nolle prosequi dismissals over the years
  • Preeminent success rate in administrative hearings for reinstatement of driving privileges and unemployment appeals
  • Successfully pursued a claim on behalf of a renowned artist to regain control of his life’s work.

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

  • State Bar of Michigan — Litigation Section Member
  • State Bar of Michigan — Negligence Committee Member
  • State Bar of Michigan — Family Section Member
  • State Bar of Michigan — Criminal Law Section Member
  • State Bar of Michigan — Business Law Section Member
  • Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church – Member

Awards and Accolades

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