Steven E. Bratschie

Bratschie & Born PC

Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048


Construction, Creditor's Rights, Debt, Foreclosure, Healthcare, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Shareholder Disputes, Wrongful Termination

Steven was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but has lived primarily in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, his entire life. Steven graduated in 1980 with a bachelor of arts with a double major, (English and business administration) from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1983 from University of Detroit School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Steven joined the law firm of Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.C., in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he became a partner and remained until the fall of 1997. Steven chaired the firm’s Creditor’s Rights Group for the time period 1993 – 1997. Steven then joined the law firm of McShane & Bowie P.L.C., as a partner until he left to start Steven E. Bratschie & Associates, P.C., in late 1999. His practice has covered a wide array of matters including, but not limited to, creditors rights; representation of creditors in other commercial disputes and/or defensive litigation; foreclosure of large real estate projects including office buildings, apartment complexes; commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including franchise issues, tradenames, and international disputes; domestic law litigation; zoning litigation; real estate transactional work including site condominium developments; tax tribunal litigation, construction lien litigation, sale and liquidation of aircraft, vessels, livestock, agricultural lands/business, bankruptcy litigation and Chapter 7 and 11 representation of creditor clients, representation of title companies in construction lien litigation, and other commercial disputes. Steven is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Michigan (State, Federal, and Bankruptcy) and is also a licensed real estate broker. Steven has served on the Board of Directors for The Dwelling Place, Inc., a large nonprofit, low income housing organization; Camp Blodgett, a camp for underprivileged children. Steven is married with four children.


The attorneys of Bratschie Burmania Gunn & Born, P.C., have extensive experience with the many forms of alternate dispute resolution (“ADR”). Our attorneys represent clients in the ADR process to achieve success while expediting legal matters to avoid litigation.
In addition to representing clients in the ADR process, with more than 31 years of litigation and business law experience, Steven Bratschie has obtained certification for conducting facilitative mediation from the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Bratschie is well equipped to serve as a neutral to assist with creative resolutions to many types of legal disputes. Mr. Bratschie works as a neutral to facilitate the resolution of business disputes, personal injury matters, malpractice claims, and other legal disagreements to minimize the costs and alleviate the aggravation associated with protracted litigation.

Bratschie Burmania Gunn & Born, P.C., handles ADR matters throughout Michigan. If you would like to speak with a member of our ADR practice please contact Steven Bratschie at (616) 454-6211 or at [email protected].

2180 44th Street, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

P: 616-481-7433
E: [email protected]