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My practice has always been in civil litigation, almost entirely
contingent fee representation of injured or otherwise disabled persons in Social Security Disability, damage claims, and
workers compensation cases. I  serve also in other
civil litigation, including family law issues where people need a calm,
thoughtful and trusted advocate to help them solve serious problems.

Please contact me in confidence to assist you with your important
legal matters. I pledge that I will always serve people with respect,
patience and fair treatment, no matter how difficult nor how emotional
the issues. Through more than 33 years of skillful and ethical
litigation practice in Kalamazoo and all over southwest Michigan, I
have earned the trust, respect and good will of the lawyers and judges
with whom I work.

You and your family deserve a lawyer with excellent credentials to
assist you. Discuss your problem with me, and if I cannot help you, I
probably know who can.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 50%
    29 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    36 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 25%
    34 years



Contingent (10-33%)

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Contact info

6011 Stadium Dr
PO Box 328
Kalamazoo, MI, 49077

Steeg & Glista, PC

6011 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI, 49077



MIActive And In Good Standing197711/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Criminal Issues InitiativeState Bar of Michigan2009
Vlachos Service AwardLegal Aid of Western Michigan2008
STAR Award (Organization)Volunteer Action Center and Kalamazoo Gazette2008
Bench-Bar Conference DelegateState Bar of Michigan2001
Bench-Bar Conference DelegateState Bar if Michigan1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneySteeg & Glista, PC2007 - Present
PartnerBenefiel, Farrer & Glista1988 - 2005
PartnerSloan, Benefiel, Farrer, Newton &Glista1982 - 1988
AssociateAlan Silverman PC1980 - 1982
Director, Center for Continuing Legal EducationWestern Michigan University1978 - 1980
Law Clerk to Justice John M. O'ConnorIllinois Appellate Court1977 - 1978
Assistant State's AttorneyState's Attorney's Office for Cook County, Illinois1976 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kalamazoo Oratorio SocietyTrustee2004 - 2008
Kalamazoo Loaves and FishesContributor,Board Member, Board Chair (2006-2008)1995 - 2011
Troop 205, Boy Scouts of AmericaAssistant Scoutmaster1987 - 2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1982 - 2005
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Michigan Association for JusticeMember, Executive Committee Member 20041982 - 2010
Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Treasurer1980 - 2011
Kalamazoo County Bar AssociationMember, Committee Chair (various), Board member1978 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1977 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Institute For Trial Advocacy, Boulder, COTrialsDiplomate1980
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLitigationJuri Doctor1976
University of IllinoisGovernment and Public AffairsLegislative Intern, Illinois Senate Republican Staff1973
Loyola University ChicagoEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1972