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Steven Bylenga

Steven Bylenga

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Social Security, Litigation

About Me

Mr. Bylenga primarily represents debtors and creditors in consumer and commercial bankruptcy matters. His practice includes filing bankruptcies petitions for consumers or small businesses, bankruptcy litigation, asset protection, creditor’s rights, commercial workouts, and business reorganizations.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 20%
    9 years
  2. Social Security: 20%
    7 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    9 years
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
    9 years
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
    9 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Peter Alan VanGelderen

    Steve is an excellent attorney who passionately represents the interests of his clients. I would recommend Steve to anyone seeking representation on bankruptcy issues.


    Peter VanGelderen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Katheryn Elizabeth Hancock

    Not only is Steve an excellent attorney who is well respected in the legal community, but he also genuinely cares about his clients. He offers top-notch representation with a personal touch that makes people feel at ease in difficult situations. I recommend Steve without any reservations.


    Katheryn Hancock Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Chase & Bylenga PLLC

77 Monroe Center St. NW
Ste 507
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

Chase & Bylenga, PLLC

115 Clover
Holland, MI, 49423




MIActive And In Good Standing200908/06/2015
WIGood Standing200603/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40 Bankruptcy AttorneysAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderChase & Bylenga, PLLC2010 - Present
Supervising AttorneyFresh Start Legal Group2006 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Steering CommitteeSecretary2011 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A2011 - 2014
Debtor's Bar Association of West MichiganBoard of Directors2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter)N/A2009 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinN/A2006 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Miami University of OhioN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy PracticeProperty of the Estate and the Automatic Stay2015
Federal Bar Association 26th Annual Bankruptcy SeminarAdversary Proceedings2014
FBA Bankruptcy BootcampPreparing Schedules2014
Debtors Bar of West Michigan Annual SeminarStudent Loans and Adversary Proceedings2014
FBA Bankruptcy BootcampClient Intakes2013
Debtors Bar of West Michigan Annual SeminarDischarge and Dischargeability2013
Grand Haven Law DayBankruptcy Basics2012
2011 Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy SeminarExemption Planning2011