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Steve Sowell

Real estate Attorney at Mount Clemens, MI

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1985
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Steve

Learn Steve’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Community association and condominium law, landlord-tenant matters, quiet title actions.

    39 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Exclusively creditor's rights in bankruptcy

    39 years


Steve Sowell is a solo practitioner from Mount Clemens, Michigan.  His practice is limited to real estate and creditors’ rights, in and out of bankruptcy.  He has represented condominium and homeowner associations for over 29 years.  He has lectured for the Community Associations Institute numerous times on both the local and national level.  He has published over a dozen articles regarding condominium, bankruptcy, service of process, and other issues.


Steve served on the Chapter 7 rules subcommittee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan which proposed changes to local rules in light of the 2005 amendments to the United States Bankruptcy Code.  He spoke at the American Bar Institute’s 2006 Central States Bankruptcy Workshop on changes to the automatic stay in bankruptcy.  He chaired the Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Association’s subcommittee regarding changes to the automatic stay in 2005. In 1999 he served on the State Bar committee that drafted revisions to the Michigan Condominium Act.  He testified before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission in 1997 regarding the “Fairness to Condominiums and Cooperatives” provision of the Bankruptcy Reform Act.


Steve is a member of the American Bar Association, the Michigan Bar Association, the Macomb County Bar Association, and the Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Association.


In his free time (and with five children there isn’t much of that) Steve rides a bike and dabbles in photography.

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Steve Sowell & Associates PLLC
2 Crocker Blvd Ste 301
Mount Clemens, MI, 48043

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Posted by Amelia | May 30, 2018
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Steve went above and beyond in assisting me with my problem. I want you to know how much I appreciate you thank you so very much. Amelia


  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Steve Sowell & Associates PLLC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Shapiro & Alt
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate Attorney
  • D. Douglas Alexander & Associates
  • 1985 - 1994


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Utility Service Corp. v Michigan Tractor & Machinery Co., COA 152380
  • Affirmed


  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Spirit Award
  • Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • 2009


  • CAI Michigan Community Association News
  • Foreclosure by Advertisement vs. Foreclosure by Judical Action: Which is the best for a condominium lien?
  • 2007
  • CAI Michigan News
  • The Importance of Taking and Keeping good Minutes
  • 2003
  • CAI Michigan News
  • Understanding proxies, Absentee Ballots, and Now Electronic Ballots
  • 2002
  • Michigan Real Property Review
  • Pre-foreclosure Fire Losses: A trap for the Unwary Mortgagee
  • 1998
  • Michigan Real Property Review
  • Fitting the Round Peg into the Square Hole: Condominium Assessments in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 1997
  • Michigan Real Property Review
  • Condominium Associations Get a Break--Or Do They?
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • CAI-Michigan Annual Conference
  • Rental, Renters, and Rental Caps
  • 2016
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Electronic Meetings and Voting
  • 2012
  • Central States Bankruptcy Workshop
  • Changes to the Automatic Stay
  • 2006

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Real estate Attorney | Nov 02
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"Steve is an excellent lawyer serving clients in the areas of real property and community association law. He also graciously shares his knowledge and experience with other legal professionals. Highly recommended."
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