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Steven Bylenga

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 14 years
    Wisconsin - WI 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2009
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt

  2. Litigation
    Civil Litigation and adversary proceedings.

  3. Business
    Business formation, purchase/sale of businesses, and counseling on all legal aspects of operating your business.

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.


Chase & Bylenga PLLC
25 Division South
Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


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Posted by Sandy | September 23, 2013
I highly recommend Attorney Steven Bylenga
I first met Steven Bylenga in 2009 when I asked him to represent me with my Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. From the very first meeting I knew I had the perfect advocate. Mr. Bylenga is knowledgeable, detail oriented, and determined which was exactly what I needed. All of those attributes coupled with his compassion, his understanding of my situation, and his determination to see me through to a successful end made an terrible time in my life go very smoothly. No matter the obstacle he handled it. I am very grateful to Mr. Bylenga and I highly recommend him as an Attorney.
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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Chase & Bylenga, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Western Michigan University Law School
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Fresh Start Legal Group
  • 2006 - 2010


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter) Bankruptcy Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2020 - Present
  • Debtor's Bar Association of West Michigan
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2009 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter)
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2006 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Steering Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2015
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America
  • BestLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal/Grand Rapids Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Bootcamp
  • Client Intake and Managing Client Expectations
  • 2019
  • 30th Annual Bankruptcy Section Seminar
  • A Steady Dose of Ethics
  • 2018
  • West Michigan Debtor's Bar Association Winter Seminar
  • Adversary Proceedings and Contested Matters
  • 2016
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Practice
  • Property of the Estate and the Automatic Stay
  • 2015
  • Federal Bar Association 26th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Adversary Proceedings
  • 2014
  • FBA Bankruptcy Bootcamp
  • Preparing Schedules
  • 2014
  • Debtors Bar of West Michigan Annual Seminar
  • Student Loans and Adversary Proceedings
  • 2014
  • FBA Bankruptcy Bootcamp
  • Client Intakes
  • 2013
  • Debtors Bar of West Michigan Annual Seminar
  • Discharge and Dischargeability
  • 2013
  • Grand Haven Law Day
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2012
  • 2011 Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Exemption Planning
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Steve for several years before he started his own firm. He is known for his thoughtful consideration of client needs and keeping up with the latest bankruptcy decisions. He is willing to test new legal theories and advocate on this clients' behalf. I have recommended Steve to potential clients in the past and I will continue to do so."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a stand-out bankruptcy attorney in West Michigan. He knows the "ins and outs" of the bankruptcy process and is very good at walking clients through even the most complex issues. I highly recommend Steve."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an excellent attorney who passionately represents the interests of his clients. I would recommend Steve to anyone seeking representation on bankruptcy issues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an excellent advocate and brings a tremedous amount of legal creativity to tough situations his clients face. He is often regarded by clients as a tough litigator and studied counselor in all areas of bankruptcy law. I highly recommend Steve Bylenga."
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