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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


  1. Litigation: 25%
    10 years
  2. Chapter 7: 25%
    10 years
  3. Chapter 13: 25%
    10 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 25%
    10 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Jeffery P. Phillips

    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.


    Jeffery Phillips Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen Jay Hulst

    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.


    Stephen Hulst Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Chase & Bylenga PLLC

25 Division South
Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing200908/04/2016
WIGood Standing200603/27/2015
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
2015 Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
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
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
American Inns of CourtN/A2011 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Miami University of OhioN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
West Michigan Debtor's Bar Association Winter SeminarAdversary Proceedings and Contested Matters2016
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