Stephen T. Priestap is one of northern Michigan’s and northwest Ohio’s most knowledgeable attorneys in the fields of bankruptcy and family law.
Stephen Priestap has been practicing law since 1992 and during that time has represented thousands of clients in bankruptcy and domestic relations cases, including divorce, dissolution, and custody.
The goal of our firm is to provide you the best personal service possible, with knowledge based on many years of experience. Unlike many firms, we are not a “lawyer factory” where you will be one of many nameless clients and may get represented by an attorney fresh out of law school. You will get prompt return phone calls and emails, and we are accessible at any time for your questions. Walk-in appointments are welcome, and we offer free consultations. We strive to keep our fees and costs as reasonable as we can, especially in light of today’s tough economic times. You will be told up front what your case will cost, and if you need a payment plan, we’re willing to set that up for you.
Our firm uses state of the art computer technology to file your bankruptcy case electronically, and as a licensed user of Bestcase Software we receive immediate software updates in the event of any rule changes. We are familiar with all the courts as well as all the trustees and judges, and we will expertly help to guide you through the process of filing bankruptcy.
Steve takes pride in personally handling each case himself to assure the job is done right, and he vigorously represents his clients’ interests and protects them from creditor abuse. He knows all about the stress and emotional disruption that financial hardship and marriage problems can cause. His expertise and knowledge as an attorney will result in savings that far outweigh the cost of his fees.
We know that many of our clients have done everything they can to avoid ever seeing a bankruptcy attorney and that in many cases they have sold their assets or gone even deeper into debt in order to avoid bankruptcy altogether. We have filed thousands of bankruptcy cases and have yet to meet a single person who was happy about having to hire us. Many people are nervous, anxious, and embarrassed about their financial predicament – and this is normal. The good news is that there is relief available, and almost invariably our clients feel like a weight has been lifted from their shoulders after they talk to us. Feel free to give our office a call at any time or send us an email to see whether bankruptcy may be right for you.
We have three offices to serve you. Our first office is located in Traverse City, Michigan and services Grand Traverse County, Michigan as well as all the surrounding counties including, but not limited to, Leelanau County, Benzie County, and Kalkaska County. Our second office is located in Mio and services Oscoda County, Michigan as well as all surrounding counties, including Alpena County, Ogemaw County, Crawford County, Montmorency County, and others. From our Toledo office, we service the entire Toledo area and surrounding communities, including all of Lucas County, Wood County, Ottawa County, Hancock County, and Fulton County, and in lower Michigan all of Monroe County and Lenawee County. At all of our offices, you will receive courteous personal service.
Steve is a member of the State Bar of Ohio, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Federal Courts for the Northern District of Ohio as well as the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. He is also a member of the Toledo Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been a paid speaker for the National Business Institute at many seminars in the Toledo area, at which other attorneys are the attendees, on subjects as diverse as divorce law, bankruptcy, and foreclosure.
Born in 1966 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, Steve has lived all his life in the Detroit and Toledo areas. He has an appreciation for the hard-working people of Ohio and Michigan and is licensed to practice law in both states as well as in the Federal Courts of both states. He graduated in 1992 from the University of Toledo College of Law and was admitted to practice by the Ohio Supreme Court in November of that year.