Steve Kursman

Of Counsel

Steve KursmanProfile

Practice Focus: commercial litigation and trials, condemnation and real estate litigation, ERISA fringe benefits litigation, arbitration and mediation, collections, accounting malpractice defense, wrongful discharge defense, defamation defense, bankruptcy adversary proceedings defense and property tax foreclosure defense. Steve has served as an arbitrator on numerous FINRA arbitration panels, chaired many of them, and co-authored with other arbitration panel members and FINRA case managers several published arbitration awards. Se habla espanol.


  • Duke University School of Law, J. D., 1981
    University of Michigan, B.A. in economics with High Distinction, 1977

Professional Experience

  • Practicing Law since 1981

Bar Admissions

  • All Michigan Courts
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for Sixth and Fifth Circuits
  • U. S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U. S. Tax Court


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Approved Arbitrator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) since 2002
  • Case evaluator for Oakland and Wayne Circuit Courts since 1995
  • Case evaluator for Oakland District Courts since 1998
  • Approved Mediator for Oakland Circuit Court since 2002, Oakland Probate Court since 2007, and FINRA
  • Volunteer facilitator for Oakland Circuit and Probate Courts
  • Private Arbitrator and Mediator