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Robert D. Steffes

Practice Areas

 Insurance Defense
Premises Liability
Property – Fire & Casualty
General Negligence

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 2001

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association—Litigation Section, MDTC (Michigan Defense Trial Counsel)


Grand Valley State University, 1997
Wayne State University Law School, 2001

Robert D. Steffes is a Co-Managing Partner and Vice President at Hewson & Van Hellemont, P.C. . He joined Hewson & Van Hellemont, P.C. in January 2012 and manages the firm’s Grand Rapids office. Mr. Steffes, with extensive litigation and trial experience, successfully has tried cases to verdict and successfully has argued cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Steffes also receives appointments to sit as an arbitrator and facilitator in various types of litigation, and lectures on Michigan No-Fault Insurance and litigation issues.  Since his admission to the State Bar of Michigan in 2001, Mr. Steffes has specialized in defending major Insurance Companies and the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility throughout the state.

Mr. Steffes graduated from Grand Valley State University (Philosophy major) in 1997 and attended Law School at Wayne State University where he graduated in 2001. He is a member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the Litigation Section of the Michigan Bar Association.

Mr. Steffes’ areas of practice include: Michigan Automobile No-Fault (PIP); Auto Negligence; Arbitration; Premises Liability; Toxic Tort / Asbestos Litigation; Arson; Insurance Fraud; and Subrogation.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ph 616-949-5700
Fax 616-949-5704