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Steven J. Hurvitz
Associate

Phone: (248) 254-4990

Fax: (248) 254-4954

Steve Hurvitz sees litigation as a combination of creativity, strategy, thorough research, and an in-depth understanding of the facts to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.

He applies this perspective, along with his passion for working through intricate and complex legal issues, to the commercial litigation and eminent domain matters he handles.

Steve has amassed a great deal of experience in his relatively short legal career. After receiving his Bachelor in Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, he pursued a law degree at Harvard, where he graduated cum laude and was selected to serve as the student commencement speaker.

Rather than immediately enter private practice, Steve opted to supplement his classroom learning by clerking for Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen, now a federal judge in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Because Alaska is a young state, Steve researched and composed bench memoranda regarding a variety of cases, many of which involved issues of first impression.

Looking to develop his commercial litigation skills, Steve moved from Anchorage to Washington, D.C. to join Goodwin Procter, and within two years became a solid resource within the firm on Telephone Consumer Protection Act questions, while also building a strong reputation in the areas of consumer financial class actions and medical device regulation involving the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

In 2013, Steve returned home to Michigan and accepted a federal clerkship with Judge Mark Goldsmith of the Eastern District of Michigan. Steve credits his time there and at the Alaska Supreme Court with shaping his views on courtroom advocacy and the power to persuade through well-researched written and oral arguments – a perspective he now incorporates into his work at Zausmer, August & Caldwell.

Steve is a diehard University of Michigan football fan, and is also a seasoned traveler, venturing beyond Alaska to visit many of the other U.S. states as well as Ecuador, England, Scotland, France, and Israel.

Education

    • Harvard Law School,
      Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2010
    • 2010 Harvard Law School Student Commencement Speaker
    • Co-President/Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal on Legislation
    • Office of Career Services Peer Advisor

    • London School of Economics,
      Summer Program, July-August 2006
    • Course work in International Law and Management/Entrepreneurship

  • University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business,
    Bachelor of Business Administration, with high distinction, 2007
  • President, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • James B. Angell Scholar Award
  • William J. Branstrom Award
  • Gimble A Cappella Group
  • Volunteer, The Detroit Partnership

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation, and Young Lawyers Sections
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
  • Jewish Bar Association of Michigan

Publications

  • “State Healthcare Access Research Project – Illinois State Report,” (co-author), Health Law Clinic of Harvard Law School and the Treatment Access Expansion Project