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Steven R. Eatherly
Associate

Phone: (248) 970-7029

Fax: (248) 851-0100

Steve Eatherly focuses his practice in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Group, serving businesses, municipalities, and individuals.

Steve received his B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy. He then went on to obtain his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Steve served as an Executive Editor for the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Board of Advocates, and president of the Federalist Society – Detroit Mercy Student Chapter.

Prior to joining Zausmer, August & Caldwell, Steve was a law clerk to Justice Brian K. Zahra of the Michigan Supreme Court. He has also worked as a judicial intern to Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Michigan Court of Appeals – Prehearing Research Division, and Judge Jennifer M. Faunce of the Macomb County Circuit Court.

When off-the-clock, Steve enjoys playing hockey, golfing, running, and watching Detroit’s professional sports teams. He was a player/manager of the UDM Law Hockey Team while in law school.

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law,
    Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2016
  • Frank Murphy Honor Society
  • Executive Editor, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
  • Moot Court Board of Advocates
  • President, The Federalist Society – Detroit Mercy Student Chapter
  • Player/Manager, Detroit Mercy Law Hockey Team
  • Book Awards for Excellence in Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Secured Transactions, and First Amendment
  • Patrick A. Keenan Memorial Appellate Advocacy Tournament, Finalist
  • University of Detroit Mercy,
    Bachelor of Arts in History, summa cum laude, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Professional Groups

  • Communications Chair, The Federalist Society – Michigan Lawyers Chapter
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan

Publications

  • “The ‘Bergholz Barbers’: The Hate Crimes Prevention Act Is Unconstitutional as Exceeding Congress’s Power Under the Commerce Clause,” University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Volume 93:453