Mr. Steelman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1972. He joined Kluczynski, Girtz & Vogelzang in 1985 after graduating magna cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While at Cooley Law School, Mr. Steelman was a student note author on the Cooley Law Review.
Prior to law school, Mr. Steelman was the assistant claims manager for the Grand Rapids office of Crawford & Company. There he was employed for ten years in the investigation, adjustment and supervision of insurance claims. Currently, Mr. Steelman represents various insurance companies and self insured employers in the area of workers’ compensation.