Admitted to practice law in Michigan on May 9, 1977, after graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law in January, 1977.
Stephen is a third generation attorney and has a brother, a niece and nephew, who are attorneys as well. For last thirty three years practicing law in a general practice. Now emphasizing Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Criminal Law.
Stephen has two children: Coulter Watt and Lyndsey Salaski. Coulter is married to the former Boram Parks and they reside in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Coulter is the Headmaster of the International School of Kuala Lumpur. Lyndsey is married to Major Jason Salaski, stationed in Virginia. They have four beautiful children — Elinor, Claire, James and Jack. Stephen lives in Cascade.
Interests of Attorney Watt are many. Anything to do with the water, except fishing; home remodeling, landscaping, Michigan State University sports, especially football, having season tickets, golf, riding my motorcycle, travel, art and family.
Present and former clients and positions:
- Loan closing and collection attorney for Independent Bank
- Farmer Home Administration Attorney
- Lawyer Title Insurance agent
- Loan closing attorney and collection attorney for Portland Federal Credit Union
- Adjunct Professor at Davenport University
- Member of the Economic Development Corporation for the City Of Ionia
- VP of the Ionia Public School Board
- Elder of the First United Presbyterian Church of Ionia
- Board Member of Camp Henry
- VP of Grand Entertainment, Inc, sponsor of the 4th of July fireworks for the City of Grand Rapids
- President of the Lions’ Club
- Volunteer with Celebration on the Grand
- Collection attorney for Luther Homes of Grand Rapids
- Collection attorney for IPS collection agency
- Collection attorney for Match Maker International
- Collection attorney for Standard Lumber and Kitchens,
- Dr Zafar Iqbal, MD, PC
- Ionia Public School Attorney
- Board Member of Grand Valley Co-op Credit Union and collection attorney
- BNI member
- Cascade Business Association member
- West Michigan Services, Inc.
- West Michigan Sprinkler, Inc.
- Nighthawk Media Inc.
- Pleog Farms, Inc.
- Five Star Real Estate Broker
- LAC Tire
- ABC Carpet Corporate
- General Rental Limited, Inc.
- Dekker’s Motor Sports
- Lake Lifestyle Investments, Inc.
- Burton Quick Stop
- Richards Take Out, Inc.
- Delightful Convenience, Inc.
- Rafael Credit Car, Inc.