Stephen K. Postema was the longest serving Ann Arbor City Attorney, serving from 2003 to 2022.. He advised the Mayor, City Council and City Administrator and over saw the City Attorney’s Office.

While City Attorney, he served on the Board of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, including two terms as Chair of the Board. He was recognized as a Leader in the Law in Michigan in 2013 and awarded The Outstanding Service Award by the Michigan Municipal League in 2012. 

Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at Bodman LLP, where he specialized in commercial and employment litigation and practiced regularly in the Federal Courts, the State Circuit Courts, and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Postema also served as a judicial clerk to then Chief Judge John Feikens, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

A native of Ann Arbor, Postema graduated from Pioneer High School in 1977. He received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his bachelor's degree from Harvard University.

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          re-elected as president of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, 2009

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