Steven M. Chait

Top rated aviation & aerospace attorney in Waterford, Michigan

Steven M. Chait, PLC
Steven M. Chait
Steven M. Chait, PLC

Practice Areas: Aviation & aerospace, Entertainment & sports, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1982

Education: Michigan State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
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Steven M. Chait, PLC

6515 Highland Rd Ste 100
Oakland County International Airport Office
Waterford, MI 48327


An attorney with Steven M. Chait, PLC, Steven M. Chait represents clients in the state of Michigan. His practice areas include personal injury, entertainment and sports law, and aviation and aerospace. Elected as Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan’s Aviation Law Section four times, he also has his commercial pilot certification for multi-engine land, single land and sea, and instrument airplanes.

Mr. Chait is a Gold Seal Flight instructor and was admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan in 1982. During a career spanning almost four decades, he has worked for clients in matters of aviation torts, aviation accidents, airplane crash litigation, helicopter crash litigation, airport regulation, communication, aviation insurance law and airport law.

In 1973, Mr. Chait graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts. He then pursued his dream of becoming an attorney and attended Michigan State University, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1981. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. As his law practice covers several niche areas, clients rely on him for his knowledge and experience in complex areas of the law.

Recognized by his peers and his former clients as a highly skilled attorney with a long record of success, Mr. Chait is dedicated to giving his clients the best experience possible as they navigate legal issues they are unfamiliar with. From entertainment law to personal injuries, he gives each case the attention it needs for his clients to feel good about the results.

Practice areas

Aviation and aerospace, Entertainment & sports, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Aviation, Aviation accidents - plaintiff, Entertainment, sports & leisure law, Personal injury - plaintiff

  • 80% Aviation and aerospace
  • 10% Entertainment & sports
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1982

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Steve Chait has been elected Chairperson of the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan on four separate occasions.  Steve has participated in setting up, coordinating, and serving as a speaker an average two times per year from 1991 to the present., Founding Member and Council Member involved in Setting up and Speaking at Aviation Law Seminars in Michigan, Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Aviation, Aviation Safety
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Steve Chait is serving as the sole Entertainment Attorney, and Executive Producer on a Major Motion Picture which is scheduled to premier world wide in 2021.  "Wolf Hound" is a World War II, Aviation Action Movie with a multi Million Dollar Budget.  The Production Company, which was set up by Steve, is Wolf Hound Productions, LLC. Post Production on "Wolf Hound" is expected to conclude in early January, 2021. In addition to all Screen Actors Guild Negotiations and Contracts, Steve also personally raised the entire Production Budget for "Wolf Hound."  Steve is currently engaged in negotiating the Sale of the United States and International Distribution Rights to "Wolf Hound," to a Major California Studio. Steve is a member of the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Educational Background:
  • Wayne State University, B.A., 1973
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Michigan, 1982
  • Elected in 2020 to the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Board of Directors for 2020-2021. I am actively working on a Committee which is working on preparation of Aviation Law Articles for the Michigan Bar Journal's Michigan Aviation Law magazine issue scheduled to be published in mid 2021., 2020
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1982
  • Elected Chairperson of the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan four times. Steve was elected Chairperson of the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan in October 2022 for the fifth time.  No other person has ever been elected Chairperson this many times in the history of the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.  Steve was also a Founding Member of the Aviation Law Section., 2022
  • Steve Chait first soloed an Airplane on July 18, 1969.  Steve has qualified for, and will receive in early 2021, the prestigious Orville and Wilbur Wright Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Steve's 51 years of safely flying Airplanes with no accidents, no Violations of any Federal Aviation Regulations, and for Steve's contribution to Aviation Safety by arranging and speaking at Aviation Law/Aviation Safety Seminars every year since 1991in the State of Michigan, and nationwide., Federal Aviation Administration Orville and Wilbur Wright Master Pilot Award, Federal Aviation Administration, 2021

Office location for Steven M. Chait

6515 Highland Rd Ste 100
Oakland County International Airport Office
Waterford, MI 48327

Phone: 248-504-2909


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