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Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are available by phone only. I apply all other consultation fees toward subsequent fees for legal services.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    Blended contingency fee involves a reduced hourly fee and approximately 15% of the judgment amount.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    A reduced rate schedule is available to veterans with demonstrated income below 400% of the federal poverty line. A discount is always available to K-12 teachers and support staff, law enforcement personnel, and veterans whose income exceeds 400% of the federal poverty line.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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Adjunct professor of estate planning.
Counselor & Attorney
Geers Law, PLC
- Current
Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2012) | Legal Education
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Honors: Deans List
Activities: Cooley Veterans Club
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2001) | American Culture
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Activities: Resident Advisor
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P75904
Member
Current
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
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Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Speaking Engagements
Life Essentials Workshop , Grand Rapids, Michigan
Urban Core Collective
Certifications
Accredited Attorney
Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Website
Geers Law
Legal Answers
889 Questions Answered

Q. A friend that is supposed to get to see his son every other weekend and she won’t let him due to drinking can she?
A: Too many unstated factors here....and it comes down to a bit of common sense. Is he drunk or hung over when his parenting time is to start? If so, I doubt any judge would think it's appropriate for a parent to exercise parenting time while intoxicated. If he is known to drink to the point of intoxication while the child is in his care, that can also be problematic. Of course, if mother is assuming all this, that's a whole other matter. Telephone calls are, again, another matter. Each parent should allow a child to have reasonable contact with the other parent even outside of "parenting time" hours. That said, I don't think a judge would fault a parent for not letting a child chat with a drunk or worse a belligerent adult. It sounds like your friend still struggles with alcohol. Perhaps the best use for his energy at this time is to work on that, which will in term lead to a more fruitful relationship with his son down the road.
Q. Real estate question. Hello all. Can I sue my mortgage lender?
A: Are you using a Realtor? That person is probably the first person you should (or should have been) in contact with. Generally, since the mortgage lender is not a part of the contract you made with the seller, it would be hard to assign liability to them.
Q. Currently charged with a second offense.
A: For purposes of just getting straight to the point: your first sentence ("Currently charged with my second offense") sort of tells the story. Nothing will happen until you are arraigned; there is likely a warrant out for your arrest and so it would benefit you to address that now instead of being pulled over somewhere and taken to jail to wait. All things you mentioned are possibilities - including dismissal of charges. However, don't expect the prosecutor to simply dismiss it just because the "victim" now thinks nothing should happen. Once you call the police, it's in their hands.
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Downtown Grand Rapids
15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 965-6864
Fax: (616) 536-8408