Renee Wagenaar

Renee Wagenaar

  • Juvenile Law, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law...
  • Michigan
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Summary

Renee founded WN Law in 2011 in order to provide individuals with quality, affordable legal representation. Renee focuses her practice on both criminal law and family law. In her years of practice, Renee has gained extensive knowledge on how to most effectively represent her clients in order to provide the best possible outcome.

Renee has successfully represented individuals all over the State of Michigan. In her criminal practice, Renee has represented defendants facing everything from a civil infraction to a felony charge. Renee's experience includes crimes in the arena of drug crimes, theft and property crimes, juvenile crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, driving infractions, and DUI/Drunk Driving crimes. Renee has experience in both state and federal court, including trials and appeals.

Renee also handles cases in the family law arena, where she has successfully represented clients in divorce cases, custody cases, parenting time cases, and post-judgment modifications. Renee became interest in family law when she began working in the abuse and neglect system as a therapist. Since 2004, Renee has worked with families, addressing issues of abuse and neglect, and thinking passionately to protect children and parents.

Renee earned her undergraduate degree from Calvin College, her Master's Degree in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University, and her Juris Doctorate cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. During law school, Renee received the Raymond Burr award for her outstanding performance in Criminal Law, the Certificate of Merit in both Criminal Law and Insurance Law, and was a research assistant.

Renee is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Bar of Michigan, the Family Law section of the State Bar and the Grand Rapids bar, the Criminal Law section of the State Bar and the Grand Rapids Bar, and the Abuse and Neglect section of the Grand Rapids Bar.

Practice Areas
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2011)
Western Michigan University
M.A. (2004)
Calvin College
B.A. (2000) | Political Science and Psychology
Awards
Top 40 under 40 Trial Attorney
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 under 40 Trial Attorney
The National Trial Lawyers
Certificate of Merit, Criminal Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Raymond Burr Award for Criminal Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Professional Associations
Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member
- Current
State Bar of Michigan # P74959
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
WN Law, PLLC
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Contact & Map
29 PEARL ST NW STE 421
29 PEARL ST NW STE 421
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
USA
Telephone: (616) 723-3143
Fax: (616) 531-1010