Kent County Lawyers

Scott Grabel
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Scott Grabel
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(800) 342-7896 2022 Fuller Ave.
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Scott Grabel is an experienced trial attorney with a strong history of positive results in drug, murder, criminal sexual conduct, and DUI/OWI cases. He has successfully argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and has appeared as a commentator on Court TV's Best Defense for analysis of a murder case. Recently he was a guest on the Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and as a mentor for the Ingham County Bar Association's Mentoring Program. He is proud to be rated as one of the 10...
Roger Rathi
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Roger Rathi
Kent County, MI Attorney with 21 years of experience
(616) 855-0948 250 Monroe NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Immigration
Michigan State University
Affordable Immigration attorney with 21 years of experience; 6000 family and employment cases with Client Ratings at Google 4.9***** (327 reviews); AVVO 5-star (132 reviews) and Yahoo (88 5-star) Click on www.rathilaw.com and on Schedule Appointment for a free 30-minute phone consultation. Low fees and Monthly payment plans. Handled numerous federal immigration litigations, trials and appeals relating to adjudication, inadmissibility, removability, security checks, naturalization, deportation and more. See www.rathilaw.com Admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of the United States (2007) and at 3rd, 6th and 8th federal circuit courts, and Eastern and Western Federal District Courts of Michigan; Member in good...
Michael J. Boyle
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Michael J. Boyle
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(616) 365-5780 61 Commerce Ave SW
#504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCannabis Law, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney and Counselor – Michael J. Boyle is a Partner and Shareholder and serves as Senior Trial Attorney. He joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005 after a successful solo criminal defense practice. Mr. Boyle is a highly trained and skilled Trial Attorney and has represented clients in over 70+ counties throughout Michigan. Mr. Boyle is a graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College. He has also a graduate of the highly regarded “Trial Lawyers College,” which was founded by nationally renowned trial attorney Gerry Spence. Like Mr. Barone, Mr. Boyle has worked personally with...
Robert E. Wright
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Robert E. Wright
Kent County, MI Attorney with 40 years of experience
(616) 682-7000 25 Division Ave., South, Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation
Wayne State University Law School
Robert Wright is a leader in mediation and arbitration. He resolves disputes in business, bankruptcy, personal and public policy issues. He trains other mediators for the University of Michigan’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education and other universities, law schools, civic and professional groups. Bob inspires and motivates participants through his insightfulness, empathy, compassion, and genuine love for the mediation process.

Mr. Wright is as an approved mediator for the U.S. district courts in Michigan's Eastern and Western districts and the bankruptcy court for the Western district. He is approved to mediate matters in all Michigan state...
James W. Kraayeveld
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James W. Kraayeveld
Kent County, MI Attorney with 27 years of experience
(616) 229-3484 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationAppeals, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
I have been practicing family law for 27 years. It is my goal to provide each client with individual attention because each client and each case is different, and I enjoy the personal interaction with a client and working towards successful completion of each case to the benefit of each family.

I have seen a need to specialize in parental alienation cases which has led to an overall greater experience in child custody cases.

Secondly, I have specialized in complex divorce matters involving significant assets, business assets, determining complex income issues of executives, self employed, or...
Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(616) 965-2621 15 Ionia Ave SW, Suite 460
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business, Construction, Energy and Real Estate
Western Michigan University
Michael Zamzow is primarily an attorney litigator. This means his practice focuses on lawsuit proceedings in front of the court, also known as a trial lawyer. Mr. Zamzow advises his clients on complicated litigation to defendants and plaintiffs. These topics include construction issues, breach of contract matters, including the uniform commercial code and common law. He has years of experience representing clients in courthouses across Michigan.

Mr. Zamzow also provides clients and attorney from other jurisdictions local counsel representation and support in Michigan.

Mr. Zamzow also represents clients as general counsel on civil matters. These matters include business formation, negotiations, real property...
Patrick T. Barone Esq.
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Patrick T. Barone Esq.
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(616) 365-5780 61 Commerce Ave SW
#504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University College of Law
Patrick T. Barone is the founding partner and CEO of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is limited to zealously defending citizens accused of State and Federal crimes. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan, and also maintains offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School and he served on the Faculty Advisory Board for BAC-Tracker International, Inc. Mr. Barone frequently lectures at national and state seminars attended by lawyers, judges, and scientists, and he has provided expert commentary in newspapers, on television and on the radio....
Aubri Sheremet
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Aubri Sheremet
Kent County, MI Attorney with 14 years of experience
(616) 278-0910 15 Division S
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationLegal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Michigan State University
Aubri has devoted her entire legal career to being a trial lawyer. In her almost 15-years of practice, Aubri has tried over 50 cases to verdict. With this vast experience that few attorneys today have, Aubri is as comfortable talking to a jury as she is having a cup of coffee with a friend.

Aubri started her medical malpractice career as a defense attorney at a large litigation law firm. However, representing insurance and business interests over human beings did not align with her compassionate calling. She envisioned H/S Law as a different kind of...
Mr George T Krupp
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Mr George T Krupp
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 61 years of experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 201
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
George Krupp was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was admitted to practice law in 1961 and started practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962 in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office. After years of success in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, George Krupp left for private practice where he has worked for over fifty years. Over his fifty years of experience he has represented thousands of clients facing divorce in Grand Rapids and West Michigan courts. His primary concentration has been in divorce and family law cases. George Krupp’s experience in divorce matters includes handling...
Michael Robert Bartish
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Michael Robert Bartish
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(616) 458-5500 15 Ionia SW
Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Military
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Michael R. Bartish is a founding member of Springstead & Bartish Law, P.L.L.C.. He defends and represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Western Michigan from Niles to Traverse City. Mr. Bartish is a former active duty Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army where he served at Fort Hood, Texas, from 1999 through 2002. During his active duty service, Mr. Bartish served as a trial counsel and senior trial counsel for the First Cavalry Division and as a Trial Defense Counsel for Fort Hood, Texas. After four years on active duty, Mr. Bartish went into private practice...
Jesse Young
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Jesse Young
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(269) 321-2311 40 Pearl Street NW
5th Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationWestern Michigan University
Jesse Young is an employment litigation attorney. As a member of Kreis Enderle’s Business and Employment Group, he represents individuals and businesses involved in serious employment disputes including but not limited to issues of severance negotiations, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing activity, employment contracts, terminations, and compliance.

In addition, Jesse also has extensive experience with – and is probably best known for – handling wage and hour disputes arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state laws. In this regard, he has represented businesses and individuals nationwide dealing with the payment of minimum wages and/or overtime, classification of employees,...
Marcie Ridley Esq
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Marcie Ridley Esq
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE,
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Marcie Ridley is a graduate of the University Tennessee Martin and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She began her legal career working at the Federal Public Defenders Office of Western Michigan and as a law clerk for Grabel & Associates. After passing the bar in 2002, Marcie became an associate attorney at Grabel & Associates. Marcie Ridley handles mostly driver's license restoration cases for Grabel & Associates, an area she excels in. In her free time, Marcie enjoys spending time with her family and being active in her community.
Kent Wood II
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Kent Wood II
Kent County, MI Attorney with 13 years of experience
(616) 591-0090 5088 Corporate Exchange BLVD
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Michigan State University
My mission is to assist clients in making informed and educated decisions with no false representation, and to provide realistic expectations for their outcomes. Over the course of the last several years, I have represented thousands of clients, handled multi-million dollar trusts, and provided pro-bono work for select local residents in need.
Brent T. Geers
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Brent T. Geers
Kent County, MI Attorney with 8 years of experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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.
Jeremy B. Shephard
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Jeremy B. Shephard
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(616) 784-1700 866 3 Mile Road NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I file bankruptcies for individuals under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of Bankruptcy Code. I have filed hundreds of cases with positive results. Additionally, I've taken the time get board certified in this specialty so members of the public can rest assured that I understand what I'm doing.
Matthew S. DeLange
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Matthew S. DeLange
Kent County, MI Attorney with 13 years of experience
(616) 528-8877 866 3-Mile Rd NW
Ste 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matthew S. DeLange is currently a partner with the MI Family Law Center (mifamlaw.com) and has been practicing almost exclusively in the area of family law since becoming licensed. He was a Senior Associate attorney with an American Divorce Attorneys for Men (ADAM) affiliate from 2008 until 2015 where he was one of the primary litigators for the firm. Mr. DeLange's practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Personal Protection Order Defense, and Interstate family law matters. In addition to his trial court experience, Mr. DeLange has also successfully obtained reversals from...
Akiva Goldman
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Akiva Goldman
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(877) 737-8800 625 Kenmoor Avenue S.E.
Suite 301 Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Wayne State University
Call Toll Free (877) 737-8800 - WE CAN HELP YOU. We have a successful track record of aggressive legal representation. Let us use our strengths to your advantage. FREE CONSULTATION. For additional information.
Please visit us at www.akivagoldman.com.
William Weise
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William Weise
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
William Weise brings with him a history of getting exceptional results with criminal defense charges and experience handling major cases such as homicides and felony violent crimes. He also has familiarity with innovative defense and trial techniques stemming from evidence related to latent fingerprints, cellular triangulation and other tracking technologies. Bill Weise uses aggressive and creative defense strategies to give his clients the edge on getting the best possible results in all types of criminal cases including violent crimes, DUI defense, sex crimes and drug charges. Changes to the medical marijuana laws involving acceptable amounts of the drug to be...
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Mr. Christian G. Krupp
Kent County, MI Attorney with 29 years of experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 404
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published. Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class. His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm. While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas. After leaving Dykema, Christian Krupp joined...
Shawn J. Haff
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Shawn J. Haff
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(616) 438-6719 2675 44th Street, Suite 303
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I understand that hard working and good people may have made a bad choice. I understand that all people make mistakes. I won’t judge you. I am here to help you! I am a felony and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I take pride in helping the good and hard working people of West Michigan find their way through the complicated and intimidating maze that is known as the criminal justice system.

You have nothing to lose by calling me at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan. The initial consultation is free! I have represented those accused...
Patrick Duff
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Patrick Duff
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(616) 531-7711 3996 Chicago Dr SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Michigan State University College of Law
I’ve worked with injured folks for the past decade, both in the context of auto accidents and worker’s compensation. I know that when you suffer an injury, you need firm and aggressive advocacy so your voice can be heard. But you also need frank and honest guidance so you can make good decisions for your future and for your family’s future. I provide both.

When you call my firm, I’m the one you’ll talk to on the phone, not some screener who passes you along to an associate. I take your call, I hear your story, I...
Gerald Acker
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Gerald Acker
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(616) 645-0505 1500 E Beltline Ave SE
Suite 235
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
Founder and managing partner Gerald Acker is a Michigan native who received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1981. His practice focuses on legal malpractice, first-party insurance disputes, and personal injury cases like car accidents and premises liability.

In addition to his legal career, Gerald is also actively involved in the political arena, and has worked on behalf of several candidates who support people’s continued access to legal services. He is a member and past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, where his primary focus is to provide members with improved education opportunities so that...
Joseph Brugnoli
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Joseph Brugnoli
Kent County, MI Attorney with 8 years of experience
(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE
Ste 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationJuvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Joseph Brugnoli has always been driven to defend and protect; first by serving in the in the Army in the 75th Ranger Regiment then as a police officer. Becoming an attorney felt like the natural progression for his future and he found that his law enforcement background served as an invaluable asset to his clients. His time in the Army paired with almost 11 years as a police officer has put him through just about every type of intense situation and taught him how to come out ahead. Battle tested and razor sharp, Joseph Brugnoli’s unique background allows him to...
Nancy L. Ballast
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Nancy L. Ballast
Kent County, MI Attorney with 7 years of experience
(616) 406-6451 29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 410
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Nancy is a solo practitioner in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her practice areas are family law, real estate, criminal defense, and driver's license restoration. She belongs to the Family Law, Criminal law, and Real Property law sections of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. She also serves on the State Bar Committee for Libraries, Legal Research, and Legal Publications, as its chair. Her hobbies are reading, crafts, and weight lifting.
Michael Lichterman
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Michael Lichterman
Kent County, MI Attorney with 14 years of experience
(616) 827-7596 5252 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Business and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
A relationship approach to providing peace of mind for your family and your business. That says it all. At Lichterman Law, PLC we strive to provide families and businesses with access to their own personal lawyer. We call it the Lichterman Law Difference. It is my passion to help families and businesses make the best decisions possible throughout their lifetime or existence. We provide all services on a flat-fee only basis, agreed to in advance so there are no surprises. We want you to know you can call us any time without getting charged...
Matthew Piwowar
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Matthew Piwowar
Kent County, MI Attorney with 30 years of experience
(855) 750-8787 2939 Wilson Ave SW, No. 126
Grandville, MI 49468
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Estate Planning Attorney – Biography

Matthew V. Piwowar is the founder of Legacy Architects PLLC. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Special Needs Children, Business Succession, Long-Term Care, and Probate. He has over 27 years of experience advising on estate planning, business law, mergers & acquisitions, finance, and international law. Mr. Piwowar was born in Marquette, MI and grew up in West Michigan. He provides services to his clients statewide, from Grandville and Grand Rapids, south to Three Rivers and Kalamazoo, north to Boyne City and St. Ignace.

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Piwowar’s background includes such transactions as: the sale of a...
Brian E Gordon
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Brian E Gordon
Kent County, MI Attorney with 22 years of experience
(616) 272-3331 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1225
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Family
Michigan State University and Michigan State University

Brian E. Gordon was born in Detroit but raised in the East Lansing area where he attended and graduated from Okemos High School, Michigan State University and Michigan State University College of Law (formerly known as the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University).

Brian has worked and resided in Grand Rapids for the past 20 years. Brian is an attorney/owner of Gordon & Hess, PLC with a practice primarily focused upon Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Mediation.

Brian is an experienced 20 year veteran of handling Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support matters for men facing...
L. Allen Heneveld
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L. Allen Heneveld
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(616) 498-5112 2828 Kraft Ave SE
Ste. 256
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Trademarks
The George Washington University Law School
BUSINESS LAW. With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Attorney and Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world. As a result, I understand both the business and legal aspects of most situations.

ESTATE PLANNING. I have developed an unique process to help clients understand how an estate plan works in order to help them make informed decisions so they have a peace of mind knowing what how their estate plan will unfold as life progresses.

PROBATE. For those looking to keep...
Peter Samouris
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Peter Samouris
Kent County, MI Attorney with 26 years of experience
(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Samouris has been a part of the winning criminal defense team at Grabel & Associates for over a decade. During that time he has gotten favorable results for clients in an endless list of types and degrees of criminal offenses in counties all over the state of Michigan. Mr. Samouris credits his success with his client’s criminal cases to his thorough preparation and hardworking attitude. At Grabel & Associates, we understand being prepared is half the battle when getting the best possible results for our clients. Meticulous preparation along with exceptional knowledge and application of the laws that apply...
Audra R McClure
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Audra R McClure
Kent County, MI Attorney with 10 years of experience
(616) 451-4000 678 Front Ave NW, Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I pride myself in communicating well with clients and always keeping their familes' best interests in mind.
James Dimitriou
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James Dimitriou
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(616) 454-7969 330 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Immigration and Juvenile
Wayne State University
James Dimitriou attended Michigan State University graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Social Science. Following his undergraduate work Mr. Dimitriou continued to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University and was quickly admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988. Mr. Dimitriou is currently admitted to practice in all local jurisdictions as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District (1988), Western District (1992) and the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004). Before beginning his own practice, Mr. Dimitriou practiced as a city attorney in the Detroit area, as well...
Hillary E. Krill
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Hillary E. Krill
Kent County, MI Attorney with 2 years of experience
(616) 285-0808 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Notre Dame
Hillary strives to thoroughly understand and address each of her clients’ concerns. Hillary’s motivation for attending law school was to be a voice for those who could not speak for themselves and to help her community members navigate our legal system. She chose to attend Notre Dame Law School because she resonated with their motto, to educate a different kind of lawyer, and because she views the practice of law as a service to others in furtherance of the cause of justice. During law school, Hillary explored her commitment to serving the public by helping community members...
Ryan Anthony Maesen
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Ryan Anthony Maesen
Kent County, MI Attorney with 14 years of experience
(616) 821-7691 2675 44th St. SW Suite 208
Wyoming, MI 49519
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense and DUI & DWI
Michigan State University
I have a passion for defending the rights of the accused. It disgusts me how often a person is convicted in the public eye without any kind of evidence being introduced against him or her at all. Social media has allowed people to form opinions based on sound bites and not real evidence. I focus mainly on criminal defense and have been practicing since 2006. My office is in Wyoming, MI a suburb of Grand Rapids but I take cases within about an hour of here.
William McCririe
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William McCririe
Kent County, MI Attorney with 39 years of experience
(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationJuvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
All attorneys go to trial, but there are a select few who truly live for it. William McCririe is proud to be one of those few. He thoroughly enjoys preparing for trial: reading and connecting with jurors, selecting the right experts, crafting succinct and probing witness questions and taking any necessary steps to make clients comfortable with the process. It is not unusual to find Bill McCririe meeting with clients and their families evenings and weekends before and during trial; he fights like it’s his own life on the line. Bill McCririe served as a Livingston County prosecutor for over...
Robert Rutgers
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Robert Rutgers
Kent County, MI Attorney with 28 years of experience
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Business, Family and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
- Act as general counsel/legal adviser to a variety of service and manufacturing businesses, including M&A, supply agreements, real estate leases and purchase agreements, employment policies/handbooks, contracts, financing documentation, terms and conditions, privacy notices, and compliance/governance documents.
- Represent businesses in complex commercial litigation, such as inter business disputes, contract disputes, shareholder/member conflicts, and employment matters.
- Aggressively assist individuals in contract disputes, real estate transactions/disputes, high conflict divorce matters and sales representative litigation.
- Very experienced in all forms of ADR, including Collaborative Divorce.
- Handle all matters with honesty, integrity and discretion.
Ryan Ballard
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Ryan Ballard
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(616) 365-5780 61 Commerce Ave SW
#504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Associate attorney Ryan Ballard educates and empowers clients who are charged with all types of criminal charges including drunk driving, drug crimes, criminal sexual conduct, domestic violence, assault, white collar crime, and fraud. He is passionate about guiding clients of the Barone Defense Firm through the complexities of the legal system. He is also passionate about listening to clients' concerns and worries, and talking them through possible solutions to those issues.

Mr. Ballard holds a political science degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, he worked as a...
Jennifer Weise
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Jennifer Weise
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave. NE
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
The University of Toledo College of Law
A former prosecutor, Jennifer Weise brings over a decade of trial experience to Grabel & Associates. With experience working in two prosecutor’s offices, she is a seasoned trial attorney with knowledge in all areas of criminal defense. She has also prosecuted hundreds of Criminal Sexual Conduct cases which gives her the ability to fight for her current clients while anticipating the prosecution’s next move. Former prosecutors bring the ability to “think as the other side” to their client’s defense strategy, which is why Jennifer Weise is such an asset to Grabel & Associates. She excels at client communication, enjoys trial...
Steven Simkins
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Steven Simkins
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(616) 350-0909 77 Monroe Center St NW
Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Wayne State University Law School
Attorney Steven R. Simkins has been licensed by the State Bar of Michigan since 2003, and he is a member of the Criminal Law, Family Law, and General Practice sections. Mr. Simkins is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He also serves as a court-appointed attorney in the Kent County Circuit Court for Juvenile Delinquency cases and family neglect cases. Mr. Simkins provides aggressive, personalized representation in the following areas: Criminal...
Kelly Lambert
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Kelly Lambert
Kent County, MI Attorney with 32 years of experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Divorce
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
Laurie Schmitt
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Laurie Schmitt
Kent County, MI Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(616) 608-4634 401 Hall Street SW
Suite 112D
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a Michigan State Bar and U.S. Western District Court licensed attorney specializing in family law.

Since establishing my own practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I have represented clients with their family law-related cases including divorce, collaborative divorce, child custody, visitation, paternity, change of domicile, child support, spousal support, and post-judgment issues.

I focused my practice on family law after spending over two decades immersed in the court system as a paralegal. I assisted attorneys and their clients in navigating the difficult, and often painful process that...

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