Our People


For nearly 40 years, Jim has represented businesses and individuals in the areas of business, real estate, probate, and estate planning law. 

He holds a coveted AV peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., the highest rating offered by this prestigious organization. 

A native of Grand Rapids, Jim is the father of two sons and a daughter.

Previous Experience


  • State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Business Law, Probate & Estate, Real Property, Taxation)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business and Taxation, Corporate, Probate and Real Property. Former trustee and officer.)
  • Member, Attorney Discipline Board Hearing Panel
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation


    • Aquinas College (B.A., 1967)
    • University of Michigan (J.D., 1970)


  • State Bar of Michigan, 1970


  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell