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Associate

Rachael M. Roseman

Grand Rapids
Secretary

Reathel Brown

Biography

Rachael Roseman is an attorney in West Michigan who represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, primarily focused on probate and commercial disputes. She has successfully represented clients through all types of probate proceedings, disputes, and litigation matters, including guardianships, conservatorships, limited guardianships, and probate and trust disputes.  She counsels and represents both individuals and entities in probate court.  She likewise has extensive experience in conducting comprehensive analysis on complicated legal issues.  She has counseled numerous clients in commercial disputes and assisted them through every stage of the litigation process, including strategizing, discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial. 

Rachael has served as a committee member for the 21st Century Practice Task Force with the State Bar of Michigan.  She is currently a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction.  Rachael is a contributor in the ICLE publication Michigan Probate Litigation: A Guide to Contested Matters.

Previously, Rachael worked as a summer associate in Smith Haughey’s Grand Rapids office in 2013, drafting litigation materials and conducting legal research on a variety of topics including medical malpractice, premises liability, and the management of LLCs. In addition, she served as a legal intern for the Michigan Department of Human Services and worked as a law clerk in the 17th Circuit Court for Kent County.

Prior to her time at Smith Haughey, Rachael graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and went on to earn her J.D., summa cum laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, Rachael was the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan State Law Review. She also worked as a teaching assistant and served on several committees and student organizations, including the Student Bar Association. 

Outside of the office, Rachael enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, daughter, Eleanor, and their Boston Terrier, Boots.


Experience

Previous Experience

Editor-in-Chief, Michigan State Law Review (2013-2014)

Summer Associate, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge (2013)

Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University College of Law (2012-2014)

Legal Intern, Michigan Department of Human Services (2012)

Law Clerk, 17th Circuit Court for Kent County (2012)

Education

  • Grand Valley State University (B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, magna cum laude, 2011)   
  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2014)  Dean Charles H. King Scholar; Recipient -- Jurisprudence Award in Research, Writing & Analysis (RWA), Advocacy, Regulatory State, and Michigan Civil Procedure     

Admitted

  • State Bar of Michigan, 2014

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