Law firm hires shareholder
A local law firm has a new shareholder at one of its offices.
Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge said this month attorney Kimberley Mitchell has joined the firm’s Holland office.
“I’m really excited to be part of the professional community in Holland, and I think it’s pretty exciting to be part of a new office here in Holland, which is less than a year old,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell joins Smith Haughey’s business and real estate law practice group.
She will focus on health and welfare benefits, counseling clients on the design and maintenance of their self-insured and insured health plans, cafeteria plans, wellness programs, health reimbursement arrangements and health savings accounts.
Lori Gibson, Smith Haughey's COO, said Mitchell was chosen for the specialized abilities the Holland office needed.
“Kimberley is a very talented and experienced attorney who brings expertise in several key areas that will be a good fit for our firm and Holland, in particular,” Gibson said. “She brings experience in corporate law and employee benefits, in particular, and those are two important areas for us.”
Most recently, Mitchell was a director of compliance consulting at Buck Consultants, a Xerox Company, where she served as a resource for consultants and clients on regulatory and legal issues relating to health and welfare benefits.
Previously, she worked in associate attorney positions at Varnum and Warner, Norcross & Judd.
Mitchell has been active with several community organizations and served as a board member, including for the Selective Mutism Association, an organization devoted to educating and raising awareness about selective mutism, a social anxiety disorder.
She earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School, M.A. in communications disorders and speech pathology from Case Western Reserve University and B.A. in audiology and speech sciences from Michigan State University.
Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge operates offices in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and Traverse City.
Its litigation attorneys and transactional lawyers provide legal services and counsel in business and corporate law, construction and real estate law, employee relations and labor law, government law and health law.
Smith Haughey also provides personal legal services and counsel on criminal defense, divorce and family law, elder law, probate litigation and trusts and estates.