Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Law firm adds partners to downtown office

June 28, 2017
A statewide law firm that opened a Grand Rapids office this year is rounding out its local practice offerings with four staffing moves. Read More

Law firm hires partner

June 27, 2017
A local law firm has added a partner who specializes in corporate and securities law. Read More

Judge sentences ex-police chief for embezzlement

June 27, 2017
| By AP
A former police chief in the region has been sentenced to five months in jail for embezzlement. Read More

Retired judge wins Lifetime Achievement Award

June 26, 2017
A county bar association has honored a retired judge now working as an attorney for his outstanding legal career. Read More

4 common legal mistakes made by startups

June 26, 2017
One of the most rewarding aspects of my legal practice is working with small business startups. Every owner is beyond excited about their business concept, and it is so much fun listening to them explain how they plan on conquering the world. Read More

Psychologist pleads guilty to health care fraud

June 23, 2017
A psychologist has pled guilty to felony health care fraud for billing insurers for counseling sessions he did not provide. Read More

Practice spinning off from Varnum Consulting

June 22, 2017
The leader of a communications and coaching practice at Varnum Consulting will leave to start her own firm this fall, taking her teammates with her. Read More

Law firms rate as 'IP Stars'

June 14, 2017
A number of law firms with a presence in the region have earned positions in a directory of outstanding IP practices by a trade publication for the legal industry. Read More

Law firm names partner

June 14, 2017
A Michigan law firm with a local office has hired a partner with experience in litigation, primarily on behalf of manufacturers, insurance companies, fashion brands and banks. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court rules on home searches

June 14, 2017
| By AP
The Michigan Supreme Court said the rights of two jail officers were violated during pre-dawn visits to their homes. Read More