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Dirk Hoffius Counsel

Dirk Hoffius Estate Planning Attorney
Grand Rapids
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Joan Lexson, 616/336-6832

Estate Planning Experience

Dirk is a member of the Estate Planning Practice Group. He provides a combination of legal experience and counseling in the most sophisticated estate plans as well as basic estate plans which enable him to assist clients as their needs change. He has particular expertise in strategic planning which he brings to his work with families as they implement their own goals and objectives into their estate plan. He has also been both a board member and Chair in many non-profit organizations in Western Michigan, reflecting his commitment to our community and his goal that any project undertaken must be done well and with enthusiasm.

Community Involvement

  • Grand Rapids Art Museum Board
  • Grand Rapids Downtown Market Board
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens Foundation Board (past President, 2015-2016)
  • Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation (past Chair, 2008 - 2009)
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens (Board of Directors 1997-2005; Secretary, 2001-2005)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Board of Trustees, 1992-2000, past Chair, 1997)
  • Kendall College of Art and Design (Board of Trustees, past Chair,1987-1989)
  • Cookbook author, "Just Good Food for Good Friends" and line of spices, "Dirk's Good Seasonings"
  • Featured in Grand Rapids Legal News profile


  • Recipient of Grand Rapids Community College 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Recipient of 2013 State of Michigan Community Foundation Philanthropy Award
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow since 1988
  • Best Lawyers in America® since 1989
  • Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2011
  • Martindale Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan: Crossroads Task Force on Judicial Reform, 2010 -2011; Probate and Estate Planning Council (Chair, 2002 - 2003)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (past Trustee)


  • University of Virginia School of Law 
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    J.D., 1969
  • Colgate University 
    Hamilton, New York
    A.B., 1966
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