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About Our Firm

Guiding Leaders and Innovators

Across the country and around the globe, business leaders and innovators look to Varnum as their trusted legal advisor for excellence, innovation and superior results.

Varnum clients represent a diverse range of business and legal interests: manufacturers, financial institutions, health care providers, municipalities, publishers, retailers, transportation, charitable organizations and many more.

Our approach to client service cultivates the close personal relationship between lawyer and client while ensuring the full resources of the firm are always available.

Powerful Legal Outcomes


Varnum’s MiSpringboard program serves as a catalyst to Michigan’s startup ecosystem with hundreds of businesses launched in the past decade.


Varnum successfully recovered funds for companies whose self-insured health plans were defrauded by Michigan’s largest insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield.


Jury verdict in the case of Plaza Towers Condominium Association v. City of Grand Rapids in a case that defines government obligations to private citizens.

600+ Deals

Varnum’s representation of global top-10 insurance brokerage Acrisure spans more than 600 acquisitions, including the recent $400 million purchase of artificial intelligence leader Tulco, LLC.

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Cooperatively Working Together


Varnum is built on a foundation of service where we are invested and committed to our clients’ business needs and personal successes.


Our attorneys are routinely recognized for their excellence by Chambers USA, U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” and Best Lawyers, among others.


Varnum provides the top-quality legal acumen and insights expected from global firms with a competitive Midwest rate structure.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Varnum embraces the fundamental principle that not only are diversity and meaningful inclusion necessary components of the firm’s culture – they are essential to providing top-quality legal services to sophisticated consumers. This commitment is evident in the firm’s policies and widespread activities.

Careers at Varnum

Attorneys with the vision and desire to create a path to success will enjoy a career at Varnum, where initiative and results are supported and rewarded. Our culture is differentiated by our appreciation of the entrepreneur. Just as we support client entrepreneurs, we encourage our attorneys to explore opportunities that will help them build a successful practice – and we allocate resources to ensure those opportunities are realized.

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Leaders in the Community

Varnum’s commitment to the community includes significant financial contributions to a variety of organizations, from arts, education and health care agencies to social service, community and economic development endeavors. 


Clients facing challenges or opportunities in global markets count on us to connect them with local representation in foreign jurisdictions that will provide the high-quality service and responsiveness they experience with Varnum. Through our membership in Ally Law, a prestigious network of business-oriented law firms, our clients have access to swift and effective legal advice in 41 countries.

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