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Mike Roth Elected President of Grand Rapids Bar Association

September 11, 2023

Varnum litigation partner Mike Roth has been elected president of the Grand Rapids Bar Association after previously serving as secretary, vice president and president-elect. 

The Grand Rapids Bar Association provides the broader West Michigan community with legal access, outreach and education services while enriching the practices and personal lives of its 1400+ members through its robust offering of continuing legal education seminars, service opportunities, and social events.

Roth focuses his practice on commercial, business and real estate litigation. His experience encompasses a range of business-related matters, including commercial and contract disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, and construction, land-use and real estate purchase disputes. He has extensive experience representing automotive suppliers, real estate developers, and construction companies, having successfully tried and arbitrated scores of cases. 

Roth has long been recognized in the area of Commercial Litigation by several attorney ranking organizations, including The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers®, Top Lawyers® and Leading Lawyers®. He has an AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating – the highest possible ranking for legal ability and ethical standards – from Martindale Hubbell®.

Prior to joining Varnum, Roth was president of the Law Weathers firm. He led Varnum’s Litigation and Trial Practice Team from 2019 through 2021, leaving that role after his election to the firm’s Policy Committee in 2022.

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