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55 Varnum Attorneys Recognized in Top Lawyers Survey

December 2, 2019

A total of 55 Varnum attorneys have been named to Grand Rapids Magazine's 2019 list of Top Lawyers for West Michigan. This inaugural survey of area attorneys was conducted earlier this year and has resulted in a peer-nominated list of the top lawyers in West Michigan. The results were published this week in a special section of the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Varnum attorneys named to the list and their respective practice areas include the following, some of whom are recognized in multiple areas of law:

  • Scott D. Alfree: Health Care Law
  • Mark S. Allard: Litigation – Insurance
  • Jonathan W. Anderson: Real Estate Law
  • John D. Arendshorst: Employee Benefits Law
  • Luis E. Avila: Labor and Employment Law
  • Kimberly A. Baber: Banking & Financial Service Law, Securities Law
  • Robert A. Buchanan: Municipal Law
  • Lawrence P. Burns: Health Care Law
  • Jon M. Bylsma: Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Commercial
  • David T. Caldon: Real Estate Law
  • Christopher J. Caldwell: Trusts and Estates
  • Kimberly A. Clarke: Immigration Law
  • Nyal D. Deems: Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey A. DeVree: Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law
  • Ronald G. DeWaard: Litigation – Commercial, White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Matthew B. Eugster: Environmental Law
  • Linsey Gleason: Trusts and Estates
  • Bruce Goodman: Energy Law
  • William R. Hineline: Employee Benefits Law
  • John M. Huff: Municipal Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Scott A. Huizenga: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Kaplin S. Jones: Tax Law
  • Harvey Koning: Banking & Financial Service Law
  • Randall W. Kraker: Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law
  • Thomas G. Kyros: Trusts and Estates
  • Marilyn Lankfer: Trusts and Estates
  • Timothy J. Lundgren: Energy Law
  • Zachary J. Meyer: Health Care Law
  • Nicholas B. Missad: Family Law
  • Daniel C. Molhoek: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Steven J. Morren: Antitrust Law, Real Estate Law
  • Larry Murphy: Litigation – Labor Employment Benefits
  • Melissa B. Papke: Real Estate Law
  • Jude W. Pereira: Family Law
  • Laura E. Radle: Trusts and Estates
  • Dale R. Rietberg: Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • Wayne D. Roberts: Tax Law
  • Katie K. Roskam: Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law
  • William E. Rohn: Litigation – Construction
  • Michael J. Roth: Litigation – Commercial
  • Peter G. Roth: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Robert C. Rutgers Jr.: Corporate Law, Family Law
  • Perrin Rynders: Litigation – Commercial
  • Peter A. Schmidt: Real Estate Law
  • Mary Kay Shaver: Banking & Financial Service Law
  • Elizabeth Wells Skaggs: Labor and Employment Law, Litigation – Labor Employment Benefits
  • Peter A. Smit: Personal Injury
  • Richard R. Symons: Workers Compensation Law
  • Fredric A. Sytsma: Trusts and Estates
  • Larry J. Titley: Employee Benefits Law
  • Joseph J. Vogan: Litigation – Labor Employment Benefits
  • Michael G. Wooldridge: Corporate Law
  • Susan M. Wyngaarden: Public Finance Law
  • Kurt G. Yost: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Matthew D. Zimmerman: Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning

Research for Top Lawyers was conducted by PRS (Professional Research Services) and is based on a peer-review survey completed by certified lawyers within the Grand Rapids area. Inclusion in Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers list is based solely upon one’s standing within their peer group. Listings in Top Lawyers cannot be purchased.


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