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Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 1999

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

Family Law Attorney

Jude is a partner in Varnum’s Family Law Practice. He has experience in all areas of family law and has a particular focus in matters involving complex business valuations, hidden and/or undisclosed assets, and mental health issues as they relate to marital difficulties, custody and parenting time.

Jude represents clients throughout the State of Michigan, with emphasis in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo counties. His goal is to assist clients in reaching fair settlements in an efficient and cost-effective manner. As a skilled litigator, Jude provides passionate and effective courtroom representation in matters where an agreement cannot be reached.

Honors and Recognitions

Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Family Law, 2019 – 2022

Professional Affiliations

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), an organization that represents abused/neglected children

Grand Rapids Bar Association: Family Law Section; former trustee

State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section

Community Involvement

YWCA, past Board


State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section 2018 Mid-Summer Conference, presenter

State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section 2014 Mid-Summer Conference, presenter

State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section 2013 Mid-Summer Conference, presenter

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