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Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Grand Rapids, Michigan
J.D., 1988

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

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All Michigan state courts

Family Law Attorney

Nick is known as an assertive divorce attorney, representing complex multimillion dollar and high profile divorce cases, custody matters, and domestic relations. He brings more than 30 years of experience to our clients in the areas of divorce and family law and criminal defense. After witnessing every nuance of human behavior in family matters, his firm but fair approach translates to effective results for clients. He regularly acts for other attorneys on challenging family law arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Though not directly related to family law, Nick’s criminal defense experience in felony and misdemeanor cases at the state and federal level has enhanced his skill with complex family law cases. He is adept at presenting the facts to override potentially unfavorable human interpretations of the law. Nick also handles driver’s license appeals, criminal expungement and domestic and criminal appeals.

His background also includes several years representing inmates charged with crimes perpetrated in the large prison system of Ionia County.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law, since 2020

Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Family Law, 2019 – 2023

Leading Lawyers: Criminal Defense Law – Felonies & Misdemeanors; Family Law

Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished® Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation

Grand Rapids Bar Association; Family Law Section, past chair

Ionia County Bar Association: past president

State Bar of Michigan

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