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David Bevins

"I do not expect you to lose one particle of your strength or courage by being decent. On the contrary, I should hope to see each man who is a member of this society, from his membership in it, become all the fitter to do the rough work of the world."

Theodore Roosevelt


Key Service Areas

  • Financial Institution Services
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation Services
  • Services for Business and Industry


legal assistant - Dawn Lieffers

About David

How do you help businesses and individuals?

I assist businesses and financial institutions in navigating complex commercial transactions. My experience is broad in scope from facilitating the transaction on the front-end to providing solutions when problems arise. After gaining an understanding of the needs of our clients, I work collaboratively with them to plan the best route to achieve the desired outcome, whether that outcome requires an "all hands on deck" approach or, as is frequently the case, a simple solution.

What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?

Communicating early and often with clients is a key aspect of my practice. The most perfect technical achievement is not valuable to the client unless the client is informed and understands the solution.

How do any of your community interests or activities facilitate how you represent your client?

The non-profit boards with which I participate allow me to exercise the judgment and discretion that I have learned over the years. My practice has assisted my ability to serve on those boards, and in turn, the service on those boards helps my practice. A true "win-win."


Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993

Western Michigan University, B.A., cum laude, 1990

Q: What is the most important ingredient to making a positive legal experience?


Clients have a more positive experience when they participate with their lawyer in setting realistic goals at the beginning of an engagement and when they are kept abreast of the progress throughout the course of the matter.

David is the Chair of the Firm’s Financial Institutional Services practice group. He is also committed to the West Michigan community and serves as President of the St. Thomas the Apostle Pastoral Council, as well as on a number of smaller, school/sports-related boards.


Grand Rapids Bar Association, Past Trustee

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Past Social Interaction Committee Chair

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Past Young Lawyers Section President

Justice Foundation of West Michigan, Fellow

State Bar of Michigan, Member

Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow

West Michigan Legal Aid Pro Bono Program, Member

Federal Bar Association of Western District of Michigan

Catholic Lawyers Association, Vice President

East Grand Rapids Wrestling and Field Hockey Boards, Past President

St. Thomas Apostle Parish Council, Past President

Bar Admission


Western District of Michigan

Eastern District of Michigan

Central District of Illinois

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals