Key Service Areas
- Dispute Resolution and Litigation Services
- Financial Institution Services
- Construction Law
legal assistant - Chris Verspoor
Grand Rapids Location
55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
11377 James Street
Holland, Michigan 49422
How do you help businesses and individuals?
I represent client's interests in state and federal courts, drafting pleadings and motions, handling trial preparation, and negotiating settlement resolutions. In addition to serving on Rhoades McKee's Litigation and Agriculture Industry Practice Groups, I am a contributor to Rhoades McKee's Michigan Business Court Blog.
What skills help you advise the client and achieve the best results or outcomes?
Attention to detail. Passionate advocacy. Creative problem solving. These are the skills I apply to each client, each task, and each case.
What case did you find the most rewarding to work on?
I had the privilege to defend a business client and its employees against claims that they had misrepresented costs and features during the sale of an insurance plan. Not only did a fellow attorney and I obtain dismissal of the lawsuit before trial, but the client successfully recovered $40,000 in attorney fees from the opposing party, reducing the client's out of pocket costs by more than 60%.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2013
Duke University, B.A., American History, 2005
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