Key Service Areas
- Dispute Resolution and Litigation Services
Legal Assistant - Stephanie Fulcher
Grand Rapids Location
55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
150 W Court St Suite A
Hastings, MI 49058
11377 James Street
Holland, Michigan 49422
How do you help businesses and individuals?
I assist clients with a wide range of legal matters by actively listening to them regarding their problems, concerns, and desired outcomes. I work hard to craft strategies to achieve goals in an efficient manner. I have a passion for civil litigation and courtroom advocacy. My experience includes counseling clients to avoid pitfalls in the litigation process through sound business policies, early implementation of litigation holds, and a defensible discovery process in the age of e-discovery. I have also counseled clients to avoid litigation altogether after being threatened.
What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?
I started my legal career in 2003 and worked for 18 years as a paralegal before graduating from law school. I worked at a large law firm for over a decade assisting on a wide range of complex matters in many different practice areas for sophisticated clients. My time was split between the litigation and corporate departments. I have worked in in-house legal departments and in state government (AG/EGLE). This depth and breadth of experience have given me a unique perspective on legal matters, the ability to focus on the client and their specific goals, and deliver legal services in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
What case did you find the most rewarding to work on?
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to require Wolverine World Wide, Inc. to perform response activities required under the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) to abate the endangerment of human health and the environment from exposure to PFAS. The lawsuit resulted in a $69.5 million settlement that has helped to provide clean drinking water to thousands of Kent County residents. I interviewed 55 witnesses in the course of this lawsuit from former Wolverine tannery workers to former City of Rockford employees. It was rewarding to work on a case that had a tangible and meaningful result for so many in our community.
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2021
National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Certified Paralegal, 2006
Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude, 2003