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Marty Buschle

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."

John F. Kennedy


Key Service Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate Litigation


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About Marty

What types of legal issues do you help individuals and businesses resolve?

I work with my clients to find positive, practical and timely solutions to complex legal problems. My practice spans the areas of probate litigation including will and trust disputes and serious personal injury cases. I am in the unique position of having represented both the injured party as well as the insurance company. My thirty-two years of experience has taught me that every client is a unique individual with a compelling story to tell. My job is to listen closely to achieve the best possible result.

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

I have had the privilege of handling hundreds of jury trials in state and federal courts since I started practicing in 1983. My ability to quickly and confidently assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case sets me apart. If the other side is unreasonable I will not hesitate to take your case to trial. If there is common ground I will find it; if not we will take it--together as a team.

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

One of my community activities is to support marketing and development programs at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Recently, my wife suffered serious catastrophic injuries requiring months of intense rehabilitation at the hospital. Together, we experienced the daily challenges on our long road back to restoring her freedom and independence. As a result, I better understand the mental and physical challenges of the critically injured and the struggles of families in turmoil. As an attorney and counselor serving in areas of probate and personal injury matters, I utilize this experience to defend my client’s interests and identify the opportunities ahead.


Villanova University Law School, J.D., 1983

Western Michigan University, cum laude, 1980


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Q: What would your peers say about you?


I had the privilege of first working with Marty when we represented co-defendants in a complex trust litigation matter. Marty is clearly a sharp and savvy litigator. However, I was most impressed by his demeanor throughout the case, which remained consistently amiable and practical. Where the matter could have easily turned into a marathon litigation, Marty was integral in steering the parties to a resolution in the best interests of our respective clients.” – Sara Fazio

Marty serves as a case evaluator in Kent, Berrien, Muskegon and Kalamazoo Counties.


Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.

Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Michigan Bar Association, Negligence Section

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Negligence Section

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Community Engagement Committee

Cascadia Neighborhood Association, Special Project Coordinator and Secretary

Habitat for Humanity

University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids, Advisor

Bucks Country Pennsylvania Deputy District Attorney

Junior Achievement Volunteer Instructor, East Grand Rapids Public Schools

Bar Admission



Awards and Recognition

Who's Who in American Law

Martindale Hubbell Highly Rated Attorney