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   3Robert L. DeJongGrand Rapids(616) 776-6308dejong@millercanfield.comdejong@millercanfield.comMiller Canfieldwww.millercanfield.comwww.millercanfield.comdejongrobert.jpgClass Action/Mass Tort Defense LawCommercial LitigationFamily LawEstate and Trust AdministrationProduct Liability and TortsClass and Collective ActionsLitigation and Dispute Resolution
Robert L.
Miller Canfield
99 Monroe Ave NW Ste 1200
Grand Rapids MI 49503
Ph.(616) 776-6308 Fx.(616) 776-6322
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law    Family Law
Commercial Litigation    Estate and Trust Administration
    Product Liability and Torts
    Class and Collective Actions
    Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Advisory Board Member
County:  Kent
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. DeJong's specialty is commercial litigation and civil litigation, including contract disputes, non-compete agreements, trade secret disputes, employment issues, real estate lease and easement disputes, construction law, family firm disputes, products liability law, condemnation law and negligence law. He has also worked extensively with jury consultants, including "Dr. Phil" before his television fame. He enjoys a winning track record for all trials, especially jury trials. His style and professionalism has won respect and compliments from many judges.

He takes a collaborative approach in partnering with his clients. He believes in working toward a mutually acceptable and early resolution whenever possible, but is not afraid of "going to the mat" if circumstances dictate. Bob also offers his clients availability twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, as circumstances may require.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. Courts of Appeals
  Fifth Circuit
  Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Courts
Western District of Michigan
  Northern District of Ohio
  Southern District of Ohio
  Southern District of Texas

Law School:  University of California School of Law at Davis, J.D., 1970

Undergraduate School:  Calvin College, A.B. 1967

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
Negligence Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
Grand Rapids Bar Association
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.
American Trial Lawyers Association
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Member of Faculty for Hillman Advocacy Institute (Trial Skills Training)

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2007-Present
Lawyer of the Year, Grand Rapids Real Estate Litigation, 2012
Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-Present

Community Involvement:  
Cascade Township Planning Commission

Former Board of Trustees and Chairman of Membership Committee, University Club

Board of Directors, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Past President of the Council; Chairman of the Executive Committee, LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church

Board of Appeals, Cascade Township Zoning

Board of Directors, Faith, Inc.

Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Judge Advocate, Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, Holland, Mich.

Firm Description:  
Since 1852, Miller Canfield's collaborative approach, deep resources and network of local, regional and worldwide relationships have helped our lawyers get work done quickly, efficiently and successfully for our clients. We engage the best people, best practices and deliver the best possible results. We know our clients' businesses, organizations and industries and look out for their best interests. They look to us for legal expertise as well as insight and business advice. Together, we build businesses, communities and prosperity. We don't just advise -- we make things happen.

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