|Advisory Board Member|
| 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.
U.S. Courts of Appeals
U.S. District Courts
Western District of Michigan
Northern District of Ohio
Southern District of Ohio
Southern District of Texas
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
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.
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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