John M. DeVries

Attorney, Of Counsel Grand Rapids, MI

I have been with Mika Meyers for 50 years as an associate, partner, managing member, and now Of Counsel. I no longer need to work and am fortunate to be able to select cases or projects that are interesting and challenge me intellectually. I serve as a director of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association and enjoy meeting with all of my friends and clients in the industry.

On the many days when I am not working, I build furniture, turn wooden bowls on my lathe, golf, bicycle, play ice hockey, or relax on the beach at our Lake Michigan cottage.

Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court (Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Sixth Circuit)
  • U.S. Tax Court
Education

The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: Order of the Coif

Calvin College
Bachelor’s Degree

Professional Associations and Memberships

Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member

Federal Bar Association
Member

State Bar of Michigan
Member

Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
Life Member

Honors and Awards
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America and named “Grand Rapids’ 2022 Oil and Gas Law Lawyer of the Year”
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion in Grand Rapids Magazine’s 2020 Top Lawyers