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Ronald M. Redick

Attorney Grand Rapids, MI

I enjoy serving townships and other local government units because they are so responsive to and connected with their citizens. It is rewarding to help them solve their legal challenges, and to assist them in providing important public services to their communities, whether it be essential services like sewer and water, or recreational amenities like parks and bike paths. Also, given that Michigan is blessed with so many wonderful water resources, I am enthusiastic about riparian rights and other aspects of water rights law. I find it greatly satisfying to help clients understand and protect these important property rights.

I not only practice local government law, I also enjoy giving back to my community by serving as a local government official. I served as a township planning commission member for 15 years, including 13 years as chair, and I have been an elected township trustee since 2016. I am also chair of my township’s Parks & Rec Committee, and sit on the board of the Northwest Ottawa Recreational Authority. I am a life-long resident of the lakeshore community of Grand Haven, and enjoy boating, fly fishing and the many other outdoor recreational opportunities West Michigan has to offer. You can find me with my wife and my best friend (my dog Charlie!) on the water most every summer weekend.

Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 2000

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Lansing, Michigan
Juris Doctorate
Honors: Summa Cum Laude

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor’s of Science
Honors: With Class Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Grand Haven Charter Township

Honors and Awards
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected for inclusion in Grand Rapids Magazine’s 2019-2023 Top Lawyers
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Lawyer 2009
  • What is Riparian Land, Jerdon Real Estate Lake Property News, February 2023
  • Manufactured Housing Community and Exclusionary Zoning, Planning and Zoning News, September, 2003
  • Federated Publications v. MSU Trustees: Where Do We Go From Here?, Administrative Law Quarterly, Spring, 2000
  • Litigation of Constitutional and Section 1983 Employment Issues – Current Case Law Developments in Procedural and Substantive Due Process, American Bar Association, August, 1999
Representative Cases
Seminars Taught
  • Speaker, “Protecting the Waterfront – Local Regulation of Riparian Rights and Road Ends,” Local Government Client Seminar, October 2019
  • Speaker, “Surface Water-Related Property Rights: Riparian Rights, Access Easements, Road Ends and Related Issues,” Michigan Association of Professional Landmen Conference, September 19, 2019
  • Speaker, “Surface Water-Related Property Rights: Riparian Rights, Access Easements, Road Ends and Related Issues,” State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Academy, May 9, 2019 and October 11, 2018
  • Speaker, “Water, Water Everywhere: Can We Regulate Its Use?” Michigan Townships Association Annual Conference, April 25, 2018
  • Speaker, “Protecting the Waterfront: Local Regulation of Riparian Rights and Road Ends,” Local Government Client Seminar, October 8, 2015
  • Speaker, “OMA and FOIA in a Digital Age,” Michigan Townships Association Annual Convention, 2014
  • Speaker, “Discussion and Analysis of Haring Charter Twp v City of Cadillac,” Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys/Public Law Corporation Section Summer Conference, June 24, 2011
  • Speaker, “Preemption: Where State Law Prohibits or Restricts Local Regulation,” Local Government Client Seminar, October, 2010
  • Speaker, “Overview of the Open Meetings Act,” County Road Association of Michigan Finance & Human Resource Seminar, May 20, 2008.
  • Speaker, “State Law Zoning and Planning Issues,” Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys Annual Meeting, September 18, 2007
  • Speaker, “Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and Proposed Consolidated Planning Act,” Local Government Client Seminar, October, 2006
  • Speaker, “Freedom of Information Act Responses,” Local Government Client Seminar, October, 2003
  • Speaker, “Effective Strategies for Dealing with Manufactured Housing Issues,” Michigan Townships Association 50th Annual Educational Conference, January 30, 2003
  • Speaker, “Major Land Use Laws in Michigan,” National Business Institute Seminar, October 30, 2002 Speaker, “Land Use Planning and Eminent Domain in Michigan,” National Business Institute Seminar, April 11, 2002
  • Speaker, “The New Open Space Preservation Legislation,” Meeting of Grand Rapids Area Planners, 2001