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Randall L. Velzen

Grand Rapids MI

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Randall L. Velzen almost exclusively practices in the area of family law (including estate planning). He helps his clients through the often complicated divorce process and is highly experienced with such matters as custody issues, property divisions and support. Randy was one of the first attorneys in West Michigan to complete collaborative law training through the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan (“CPIM”), which is the state organization for Collaborative professionals. He is past President of CPIM. In addition, Randy is part of the training team PRISM, LLC, which trains professionals for collaborative divorce. Randy is a founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan. He is the President-Elect of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. Currently, Randy’s divorce practice is divided equally between collaborative, mediation/arbitration, and litigation. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to dissolving a marriage. Each family is unique with special needs and concerns. Randy received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Collaborative Divorce

Areas of Practice

Family Law
Divorce
Trusts & Estates

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, Indiana

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
With Honors

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1978

Honors and Awards

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005 – present

Recipient, Most Influential Attorney by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2014

Recipient, President’s Award by the Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2011

Legal Aid of Western Michigan’s Michael S. Barnes Award, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

Michigan Supreme Court, Conciliation Workgroup on Friend of the Courts’ conciliation practice

Michigan Supreme Court, Task Force on Court Rules for Collaborative Practice and Title of Domestic Relations Litigation

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Standards Committee

Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan, Founder and Member

State Bar of Michigan, Member, Family Law Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Chair, Parent Coordination & Legislation Committees

Kent County Courts, ADR Committee

Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, Former Board of Directors Chair

Grand Rapids Bar Association, President Elect

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Former Member of Mentoring Program

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Family Law Section, Former Chair

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Former Pro Bono Committee Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Former Membership Committee Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Former Library Committee Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Former Executive Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Fomer Chair

 

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