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Elizabeth K. Bransdorfer

Grand Rapids MI

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Elizabeth K. Bransdorfer

Elizabeth K. Bransdorfer received her bachelor's degree from the College of Liberal Arts and her law degree cum laude from the Law School, both at the University of Minnesota. Liz specializes in litigation, with a practice emphasis on domestic relations. She completed collaborative law training and is able to assist clients who, from the beginning of the divorce process, are committed to settling their cases in ways that work for their particular families, rather than having the court process impose decisions on them. She has served on the Board of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan. Liz remains actively engaged in family law litigation, advocating for her clients to help achieve their goals through the courts. In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Liz is a trained neutral arbitrator and mediator. She is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court for both the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, and the United States Tax Court. She serves on the Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and is the Corresponding Secretary for the Section. Liz represented the 17th Circuit (Kent County) on the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly from 2014-2016. She has served as Treasurer of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and Chair of the Gerald R. Ford Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She is also a past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (1994-95) and the National Association of Women Lawyers (2001-02). Liz was named the 2009 recipient of the Michael S. Barnes Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions toward the provision of free legal assistance to the poor and the elderly in Western Michigan. In 2011, Liz was honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 20 Women in the Law 2011 for her meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. In 2015, Liz was selected for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region Outstanding Member Award. She is also listed in Best Lawyers of America for collaborative law: family law.

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Areas of Practice

Family Law
Collaborative Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Honors: Cum Laude

College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Practice Chair

Family Law

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1985
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1991
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1985
U.S. Tax Court, 1994
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995

Honors and Awards

Selected for listing in Michigan Super Lawyers

2009 recipient of Michael S. Barnes Award

Honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 20 Women in the Law 2011

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region Outstanding Member Award

Listed in Best Lawyers of America for collaborative law: family law

Professional Associations and Memberships

Grand Rapids Bar Association, ADR Section
Former Officer and Chair

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Litigation Section
Former Officer and Chair

State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
Recording Secretary and Council Member

State Bar of Michigan, ADR Section
Member

National Association of Women Lawyers
Past President, 2001-2002

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Member

Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan
Member

Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
Member

American Inns of Court, Gerald R. Ford Chapter
Former Officer and Chair

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