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Scott S. Brinkmeyer

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Grand Rapids MI

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Since joining the firm in 1975, Scott S. Brinkmeyer focused his law practice in various areas of business, tort, environmental, insurance and real estate litigation, representing major corporations, small businesses and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout Michigan.  Scott has successfully transitioned his practice with more emphasis in alternative dispute resolution as an arbitrator and mediator.  As a certified civil neutral arbitrator on the National Panel of the American Arbitration Association, and a court-approved mediator in various state circuit courts, he has arbitrated and mediated numerous complex cases involving a wide variety of claims initiated in jurisdictions throughout the U.S.  Scott has also served as an adjunct professor teaching pretrial skills and negotiation to future practitioners at the Western Michigan University - Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids.

Scott is the past president of the Federal Bar Association Western Michigan Chapter, past president of the State Bar of Michigan, former chair of the Executive Committee of the State Bar Board of Commissioners, and past chair of the State Bar Representative Assembly.  He has been recognized with the highest distinction from his peer lawyers and judges with the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rating.  A past president of the Grand Rapids chapter of Rotary International, Scott is also the immediate past president of the Grand Rapids Rotary Charity Foundation.

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Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial
Insurance
Tort
Environmental
Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1975
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1975
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, J.D. 1975
Law Journal: Saint Louis University Law Journal, Associate Editor

DePaul University Graduate School of Business, 1971-1972

DePauw University, 1971
B.A.

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Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent

Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation), 2007 to present

Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers (Business Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2006 to 2013

Who's Who in American Law, 2003 - present

Who's Who in America, 2005 - present

Who's Who in the Midwest, 2005 - present

Past Employment Positions

Missouri Court of Appeals, Judicial Law Clerk, 1974

Fraternities/Sororities

Delta Tau Delta

Professional Associations and Memberships

Federal Bar Association
Western Michigan Chapter
Past President

State Bar of Michigan
Past President

State Bar Board of Commissioners
Past Chair of the Executive Committee

State Bar Representative Assembly
Past Chair

Michigan State Bar Foundation
Fellow

American Bar Association Foundation
Fellow

Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International
Fellow

Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member

State Bar Association, ADR, Master Lawyer and Litigation Sections
Member

American Arbitration Association
National Panel Certified Civil Neutral Arbitrator

Court-approved mediator: Kent, Ottawa, Emmett, Charlevoix and Grand Traverse County Circuit Courts

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