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Robert C. Rutgers

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  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Juris Doctor - 1992
  • Hope College
    • Bachelor of Economics - 1989
    • Major: Economics

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Economics Club of Grand Rapids
  • Northern Rocket Football League, Coach

Published Works

  • Gray Divorces and Silver Separations Present Special Challenges, Grand Rapids Business Journal, August, 2016

Professional Associations

  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Michigan, Business and Family Law Sections
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Business and Family Law Sections
  • Justice Foundation of West Michigan, Member
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan
  • American Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Family Law and Divorce 45% 25%
  • Business Law and Litigation 35%
  • Real Estate 20%

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Leading Lawyers in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Family Law
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Family Law
  • Voted Top Attorney in areas of Corporate Law and Family Law – GR Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated 5.0 AV Preeminent® Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2022
  • US News and World Report - Best Law Firms