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Mike Burnside

I typically deal with people who are looking to secure loans and find that their credit scores are too low to qualify. A loan officer, real estate agent or insurer will tell a potential client that, while they would like to do business with them, it's not possible at this time and that if they were interested, there is someone who can help: me. The process of improving a credit score isn't hugely complicated, but it is daunting for the average person and can take some time. I make sure that the biggest score increase is achieved in the shortest time possible so that the client can then be eligible for the loan they wanted. When I do my job, everyone ends up winning.

Job Title: Legal Assistant
Company: Finn Law Group
College: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Diploma of Technology, Burnaby, Canada

John Gretzinger

I am a graduate of Michigan State University and Detroit College of Law. I also served as a Naval Officer. I am a specialist in labor and employment law, including collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, Act 312 interest arbitrations, wage-and-hour matters, unemployment compensation, teacher tenure act proceedings and hearings before state and federal administrative agencies and courts. My practice focuses primarily on the representation of municipal entities, including cities, counties, school districts, charter schools, courts and other independent authorities. I am a member of the American Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law, where I participate as Management Co-Chairman of the State and Local Bargaining and Employment Law Committee and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal of Labor and Employment Law. I am also a member of the National and Michigan Associations of School Attorneys. 

Job Title: Attorney
Company: Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC
College: Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, East Lansing, MI

Megan Smith

I am a trial attorney and litigator who represents health care providers, insurance companies, law firms, corporations, small businesses, and individuals. For these clients, I provide counsel in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, legal malpractice defense, medical malpractice defense, products liability, landlord/tenant conflicts, and family law. Additionally, I am trained to advise clients in the specialized area of e-discovery.

A Grand Rapids native, I am very active in the community and involved in numerous local organizations as both a member and a volunteer. In my spare time I enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including horseback riding, biking, kayaking, playing polo and golf, gardening, and camping.

Job Title: Associate
Company: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge P.C.
College: Michigan State University, College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, East Lansing, MI
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Rob Suarez

I recently joined the firm's Grand Rapids office. I use my fluency in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and French to counsel businesses and individuals in matters including immigration, commercial litigation, real estate, estate planning, and criminal matters.
In addition, I represent families and individuals with wrongful death and personal injury claims. I also represent veterans in proceedings involving veterans' benefit claims before the Board of Veteran Appeals. I am a combat Veteran and served in the United States Marine Corps and Army before being honorably discharged from active duty.  A Brooklyn, New York native, I received my Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, a Bachelor of Science from Long Island University, and become a sworn law enforcement officer after attending the North Carolina SBI Academy.

Job Title: Lawyer
Company: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge P.C.
College: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, Lansing, MI
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Megan Hard

As an attorney, I counsel and defend health care providers including hospitals, physician groups, doctors, nurses, and other licensed professionals in Michigan and throughout the midwest. For these clients I handle general health law matters such as HIPAA, Stark, the health care reform bill issues, and regulatory compliance matters.

In addition to the health law aspect of the practice, I also defends health care providers against claims of medical malpractice. In this role, I am called upon to analyze complicated medical causation issues, address the admissibility of expert evidence, prepare motions for summary disposition, and prepare cases for trial or effective settlement negotiations.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, playing racquetball, attending college football and basketball games, and spending time with my family.

Job Title: Health and Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney
Company: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge P.C.
College: Michigan State University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, East Lansing, MI
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Stephanie Szydlowski

I work for Kuiper Orlebeke PC, a small firm in downtown Grand Rapids.  Our firm works with a variety of commercial, business and personal matters.  I focus primarily on family law, civil litigation, and real estate work; and thoroughly enjoy working with a firm that dedicates the time necessary to developing and fostering a strong attorney-client relationship in order to achieve the best possible results for our clients.  Our attorneys are also active in the Grand Rapids community, serving as board members, youth coaches and civic leaders.  With the support of my firm, I serve on the board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association as the community outreach coordinator, and a volunteer mentor for both Hope College and Michigan State University. 

Job Title: Attorney
Company: Kuiper Orlebeke PC
College: Michigan State University, Law Degree, East Lansing, MI
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Deidre Buchanan

I concentrate my practice in healthcare and corporate law, which includes preparing and negotiating contracts; counseling nonprofit organizations; advising clients on regulatory compliance issues and, most recently, working with clients to help them understand and implement insurance and benefits changes mandated by the Health Care Reform Act.  Changing and evolving laws demand that I stay on top of the latest developments in my field, and Warner provides ample educational opportunities through seminars, state-of-the-art research tools and mentor programs.  I am very pleased to work for a firm that focuses on delivering excellent client service while fostering a friendly, collaborative environment.??Another great aspect of my job is the amazing opportunity to serve the community – with Warner's support, I serve on the board of directors of both Celebration on the Grand and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.  I also volunteer for Inforum and participate in the Grand Rapids Bar Association and Grand Rapids Young Professionals.

Job Title: Associate
Company: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
College: DePaul University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, Chicago, IL

Allison E. Horton

I focus my practice in the areas of general civil litigation, commercial litigation, and business law. However, I am also experienced in other areas of practice, including but not limited to, Real Estate Law, Family Law, Creditor's Rights, Labor & Employment, Tax Law, and Probate & Estate Planning.

I am an active member of the Michigan Bar Association, the West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Prior to working at Rhoades McKee as a summer clerk and joining the firm as an associate attorney, I clerked for the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and also for the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

In law school, I was honored with full membership status in the Moot Court Honor Society and contributed to the Valparaiso University Law Review as both an editor and notewriter.

Job Title: Associate
Company: Rhoades McKee
College: Michigan State University, Honors College, Economics and Business, East Lansing, MI

Daniel Estrada

I'm responsible for running and growing a legal technology consulting firm, D.C. Estrada, which I started.  D.C. Estrada helps smart litigators and corporate clients manage electronic evidence in litigation (a process called e-discovery).  When individuals or companies sue or get sued, they're required to hand over electronically stored information that may be relevant to the case: e-mail, text messages, voicemail, electronic documents – anything that's relevant is fair game.  E-discovery is usually painful and expensive, especially for mid-sized and large companies that have a lot of data.  Our firm helps attorneys manage that process to save their clients money and ensure the best possible outcome, and we help corporate clients prepare for that process proactively to make litigation cheaper and easier.

Job Title: President
Company: D.C. Estrada
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science, Information Systems, Grand Rapids, MI

Mindi M. Johnson

I work for a small business law firm that has offices in downtown Grand Rapids and Holland.  For my firm, I specialize in employment law (assisting employers with their human resource-related legal issues), health law (drafting contracts for health facilities and advising them on regulatory issues) and estate planning (assisting clients with end-of-life planning by drafting wills and trusts).  We provide individualized attention to our clients, making them feel like friends in addition to business associates.  It is our goal to take their problems off their minds and find the best possible resolution for their situation.

Job Title: Attorney
Company: Siebers Mohney
College: St. Louis University, College of Law, Law Degree, St. Louis, MO
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Nathaniel Kaleefey

I assist clients with all types of legal needs by providing them counsel and advocacy.  I specialize in criminal, employment, and family law.

Job Title: Attorney at Law
Company: Kaleefey Attorney at Law
College: Calvin College, Political Science, Grand Rapids, MI
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P. Haans Mulder

I'm an attorney and partner at Cunningham Dalman, P.C. I focus my practice in the areas of business law (with a subspecialty in technology law), and estate planning/elder law.

Job Title: Partner
Company: Cunningham Dalman, P.C.
College: Grand Valley State University, Masters in Tax, Grand Rapids, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR

Kristen E. Ray

I am a litigator and trial attorney.  I represent professionals in the defense of malpractice claims; businesses, including contractors, in commercial litigation matters; and individuals in civil actions as well
as the defense of criminal investigations and charges.  I serve as the firm's "expert" on the implications and ramifications of e-discovery within the litigation process.

Job Title: Attorney
Company: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge P.C.
College: Butler University, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN

Ray H. Littleton II

My focus is on commercial business disputes.  While I mainly handle automotive disputes, I have litigated various different contract disputes in court as a trial attorney.  I also conduct research and advise clients daily on how urgent business decisions.

Job Title: Attorney
Company: Varnum LLP
College: Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, New Haven, CT

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