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Brian Gordon was raised in East Lansing area where he attended and graduated from Okemos High School in 1989. Brian attended and graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 and Michigan State University College of Law in 1999 (formerly known as the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University).  


Brian has worked and resided in Grand Rapids for the past 15 years. Brian is an attorney/owner of Gordon Hess, PLC with a practice primarily focused upon Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Law, Bankruptcy and Mediation.  


Brian is an experienced 15 year veteran of handling Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support matters for Men facing these difficult issues.  Brian is also well versed and experienced in representing women in Divorce and all Family Law related matters as well as mediation for individuals who wish to proceed in a more amicable manner.  


Brian has represented clients throughout West Michigan Including the follow counties: Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Ionia, Allegan, Montcalm, Barry, Berrien, Van Buren, Newaygo, Mecosta, Oceana, St. Joseph, Cass and Calhoun.  Brian is a highly skilled, experienced and passionate legal advocate for hire.


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 70%
  2. Drunk Driving: 10%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Criminal: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Brian is very experienced in all types of family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, visitation, alimony, and property settlements. He does excellent work and gets great results. I have referred several clients to Brian for family law matters and several for bankruptcy matters and he is skilled in the area of bankruptcy law, as well.


    Kevin Thom
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Howard M. Borin

    My top choice for a divorce attorney on the West side of Michigan.


    Howard Borin Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gordon & Hess, PLC

146 Monroe Center NW.
Suite 1225
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing199909/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerGordon & Hess, PLC2014 - Present
Attorney/OwnerADAM - Gordon & Shaw, PLC2007 - 2014
Associate AttorneyHess, Hess & Kmetz, PC2001 - 2007
Attorney/ClerkHonorable Phillip D. Schaeffer1999 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Michigan Family Law SectionsMember2000 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1999 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Michigan State UniversityPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1994