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Charles E. Chamberlain Jr.

Charles E. Chamberlain Jr.

also known as Chip Chamberlain

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    34 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    29 years
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 10%
    24 years

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Peter Alan VanGelderen

    Having the opportunity to work closely with Chip on numerous cases, I have seen the skill and attention he gives every client and the effort he puts forth to get the best possible result. His knowledge of the law allows for effective advocacy on many issues for his clients in both state and federal court. In addition, he is one of the most highly-regarded defense attorneys in West Michigan.


    Peter VanGelderen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

940 Trust Building
40 Pearl Street, N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-3032



MIActive And In Good Standing198108/06/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law198103/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFarr & Oosterhouse PC1987 - 1996
Assistant United States AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1983 - 1987
Law ClerkU.S. District Court1981 - 1983


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganN/A1992 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1992 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Virginia State BarN/A1981 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A1981 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolN/AN/A1981
Duke UniversityN/AN/A1976