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Lee T. Silver

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Partnership, Consumer Protection, Contracts & Agreements

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Licensed since 1984

  1. Litigation: 60%
    31 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    31 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 10%
    31 years
  4. Partnership: 10%
    31 years
  5. Employment & Labor: 10%
    31 years



Hourly ($290-320/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact Info

Silver & Van Essen PC

300 Ottawa Ave, NW - Suite 620
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503



MIActive And In Good Standing198408/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2006
AV rated for Skill and Integrity (highest rating possible)Martindale Hubbell1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding MemberSilver & Van Essen, PC2000 - Present
PartnerBuchanan, Silver & Beckering1992 - 2000
PartnerClary, Nantz, Wood, Hoffius, Rankin & Cooper1984 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Business Law JournalLender Liability: In Search of Good Faith and Fair Dealing1988


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of RedlandsN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationVarious litigation topicsN/A