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Patrick R. Drueke

Patrick R. Drueke

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Construction & Development, Litigation

About Me

Pat partners with businesses and individuals to successfully complete their real estate and construction projects. He focuses on how best to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities. Pat regularly represents:

• Landlords and tenants leasing commercial and industrial space
• Buyers and sellers of commercial and residential property
• Developers and other property owners seeking zoning approval
• Condominium and residential neighborhood associations as general counsel
• Businesses and individuals in disputes regarding their real estate or construction projects
• Owners and operators of environmentally contaminated sites facing enforcement action
• Commercial and residential contractors in construction liens and disputes
• County drain commissioners as general counsel

Pat shares an intense interest with his clients in improving the quality of construction developments. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and can lead you through the evolving legal requirements relating to green building. Pat also frequently helps entrepreneurs and small businesses with their start-up needs through a variety of economic development organizations, including StartGarden and Pure Michigan Business Connect. Pat’s practical approach helps swiftly solve legal issues so that his clients can focus on what they do best.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Real Estate: 60%
    17 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    17 years
  3. Construction & Development: 20%
    17 years



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Steven Daniel Schultz

    I had the opportunity to work with Patrick on an insurance defense matter. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, hard work and abilities. His client was well represented throughout the litigation. I would absolutely endorse this lawyer.


    Steven Schultz Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Glen Adam Kotten

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Glen Kotten Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Rhoades McKee Pc attorneys & counselors

161 Ottawa Avenue Northwest Suite 600
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503



MIActive And In Good Standing199808/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Fellow of the Michigan State Bar FoundationState Bar of Michigan2012
Rising StarThompson Reuters2012
LEED APUnited States Green Building Council2009
Commercial/Residential CertificationGreen Advantage2009
Top Ten Brief WriterWayne State University1998
Cum LaudeAlbion College1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderRhoades McKee, PC1998 - Present
Legal InternWayne County Prosecutors Office1996 - 1996
Legal InternNoeske & Abbo1996 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kent County Parks FoundationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Building Owners & Management AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - 2012
Clements Mill Site Condominium AssociationFormer Board of Directors2009 - Present
United States Green Building CouncilLEED AP2009 - Present
Associated Builders and ContractorsMember2008 - 2010
American Inns of Court FoundationThe Gerald R. Ford American Inns of Court2006 - 2008
National Association of HomebuildersGrand Rapids HBA Land Development Committee2005 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Builders Unlimited, Inc. v. OppenhuizenCase affirmed on appeal
Beaty v. Ganges Tp.Reversed and remanded

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Publication NameTitleDate
GreenLight NewsletterThe Foundation for a Legally Green Construction Practice2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Albion CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Michigan Ag ExpoNutrition Labeling of Single-Ingredient Products and Ground or2012
Joint Association MeetingLEED & SERF Certification Systems2011
BOMA Monthly MeetingGreen Building Incentives2010
Michigan Association of CPAs annual meetingHot Topics in Real Estate Law2007
Legal Seminar for the Building IndustryWorksite Liability2006
How You Can Afford to Own a HomeResidential Real Estate Transactions2005