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About Me

Howard Van Den Heuvel J.D. has been successfully advising businesses and individuals for over 20 years. His skills have been recognized by other attorneys who have retained him to advise them.

With a specialty in difficult cases, Howard represents clients that other attorneys will not take.

He is a graduate of Calvin College and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Howard Van Den Heuvel is licensed to practice before all Michigan state courts, the Federal District Court, and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

Contact my office to schedule an appointment: (616)-698-0000 Monday-Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM


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Practice Areas


  1. Family: 10%
  2. Child Custody: 5%
  3. Child Support: 5%
  4. Commercial: 5%
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Contingent (15-30%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer is one of the most ethical in West Michigan. His aggressive representation ensures that his client gets a fair outcome. If I personally needed a lawyer, I would have Vandenhuvel on my short list.


    Timothy Trichler Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Howard for many years. I know his character to be of absolutely sterling quality and his representation of his clients is aggressive but tempered with compassion.


    Richard Lobbes
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

4920 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49512-5359


MIActive And In Good Standing199209/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Cients ChoiceAvvo.com2013
Top ContributorAvvo.com2013
Top Attorney FamilyAvvo.com2013
Award for Outstanding ServiceU.S. Attorney's Office1991
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyVan Den Heuvel Law Office1992 - Present
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office1991 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Rutherford InstituteParticipating Attorney2001 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1992 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember1992 - 1998
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Verduin v. Gaines TownshipOrdinance Violation Overturned
Beechy v. Central Michigan Dist. Health DepartmentN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Van Den Heuvel Law BlogVan Den Heuvel Law Blog2013
Van Den Heuvel Law BlogChild Custody and Petitions for Custody2013
Van Den Heuvel Law BlogChild Custoy and the 12 Best Interest Factors2013
Van Den Heuvel Law BlogWhat Do Legal Rates Mean?2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AN/A1991
Calvin CollegeCommunicationsN/A1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Christian Legal Society of Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolEthics in Law2012
Calvin College Business ForumWhat Lawyers Can Do For Businesses2011