I am an associate attorney at Conybeare Law Office and manage the worker’s compensation and Social Security departments. I became interested in worker’s compensation law while working as a truck driver, warehouseman, and tree cutter while paying my way through school.
I graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Aviation Science and Administration (B.S., 2003). I decided to go to law school where my grandfather went, Detroit-Mercy Law School (J.D., 2007) and became focused on personal injury law after a cousin was killed in an industrial accident.
I worked closely with Timothy Kragt and Len Smit to develop the necessary skills and expertise to handle worker’s compensation and Social Security claims. Conybeare Law Office merged with Smit & Kragt in 2009 to create the largest full-service personal injury law firm in Southwest Michigan.
I have been elected twice by my peers to the State Bar of Michigan Worker's Compensation Section Council. In 2014, I was selected as a “Rising Star” in Michigan worker’s compensation law. The selection process by “Super Lawyers” included independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Less than 2.5% of lawyers in a state are selected as “Rising Stars.”
I have two children and an amazing wife.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2007||06/06/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Attorney||Conybeare Law Office P C||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Smit & Kragt||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Berrien County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Workers' Compensation Law Section||Council Member||2011 - 2016|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Western Michigan University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
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