"Aggressive and Experienced West Michigan Personal Injury Law Firm"
I began my legal career working for the Workers Compensation Appellate Commission, a body of judges appointed by the governor to hear workers compensation appeals. While working at the commission I gained valuable insight into what proofs are required to win all types of litigated workers compensation cases. This valuable knowledge gives me the edge when representing my clients. From the Appellate Commission I went to work for a prominent insurance defense firm in Grand Rapids, MI., defending big business from claims submitted by everyday hardworking Michigan employees. Not happy with what I saw, I left defense work and created a plaintiff only practice. Having been on the "other side of the fence," gives me the edge when I represent you in court.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2003||07/25/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Oustanding Contribution||Law Review||2001|
|President||Grand Haven Injury Lawyers||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Jon Marc Smits PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Bleakley Law Offices||2005 - 2009|
|Attorney||Bleakley, Cypher, Parent, Warren & Quinn||2002 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||State of Michigan Workers Compensation Appellate Commission||1999 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|Workers' Compensation Committee||Member||N/A|
|2001 ACO # 118 (2001). *Research and writing contribution as a law clerk||Martin v. City of Pontiac||N/A|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Hope College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Presentation - Q & A for Bus Drivers Union||Workers Rights Under the Workers Compensation Act and the MESC||N/A|
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Tue Jul 14 2015
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