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  1. Divorce: 70%
    28 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    28 years



Hourly ($240/hour)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • George Robert Carpenter

    When a dear friend of my family was in need a divorce lawyer, and I did not want to be involved because of our personal relationship, I referred her to Catherine. I knew from past cases in which she had been my opposing counsel, that my friend would be well represented.


    George Carpenter Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Catherine and I have battled several cases together over our years of practice and I have always found her to be prepared and diligent. She is a tenacious advocate for her clients and yet is able to resolve issues without unnecessary expenditure of time. In addition, I have always found Catherine to be accessible and responsive to telephone calls etc... If you are seeking an attorney who knows what they are doing and cares about her clients you should contact Catherine.


    Carolyn Gaston
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Wheeler Upham, PC

Calder Plaza Building
250 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing198705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional AchievementMartindale-Hubbell2016
High Ethical StandingMartindale-Hubbell2016
10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Cert. of Appreciation, 8 Yrs. of Service, Brd. of Zoning AppealsCity of Grand Rapids2005
American Jurisprudence AwardUniversity of Toledo College of Law1986
Burton Maddock Memorial ScholarshipUniversity of Toledo College of Law1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWheeler Upham, PC2011 - Present
Attorney, Of CounselSchenk, Boncher & Rypma, PC2007 - 2010
AttorneyCatherine M Sullivan, PLC2007 - 2010
AttorneySchenk, Boncher & Rypma, PC1989 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitAttorney in good standing1997 - Present
State Bar of MichgianAttorney in good standing1987 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of MichiganAttorney in good standing1987 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationAttorney in good standing1987 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI)Business AdministrationBSBA cum laude1984