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Daniel B. Hess, JR. was raised in Grand Rapids, MI. Daniel went on to attend Michigan State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1992. Daniel then attended California Western School of Law, where he graduated in 1995.

While obtaining his law degree, Daniel interned at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office where he gained a tremendous amount of experience working within the criminal justice system. Daniel was admitted to the California Bar in 1997.

In 1999, Daniel accepted a position at Hess, Hess & Kmetz, PC along side his Father, the late Daniel B. Hess, Sr., and his Uncle, the late John H. Hess. Daniel was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2000.

While with Hess, Hess & Kmetz, PC. , Daniel’s main areas of practice were bankruptcy law, criminal law and family law with a primary focus on protecting men’s rights through the firms affiliation with the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM).

With the emergence of Gordon & Hess, PLC, Daniel now continues to seek justice for men and woman alike in both the family and criminal court systems and to carry on the legal family tradition of his late Father and Uncle. Daniel is a strong and savvy advocate and has obtained a significant amount of courtroom experience in his areas of practice.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 10%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%



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  • Jason L. Jansma

    Dan is a straight shooter who gets results. Dan's familiar with all the courts and judges in West Michigan and he goes to bat for his clients. You can't go wrong hiring Dan Hess.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Gordon & Hess PLC

146 Monroe Center St NW Ste 1225
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-2821


MIActive And In Good Standing200005/14/2016
CANot Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)199705/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerGordon & Hess, PLC2014 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyGordon & Shaw, PLC2007 - 2014
Associate AttorneyHess, Hess & Kmetz, PC1999 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMember2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Michigan State UniversityCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationEx-Parte Orders2010