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James R. Oppenhuizen is an experienced business and insolvency attorney in Grand Rapids.  The Oppenhuizen Law Firm, PLC is business focused and results driven.  Mr. Oppenhuizen believes that entrepreneurs and business people are the catalysts for economic growth, build and sustain stable communities, and provide opportunity to huge numbers of people.  Business people who pursue long term profits through providing needed and beneficial services to their communities are the backbone of any community.  Mr. Oppenhuizen is dedicated to helping those business people thrive, through building long lasting relationships directed toward growth and profit.


Mr. Oppenhuizen also has a strong background in insolvency and restructuring matters.  Such experience can provide a springboard to success for a business that has experienced missteps, but has learned and is ready to enter the road to success.  Creativity is the most important skill a bankruptcy attorney must have to be successful.  The same is true in business, and Mr. Oppenhuizen will put his creativity to work for your business in dealing with any issue that arises.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 25%
    8 years
  2. Chapter 7: 20%
    10 years
  3. Chapter 11: 20%
    8 years
  4. International Law: 15%
    3 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Oppenhuizen Law Firm, PLC

125 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 366
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing200508/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Super Lawyer - Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKeller & Almassian, PLC2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganN/A2005 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2005 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationNominating Committee Member2012 - 2012
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionChair2011 - 2012
Calvin College Alumni Association, Grand Rapids ChapterBoard Member2007 - 2010
Valparaiso University Law ReviewAssociate Editor2003 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Calvin CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ask the LawyerChapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy2015
FBA Bankruptcy ConferenceTreatment of Claims in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcies2014
Bankruptcy BootcampResponding to the United States Trustee2014
Ask the LawyerBankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 132014
United States Trustee Bankruptcy BootcampBankruptcy Intakes2013
Debtors Bar of West Michigan 2013 SeminarNon-Dischargeability and the Michigan Building Contract Fund Act2013
Ask the LawyerBankruptcy Chapter 7 & 132013
Grand Rapids Bar Association Ask the LawyerBankruptcy2012
U.S. Trustee's Best Practices SeminarDivorce and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy2011
Federal Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section Western District of Michigan SeminarEthics and Adversary Proceedings2009