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About me

After law school, my wife and I returned to Grand Rapids, where I have practiced law for over 33 years.  As a founding member of Gruel Mills in 1985, my practice has focused on complex litigation, where I have been privileged to help hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals and families, who have experienced personal tragedy and loss.  I am a devoted husband and father of three and a proud new grandfather. 


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Defective Products: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 15%
  4. Car Accident: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact info

Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman PLLC

99 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 800
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing198205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberGruel Mills Nims & Pylman, PLLC1985 - Present
AttorneyCholette Perkins & Buchanan1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Michigan Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anderson v Dassault AviationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarAs Judges See It, Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation2014
National Business Institute SeminarWhat Civil Court Judges Want You to Know2010
National Business Institute SeminarHandling Medical Negligence Cases2005
UnknownAvoiding Environmental Liability1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
As Judges See It, Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil LitigationCivil Litigation2014
What Civil Court Judges Want You to KnowTrial Practice2010
Handling Medical Negligence Cases in MichiganMedical Malpractice2005
Avoiding Environmental Liability in MichiganEnvironmental Law1991
Citizens LawschoolProduct LiabilityN/A