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David Edward Szostek

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   6 reviews

also known as David Szostek, Dave Szostek

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2014
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant

    10 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Real estate

    10 years

  3. Business

    10 years

  4. Intellectual property
    Trademark and Copyright Registrations and Disputes

    10 years

  5. Licensing
    Cannabis / Marihuana Law Licensing and General Counsel Services

    8 years

  6. Litigation

    10 years

David is one of his firm's founding partners. He started his first business when he was 13, and he made his first corporate acquisition when he was 18. In his nearly twenty-year career, he has owned approximately one dozen companies, including: a high-availability website hosting company, an efficiency consulting company, a weekly print magazine, a fast-food restaurant, and a law firm.

Dave’s entrepreneurial mindset makes him well-suited for our business clients, and his extensive technical-oriented background makes him a knowledgeable, invaluable asset to our technology and intellectual property clients.

Dave excelled in law school; he graduated near the top of his class, and he received the highest grade in over ten of his classes. He also obtained a coveted, 25 hour-per-week student clerkship with Hon. Richard Suhrheinrich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


Edward Allen Law PLLC
4829 E Beltline Ave NE
Suite 103
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Aubrey | January 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best experience I’ve had with a lawyer!
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a challenging year. This has been especially true for me as I lost my job in March and dug myself into a whole that was impossible to get out of with my rent. David from Edward and Alan law went above and beyond to help me. I was in the process of getting evicted and was so lost on what to do , he went out of his way to send me organizations for funding , personally contacted these organizations to help me and managed to help me get all of the money I needed to cover my rent and avoid eviction. He did this all without receiving any payment from me . David from Edward and Alan law had no obligation to help me, but he did more than that. I wouldn’t trust any other person or law firm in my time of need! I highly recommend getting in touch with them if you want a lawyer who not only gets the job done but goes above and beyond to do so!
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Posted by Julie | June 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
David Szostek recently helped me with an important and delicate matter. I've had experience with multiple lawyers that were characteristically unresponsive and did not deliver. Then I encountered David. I highly recommend David for basically anything. He is a creative thinker and has gone the extra mile to help me - working tirelessly to do whatever it took and with excellent results! David is an extraordinary legal professional and will be a benefit to any client!
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Posted by Victoria Vuletich | July 20, 2015
Ethical Lawyer
David demonstrates a commitment to practicing in an ethical manner. He seeks to be worthy of the trust and confidence his clients place in him. He is smart, knowledgeable and always seeks to do the right thing.
Posted by Renay | March 21, 2015
Fast response, very helpful and friendly!
Called in with a question, David answered my question and gave me several tips on things to do and watch out for! He saved me a lot of headache and trouble down the line with the issues I was having. Knowledgeable and helpful, I would not hesitate to call on him again if and when necessary.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2014
Dave is knowledgeable/motivated and precise. He does a great job explaining the words of the court which can be extremely confusing for the average Joe. Happy to have him by my side
Posted by Patrick | December 1, 2014
5 Star Attorney
Couldn't be happier with David. Handles all our business matters with quality, accuracy and speed. He continually goes above and beyond what is asked of him. I look forward to working with him in the future!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Edward Allen Law PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • CEO
  • Unlimited Ventures
  • 2004 - 2009


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • National Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Area Association of Realtors
  • Principal Broker Member, MLS Exchange Shareholder
  • 2016 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Michigan State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Michigan Top Lawyer
  • Michigan Top Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Book Award - Highest Grade
  • Thomas M Cooley Law School
  • 2011


  • The Practitioner (Michigan State Bar Section Publication
  • The Ethics of Accepting Online Payments
  • 2016
  • Grand Rapids Lawyer (Grand Rapids Bar Association)
  • Ethics of Backups
  • 2016
  • Grand Rapids Lawyer (Grand Rapids Bar Association)
  • Ethical and Usable Online Password Management
  • 2015
  • Grand Rapids Lawyer (Grand Rapids Bar Association)
  • Ethically Accepting Electronic Payments
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2-hour Private Class
  • Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law
  • 2019
  • Joint Great Lakes Central Regional Meeting
  • Intellectual property for entrepreneurs and chemists.
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (18)
Endorse David
Business Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Szostek is a great problem solver, and I have no hesitation in endorsing him."
Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave's skills go beyond the scope of what I can endorse, but I can provide the strong recommendation that Dave is extremely knowledgeable and able to provide an amazing sense of empathy few practicing attorneys can demonstrate. Clients and attorneys alike would be well served to work with Dave Szostek and I would have no hesitation in sending clients his way."
Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Prompt and courteous. He takes special care to ensure he meets his client's needs."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse David Szostek for litigation because he has exceptional experience in computer/internet technology. That is very important now in discovery, especially cases involving business litigation and in the management of large amounts of information often generated through discovery on other cases."
Business Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Friend
"David is a very smart guy and an excellent attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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