|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1981||05/14/2017|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Michigan State University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Posted by Maria
I retained Attorney Beurkens to represent me in a first-time DWI charge. His initial consult with me was one phone call; a secretary advised on all subsequent matters over the phone as well. Prioe to my initial court appearance, we agreed on an appointed time to meet in the lobby. Two hours and two phone calls later no Atty. Beurkens. By this point I believed I was on my own and worried about arriving late to the courtroom. A kind clerk helped me figure out where I needed to be. Atty. Beurkens finally arrived to the court; we spoke briefly, then I was called to appear before the judge. We left the courtroom, he shook my hand, and he left. A few weeks later at my sentencing hearing Atty. Beurkens was well over an hour late. At this point I was already seated in the courtroom, under-represented, and quite frankly prepared to be my own advocate. I certainly didn't have one in Atty. Beurkens.
Posted by Joseph
Jerry was available right away to answer questions and help guide me through all I need to do to prepare for my hearing. I believe I have made a good choice in hiring him. Looking forward to our face-to-face meeting and getting my drivers license back.
Posted by anonymous
Missed my court date, then said he did more work than my retainer fee. Heard other reviews of this lawyer breaking lawyer-client confidentiality as well.
Robert Mirque, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jerry for most of my 22 years as a lawyer in Grand Rapids and I can say that he works hard for his clients, is honest and fair, and enjoys a solid reputation in our courts. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Jerry to a friend or family member facing a criminal charge.