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Michael Podein graduated with honors from Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He has spoken on numerous occasions for the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association and Michigan State University; appeared on the "Ask the Lawyer" program; given speeches to unions on workers comp and related issues; led "The People's Law School" classes for citizens who wanted to learn more about the law and is the Former Chairman of the Grand Rapids Bar Association's Workers Compensation Section. 


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    6 years



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Ryan, Podein, Postema & Westgate Pc

3330 Grand Ridge Drive Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525-7033


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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentRyan, Podein, Postema & Westgate Pc1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Michigan State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1974