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Bruce Alan Block

Criminal defense Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1992
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Providing competent and aggressive criminal defense to West Michigan persons charged with marijuana crimes, drug crimes, theft, and most criminal charges.

    32 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    Civil litigation lawyer providing legal services to Western Michigan clients in business disputes and other civil matters.

    32 years

  3. Appeals

    32 years

  4. Business

    32 years

  5. Expungement

    32 years


Bruce Alan Block PLC
1155 East Paris Ave SE Ste. 300
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Glenn | November 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When you want to win
I required a lawyer that would actually fight in my best interest rather than try to get me to take the plea on something i just did not do so i called Bruce! A few friends i have gave me his info because he works in my area and wins cases that most just plea out. well dressed down to earth guy, he is realistic and knowledgeable, and will give you a straight answer. Especially if your in montcalm county and want a chance of winning call bruce!
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Posted by jeramy deboise | December 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
great communication, easy process from being in a diff state. friendly legal assistant Linda was great. expungement of my record was easy simple and affordable. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a new start.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Determined. Compassionate. Genuine.
Attorney Block exceeded my expectations! He worked diligently to get my conviction expunged and expressed true happiness when the judge granted the order. He was thorough, informative and honest. His compassion and genuine personality made me feel at ease. He is well connected throughout the legal community and told me exactly what to expect when facing the judge. I highly recommend Attorney Block. He will work hard for you and can positively impact your future!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Integrity, compassion, and professionalism
From the beginning, Bruce Alan Block was professional, and yet not distant or unconcerned. He took a personal interest in my case, making it his own. It almost seemed that I was his only client. He acts with complete integrity and will not promise what he cannot deliver. Choosing him was a wise investment. You won't be disappointed because he will work hard for you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the area
Bruce was an amazing help from our first meeting. He is very knowledgeable of not only the law, but all of the judges and prosecutors in the area. He knows how to get the best outcome, and will fight for you to reach it. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for any legal help.
Posted by Jordan | May 30, 2015
Four felony charges dropped!
Bruce is a top notch lawyer! I had never been in trouble in my life and got wrapped up in four felony larceny charges and Bruce got them all dropped. He is a straight forward guy and fights for you and what is right. He is a genuine and honest guy who really strives to help you. He is worth every penny I spend and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2015
Never gave up
After being charged with use of marijuana, me and my family researched a lot of lawyers and decided to meet with Mr. Block. Mr block is no non sense lawyer who will tell you exactly what your in for and your best course of action. We'll Mr. Block made it very clear that 7411 was my best option, he also made it clear that I had an open minded judge and he thought the police officer made an illegal stop. I decided to file for dismissal. after months of waiting, the judge was in the process of retiring and clearing his docket so it took 3 months and looked like we may have to start all over with a new judge, but I then got the call from Mr. Block that my case had been dismissed and the judge deemed the stop illegal. I can't thank Mr. Block and his team enough. The process was long but Mr. Block kept fighting for me and always kept me up to date on my case.
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Posted by Trevor | August 16, 2012
Bruce Block Saved My Life
I am a 27 year old college student who was arrested in April on three misdemeanor assault & battery charges from an incident at a bar where a minor argument escalated and ended with three drunk people lying to the police about me. I hired Bruce Block to defend me, and I truly could not be happier with the results! Through his dedication and hard work, he ultimately got ALL charges dismissed and I escaped unscathed! He fought diligently for me throughout the summer, and even when the situation seemed to be the most dire he kept a positive attitude and made me feel safe, even though the pending charges against me were looming over my head and causing me extreme stress and anxiety. Mr. Block and his team of attorneys, interns, and legal assistants exude a warm and caring demeanor, and always kept me updated throughout the legal process. I just received the good news that all charges were dropped a couple days ago, and I am so relieved, and extremely grateful to Mr. Block and his team for all their hard work. Hopefully I won't need a criminal defense attorney again, but if I did I would absolutely hire Bruce Block. His fees are very affordable ($1,200 to get out of 3 misdemeanor charges!), and he has a very warm and welcoming personality that always gave me comfort, even when I was in desperate fear of the pending charges. He said something to me on our initial consultation before I hired him that really stands out to me: we were discussing how much it would be to hire him, and about how a violent criminal charge would stick with me and limit any potential employers for the rest of my life. He said, "How much is your future worth?" Well, thanks to Bruce Block my future is looking bright, and I will continue to pursue my academic and professional goals knowing in my heart that Bruce Block saved my life by vindicating me completely from the false charges I was alleged to have committed (for only $1,200!!!), and I will be forever grateful to him for all that he has done for me. If you need a defense attorney, I would strongly recommend hiring Bruce Block, you will not regret it!!
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Posted by Chris | August 15, 2012
Bruce is an honest, upfront and well-connected attorney who gets results
Bruce handled my felony marijuana case very carefully throughout the 10 months it went on. He was always very up front with me about what the potential consequences were and what I would likely be facing. I felt very comfortable working with him (despite the high stress of my case) as he always maintained clear communications with me about what was taking place. Bruce was not only knowledgeable in the area of marijuana defense but he knew the majority of the people I was dealing with (Judges, prosecuting attorneys, arresting officer, drug enforcement teams, etc.). Bruce knew what my best options were even when my case looked as if it would go federal. It was the relationships Bruce has established throughout his career that helped me to broker a good deal despite all the craziness that occurred throughout my 10 month ordeal. Bruce helped me to get the charge dropped to a one year misdemeanor and got a first offender status on top of that (which means the conviction was set aside and will not even be put on my record as long as I successfully complete probation). My overall experience with Bruce was very positive and almost life changing as I not only get to keep my job because I’m not going to jail but will not even have a criminal record as a result. It was also very important for me to have an honest attorney who prepared me for the worst in the beginning but gave me the results in the end to continue my life with little inconvenience going forward. I never plan to go the route I did in the past again but will most definitely call Bruce if anything else ever comes up and I am in a legal bind.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2011
The People's Attorney
I have worked with lots of attorneys over the last 28 years. Bruce has more honesty and integrity than most of them put together. I have never met an attorney who works so hard for his clients and puts so much effort into whoever he may be working for. He is an outstanding attorney who takes his job, and more importantly, his clients seriously. I trust Bruce and I know that he gives straightforward and honest advice to the people he works with. He is an "attorney for the people", believing in their rights and fighting hard to protect them.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2008
Attorney Block gave us back our life!
Attorney Bruce Block is an honest, no-nonsense attorney who knows how to represent clients charged with crimes. Our son was charged with various criminal counts of felony theft and Breaking and Entering. Attorney Block was able to get the charges reduced to the point, where our son did not go to prison, but instead was given probation and came home to hsi wife and newly born son! If we ever have a problem again, he will be our first call!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)


  • Wayne State University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Calvin College
  • BA
  • 1988


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bruce for a number of years. He is an honest, hard working attorney who works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is an experienced trial lawyer who knows how to litigate aggressively. Frankly, he is one of the best investments you will ever make. Bruce focuses on criminal, civil, and divorce matters, but can litigate anything with skill and precision."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Block is an extremely knowledgeable, competent attorney. Mr. Block works hard for his clients, and he is dedicated to obtaining the best results possible. I have a good deal of respect for Mr. Block, for his professionalism, and for his passion."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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