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Biography

Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.

Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2012) | Legal Education
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Honors: Deans List
Activities: Cooley Veterans Club
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2001) | American Culture
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Activities: Resident Advisor
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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Adjunct professor of estate planning.
Counselor & Attorney
Geers Law, PLC
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Speaking Engagements
Life Essentials Workshop, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Urban Core Collective
Certifications
Accredited Attorney
Veterans Affairs
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P75904
Member
Current
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are available by phone only. I apply all other consultation fees toward subsequent fees for legal services.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    Blended contingency fee involves a reduced hourly fee and approximately 15% of the judgment amount.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    A reduced rate schedule is available to veterans with demonstrated income below 400% of the federal poverty line. A discount is always available to K-12 teachers and support staff, law enforcement personnel, and veterans whose income exceeds 400% of the federal poverty line.
Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Elder Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Please advise what behaviors of a teacher are considered abuse/misconduct that breach the law.
A: Can you file a complaint? Absolutely? Is it illegal? Probably not. I'm assuming you've tried to resolve these issues with the teacher already. Your next step should be to the principal, and that communication should be along the lines of "I talked to the teacher of March 5th about my son having to sit on the floor. She says it's because of X, but agreed not to do it anymore. On March 8, my son reports he was again placed on the floor, which Teacher refuses to acknowledge. I don't think it's appropriate and would like your help to address it". Keep going up the chain if you have to. But realize that as much as we love our children, there may be a reasonable explanation for what your son is saying. But you are otherwise well within your rights to question and demand answers. It just doesn't sound like something you need "the law" involved.
Q. My daughter came home bitten up and had a allergic reaction to fleas or bed bug bites
A: File a motion with the court.
Q. How long do I have to file a medical malpractice suit?
A: Sooner rather than later. You will really need to contact a medical malpractice attorney quickly.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Geers Law
Contact & Map
Downtown Grand Rapids
15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 965-6864
Fax: (616) 536-8408