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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.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2012) | Legal Education
Honors: Deans List
Activities: Cooley Veterans Club
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2001) | American Culture
Activities: Resident Advisor
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
- Current
Adjunct professor of estate planning.
Counselor & Attorney
Geers Law, PLC
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Life Essentials Workshop, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Urban Core Collective
Accredited Attorney
Veterans Affairs
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P75904
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
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Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • 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 Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Elder Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. From when would deadline to plead be (when the motion was accepted or the pretrial hearing (originally the motion date)?
A: If you are having these questions, you need a lawyer. These are procedural questions. From what you describe, you had already been defaulted, which would otherwise effectively end the case for you and subjecting you to whatever the plaintiff was asking for. You seem to have successfully got the default set aside, which puts the case back on the normal path to trial. You now have a period of time for discovery - e.g. exchange of relevant information to prepare for trial. There may also be a pretrial conference or mediation ordered before trial to see if something can be worked out. But at the end of the day, you and the plaintiff will either agree to a settlement or the case will go to trial. You now need to look at the court's pretrial scheduling order to see what your timeline and responsibility is regarding filing pleadings and scheduling motions. You also need to be sure the court and plaintiff's lawyer have your current mailing address. It is not the court's responsibility, nor is it the plaintiff's lawyer's responsibility, to assist you; when you represent yourself, you are held to the same procedures as an attorney. ... Read More
Q. I am living rent free per verbal contract. I was told I could remain here for one year, starting November 1, 2022.
A: A verbal contract is worth the paper it's printed on. That's especially true in matters of real estate. That said, the timing of all this just may be such that you do get to November 1st. Have you been served with a notice to quit yet? If not, the development firm would likely do so on October 1, which would give you 30 days to be out legally.
Q. Can a assault and battery charge for trying to kiss can prevent you from being US citizen?
A: Possibly. The question your friend's lawyer is concerned with is whether an assault happened; he or she is not trying to get him in more trouble than he's already in, but must deal with and confront your friend with the facts that may come out at trial.

That lawyer, that judge, and that prosecutor have absolutely nothing to do with your friend's immigration status or granting of citizenship. That is a matter of federal law and the various immigration departments charged with dealing with that.

Your friend would be wise to speak with an immigration attorney BEFORE entering a plea or going to trial on the assault matter to help determine how this may affect his immigration status. ... Read More
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Downtown Grand Rapids
15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 965-6864
Fax: (616) 536-8408