Civil Litigation


Claims in which one person, company or entity sues another in a court of law

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation encompasses a broad spectrum of law that the lawyers at Kuiper Orlebeke handle in courts throughout the state on a regular basis.

Two factors are critical in any litigation matter: reputation and ability. At Kuiper Orlebeke, our trial attorneys have gained a statewide reputation for being skilled, polished and collegial litigators. It's why judges from across the state ask us to assist in shaping court rules, representing a party, or mediating a difficult case on the court's docket.

The attorneys are Kuiper Orlebeke have the experience and savvy to provide the highest level of proficiency in the courtroom. It's why our peers have awarded us the highest possible rating given to lawyers for both skill and ethics.


Business & Commercial Litigation

The trial attorneys at Kuiper Orlebeke regularly handle business and commercial litigation matters. These matters routinely include breach of contract litigation, shareholder dispute, employment related litigation, and a variety of other situations that business owners and managers face on a regular basis. In Kent County, like in many counties, there is a dedicated Business Court where our attorneys regularly practice and understand the unique intricacies of commercial litigation in business courts across the state.


Tort Litigation

Tort litigation refers to a wide range of causes of action that confront both individuals and businesses. Our attorneys argued a business tort case before the Michigan Supreme Court involving interference with business property rights. Fraud and misrepresentation in contract negotiations are issues regularly litigated by our trial attorneys. As an individual, we represent clients in tort claims for negligence, breach of fiduciary duties, and personal injury matters among other tort-based causes of action.


Real Estate Litigation

Kuiper Orlebeke has a wide range of experience in all facets of real estate litigation. We represent real estate brokers and agents throughout the state in matters involving residential and commercial disputes. We regularly litigate issues over real estate purchase agreements and specific performance of real estate contracts. We represent clients in professional licensing and regulatory trials. Our attorneys also litigate on behalf of developers and individuals who need enforcement of their real estate and contractual rights involving real property or condominiums. Whatever the real estate issue, the attorneys at Kuiper Orlebeke stand ready to represent your interest in court.


Personal Injury Litigation

If you or a family member is injured, we can help. We represent individuals in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, and injuries from off-road vehicles. We have helped personal injury clients recover millions of dollars in compensation and stand ready to meet with you to discuss how we may be able to help you.


Probate & Trust Litigation

There are few lawyers and law firms across the state with the knowledge and experience in probate and trust litigation as the attorneys at Kuiper Orlebeke. We have represented both trustees and individuals in litigated trust matters in disputes in the hundreds of millions of dollars. We have successfully litigated trust cases in courts across the state, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. If you have a complicated trust or estate matter, we can help with an unparalleled level of experience and success.

Trust Kuiper Orlebeke

No matter the issue you face, Kuiper Orlebeke has the experience and dedication necessary to represent you in the best way possible. Because we are a smaller firm, we are efficient and affordable, and take a very personal approach to working with our clients.

Contact Us

Feel free to get in touch with us for any inquiries you may have, and one of our friendly staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Kuiper Orlebeke P.C.

180 Monroe Avenue N.W., Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616.454.3700
616.454.0441