150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Jennie Boldish Bryan

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Contact Information

Suite 200
220 Lyon N.W.
Grand Rapids MI 49503
Work (616) 451-8111
Fax (616) 451-8189


Practice State

Michigan

Introduction

With more than 26 years of experience as an attorney in West Michigan, Jennie Bryan practices exclusively in Family Law. Ms. Bryan handles divorce cases, child custody matters, and complex business valuation matters, as well as related issues, such as alimony, child support, hidden assets, and inherited or gifted assets. Her experience and tenacity in the court room is well known; she has had significant trial experience in Family Court, as well as had cases in the Circuit Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, Federal District Court (Western and Eastern Districts) and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Having been trained as a mediator, Ms. Bryan also assists other parties and their attorneys settle cases and resolve issues without going to court. She is often retained on a private basis to serve as a mediator or arbitrator on family law matters, such as custody disputes and divorce matters. Well-respected by both judges and adversaries, Ms. Bryan is considered an outstanding advocate for her clients and often receives cases by referral from other lawyers, law firms and former clients. She is experienced, knowledgeable about the law and her opponent, and well prepared for the courtroom, or other adversarial proceeding.

Emphasis

Family Law litigation focusing on complex property issues including business valuations. Also, I handle Arbitration hearings and am a certified Mediator.

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Counties

  • Barry, Michigan
  • Kent, Michigan
  • Newaygo, Michigan
  • Ottawa, Michigan

Education

Stetson University, Bachelors in Business Administration; University of Florida Law school; Cooley Law school.

Legal Organizations

Chair, Grand Rapids Bar Assn., 2004; Judicial Candidate Review Committee, Grand Rapids Bar, 2004-2006; Co-Chair, Bench Bar Conference Kent County, Michigan, 2004; Vice-Chair, Grand Rapids Bar Assn., 2003.

Awards

Domestic Violence Protocol Training, 2003; Certified Mediator since 2002; Recipient of the Michael S. Barnes Award for exemplary contributions to legal aid.

CLE Presentations

2008 State Bar Annual Meeting 9/18/2008-9/19/2008, Dearborn, MI, Speaker; Michigan Judicial Institute, Referee Seminar, 11/02/2006, Lansing, MI, Speaker; 4th annual Family Law Institute, 11/17/2005, Dearborn, MI, Speaker; Michigan Assn. of Certified Public Accountants, Divorce Issues Conference, 2/25/2005, Speaker; 2005 Family Forum, Speaker; 2nd Annual Family Law Institute, 11/17/2003-11/18/2003, Ypsilanti, Mi, Speaker; The "New" Mediation, Grand Valley State University, 10/29/2003, Speaker; 2010 and 2012 State Bar Annual Meeting, Presenter: Family Law Annual Update. ICLE presentation January 2012: Law of Separate Property. ICLE presentation November 2013: Tax issues for Family Law Lawyers. Michigan Judicial Institute 2014:  attorney fees.  June 2014:  Ottawa County bar assocition presenter re: attorney fees.

AAML Chapter

2012-2014: Board of Managers; Membership recruitment.

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