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Thomas Kuiper


Thomas Kuiper
  • Biography
  • Honors and Awards
  • Professional Associations
  • Published Works

Tom Kuiper is an experienced litigator with proficiency in a variety of cases and forums. He practices in State district, circuit, probate, federal and appellate courts, and in arbitration and mediation settings. He represents a variety of clients, from billion-dollar corporations in commercial litigation disputes to the individual involved in a personal dispute or family breakup. He also mediates a wide variety of cases.

Although the issues and forums may differ, Tom's approach remains the same: To relate to people, to communicate difficult legal concepts and information in a clear and simple manner, and to work on a personal level with the client.

Tom is married and has six children. He enjoys sports, and activities with his children, including coaching various youth sports teams.

  • Voted a Michigan SuperLawyer, 2009-Present
  • AV-Preeminent 5.0 rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2000-Present
  • Kuiper Orlebeke PC voted best law firm in Grand Rapids, 2011-2013 by Grand Rapids Magazine
  • American Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Chairman (Litigation Section), 2001 - 2005
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, Kent County Circuit Court
  • The Other Way Ministries, Board of Directors, VP and President, 1999 - 2003
  • Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, President, Board of Directors, 1995 - 2003
  • Elder, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 2004 - 2007
  • "Injecting Fault into No-Fault: Does SJI2d 50.11 Apply in a First-Party No-Fault Case?", (Co-Author with Jack L. Hoffman), Michigan Bar Journal, September, 1998
  • Appellate Advocacy: Refresher Tips Before Oral Argument
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992
Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Hope College, Holland, MI
    • B.A. cum laude - 1989
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Business Administration