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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.

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
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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
- Current
Adjunct professor of estate planning.
Counselor & Attorney
Geers Law, PLC
- Current
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 Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P75904
Member
Current
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Speaking Engagements
Life Essentials Workshop, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Urban Core Collective
Certifications
Accredited Attorney
Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Website
Geers Law
Legal Answers
1210 Questions Answered
Q. Can probation and parole conduct a home visit and conduct a search of a parolees home if the parolee is not there?
A: If your sister-in-law is on parole and resides there, then as a condition of her parole, a parole agent can search the residence. People on parole do not have the same constitutional rights against searches and seizures.
Q. Can I get in trouble for receiving online orders as a gift that were paid for with fraudulent information?
A: Tread carefully: there comes a point in time where you could become liable for receiving or conspiring. Is there a lot of "gifts" coming to you? Is there a history or pattern of receiving gifts from this person? Can you, and will you, name the person giving you gifts? What are you doing with these gifts once received? How do you know they were purchased with fraudulent information? And if you do know, do you continue to accept them? You may be answering questions like this from police or a prosecutor, and your answers will determine your fate.
Q. landlord is telling us move to another more expensive property of ours or be evicted.
A: Do you have a lease? When that is up, then they could ask you to either leave or offer you a different place. You may want to consult with a disability advocacy service.
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Contact & Map
Downtown Grand Rapids
15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 965-6864
Fax: (616) 536-8408
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