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Summary

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
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy
  • 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
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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
812 Questions Answered

Q. I was extorted $6684.00 from probate court for minor getting put in a bootcamp I was not the custodial parent and had 0$
A: I understand you weren't the custodial parent, but are you the legal parent to this child? If so, you are on the hook for court fees as much as the other parent. This is the way the court looks at it: if a minor needs juvenile assistance, the parents - not the tax payers - should fund it. You and your ex are jointly liable. The state wants its money back, and since they can't get it from her, they will turn to you. Is it fair to you? No, I'd agree, in relation to your ex. Is it fair to the tax payers to fully fund these services for parents? You won't get your money back from the court. Best you can do is sue your ex wife for her half that you paid, but good luck collecting from her.
Q. My park fined us based on another tennants recording but refuse ro show me proof what are my rights
A: I think you're limited to either pay the fine or not and face whatever actions the park can take against you (e.g. eviction). This doesn't sound like a criminal matter, and the park is not a government entity, so your rights are limited.
Q. Could my friends and i be charged with malicious destruction of property if no damage occurred?
A: There are a few charges the police could pursue - tampering is one that doesn't necessarily require damage. The question is whether the police, and prosecutor, will find this a matter to pursue. Only time will tell, unfortunately.
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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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