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Brent T. Geers

Brent T. Geers

Geers Law
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Estate Planning...
  • Michigan
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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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Counselor & Attorney
Geers Law
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Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2012) | Legal Education
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Honors: Deans List
Activities: Cooley Veterans Club
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2001) | American Culture
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Activities: Resident Advisor
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan # P75904
Member
Current
Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Criminal Law Section
Speaking Engagements
Life Essentials Workshop, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Urban Core Collective
Certifications
Accredited Attorney
Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Website
Geers Law
Legal Answers
301 Questions Answered

Q. Why did my post-ADR conference get cancelled, again? (Federal Court)
A: Adjournments and other delays are part and parcel to civil litigation. This latest cancellation could be for any number of reasons and requested by one or several of the parties. Hopefully your lawyer can provide you with an explanation about what happened. Just know that it's not terribly unusual for that to happen.
Q. I just bought a puppy for myself, but my mom doesn't want her living with us. Can she legally get rid of the puppy?
A: A part of the answer is going to depend on your age. But more generally, Mom's house, Mom's rules.
Q. My estranged husband dropped me from his health coverage while I am under a doctors care. Do I have any legal recourse?
A: You will need to get about the business of filing for divorce quickly to fully resolve this issue. You may be entitled to free legal assistance considering your financial status and domestic violence allegations.
Q. Sentenced 90 days of kpep how can I get released due to disability
A: You would need to address your concerns to your probation officer. Be advised that KPEP and other such diversion programs are well prepared to accommodate disabilities.
Q. Is it illegal to take a pic @ work of someone's butt crack, without them knowing, and then show the pic to a group?
A: Whether done in jest or not, Michigan does have a criminal statute about taking pictures of an unclothed person without consent. For this particular situation, it would need to be factually determined whether what is shown in the picture meets the criteria for being "unclothed". As crazy as it sounds, the law does provide guidelines about what is considered unclothed. The other issue to consider is what was the employee's reasonable expectation of privacy? Very generally, people are free to take pictures of anything in the public eye. And outside of bathrooms or changing areas, you have a reduced expectation of privacy in a workplace. Taking a picture of someone's butt crack while they bent down in the middle of the store is different from doing the same while the person is in a changing room. Lastly, even if not criminal, it's arguably not ethical to do something like this to an unconsenting person. Additionally, civil remedies may be available through a proper report to the employer's human resources department.
Q. My son is 8 years old. His biological father is aware that the child exists but is NOT on the BC or signed an affadavit.
A: Quite likely, yes. That aside, it would seem that you could still proceed with a step parent adoption, having his rights terminated for non-support.
Q. Can you get an OWI for crashing a car into a pole in a gated subdivision where the gates were closed?
A: Short answer is yes. You can get an OWI for operating a vehicle anywhere accessible to motor vehicles. The fact that it was in a gated community requiring a code for entry makes no difference. Otherwise, what would stop any of the 150+ residents from driving drunk whenever they want as long as they stay in the subdivision?
Q. What the best way to cut your jail time from an year to 5-6 month if you already one DUI?
A: That will depend on what current charge you face, and what the potential penalty for that crime would be. If you are facing a 2nd offense DUI, which would carry a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail, I would anticipate jail time of far less than 1 year, but that will depend on the facts of your particular case, and any plea offers negotiated, as well as what that particular judge does things.
Q. I am a minor in Michigan about to form an LLC. How can I enter into a contract on behalf of my company as a minor?
A: You will need your parents help with this. Other than that, you should be good-to-go.
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Downtown Grand Rapids
15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Telephone: (616) 965-6864
Fax: (616) 536-8408
Suburban Grand Rapids
625 Kenmoor Ave SE STE 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2395
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Telephone: (616) 965-6864
Fax: (616) 536-8408