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Miller Johnson, P.L.C.


Arena Place, Suite 1100
45 Ottawa Avenue, SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States
(616) 831.1700

Firm Details

Miller Johnson was founded in 1959 and has offices in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Miller Johnson's diversified and challenging full-service civil practice is divided into three major practice areas: Business and Corporate Law, Employment and Labor Relations and Litigation.

Our top-ranking by third parties attests to our proficiency in practice areas such as employment law, employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights, general commercial litigation, mediation, labor law, insurance counseling and recovery, mergers and acquisitions, construction, real estate, tax law, trusts and estates, and family law.

We've never strived to be one of the biggest law firms. Instead, Miller Johnson's standard has always been, simply, to be the best. Our clients like knowing that their law firm is innovative, aggressive, consistent, responsive, and efficient.


Eric Starck
Chair, Business Section
Keith Eastland
Chair, Labor and Employment Section
D. Andrew Portinga
Chair, Litigation Section
Craig Lubben
Managing Member
Robert Wolford
Managing Member

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Kalamazoo in Employment Law - Management with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Employment Law - Management with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Health Care Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Labor Law - Management with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Kalamazoo in Litigation - Real Estate with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Grand Rapids in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 4 lawyers


  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Women in Law"
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Up and Coming Lawyer"
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal "40 Under Forty"
  • Super Lawyer's Rising Star
  • West Michigan Top Employment and Labor Law Firm (GRBJ)
  • Chambers High Net Worth Guide
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms
  • BTI Client Service All-Star
  • Fifty Most Influential Women in West Michigan
  • West Michigan Top Estate Planning Law Firm (GRBJ)
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year
  • Chambers USA - Leaders in Their Field
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Leader in the Law"


  • Benteler Automotive
  • Borgess Health
  • Bronson Healthcare Group
  • Covenant Healthcare
  • Douglas Autotech Corporation
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Huntington Bank
  • Kellogg Company
  • Leco Corporation
  • Paulstra CRC Corporation
  • Priority Health
  • Spectrum Health
  • Stryker Corporation

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Office Locations

United States

United States



Grand Rapids, MI

Arena Place, Suite 1100

45 Ottawa Avenue, SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

United States

(616) 831.1700

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Kalamazoo, MI

Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites, Suite 200

100 West Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3960

United States

(269) 226.2950

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