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Elizabeth K. Bransdorfer received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Liberal Arts and her law degree cum laude from the Law School, both at the University of Minnesota. Liz specializes in divorce and family law using mediation, and collaborative practice as well as traditional litigation and arbitration. She is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court for both the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, and the United States Tax Court. She serves on the Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and is the Treasurer for the Section. Liz represented the 17th Circuit (Kent County) on the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly from 2014-2016. She has served as Treasurer of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and Chair of the ADR Section of that Association, as well as Chair of the Gerald R. Ford Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She is also a past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (1994-95) and the National Association of Women Lawyers (2001-02). Liz has been recognized for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and was named by Best Lawyers as Grand Rapids’ 2018 Collaborative Law: Family Law Lawyer of the Year based on peer reviews. In 2015, Liz was selected for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region Outstanding Member Award. In 2011, Liz was honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 20 Women in the Law 2011 for her meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. Liz was named the 2009 recipient of the Michael S. Barnes Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions toward the provision of free legal assistance to the poor and the elderly in Western Michigan.

Location
  • 900 Monroe Avenue, NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Education
  • University of Minnesota, Liberal Arts
  • University of Minnesota, Juris Doctorate
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 1985
Affiliations
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan - Member
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan - Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association - Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals - Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers - Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Collaborative Law: Family Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Family Law, Grand Rapids (2022)
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law, Grand Rapids (2018)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Family Law
Awards:
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2009 recipient of Michael S. Barnes Award
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region Outstanding Member Award
  • Listed in Best Lawyers

Publications

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