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John M. DeVries, a native of Grand Rapids, practices in the areas of litigation in federal and state courts, oil, gas and water law, eminent domain and zoning law. John received his bachelor's degree from Calvin College and his law degree from the University of Michigan, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Grand Rapids and Federal Bar Associations, the State Bar of Michigan, and is a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Contact & Links
  • 900 Monroe Avenue, NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • University of Michigan, Juris Doctorate
  • Calvin College, BA
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association - Member
  • Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference - Life Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court (Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Sixth Circuit)
  • U.S. Tax Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Oil and Gas Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Oil and Gas Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Oil and Gas Law, Grand Rapids (2022)
  • Oil and Gas Law, Grand Rapids (2011)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Law
Special Focus:
  • Oil and Gas
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Listed in Best Lawyers
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Natural Resources Law


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