Thomas R. Behm

Thomas R. Behm


Gruel Mills

Recognized since 2010

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Bet-the-Company Litigation
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Contact & Links

Location

  • 99 Monroe Avenue, NW, Suite 800
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Education

  • Detroit College of Law, JD, graduated 1986
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, BBA, graduated 1983

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member-Litigation Section
  • American Board of Trail Advocates (ABOTA) - Executive Board Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association - Former President
  • Justice Foundation of West Michigan - Past Chairman and Fellow
  • Michigan Association for Justice - Past Board Member
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • State Bar of Michigan - Executive Board Member- Negligence Section
  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - Fellow

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Bet-the-Company Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Grand Rapids (2023)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Grand Rapids (2022)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Grand Rapids (2021)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Grand Rapids (2019)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Grand Rapids (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • Recipient of the 2014 Respected Advocate Award given by the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association- President's Award
  • Selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers®
  • "AV- Preeminent Lawyer" peer review rating through Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and integrity
  • Peer selected for inclusion in Leading Lawyers, a listing of the leading lawyers limited to 5 percent of licensed attorneys in the State of Michigan
  • Contributing author for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Served as a Trial Instructor for the Hillman Advocacy Program

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