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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
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Elder Law
  • 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.
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
- Current
Adjunct professor of estate planning.
Counselor & Attorney
Geers Law, PLC
- Current
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2012) | Legal Education
Honors: Deans List
Activities: Cooley Veterans Club
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2001) | American Culture
Activities: Resident Advisor
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P75904
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Speaking Engagements
Life Essentials Workshop, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Urban Core Collective
Accredited Attorney
Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Geers Law
Legal Answers
2136 Questions Answered
Q. Do you have to show police your CPL license if you are not suspected of a crime in Michigan.
A: The answer is within the licensing statutes. The prerequisite CPL class instructs people on their rights AND responsibilities under the law. Importantly, you are obligated to immediately disclose whether you are carrying concealed when approached by law enforcement. Failing to do so, or not having your license with you, are subject to criminal sanctions, even if you are actually a CPL holding properly carrying.
Q. Can I sue my school for neglect if they had a fire drill at 8:40am when it's 28° outside and the kids no jackets
A: I assume this happened last winter, as to my knowledge, it's not been 28 degrees anywhere in lower Michigan yet this school year.

A few questions: what are your damages? Did your kid end up sicker? If you were aware that he was sick, why was he at school? Not trying to be funny, but those are questions you'll be compelled to answer in response to a lawsuit.

Secondly, I think the school may have a strong defense here: they are obliged to conduct fire drills at times and in conditions not necessarily of their choice or convenience, and have a legal responsibility to maintain a state of readiness. I guess, what would be your response if the school showed you the fire department ordered the drill that day? ... Read More
Q. Divorced 50/50 custody. Got a drunk driving almost 3 years ago and now he is taking me back to court about this. Can he
A: I think you've hit his motivation spot-on: he wants to change custody to leverage more money from you in child support. Can he file whatever motion? Certainly. Issues of custody, parenting time, and support remain so long as the child is a minor. Will he succeed? Who knows. He would need to convince a judge that a change of custody is in the child's best interest. If you've otherwise been exercising custody just fine, and otherwise have your life in order since your last DUI conviction, it's hard to see what should change now three years later. If I were the judge - and I think most judges would look at it like this - I'd wonder if your drinking is such an issue, why wasn't he in court asking for this change then instead of now? ... Read More
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