Jessica L. Kuipers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI

Rodenhouse Kuipers PC
 | 678 Front Avenue NW, Suite 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-451-4000
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

A life-long resident of Kent County in Michigan, attorney Jessica L. Kuipers practices law in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from her law firm Rodenhouse Kuipers PC. She concentrates her practice mainly on criminal matters,including misdemeanors and felonies. She also represents clients who are facing issues with character and fitness and attorneys who have been grieved.

Ms. Kuipers graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, in 2005, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. In 2009, she graduated from what was then known as Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was awarded her Juris Doctor with a concentration in litigation. While in law school, Ms. Kuipers appeared on the dean's list, received an honor's scholarship, and earned certificates of merit in moot court, criminal practice and criminal procedure. She was a member of the school's Federalist Society, served as chair of Phi Alpha Delta, and was a volunteer judge with Michigan Youth and Government. Ms. Kuipers became admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan in 2010.

To form professional relationships and stay abreast of current developments in her practice, Ms. Kuipers is an active participant in a number of professional legal organizations. She is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Young Professionals, and the board of the Thompson Institute, a nonprofit organization in Lansing, Michigan, that offers mental health substance abuse counseling. Ms. Kuipers has also spoken at multiple conferences, including for the Association for Women Lawyers, Speed Mentoring and Unraveling The Mysteries of Character and Fitness.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Professional Liability (30%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2017

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About Jessica Kuipers

Admitted: 2010, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://rodenhouselaw.com/jessica.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Honor’s Scholarship Recipient and Dean’s List, The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Certificate of Merit – Moot Court, Criminal Practice, The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Certificate of Merit – Criminal Procedure, The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Grand Rapids Young Professionals  
  • Thompson Institute, Board Member
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, August, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Michigan Youth and Government, Volunteer Judge

Educational Background:

  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Criminal Justice, 2005
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Office Location for Jessica L. Kuipers

678 Front Avenue NW
Suite 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone: 616-451-4000

 

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Last Updated: 5/17/2017

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