Kevin G. Dougherty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
 | 900 Fifth Third Center, 111 Lyon Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2487
Phone: 616-426-8174
Fax: 616-222-2175
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

A partner at the Grand Rapids, Michigan office of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, Kevin G. Dougherty assists clients throughout the state in a variety of matters. For more than 20 years, he has represented a major manufacturer of forestry and sawmill equipment, defending it in products liability lawsuits across the country. In that regard, Mr. Dougherty has been able to obtain favorable jury verdicts on several occasions, including three wrongful death cases. He has also provided defense representation to other clients in cases involving alleged defects in ventilation equipment, body armor, building products and prescription drugs. Mr. Dougherty has also defended several premises liability lawsuits, and his general civil litigation experience includes breach of contract and trade secrets cases. Finally, Mr. Dougherty has a family law practice that includes divorce and related issues. As the firm's Associate General Counsel, Mr. Dougherty also has substantial experience with risk management, professional responsibility and ethics issues.

Mr. Dougherty is a graduate of Franklin College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1987. He subsequently pursued his legal studies at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1990. While in law school, Mr. Dougherty served on the editorial staff of the Indiana Law Review. He is admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts.

Mr. Dougherty is a former member of the board of directors of Legal Aid of Western Michigan. His other professional affiliations include the State Bar of Michigan and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Dougherty has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2013. Another sign of the high regard in which he is held by his fellow attorneys is his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In 2014, he was selected by his peers as one of the Leading Lawyers in Michigan.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Divorce

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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Kevin Dougherty

Admitted: 1990, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • Leading Lawyers in Michigan, 2014 
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Michigan, 1990
  • American Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association  
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid of West Michigan, Board Member, 2003-11  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editorial Staff, Indiana Law Journal, 1988-90 


  • Brascom v. Morbark
  • Newberry v Morbark
  • Stickler v Morbark
  • Garcia v. Morbark
  • Garrison v Morbark
  • Perez v Morbark
  • Travelers Insurance v Morbark
  • Faulkner v Morbark
  • Phillips v Morbark
  • Dobbs v. Morbark
  • Jiminez v Morbark
  • Sparks v Morbark
  • Gonzales v Morbark

Representative Clients:

  • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
  • Fori Automation
  • The Upjohn Company
  • Second Chance Body Armor, Inc.
  • Hart & Cooley, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • Franklin College B.A., magna cum laude
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Office Location for Kevin G. Dougherty

900 Fifth Third Center
111 Lyon Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2487

Phone: 616-426-8174

Fax: 616-222-2175

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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