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Richard A. Samdal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Law
940 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 250
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-458-7900
Fax: 616-458-7997
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Richard A. Samdal is an attorney at the law firm of Koernke & Crampton PC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Samdal practices in the areas of commercial litigation, e-commerce, estate planning and probate litigation, representing clients throughout the Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

Mr. Samdal has over 25 years of experience with litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. He went on to graduate magna cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.

While attending law school, Mr. Samdal was the recipient of various academic scholarships and served as assistant editor and associate editor of the Wayne Law Review. He also belonged to the honor society, the Order of the Coif.

Upon law school graduation, Mr. Samdal passed the Michigan bar examination and obtained his license to practice law before all Michigan state courts. Additional courts he is qualified to appear before include the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Michigan Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 11th circuits.

Mr. Samdal belongs to the Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section and Science and Technology Law Section, the Federal Bar Association and the Association of Records Managers and Administrators national chapter and Western Michigan Chapter.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009

About Richard A. Samdal

First Admitted: 1996

Professional Webpage: https://www.grandlaw.com/attorney/samdal-richard-a/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1996
  • Michigan, 1996
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate & Estate Planning Section, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Information Technology Law Section, Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Social Interaction Committee
  • Former Member of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • Former Member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section, Member

Honors/Awards

  • , Order of the Coif, Wayne State University Law School
  • , Grand Rapids Magazine "Top Lawyers"
  • , Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
  • , Lederle Scholar & Dean's Scholar, Wayne State University Law School

Educational Background

  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, B.A. in English, 1992
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Office Location for Richard A. Samdal

940 Monroe Avenue NW
Suite 250
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616-458-7900

Fax: 616-458-7997

Last Updated: 6/10/2021

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