Thomas A. Kuiper

Top rated business litigation attorney in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kuiper Kraemer PC
Thomas A. Kuiper
Kuiper Kraemer PC

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Estate & trust litigation, Alternative dispute resolution; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1992

Education: Wayne State University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014, 2018 - 2022

Kuiper Kraemer PC

180 Monroe Avenue NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Visit website


An attorney at Kuiper Kraemer PC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Thomas A. Kuiper has over 29 years of experience practicing law. His areas of practice include civil litigation, trust and estate litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury, real estate, family law and domestic relations. 

Mr. Kuiper is an experienced litigator who also uses mediation and arbitration to resolve legal issues. He is a dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients’ rights and needs. He keeps his clients informed through each step of the process and communicates complex legal concepts in a clear and fathomable manner.  

Graduating cum laude, Mr. Kuiper has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College, majoring in economics and business administration. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Wayne State University Law School. Mr. Kuiper is licensed to practice in the state of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. 

Mr. Kuiper is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. He was chairman of the litigation section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He was president of the Other Way Ministries and Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association. He is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force in the Kent County Circuit Court.

His prior experience includes being a law clerk at the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Kuiper has published articles in prominent platforms. Honored for his exceptional legal work, Mr. Kuiper has an “Excellent” rating on Avvo and has an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell. He is also on the list of Grand Rapids Magazine Leading Lawyers for several years. 

*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

Business litigation, Estate & trust litigation, Alternative dispute resolution, Family law, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Real estate: business

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Will contests, Arbitration, Mediation, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Landlord/tenant

  • 40% Business litigation
  • 20% Estate & trust litigation
  • 10% Alternative dispute resolution
  • 10% Family law
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Real estate: business

First Admitted: 1992, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

  • Michigan Super Lawyer (multiple years)
  • Grand Rapids Magazine Leading Lawyers (multiple years)
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell (multiple years)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Injecting Fault into No-Fault: Does SJI2d 50.11 Apply in a First-Party No-Fault Case?", (Co-Author with Jack L. Hoffman), Michigan Bar Journal, September, 1998
  • Appellate Advocacy: Refresher Tips Before Oral Argument
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Michigan, 1992
  • Elder, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 2004 to 2007  
  • Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, President, Board of Directors, 1995 to 2003
  • The Other Way Ministries, Board of Directors, VP and President, 1999 to 2003
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, Kent County Circuit Court
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Chairman (Litigation Section), 2001 to 2005
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1992
Educational Background:
  • Hope College, Holland, MI, B.A. in Economics & Business Administration with cum laude, 1989
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Court-approved mediator training, 2020

Office location for Thomas A. Kuiper

180 Monroe Avenue NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616-537-1016


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014, 2018 - 2022

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