Thomas A. Kuiper

Kuiper Orlebeke P.C.

Lansing, Michigan 49801


Alimony, Business, Child Custody, Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Contract, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Family, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, Wills, Wrongful Death

Tom Kuiper is an experienced litigator with proficiency in a variety of cases and forums. He practices in State district, circuit, probate, federal and appellate courts, and in arbitration and mediation settings. He represents a variety of clients, from billion-dollar corporations in commercial litigation disputes to the individual involved in a personal dispute or family breakup.

Although the issues and forums may differ, Tom's approach remains the same: To relate to people, to communicate difficult legal concepts and information in a clear and simple manner, and to work on a personal level with the client.

Tom is married with six children. He lives in Ada with his family. He enjoys sports, fishing, and activities with his children, including coaching their numerous youth sports teams.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Hope College, Holland, MI
    • B.A. cum laude - 1989
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • "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

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyer, 2009 - Present
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, 2000 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Chairman (Litigation Section), 2001 - 2005
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, Kent County Circuit Court
  • The Other Way Ministries, Board of Directors, VP and President, 1999 - 2003
  • Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, President, Board of Directors, 1995 - 2003
  • Elder, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 2004 - 2007
Kuiper Orlebeke P.C.
180 Monroe Avenue N.W., Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone:     616.454.3700
Toll Free: 866.719.4654
Fax:         616-454-0441
Email: [email protected]