Dennis J. Malecki

Dennis J. Malecki

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Telephone:  (616) 531-7711
Fax:  (616) 531-7757

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Insurance Defense.  Dennis has defended insurance clients and their insureds in almost every county in the State of Michigan.  He has specialized in the areas of no-fault insurance defense, motor vehicle litigation, personal injury defense, premises liability, and property, fire and casualty law.  He has successfully defended claims where potential exposure to his clients ranged from thousands of dollars to several million dollars.

Family Law.  Dennis represents clients in various domestic relations actions including divorce, contested custody, parenting time disputes, child support review, spousal support, fair and equitable division of the marital estate, grandparent visitation, adoption, paternity, and conservatorships/guardianships. He also represents parents in abuse and neglect proceedings including removal, termination and foster placement. 

Criminal Defense.  Dennis has handled a variety of criminal matters including drunk driving, drug possession, domestic violence, larceny, fraud, embezzlement, and criminal sexual conduct and has defended clients in courts throughout the state.


Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law, Cum Laude 2015
Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, 2008


All Michigan State Courts
Michigan Bar Association
Grand Rapids Bar Association
American Bar Association


Dennis earned several Certificates of Merit during law school including the Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and Negotiation.  He also placed top ten in region and national negotiation and mediation competitions including a first place finish in the 2014 international mediation competition and earned the title of MSU’s Top Negotiator in 2015.


Dennis resides in Grand Rapids with his wife, Jessica, and their three children. Dennis has regularly volunteered with the diocese of Grand Rapids including through All Saints Academy and Grand Rapids Catholic Central. When he has free time, Dennis enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running, and travelling the country on vacation and for races.