PATRICK D. DUFF

patrickd@bolhouselaw.com
Telephone: ((616) 531-7711
Fax: (616) 531-7757

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Nancy Hillegonds
nancyh@bolhouselaw.com

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION AND EXPERIENCE

Personal Injury

Life-changing injuries are an extreme hardship on both the injured party and their family. Patrick has successfully represented many injured claimants in auto, personal injury, and dog bite cases. He understands how to strategically negotiate with insurance carriers, and aggressively litigate when a negotiated outcome cannot be reached. Over the course of his career, he has secured millions of dollars in settlements for his clients.

Workers' Compensation

Patrick has extensive experience representing both injured workers and employers in litigated workers' compensation cases. He has a reputation for zealous and effective advocacy in this arena. He is currently the president of the Grand Rapids Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section.

General Litigation

Patrick's background is in litigation and trial advocacy. In addition to practicing in this area, he has worked as an adjunct professor at MSU College of Law, teaching law students the best trial strategies. His students have regularly achieved success in national trial competitions.

Estate Planning

Patrick has become an integral member of our firm's estate planning practice group, providing clients with services such as Wills, Trusts, Financial and Healthcare Powers of Attorney as well as probate services.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctorate, Michigan State University College of Law, 2011
  • Cum Laude
  • Moot Court, Executive Director
  • Trial Practice Institute
  • Pretrial II Discovery and Negotiation, JD Award
  • Internship with Muskegon County Prosecutors Office
  • Bachelors of Art in Philosophy, Calvin University, 2008
  • Varsity Basketball

COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All Michigan State Courts
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Michigan Association for Justice

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Patrick is a native of West Michigan, having grown up around Grand Rapids and the lakeshore. He and his wife and two daughters are members at Madison Square Christian Reformed Church. He chairs a non-profit board that serves the Madison-Hall community. He enjoys golfing and playing rec league basketball.