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



Danielle Schoonmaker


Civil Litigation.

Stephanie has developed a reputation for negotiating creative resolutions for her clients in the area of civil litigation. She has achieved success through both mediations and trials. Representative cases include commercial contracts, personal injury, employment issues and business disputes.

Criminal Defense.

Stephanie handles a wide variety of criminal matters including domestic violence, drunk driving, larceny, retail fraud, embezzlement, and criminal sexual conduct. She has successfully defended clients in both federal and state courts.

Family Law.

In the area of family law, Stephanie represents clients regarding 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. She is a compassionate and dedicated advocate for clients.

Real Estate Transactions.

Stephanie assists clients with all types of real estate transactions. Whether it is a simple land contract of a vacant home or a purchase of a commercial building with several tenants, she works diligently to make sure that all aspects of the sale are complete and accurate from the preparation of an offer to purchase through the closing of the sale.


Juris Doctor from Michigan State University, Cum Laude - 2009
Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University, Magna Cum Laude


  • All Michigan State Courts
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois


Stephanie is a highly sought after speaker in schools throughout West Michigan on the topic of the legal consequences of sexting for minors. Stephanie has also co-presented at area seminars for teachers, parents, and church leaders on this topic and she has been featured on Fox 17 News, in The Holland Sentinel and in the School Communicator’s Network.


Stephanie received the Jurisprudence Award for Domestic Violence Law while in law school – a recognition that she performed at the top of her class in this area of the law.


Stephanie has long served of the Board of Directors of the Grandville-Jenison Chamber of Commerce and was recently elected its President. These duties keep her very busy these days.