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





Rick has extensive experience in collections, for both businesses and individuals. He represents banks, leasing companies, credit unions, tool and die shops, trucking companies, automobile dealerships, medical providers, schools and numerous other businesses in collecting delinquent accounts. Rick is especially successful at turning money judgments into actual cash for his clients.

Commercial Workouts.

Rick has the knowledge and experience to protect the interests of banks and other financial institutions when it comes to commercial loan workout litigation. This includes requests to execute judgment against personal or real property, seeking the appointment of a receiver, as well as mortgage foreclosure actions and actions on guaranty notes or another instruments.

Personal Injury.

For over 40 years Rick has skillfully handled a wide variety of personal injury matters. He has secured large verdicts for his clients through negotiation, mediation and litigation. Rick understands that a serious injury or the death of a loved one is difficult enough without the added burden of dealing with insurance companies or pursuing legal action and he is dedicated to making the process move along as quickly and effectively as possible.

General Litigation.

For over 40 years Rick has successfully tried a wide variety of cases at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. His clients' best interests are always the primary focus in how he handles every case.


Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University, School of Law - 1978
Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College - 1975


  • All Michigan State Courts
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association


Rick has made his home in the Grandville area for 35 years, where he and his wife, Holly, attend First Reformed Church. They have two grown children who live in the West Michigan area. Rick has been Chairman of Grandville's Downtown Development Authority since its inception in 1984. He has served on the Board of Directors for Grandville Senior Neighbors and has taught at Grand Rapids Community College. In 2012 he had the distinction of being named Business Person of the Year by the Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce. Rick enjoys traveling, golfing, reading, and spending time with his family.