Attorney Jessica Kuipers is a life-long resident of Kent County. She loves to go up North to fish the lakes and rivers that we as Michiganders are privileged to enjoy. She also has a custom car and enjoys participating in many charitable events and shows around the community. Her true passion in life has always been helping others when they are facing adversity. She became a lawyer so that she can serve her community and those in need.
Jessica prides herself on giving her clients professional, personalized, and efficient service. Her passion lies in defending those in need of representation during criminal proceedings and helping law students and attorneys who are facing issues with either obtaining or keeping their license to practice law. She understands how important the achievement of earning or preserving a license to practice law is to those individuals who have worked extremely hard for the privilege and will do everything in her power to help that individual through the challenges he or she faces when there is either a character and fitness issue pending or an attorney is facing a grievance proceeding.
Due to her background in psychology and her ability to empathize and listen to others, she has been very successful in understanding her client’s needs, fears, and goals. She always strives to put the client’s wishes first while counseling the client towards the best resolution possible. Whether a person comes to her for something as serious as a criminal sexual conduct charge, or to get a driver’s license restored, she gives each matter the attention needed.
Jessica has been successful in achieving positive results for her clients including: preventing charges from being brought when allegations have arisen, getting charges dismissed, getting law students through character and fitness—even when they thought there was no hope, and keeping attorneys licensed to practice law after a grievance has been filed.
THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL – Grand Rapids (campus), MI Juris Doctor, Litigation Concentration, 2009 Honors: Certificate of Merit – Criminal Procedure Certificate of Merit – Moot Court Certificate of Merit– Criminal Practice Dean’s List Honor’s Scholarship Recipient Participated in: Federalist Society, Member Michigan Youth and Government, Volunteer Judge Phi Alpha Delta, Chair
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, Allendale, MI Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Criminal Justice, 2005
Jessica L. Kuipers
State Bar of Michigan, Admitted August, 2010 Grand Rapids Bar Association Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) Thompson Institute, Board Member Grand Rapids Young Professionals