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Miller Johnson, P.L.C.

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Miller Johnson, P.L.C. is regionally ranked in 45 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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Select Clients

  • Benteler Automotive
  • Borgess Health
  • Bronson Healthcare Group
  • Covenant Healthcare
  • Douglas Autotech Corporation
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Huntington Bank
  • Kellogg Company
  • Leco Corporation
  • Paulstra CRC Corporation
  • Priority Health
  • Spectrum Health
  • Stryker Corporation

Selected Client Comments

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Miller Johnson is second-to-none with their expertise in supporting our large and complex organization. Their counsel is used by our board, executives and managers on a daily basis.

Bob Nykamp Pine Rest Mental Health

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Miller Johnson is a very good firm to work with, and they take time to understand our unique business needs and issues. They have always created legal documents that make sense, are readable by a layman, and they always give good advice on which choice or direction we should take with various issues.

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Labor Law - Management

It is always a pleasure to work with Miller Johnson. They treat us like very important customers.

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Family Law

Having Julie Sullivan and her staff at Miller Johnson handle my divorce was the most important decision I made for my future. Julie is not only a wonderful person to work with, but she is a top-notch attorney that knows law! I never had to worry about my case or if it was given the attention it needed. Christine and Rhonda were always available to answer questions, which were always answered in a timely manner. I would refer anyone I know to Julie and her staff to handle their divorce.

Joanne Mohney

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jim Bruinsma of Miller Johnson has been a trusted advisor in the operation of our 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan for decades. His trusted advice has helped us craft a world-class plan. I would recommend Jim without hesitation!

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Employment Law - Management

The Miller Johnson staff provides timely and accurate recommendations based on business imperatives and legal constraints.

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

We receive valued and expert advice on matters of pension, health care, and other benefits from Miller Johnson.

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Education Law

Craig Mutch and Catherine Tracey at Miller Johnson have provided outstanding counsel and service.

Ronald Caniff Grandville Public Schools

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Mary Bauman of Miller Johnson is an expert in the employee benefits area, and we rely on her greatly. Our company has used her services for many years, and she makes us feel like we are her only customer, even when I know she is very busy. Her responsiveness to our needs is outstanding, and we appreciate our relationship with her and her firm.

Kristine Babcock Gordon Food Service

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Our firm has completed multiple transactions in partnership with Miller Johnson. In all cases, the team was professional, highly responsive, and successfully navigated complex issues (and personalities and circumstances), resulting in a successful closing.

Kurt Haras Quarton International

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Real Estate Law

Miller Johnson has an excellent team with broad experience. Great planning and advice, delivered in a timely manner.

Craig Baker First Companies

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Environmental Law

I’m very happy with Miller Johnson’s work on our behalf, and would gladly refer them.

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Education Law

Miller Johnson is a firs- class organization with an extremely competent and professional team.

Mike Hagerty Kent Intermediate School District

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

We had Miller Johnson’s full attention during our most recent transaction. They were very responsive, and a great partner was assigned to our account. Overall, the team performed extremely well.

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Miller Johnson's ERISA law team is top-notch; I've sought their advice for almost 20 years and would not consider using anyone else. They are amazingly knowledgeable and accessible, providing quick and cost-effective information and opinions that enable us to make the best benefits-related decisions for our company.

Kathy Lucia KIK Custom Products

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Commercial Litigation

My primary contact with Miller Johnson has been through its representation of my employer in insurance coverage matters. I have always been particularly impressed with the writing ability of their attorneys and the reasonable cost of their services. I understand that my company has also used this firm for employment matters and has been exceptionally satisfied with the representation.

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

I've used Miller Johnson for over 20 years of my professional career. When exposed to other ERISA attorneys, I have not had the same experience as with the expertise of those at Miller Johnson. I trust their advice and knowledge to be up-to-date and accurate.

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Employment Law - Management

Miller Johnson has handled our employment legal matters for several years. They are responsive to our needs and know our business. They have an extremely competent team. I would not want to have our legal matters handled by anyone else. Nate Plantinga has been the attorney I have worked with the most from Miller Johnson. I completely trust his legal advice. Not only is he exceptional from a knowledge standpoint but he also has a gift of making others feel comfortable and explaining things in a manner that is understandable to all involved. His sense of humor puts people at ease. He is quick to understand very complex situations and manages to navigate multiple layers of information to find the essential elements. He provides practical advice that takes into consideration the goals and realities of the business. He is very efficient with his time and ours. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice.

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Commercial Litigation

Andy Portinga of Miller Johnson is one of the best attorney's in America!

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Environmental Law

Miller Johnson is an excellent firm.

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Bronson Healthcare has used Miller Johnson for many years as their lawyers in employee benefits (ERISA) are excellent. They are very knowledgeable about the laws, and are proactive in staying current on an ever-changing body of law. As an employer, we are kept up to date on the changes in the law, and advised as to how we can ensure we are compliant in all areas. In addition, the individual lawyers who work with Bronson are always responsive to our inquiries, whether it is by phone or email. I am very confident that Bronson's employee benefit programs are legally sound, and we have the lawyers at Miller Johnson to thank for that. They are our "Best Law Firm."

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Labor Law - Management

I have worked with six attorneys in the Labor Law division on a regular basis and have found all of them to be exceptionally knowledgeable, professional, and effective. They are readily available to discuss and answer day-to-day questions, as well as more complicated matters relating to grievance arbitrations and contract negotiations. They have been relied upon to assist in the development of labor strategy and have done an outstanding job. In my experience, David Buday is especially exceptional in engaging others to be meaningful contributors in the collective bargaining process.

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Banking and Finance Law

Miller Johnson has provided excellent service and great research on issues that I have needed clarification on in the past. They have been extremely responsive to all requests I have had in the past.

Thomas Gibbons Huntington National Bank

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REAL ESTATE LAW

Miller Johnson has a solid and influential reputation in our community. The firm has a wide range of expertise and respect for their competency in all aspects of the law.

Ellen Kisinger-Rothi Housing Resources, Inc.

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Employment Law - Management

Miller Johnson is the best of both worlds. They have the "feel" of a local law firm but the bench strength and resources of practice with a large scope.

Mark Jones AmeriFirst Financial

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Miller Johnson has been our "go to" firm for ERISA law for over 15 years. They have numerous employee benefits attorneys, all of whom have overall knowledge but each of whom has a different area of focus, which allows us to obtain a well-informed and comprehensive opinion on any ERISA-related matter quickly. I especially appreciate that Miller Johnson ERISA attorneys clearly explain the pros and cons - including potential risks - of different approaches to any given situation to enable us to make the best decision for our organization.

Kathy Lucia KIK Custom Products

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Labor Law - Management

I have worked with eight of the attorneys in the Labor Law - Management section of the Miller Johnson law firm. The level of knowledge and expertise they have provided to our organization and me personally as the Director of Labor Relations on labor law, negotiations and employee relations has been outstanding. Whether it was a simple question or a complex issue with the NLRB, someone has always been available to answer my question. I have had the opportunity to recommend Miller Johnson to other employers and would do so without hesitation in the future.

Doris Schoening Borgess Health

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Banking and Finance Law

As a small community bank, we appreciate the service we receive from Miller Johnson. I'm sure we are not even close to one of the firm's larger customers, but we are treated as though we are one. I couldn't ask for a better working relationship than the one we have with Miller Johnson. They are definitely referred by us to others.

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Corporate Law

Miller Johnson is excellent. I would highly recommend the firm.

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Commercial Litigation

Dave Gass, senior partner at Miller Johnson, has the right expertise and a very good reputation of being successful in cases he litigates for clients. This is based on very detailed preparation of cases which also requires a lot of client's support and could result in higher expenses.

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Immigration Law

Miller Johnson's immigration group and employment section is very professional and effective. Additionally, the firm offers clients their broad expertise; it employs specialists in almost all areas of the law. The firm's attorneys have access to international and out-of-state legal expertise through a network of law firms. Clients benefit (at no cost) from the firm's annual half-day employment law seminar, and its frequent newsletter which updates clients about critical changes of the law.

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

In my opinion, Miller Johnson, is the best ERISA law firm to work with. I've had a working relationship with Mary V. Bauman for almost 20 years and couldn't imagine anyone more competent that Mary and the staff at Miller Johnson.

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Firm Leadership

Craig A. Mutch
Managing Member
D. Andrew Portinga
Litigation Section Chair
Kenneth G. Hofman
Business Section Chair
Nathan D. Plantinga
Employment and Labor Section Chair
Sarah K. Willey
Administrative Member - Kalamazoo Office
William H. Fallon
General Counsel