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rasamdal@grandlaw.com

Office: 616-458-7900
Fax: 616-458-7997

Assistant: Amy Vedder
avedder@grandlaw.com
Phone: 616-458-7900

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be enough business.
— Abraham Lincoln

Richard A. Samdal

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Probate litigation, complex commercial litigation, including commercial/business,  and alternative dispute resolution;

E-discovery, including advising clients on best practices for clients in preserving and producing electronically stored information;

E-commerce, including advising clients on issues related to network breaches and potential liability for site-launched attacks


HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS
American Bar Association
(Litigation Section, Section of Science and Technology)

State Bar of Michigan
(Litigation Section, Probate and Estate Planning Section)

Federal Bar Association

Grand Rapids Bar Association
(Litigation Section, Probate and Estate Planning Section)

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008-2009

Kent County Children's Assessment Center, Board Member (2008-present), President (2011-present)

ARMA National and West Michigan Chapter Member


PRACTICE ADMISSIONS
United States District Courts for the Western District of Michigan, Eastern District of Michigan, and Northern District of Illinois (Member Trial Bar and Bankruptcy Bar)

United States Circuit Courts for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits

Michigan Supreme Court


EDUCATION 
Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1996
The Wayne Law Review, Assist. Editor and Assoc. Editor, 1994-1996
Lederle Scholar, Dean's Scholar

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan
B.A., English, 1992