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John E. Anding - Grand Rapids, MI

80 Ottawa Avenue NWAldrich Place, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Updated: 07/09/2019

Grand Rapids Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer


A graduate of Wayne State Law School, Mr. Anding is a founding partner in the law firm of Drew, Cooper and Anding. In starting the firm in 1991, Mr. Anding brought his experience in complex commercial litigation to a unique and diverse partnership.

Mr. Anding’s commercial litigation client base ranges from consumers and individual entrepreneurs to international corporations...

About John E. Anding

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation 40%
  • Consumer Protection 10%
  • Financial Fraud Litigation 10%
  • Lender Liability 10%
  • Business Litigation 30%


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1979

Other Affiliations

  • United States District Court for Western District of Michigan, 1996 - 2001 (Member, Standing Committee on Local Rules Chair)
  • Catholic Lawyers Association of West Michigan, 1994 - 1995 (President)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member, Executive Committee)
  • Federal Bar Association, 1994 - 1995 (Secretary)
  • Federal Bar Association, 1995 - 1996 (Vice President Programs)
  • Federal Bar Association, 1996 - 1998 (Treasurer)
  • Federal Bar Association, 1998 - 1999 (President Elect)
  • Federal Bar Association, 1999 - 2000 (President)
  • Federal Bar Association, 1991 - 2001 (Member, West Michigan Chapter)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee)
  • National Association of Consumers Advocates (Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
  • Historical Society for the United States District Court, Western District, Michigan (Board of Trustees)
  • Order of the Barristers


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1979
    Honors: Oralist, National Moot Court Team
    Honors: Member, Order of the Barristers
  • Western Michigan University, 1976
    Honors: magna cum laude

Pro Bono Activities

  • Catholic Lawyers Association of West Michigan, Past President

Classes and Seminars

  • Faculty Member, Hon. Douglas Hillman Trial Advocacy Seminar
  • Faculty Member, "Simplifying Complex Commercial Litigation", Institute of Continuing Legal Education


Other Sources of Feedback About John E. Anding

Included on the 2023 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John E. Anding on Super Lawyers


  • Wall of Distinction, Western Michigan University
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation

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Office Information


80 Ottawa Avenue NWAldrich Place, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • 616-454-0036

Accepts Credit Cards




  • "Junk Fees", The Consumer Advocate, March / April, 1999
  • "10 Things a Federal Judge Will Never Tell You About RICO", The Consumer Advocate, Sept / Oct, 1998
  • "Lender Liability: In Search of Good Faith and Fair Dealing", Michigan Business Law Journal, January, 1989
  • "Lender Liability: The Done Deal", Michigan Real Property Review, Winter, 1988

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