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Rick J. Houghton - Grand Rapids, MI

212 Grandville Ave SWSuite 105 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Updated: 09/09/2020

Grand Rapids Car Accidents Lawyer

Overview

Rick is an attorney in the firm’s litigation division. He prides himself on providing excellent client service, communication, and protecting the rights of injured auto crash victims. Rick and Brandon Hewitt partnered to achieve a $520,000 Ottawa County pain and suffering verdict for a car accident — the largest in West Michigan in 2018.

As an avid rider, Rick also works with many injured motorcyclists...

Rick is an attorney in the firm’s litigation division. He prides himself on providing excellent client service, communication, and protecting the rights of injured auto crash victims. Rick and Brandon Hewitt partnered to achieve a $520,000 Ottawa County pain and suffering verdict for a car accident — the largest in West Michigan in 2018.

As an avid rider, Rick also works with many injured motorcyclists. Recently, Rick won a $400,000 settlement for an injured motorcyclist who was hit by a negligent driver, where the insurance company was refusing to take responsibility, disputing both how the crash occurred and the extent of his client’s injuries.

Rick practices in Michigan Auto Law’s West Michigan office, located in downtown Grand Rapids.

About Rick J. Houghton

Practice Areas

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • Michigan, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Other Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2017 - Present (Member)
  • Michigan Association for Justice, 2017 - Present

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • Michigan Technological University, 2005
    B.S.

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Delta Sigma Phi

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services helping low income clients with housing matters.

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Rick J. Houghton

Included on the 2024 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 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Rick J. Houghton on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list annually since 2014
  • Grand Rapids Magazine’s 2020 list of Top Lawyers, 2020 - 2021

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Office Information

Address

212 Grandville Ave SWSuite 105 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Yes

Office Hours

Open 24 hours

Websites

Publication

Articles

  • Negligent Entrustment After Bennett,, The Grand Rapids Lawyer Magazine, 2018
  • Mitigating Property Damage: The Duty v. The Ability, Minnesota Trial Magazine, 2014
  • Future Medical Expenses to a Reasonable Degree of Certainty? Is that the Standard?, Minnesota Trial Magazine, 2013

Representative Cases

  • $520,000 Ottawa County pain and suffering verdict for a car accident (2018)

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