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John R. Oostema - Grand Rapids, MI

100 Monroe Center NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503- 2802

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Updated: 09/02/2021

Grand Rapids Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer


For over 25 years, John (Jack) Oostema's practice has focused primarily on representing lawyers in legal malpractice actions and on insurance coverage matters related to professional liability insurance. He has represented attorneys, law firms, and insurance carriers nationwide. He currently serves as National Coverage Counsel for a prominent professional liability carrier that writes coverage for lawyers in over 40 states...

About John R. Oostema

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
  • Business and Corporate Litigation
  • Business and Property Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning, Trust and Probate
  • Family Law
  • Governmental Law
  • Health Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Long Term Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Non-Profit Organization Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Professional Liability Law
  • Professional Liability Law-Legal
  • Transportation and No-Fault Law
  • Workers Compensation Law


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1983 - 1989 (Member (Character & Fitness Committee))
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1991 - 1999 (Member (Civil Procedure Committee))
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (Judicial Candidate Review Committee) (Chairperson)
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Responsibility Counselors


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1976
    Honors: summa cum laude
  • Calvin College, 1973

Office Information


100 Monroe Center NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503- 2802


  • (616) 774-2461


Other Sources of Feedback About John R. Oostema

Included on the 2022 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 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
  • 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Michigan Super Lawyers list

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