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Thomas A. Kuiper - Grand Rapids, MI

180 Monroe Avenue N.W.Suite 400 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Updated: 12/20/2022

Grand Rapids Civil Litigation Lawyer


Tom Kuiper is an experienced litigator with proficiency in a variety of cases and forums. He practices in State district, circuit, probate, federal and appellate courts, and in arbitration and mediation settings. He represents a variety of clients, from billion-dollar corporations in commercial litigation disputes to the individual involved in a personal dispute or family breakup...

About Thomas A. Kuiper

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Family Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Domestic Relations


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2001 - 2005 (Chairman (Litigation Section))
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, Kent County Circuit Court
  • The Other Way Ministries, 1999 - 2003 (Board of Directors, VP and President)
  • Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, 1995 - 2003 (President, Board of Directors)
  • Elder, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 2004 - 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • President Forest Hills Central High School Lacrosse Boosters
  • President Forest Hills Central High School Football Boosters

Past Positions

  • Wheeler Upham, P.C., Shareholder, 1993 - 2005
  • Michigan Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 1992 - 1993


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1992
  • Hope College, Holland, MI, 1989
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Economics
    Major: Business Administration


Published Works

  • "Injecting Fault into No-Fault: Does SJI2d 50.11 Apply in a First-Party No-Fault Case?", (Co-Author with Jack L. Hoffman), Michigan Bar Journal, September, 1998
  • Appellate Advocacy: Refresher Tips Before Oral Argument

Office Information


180 Monroe Avenue N.W.Suite 400 Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • 616-454-0441


Other Sources of Feedback About Thomas A. Kuiper

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
  • 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

View the profile for Thomas A. Kuiper on Super Lawyers


  • Michigan Super Lawyer (multiple years)
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell (multiple years)
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Grand Rapids Magazine Leading Lawyers (multiple years)

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