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Renee Lynn Wagenaar - Grand Rapids, MI

29 Pearl StreetSuite 421 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Updated: 05/03/2024

Grand Rapids Criminal Law Lawyer

Overview

Renee founded WN Law PLLC in 2011 in order to provide individuals with quality, affordable legal representation. Renee focuses her practice on both criminal law and family law. In her years of practice, Renee has gained extensive knowledge on how to most effectively represent her clients in order to provide the best possible outcome.

Renee has successfully represented individuals all over the State of Michigan...

Renee founded WN Law PLLC in 2011 in order to provide individuals with quality, affordable legal representation. Renee focuses her practice on both criminal law and family law. In her years of practice, Renee has gained extensive knowledge on how to most effectively represent her clients in order to provide the best possible outcome.

Renee has successfully represented individuals all over the State of Michigan. In her criminal practice, Renee has represented defendants facing everything from a civil infraction to a felony charge. Renee's experience includes crimes in the arena of drug crimes, theft and property crimes, juvenile crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, driving infractions, and DUI/Drunk Driving crimes. Renee has experience in both state and federal court, including trials and appeals.

Renee also handles cases in the family law arena, where she has successfully represented clients in divorce cases, custody cases, parenting time cases, and post-judgment modifications. Renee became interested in family law when she began working in the abuse and neglect system as a therapist. Since 2004, Renee has worked with families, addressing issues of abuse and neglect, and thinking passionately to protect children and parents.

Renee earned her undergraduate degree from Calvin College, her master’s degree in psychology, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University, and her Juris Doctorate cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. During law school, Renee received the Raymond Burr award for her outstanding performance in Criminal Law, the Certificate of Merit in both Criminal Law and Insurance Law and was a research assistant.

Renee is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Bar of Michigan, the Family Law section of the State Bar and the Grand Rapids bar, the Criminal Law section of the State Bar and the Grand Rapids Bar, and the Abuse and Neglect section of the Grand Rapids Bar.

About Renee Lynn Wagenaar

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Litigation

  • 20%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2011

Other Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2011 - 2014
  • State Bar of Michigan, 2011 - 2014
  • State Bar of Michigan and Grand Rapids bar, Family Law section (Member)
  • State Bar of Michigan and Grand Rapids Bar, Criminal Law section (Member)
  • Grand Rapids Bar, Abuse and Neglect section (Member)

Past Positions

  • Lutheran Child & Family Services, Advanced Impact Therapist, 2004 - 2013

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 2011
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2000
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science and Psychology
  • Western Michigan University
    Master's Degree in Psychology
    Honors: magna cum laude

Office Information

Address

29 Pearl StreetSuite 421 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Fax

  • 616-531-1010

Office Hours

24 Hours

Achievements

Honors

  • Raymond Burr Award for Criminal Law, 2007
  • Certificate of Merit Criminal Law, 2007
  • Top 40 under 40 Trial Attorney , 2014 - Present

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