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James R. Oppenhuizen

James R. Oppenhuizen

Grand Rapids, Michigan
866-755-7386 (Toll Free)

James R. Oppenhuizen, a partner with the firm, focuses his practice in the area of Bankruptcy and Divorce. He is a native of West Michigan. Jim is a graduate of Calvin College and received his law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law, graduating cum laude . He is admitted to practice in the Michigan State Courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Michigan and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

While in law school, he served as an Associate Editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

 In 2013, Jim became certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by The American Board of Certification.

Scholarly Lectures:  United States Trustee Best Practice Seminar, 2011, speaker: "Divorce and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy"; FBA Conference, 2009, speaker: "Non-Dischargeability and Attorney Ethical Obligations in Adversary Proceedings filed in the Bankruptcy Court".

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • - Chapter 7
  • - Chapter 11
  • - Chapter 13
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • - Divorce
  • - Parenting Time/Custody
  • - Spousal Support
  • - Prenuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • J.D. cum laude - 2005
    • Law Review: Valparaiso University Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Calvin College
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Rising Stars, 2011
  • Michigan Rising Stars, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Calvin College, MBA, Board Member
  • Calvin College Alumni Association- Grand Rapids Chapter
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association- Young Lawyers Section, Chair
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Valpariso University School of Law Grand Rapids Council, Member
  • Grand Rapids Young Professionals, Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2012 Nominating Committee
Best Lawyers American Board of Certification
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