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James B. Doezema

1700 East Beltline, N.E.
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7044
T 616.726.2205
F 616.726.2299


Jim Doezema is a shareholder in the firm’s Finance, Real Estate & Bankruptcy Services Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of real estate development, municipal law, litigation (real property matters, zoning, commercial and negligence matters, including dram shop and premises liability) and business entity selection, organization and planning.

He received his undergraduate degree from Calvin University and his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Jim is also a licensed Michigan Real Estate Broker.

Admitted to practice law in Michigan, before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Jim is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Western District Bar Association and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. Jim was the chairman of the City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission, serves on the council of Brookside Christian Reformed Church and is involved in a variety of sports.

Honors & Recognitions

AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell

Licensed Michigan Real Estate Broker


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
Community Involvement:
  • City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission, Past Chairman (2007-2009)
  • Brookside Christian Reformed Church, Past Deacon and Treasurer
  • Calvin University Alumni Association, Local Section, Past Member
  • Eagle Impact, Board Member



News & Events



Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1985

Calvin University, B.A., 1982

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals