Michelle Kitch, Attorney

Michelle F. Kitch,
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Michelle F. Kitch graduated from the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending the University of Michigan, she studied at Oxford University, New College in Oxford, England in 1979. Ms. Kitch attended the Detroit College of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1983. Michelle started her career working in the property insurance defense area, successfully trying many arson, fraud and subrogation cases; Michelle continues to handle property insurance matters.

Michelle’s practice grew to include handling the defense of most personal injury cases and successfully trying various types of personal injury actions including dram shop, no-fault, product liability and premises liability cases. Michelle served as National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation, for approximately 10 years, working on large, complex and sensitive personal injury legal matters.

Michelle has been admitted to State Bar of Michigan, United States District Court (Eastern and Western Divisions), United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit and Pro Hac Vice admissions in the states of Oklahoma, Ohio, New York and Indiana. Michelle is an ICLE trained facilitator serving as a court appointed facilitator in state and federal court. Michelle also serves as a Case Evaluator in Kent County Circuit Court.

Michelle has been a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate-volunteer position) since 2002 working with children who are wards of the Court in abuse and neglect cases. She was nominated for the “Governor’s Service Award” in 2008. Michelle is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids Bar Association and Western Michigan Federal Bar Association, as well as other professional associations. In 2007, she was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the State of Michigan. Michelle’s aggressive approach to effectively litigating cases allows her to serve clients with passion and dedication and working hard fighting against fraudulent claims for no-fault insurance benefits.

She is involved with community service projects in the Grand Rapids area and is a member of the State of Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids Bar Association and Western Michigan Federal Bar Association. Michelle’s aggressive approach to effectively litigating her cases allows her to serve our clients with passion and dedication and to work hard fighting against fraudulent claims for No-Fault Insurance benefits.

Contact
mkitch@vanhewpc.com
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ph 616-949-5700
Fax 616-949-5704

Education
University of Michigan, 1980
Detroit College of Law, 1983

Bar Admissions
State of Bar of Michigan
Grand Rapids Bar Association
Western Michigan Federal Bar Association