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Founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1978, the success of our law firm has been built around our commitment to addressing our client's legal concerns with effective solutions. We are proud of the dedicated and talented team of attorneys and staff that we've built over the last three decades. Your principal advisor is typically supported by a team of specialists and a highly trained administrative staff and your specific needs determine the composition of the team. + SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US.

Our clients have leaned on our team for decades because we listen to their concerns and provide straightforward answers. You may call any of the attorneys listed below at 616.647.8277. Please be advised that you should not send us any confidential information unless you have been established as a client.


Firm News

  • Congratulations Gary Schenk

    Congratulations to Gary Schenk, one of our founding partners.  Gary has been recognized again this year by Martindale-Hubbell, the country's leading lawyer assessment (by his peers) and information source, as a "Pre-Eminent AV" lawyer, the highest award for ethics and legal skills.  This rating was given to Gary by his peers in both the Bar and by the Judiciary in a confidential survey of lawyers and Judges.  << Read More

  • Gary Schenk Recognized for Excellence in Law

    Congratulations to Gary Schenk for being recognized for Excellence in Law by Worldwide Registry.  Click on the link below to see why Gary was awarded this recognition.  << Read More

  • Fred Boncher Co-Authors a Best Selling Book on Personal Injury

    Fred Boncher of the law firm of Schenk, Boncher & Rypma recently published a chapter in the book “Injured in an Accident?” The publisher of the book asked the best 10 out of more than 250 personal injury lawyers interviewed nationwide to share their insights into what a lay person should know when they are injured in an accident. The book which was edited by Donald Marcari and Richard E. Spalding was launched on Amazon on October 2, 2014. The book made the Amazon best seller list in a number of categories. It was rated #1 in personal injury law, #1 in law specialities, and #12 in law books generally. Under Amazon’s hot new releases it also rated as #1 on personal injury law, #1 on law specialities, and #6 on law. According to Amazon, the book ranked 1,127 out of 7,000,000 other books in sales on the day of the launch, putting it in the top one-tenth of one percent of book authors. To learn more about this book and perhaps to order it, go to The Book Store on www.amazon.com. Look for book specialities under personal injury. All of the profits from the sales of the book are being donated to charity, specifically to Kiwanis. Fred wants to thank everyone who purchased the book on its launch date and hopes that whoever buys the book will have a better appreciation of what to do when they are injured in an accident.  << Read More

  • Schenk Boncher & Rypma--Top Area Law Firm

    SBR has been selected by the Grand Rapids Business Journal as one of the Top Area Law Firms in 2014 for the second year in a row.  Thanks to all attorneys, staff and clients for making it so!  << Read More

  • Pre-Eminent AV Rating for SBR

    SBR has received the coveted Pre-Eminent/AV Rating (Highest Rating for Legal Ethics and Competence) from Martindale-Hubble for 2014, continuing a tradition of excellence in legal ratings from one of the country's premier legal rating companies.  << Read More