Duly Noted

Kent County Probate Court announces Avery Rose as new Court Register

On Nov. 7, Kent County Chief Probate Judge David M. Murkowski announced the appointment of attorney Avery Rose as Kent County Probate Register and Court Administrator. Rose currently serves as the Probate Register and Administrator for the Allegan County Probate Court.

Rose received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. He graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2013 and obtained a Master’s in Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University in 2014.

“The Probate Court has every confidence in Mr. Rose. Through his education and experience, he brings a most impressive skill set to this important position. This is a tremendous opportunity for the Probate Court to continue the effective delivery of services to the residents of Kent County,” Judge Murkowski said.

Rose began his duties on Nov. 18.


Gravis Law announces new principals

Gravis Law, a nationally recognized law firm with two offices in greater Grand Rapids area (one in Caledonia and one in Muskegon), announces that it has been named the number one fastest growing law firm in the nation by Inc. Magazine, and that it is adding  seven new principals.

“It was only two years ago, we envisioned expanding our offices to better serve our clients regionally as well as on a national level, so we are honored by this prestigious ranking and are excited and remain focused on our continued expansion nationally.” says Brett Spooner, CEO at Gravis Law.

These seven new principals bring years of experience to the firm and the expansion is a testament to a new partner track program.  Katherine Sierra-Kelly, Josh Bam, Chad Wold and Stella Edens Pederson practice law in Washington State. They cover practice areas from estate planning, family law to business law. Rick Forman brings more than 30 years of experience to his Florida practice. Charles Bauer practices law in Idaho and practices in Washington and Oregon as well. Michelle Finch has been practicing law in Idaho since 1985 as well as Montana since 1993.

Inc. also revealed that Gravis Law  was named No. 302 amongst other companies on its annual Inc. 5000 growth list. In 2019 Gravis hired nearly 40 new employees.

Gravis attorney Anthony Norman was recently featured on the cover of the Grand Rapids Bar Association magazine as part of the “new young leadership.”