Miller Canfield na­mes Andrew Blum as resident director in its Grand Rapids office

Miller Canfield has named Andrew Blum to serve as the resident director of the global law firm’s Grand Rapids office.

The firm also has offices in Ann Arbor and Lansing, as well as several other cities.

The announcement was made by CEO Michael McGee.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, and elected a Principal at Miller Canfield in 2016, Blum is succeeding Trent Taylor, who is stepping down after serving as resident director since 2011. Taylor led the office through a decade of rapid business expansion and investment in Grand Rapids, which became one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

Blum is a principal attorney in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.

He was named the winner of the Samaritas Ambassador Award in 2020, as well as the Grand Rapids Notre Dame Club’s 2017 Person of the Year.

 He is a longtime member and former president of the Notre Dame Club Board of Directors.

Blum serves on the Samaritas Board of Directors and is active in the Basilica of St. Adalbert Knights of Columbus, where he serves as an officer, and is the vice chair of the Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Diocesan-wide School Board.

Blum is a 2020 member of the State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll; and has been named to the Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2021-present.

He also is a member of the American Bar Association Litigation Section; Federal Bar Association; and Grand Rapids Bar Association.

He is also the author of the leading treatise on the laches doctrine in Michigan.