Duly Noted


Rynders inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

Varnum has announced the induction of partner Perrin Rynders into the American College of Trial Lawyers, which was confirmed at the College's annual meeting in Philadelphia.

The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the U.S. and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in North America. Fellows are chosen strictly by invitation and only after a rigorous, confidential investigation. Fellowship is limited to one percent of the lawyers in any state or province. In practice, far less than one percent ever qualifies.

Fellowship is limited to lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. 

The American College of Trial Lawyers maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission, and supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties..

Perrin Rynders has successfully prosecuted and defended a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, ERISA cases, employment cases, product liability and personal injury cases, health care fraud and tax matters. He has conducted more than three dozen jury and bench trials in federal and state courts around the country, and has resolved disputes as a facilitative mediator. He received his B.A. in History from Calvin College, and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

He has been named a Newsmaker of the Year by Grand Rapids Business Journal; is a Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; and has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2011 and  The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013. He has served on the boards of Bethany Christian Services, Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan, Jellema House/Pathfinder Resources, Inc., Grand Rapids Christian School Foundation, and MOKA, Inc., and the Calvin Alumni Association.