Verelle H. Kirkwood

01/24/2022
Verelle H. Kirkwood
Attorney

Verelle H. Kirkwood

Attorney

Verelle H. Kirkwood

Summary

Verelle is a member of the firm’s General and Automotive Liability practice group. His practice focuses on the defense of first-and-third-party automotive and other general liability matters. His experience includes handling all aspects of litigation for a variety of legal claims including auto no-fault, premises liability, and construction matters. Verelle has achieved successful outcomes for his clients before trial courts throughout Michigan. Kirkwood has a dual career as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer, Captain in the Michigan Army National Guard.  In the role of a JAG Officer, a dynamic set of skills is required to tackle the robust, evolving issues within the military context including providing legal and ethical advice (in accordance with Michigan law) to unit commanders on a variety of diverse legal issues affecting soldiers.


Credentials

Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law  (J.D. 2017)
  • Western Michigan University (B.A. 2013)
  • Kalamazoo College
Professional Activities
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, member
  • Pratt Bar Association, member
  • Michigan Army National Guard JAG Corps, Captain
Accomplishments

Graduate of Hillman Advocacy Program, 2019

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Speaker at 238-Aviation Post Deployment Yellow Ribbon Event, generally advising Soldiers returning from a deployment on various legal considerations upon their return. September 11, 2021

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