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Christopher Westgate graduated from Michigan State University with honors and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Chris is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice Workers' Compensation Council. As the only representative from West Michigan on the Council he is responsible for helping strategize, plan and report on workers' compensation issues present in West Michigan. Through this position Chris informs other practitioners about changes in the law and assists in forming policy that tries protect the Workers' Disability Compensation Act and Michigan workers.

 

Chris devotes 100% of his practice to litigation. Chris has handled cases in nearly every Workers' Compensation Bureau in Michigan and multiple Circuit Courts throughout the State. Chris has taken approximately 1,000 medical depositions on a variety of complex medical conditions. Chris uses his knowledge of the law and medical conditions to achieve the best possible results for his clients. Throughout his practice Chris has cultivated an extensive list of medical professionals who can evaluate nearly any condition a client may face.

 

Outside of work Chris is married with two sons. He enjoys sports, music, books, traveling, the outdoors and the water. Chris was born and raised in Grand Rapids and followed his dream to practice law in his hometown. Chris is also a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Northeast Grand Rapids.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation

  • Auto Accidents

  • Dog Bites

  • Personal Injury

 

Bar Admission

  • Michigan, 2009

 

Education

  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley
    Law School

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan Bar – Workers’ Compensation Council
    (June 2015-present)

  • Michigan Association for Justice - Workers’ Compensation Council (2014-Present)

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association - Workers’ Compensation Section (President 2012-2014)

Christopher Westgate 

GRAND RAPIDS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

I just wanted to say thank you so much for supporting me when I was ready to just give up. I will always be grateful. 

Bonnie G.

Thank you so much, you were always kind to me while my case was going on and I am grateful for all that you did. 

Cheryl K.

Thank you for winning my case! I would recommend you to anyone, you did an awesome job. 

Judy L.

Thank you for all of your patience and advice, your help was much appreciated. 

Brenda P.

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