Areas of Practice

Divorce & Family Law

Kyle J. Quinn

Member

Email: kjq@msblaw.com
Phone: 616-732-5000
Fax: 616-732-5099

Kyle Quinn concentrates exclusively on family law matters, helping people at some of the most emotionally difficult and financially uncertain points in their lives. These matters include but are not limited to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, separate maintenance, property division, child support, spousal support (alimony), custody, and parenting time.

Clients not only value Kyle’s knowledge and integrity but also value his clear, straight-shooting advice and communication. He translates legal complexities into language that clients understand. Every matter is factually distinct, and Kyle listens carefully to his clients to help identify what is most important to them and provides practical and creative solutions to achieve their goals.

Kyle regularly utilizes negotiation and dispute resolution techniques to obtain favorable resolutions for his clients’ often complex legal matters.  However, when trial advocacy is needed, he is an aggressive and skilled litigator with significant experience in the courtroom.

Kyle regularly writes and presents on family law topics and trends, and actively participates in the family law sections of the State Bar of Michigan and Grand Rapids Bar Association. He is highly regarded and respected by his peers and the judges before whom he appears.

Bar Admission:

  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Education:

  • Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2007
    • Pro Bono Society Honor Recipient
    • Volunteer, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic
    • Law Clerk, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
    • Intern, Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel
    • Intern, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.
  • Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, with high honors, 2003
    • Cognate (minor) in Psychology
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Study Abroad, University of Westminster, London, England

Honors & Awards:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Michigan)Family Law, 2015-2021 
  • Leading Lawyers: Family Law, 2020 & 2021
  • Grand Rapids Magazine 2021 list of “Top Lawyers” in Family Law

    Professional Associations and Membership:

    • State Bar of Michigan
      • Family Law and Litigation Sections
    • State Bar of Wisconsin (inactive)
    • Grand Rapids Bar Association
      • Family Law Section:
        • Trustee: 2011 & 2012
        • Secretary: 2013
        • Chair Elect: 2014
        • Chair: 2015
        • Ex-Officio: 2016
    • Kent County Friend of the Court Citizens Advisory Committee
      • Appointed by the Kent County Board of Commissioners as the Family Law Attorney for the Committee
      • Chair, 2018-2021 terms
    • Certified Family Law Mediator
    • Trained Domestic Collaborative Practice Lawyer

    Presentations:

    • “Be Smart About Smart Phone E-Discovery; Learn What to Secure and How to Secure It” – Family Law Section, Grand Rapids Bar Association, September 2014 (Presenter)
    • “Fundamentals of Divorce Practice and Procedure: Valuing and Dividing the Property” – ICLE, September 2015 (Seminar Co-Presenter)
    • “Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements:  Postnuptial Agreements and Modification of Marital Agreements” – ICLE, April 2017 (Seminar Presenter)
    • “Fundamentals of Divorce Practice and Procedure: Valuing and Dividing Property” – ICLE, October 2018 (Seminar Co-Presenter)
    • “Separate Property Update” – ICLE Family Law Institute, November 2018 (Seminar Co-Presenter)
    • “Civility: Advocating in the Midst of Bad Behavior” – ICLE Family Law Institute, November 2019 (Seminar Co-Presenter)
    •  “Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements:  Discovery and Trial of Marital Agreement Disputes” – ICLE, June 2020 (Seminar Presenter)
    • “Distinguishing Martial & Separate Property” – ICLE, April/May 2021 (Seminar presenter)
    • “Valuing & Dividing the Marital Estate” – ICLE, October 2021 (Seminar Presenter)
    • “Privilege: A Practical Primer on Privilege” – ICLE Family Law Institute, November 2021 (Seminar Co-Presenter)

    Publications:

    • “Litigating Support Issues: Pass-Through Entities and K-1 Income,” State Bar of Michigan Family Law Journal, 2016
    • “Marital Agreements (Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements)” (co-author) LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Family Law
    • “Pretrial Procedure in the Divorce Case” (chapter author), Michigan Family Law: Seventh Edition, Institute of Continuing Legal Education