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Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Our firm offers a full range of estate planning services to individuals, families, and closely held businesses.

Insurance & Injuries

Our attorneys have successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and through appeal involving injury related matters.


Negotiating out-of-court work-outs to litigating or resolving an array of issues prior to or during bankruptcy proceedings.

Real Estate

We have the professional experience necessary to efficiently and effectively handle any real estate transaction.

Employment Law

Representing employers in discrimination, whistle-blower, wrongful termination, and other employment litigation.

Elder Law

We are dedicated to helping protect seniors and their families by preserving dignity, quality of life, and financial security.


Experienced in guiding families through the difficult process of administration following the death of a loved one.

Construction Law

Providing counsel on a wide range of contracting, lending & dispute resolution issues in the construction industry.

tort litigation attorney

Creditor's Rights

Our attorneys successfully secure the greatest advantage in work-out transactions and bankruptcy proceedings.



We began as Running, Wise & Ford, one of Northern Michigan’s oldest and most prestigious firms, and have been providing quality legal representation for over 65 years.

Ford Conlon Gerberding Grier has earned a sterling reputation for integrity, competence and cost-efficient legal services. While specializing in business law and related matters, our firm has a broad-based practice area that encompasses bankruptcy, real estate, employment law, construction law, mediation, tort litigation, and estate planning and probate. We are a full-service firm where our clients are our first priority. We are committed to diligently representing the people we serve and are dedicated to providing the highest caliber of legal service. Contact Ford Conlon Gerberding Grier today and experience the affordable, expert legal representation that sets our firm apart.


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