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J.D. Praasterink

Attorney J.D. Praasterink joined Kuhn Rogers as a partner in April of 2019. Prior to becoming a member of the firm, J.D. operated a thriving general law practice in Saint Ignace. J.D.’s practice with Kuhn Rogers is concentrated in the areas of business, real estate, probate, estate planning, family law, contract drafting and litigation, general civil litigation, and appellate work.

J.D. enjoys serving the needs of the Traverse City community and appreciates the opportunity to spend time getting to know his clients and their needs while answering their questions about the legal process. J.D. understands that people often come to him at a time of both personal and legal crisis, and takes pride in offering clear-eyed guidance rooted in his extensive practice experience.

J.D.’s motto in practice has always been “honest and effective,” and those traits are the underpinning of his practice. He offers clients candid, thorough advice that allows them to make informed decisions in their legal matters. He then develops a plan and advocates for them to achieve the outcome they seek. Clients and colleagues alike appreciate J.D.’s straightforward nature, attention to detail, and focused advocacy.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals
  • Business
  • Real estate
  • Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Contract drafting and litigation 
  • General civil litigation
  • Family law
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, M.A. in Philosophy
  • Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit), B.A. in Philosophy
Admissions to Practice
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Arizona
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Arizona