Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Attorneys Muskegon, Holland & Grand Rapids MI

Serving West MI

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The founder of Bleakley Law Offices, Frederick W. Bleakley, grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where his father represented insurance companies in worker's compensation cases. Fred saw first-hand how these companies operated, saving money at the expense of injured workers and their families. When Fred became an attorney in 1986, he broke with family tradition. He formed this law firm to stand up for the rights of injured and disabled people in Muskegon and throughout Michigan, as well as to offer aggressive, results-oriented representation in cases involving personal injury, auto accidents, Social Security disability benefits, workers' comp, and other legal matters.


To learn more about Frederick W. Bleakley and the rest of our lawyers, please review the profiles below:


  •    Frederick W. Bleakley

  •    Brian K. Lawson

Frederick W. Bleakley


Attorney at Law

Location: Muskegon, Michigan

Phone: 231-722-3733


Fax: 231-728-3733



Frederick W. Bleakley specializes in protecting the rights of the injured and disabled.


  • Numerous speaking engagements at various union and client meetings regarding worker's compenstation, unemployment, employment/discrimination law, and social security

  • Called to testify as an expert witness before the House and Senate Committees regarding Worker's Compensation Bill (HB 6640)

  • Chairman of State Bar of Michigan - Worker's Compensation Section - Winter Seminar (2004 - 2015)

  • Speaker: Michigan Association for Justice – Workers’ Compensation/Social Security Seminar – Unbroken: The System Is Broken But Not Our Resolve. Topic: “Attendant Care, Nursing Care & Attorney Fees”. Westin - Southfield, Michigan. January 15, 2016.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

  • Social Security Disability

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Automobile Accidents

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1986 - Present

  • American Association for Justice, Social Security Section , 1986 - Present

  • Michigan Association for Justice, 1986 - Present

  • Michigan Bar Association, Worker's Compensation Section

  • Michigan Bar Association, Social Security Section

  • Michigan Bar Association, Personal Injury Section

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)

  • Workers' Compensation Adjunct Appeal Board, 1991 - 1993

  • National Football League Players Association - Worker's Compensation Panel Player Representative, 2006 - Present

  • State of Michigan - Attorney Discipline Board - Hearing Panelist, 2005 - Present

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan - 1987

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit - 1989

  • National College of Workers Compensation Fellows - 2011

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1986


  • J.D. 1985 | Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan

  • B.A. 1982 | Major: Political Science | Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, Michigan

Representative Clients

  • Injured and Disabled Workers


Brian K. Lawson

Attorney at Law

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Phone: 616-773-1572



Brian is a personal injury attorney specializing in nursing home abuse and neglect, commercial trucking accidents, fire and explosion injuries, product liability and pharmaceutical defects.  In addition to his personal injury practice, Brian has over 20 years of experience in general litigation, having represented everyone from large manufacturers and insurance companies to small businesses.


  • “Michigan First-Party No Fault Issues”, March 2001

  • “Jury Selection and Trial Tactics In Highly Conservative Areas”, presented to the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association at 2000 Annual Meeting

  • “A Solvency Perspective: Concerns of Insurance Carriers in Dealing With Lloyd’s and the London Market”, Coverage, p. 19, May/June 1994

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

  • Social Security Disability

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Automobile Accidents

  • Private Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan State Courts, 1992


  • B.A., Franklin College, summa cum laude

  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law, cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Board of Trustees and Justice Foundation Committee

  • Michigan Bar Association

  • Michigan Association for Justice

Representative Cases

  • $1.4 million recovered for family of man killed in commercial trucking accident

  • $1.7 million recovered for man burned in propane explosion

  • $1.4 million verdict for man with mild brain injury suffered in commercial trucking accident.

  • $1.45 million recovered for woman and man injured in auto negligence accident.

  • $1.0 million recovered for family of woman killed in commercial trucking accident.

  • $1.0 million recovered for family of child killed in commercial trucking accident.

  • $900,000 recovered for man injured in auto negligence accident.

  • $147,000 verdict in auto negligence accident where highest settlement offer was $250.

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