- Practice Commenced: 1996
- Total Mediations (as of May 2019): 600
- Total Arbitrations (as of May 2019): 20
- GRAND RAPIDS
Mr. March has served as a facilitative mediator throughout Michigan in hundreds of cases pending before state and federal courts, as well as cases mediated prior to the filing of a lawsuit.
Mr. March has mediated cases involving the automotive, agricultural, publishing, healthcare, insurance, real estate development, construction, public housing, and retail industries. The cases have involved individuals, Fortune 500 companies, family owned business, municipalities, public schools, state universities, and the Chinese government.
He has served as both a court appointed and privately selected case evaluator in hundreds of civil litigation cases involving every area of the law.
- Banking & Finance
- Civil Rights
- Contract Disputes
- Family Businesses
- Local Govt./Municipalities
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Professional Liability
- Real Estate
- Sexual Harassment
- Shareholder Disputes
- Wrongful Death
Mr. March received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1969. He received his undergraduate degree, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1966, where he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a James B. Angell Scholar. He has completed the Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop. He has received the basic mediation training provided by the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan; the annual refresher courses provided by the Court; and numerous ICLE courses on mediation.
Memberships & Affiliations
Mr. March is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. March is a past president of the West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, a founding Master of the Grand Rapids Inns of Court, and he has served on the Board of Trustees of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and as a member of the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan. He has served as a faculty member of the Hillman Advocacy Program of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and received the 2013 Hillman Award for advocacy training. He has also served as a member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. He has been certified by the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan as a mediator. Additionally, Mr. March is a former Managing Member of the law firm having served from 2000-2005.
Mr. March was named a “Leaders in the Law 2010” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly based on criteria such as exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession, and inspire and lead others with their skill and character. He is recognized in Chambers USA for employment: mainly defendant. Mr. March is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Mediation, and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants and was named as Best Lawyers Grand Rapids Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2009 and 2013. He is named a Michigan “Super Lawyer” for employment litigation: defense and is on Top 100 Super Lawyer list and was on the Top 10 list in 2006. He is a recipient of the Grand Rapids Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Professionalism and Community Service Award. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trials Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.