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New legal resource: how to write a brief for court

David C. Sarnacki published The Essence of Writing Persuasive Trial Briefs: Big Ideas for Mastering Mediation, Arbitration & Trial Briefs. The short, practical book is available in both ebook and paperback form on Amazon and other retailers. A wealth of…

Professional Review and Rating: David C. Sarnacki, 2022 Top Rated Litigator

ALM Media/Martindale-Hubbell selected David C. Sarnacki as a 2022 Top Rated Litigator. With 37 years experience in problem solving and powerful advocacy, he is a top-rated attorney and mediator in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Sarnacki’s Grand Rapids practice helps clients…

Criticizing, blaming and shaming backfire and reinforce beliefs: instead, to promote change, try empathy and curiosity

CNN Opinion reveals one method of persuasion that promotes change: the use of empathy and curiosity. So much more effective than criticizing, blaming and shaming. Those backfire and reinforce the existing beliefs. Peter Bregman and Howard Jacobson write (excerpt): In…

Ratings & Reviews: 2022 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation in Grand Rapids

Best Lawyers in America announced that David C. Sarnacki has been recognized through its peer-review process as the 2022 Lawyer of the Year award in Family Law Mediation in Grand Rapids. Best Lawyers reported “extremely high voter feedback” for his…

A forgiveness formula: powerfully perfect apologies

CNN Health helps us understand how to apologize. Jessica DuLong writes (excerpt): In her new book, “The Forgiveness Tour: How to Find the Perfect Apology,” Susan Shapiro explains that a full apology includes four essential elements: acknowledgment of the offense,…