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TRL reviews of The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC

Top Rated Local shows reviews of The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC: Jennifer C. 1 review 05/28/2020 Verified Great to work with. Help me through the worst time ever! Patrick S. 1 review 04/08/2020 Verified This firm was totally on top…

Legal Aid of Western Michigan Honored David C. Sarnacki with its 2023 Michael S. Barnes Pro Bono Award

Legal Aid of Western Michigan awarded attorney David C. Sarnacki of The Sarnacki Law Firm the 2023 Michael S. Barnes Award. Over the decades, Sarnacki contributed nearly 800 hours on cases which he accepted from LAWM’s pro bono program, provided…

Grand Rapids Magazine’s 2023 Top Lawyers in Both Family Law & Mediation: Peer Review and Rating of David C. Sarnacki

Once again, David C. Sarnacki has been selected to Grand Rapids Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers, this time for 2023. Recognized by his peers for excellence in both Family Law and Mediation, he was chosen by a confidential vote of…

Ratings & Reviews: Best Law Firms again confirms peer-review rating for Sarnacki Law Firm

Best Law Firms announced that The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC has been recognized by its peers for professional excellence, and the firm will be included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms rankings. To make its decisions, this prestigious…

Professional Rating and Review of David Sarnacki: 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers announced that Grand Rapids attorney and mediator David C. Sarnacki has been selected for inclusion in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. David was recognized by attorneys and judges for excellence in three areas: 1.…

Professional Rating and Review of David Sarnacki, 2023 Super Lawyers Review: Excellence

Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers selected David C. Sarnacki to the 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers list. This honor is reserved for lawyers exhibit top-5% excellence and reflects peer review by attorneys and judges. Mr. Sarnacki’s Grand Rapids practice helps clients transition…

2023 Best Law Firms – Professional Review and Rating of The Sarnacki Law Firm

Best Lawyers in America selected The Sarnacki Law Firm for its 2023 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The Best Lawyers in America is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal…

Professional Rating and Review of David Sarnacki, 2022 Super Lawyers Review: Excellence

Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers selected David C. Sarnacki to the 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list. This honor is reserved for lawyers exhibit top-5% excellence and reflects peer review by attorneys and judges. Mr. Sarnacki’s Grand Rapids practice helps clients transition…

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…

Super Lawyers Review: Excellence for clients experiencing separation and divorce

Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers has selected David C. Sarnacki to the 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for lawyers exhibit top-5% excellence. His Grand Rapids practices helps clients transition through separation and divorce, family law, mediation, and collaborative…

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,…

Alternatives to traditional divorce litigation

Peggy Drexler writes about the amicable Amazon divorce for Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos: “A Google search for ‘amicable divorce’ returns more than 6 million results, with everyone from the American Psychological Association to divorce attorneys weighing in.” Unlike other articles,…