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01 May 2017

March Receives GRBA Distinguished Service Award

The Grand Rapids Bar Association (GRBA) honored Jon G. March with the prestigious Donald R. Worsford Distinguished Service Award at its annual Law Day event last week.

The Donald R. Worsford Distinguished Service Award is presented only when the GRBA wishes to acknowledge and honor the contributions of a member whose service stands out for making an extraordinary impact on the community. It recognizes a member who is highly respected by his or her colleagues and who has made significant contributions to the GRBA, the legal profession, and the community. Mr. March is the fifth Miller Johnson attorney to receive this award.

Jon G. March has more than 45 years of experience as a trial lawyer handling a wide variety of employment, commercial, and general civil litigation. He 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. He has successfully mediated to settlement cases involving nearly every substantive area of the law.

Mr. March has a long-standing relationship with the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Fund, and the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serving in both leadership and advisory roles. In the past, he was on the board The Right Place.

Mr. March is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of several distinguished law-related organizations: the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the American Bar Foundation, and the State Bar of Michigan Foundation. He is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Mr. March was honored as a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, is recognized in Chambers USA, is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, received the Hillman Award for his devotion to the advocacy program, received the firm’s Cummiskey Spirit of Service Award for his community service and is named a Michigan Super Lawyer.

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in areas such as business and corporate, employment and labor, litigation, employee benefits, family law, and estate planning. In November 2016, U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers awarded Miller Johnson with tier 1 rankings for 24 practice areas in the Grand Rapids Metro area including health care law and seven practice areas in Kalamazoo. For more information about the firm, visit our LinkedIn page.