Frederick W. Bleakley

Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI
The founder of Bleakley Law Offices, Frederick W. Bleakley grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where his father represented insurance companies in workers' 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' compensation, and other legal matters.

Presentations: Numerous speaking engagements at various union and client meetings regarding workers' compensation, unemployment, employment/discrimination law, and social security; Called to testify as an expert witness before the House and Senate Committees regarding Workers' Compensation Bill (HB 6640); Chairman of State Bar of Michigan-Workers' Compensation Section-Winter Seminar (2004-2012).


Areas of Law

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers Compensation


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4.8 out of 5.0

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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1986, Michigan
1987, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Law School Attended

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Class of 1985

University Attended

Kalamazoo College
Class of 1982
Political Science

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Workers' Compensation; Social Security; Personal Injury; Attorney Discipline Board-Hearing Panelist, 2005-Present); American Bar Association; M... More

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Office Information
Frederick W. Bleakley
 250 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 400,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Maintains an office in multiple locations

Bleakley Law Offices, P.C. (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

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