Dr. Kenneth E. Tiews

Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI
Phi Kappa Phi. Woodrow Wilson Honorary Fellow. Recipient, University of Michigan Law School Case Club Competition, First Prize, 1971. Probate Seminar Speaker, National Business Institute, 1989, 1991 and 1993. Instructor: Philosophy of Law, Aquinas College, 1982; Philosophy of Law, Calvin College, 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995. Member, Board of Directors, Porter Hills Presbyterian Village, 1990-2008. Member, Grey Center for Social Learning and Understanding, 1998—. Attorney, Presbytery of Lake Michigan, PCUSA.
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Areas of Law

  • Estate Planning
  • Living Trusts
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Applications for Tax Exempt Status
  • Church Law
  • Ecclesiastical Law
  • Religious Nonprofit Corporation Law
  • Elder Law
  • Wills
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Wills
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Fiduciary Income Tax
  • Trusts and Estates Taxation
  • Taxation
  • Probate
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Probate Taxation
  • Adoptions
  • Adoption Law
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Advance Directives
  • Conservatorship
  • Elder Guardianship
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Mental Disability Law
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Social Security Appeals
  • Social Security Disability
  • Real Estate
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements
  • Quiet Title
  • Residential Real Estate Sales
  • Appellate Practice
  • Independent School Law
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Appeals


Peer Rating


Overall Peer Rating

4.4 out of 5.0
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials


Senior Attorney

Admission Details

Admitted in 1976, Michigan
1979, U.S. Tax Court
1980, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Law School Attended

University of Michigan Law School
Class of 1973

University Attended

University of Michigan
Class of 1970
with distinction, with highest honors in Philosophy

University of Michigan
Class of 1975

University of Michigan
Class of 1977

Birth Information

Born in 1948
Wilmington, Delaware, November 8, 1948

Special Agencies

Social Security Administration; Permanent Judicial Commission-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A).

Associations & Memberships

Grand Rapids Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan.

Contact Information






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Office Information
Dr. Kenneth E. Tiews
Senior Attorney
Calder Plaza Building 250 Monroe Avenue N.W., Suite 100,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Wheeler Upham A Professional Corporation (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

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