Who We Are 2018-05-02T09:53:53+00:00

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KEVIN SUTHERLAND – FOUNDER, MANAGING MEMBER

I live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. I value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, I have high standards in these regards, which I continuously strive to fulfill. I can objectively see the reality of a situation, and I’m adaptable enough to change things which aren’t working well. I am a strategist – always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against my current strategy, to plan for every credible contingency. I am ready to work for you.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT COLORADO SPRINGS – B.A. in Criminal Justice

Graduated #1 in Criminal Justice, May 2013. Throughout Kevin’s undergraduate education at UCCS he excelled and was awarded various honors, including induction into prestigious Alpha Phi Sigma – the Criminal Justice National Honors Society in April 2013. Kevin was active outside the classroom as an investigator intern with the Colorado Springs, 4th Judicial District, Public Defenders Office. He was also an active member of the Student Government Association’s Judicial Board, which included the rare privilege to serve as the debate moderator for the University of Colorado – Board of Regents General Election Debate in October 2012. Kevin Graduated from UCCS with distinction and returned home to Michigan to complete his legal studies. He also brought back a strong sense of community fellowship.

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY COOLEY LAW SCHOOL – Juris Doctorate

Prepared completely for the rigor of the courtroom, Kevin concentrated his studies on Litigation. While attending WMU-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Kevin showed legal acumen and a dedication to his community. He volunteered for the Veterans Legal Assistance Program to help our community’s most vulnerable military veterans access free legal services. While in law school—Kevin worked for a high-volume law firm—the Kent County Public Defender Office. He logged more than 700 hours defending clients, gaining trial experience, and demonstrating his courage to make the difference, while helping clients navigate the complex judicial system.” He prepares for the challenges.

Kevin excelled in law school. He earned a place on the WMU-Cooley National Mock Trial team both in fall of 2015 and winter of 2016. In February 2016, he was a litigation team competitor in Dayton, Ohio for a civil trial sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). He graduated Cum Laude and founded Sutherland Law, PLC to deliver professional and practical legal services to his neighbors in West Michigan.

Where We Work   

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.”

Clarence Darrow

“Courage is the most important attribute of a lawyer. It is more important than competence or vision. It can never be an elective in any law school, and it should pervade the heart, the halls of Justice and the chambers of the mind”

Robert F. Kennedy

“My firm is relatively small and provides me with a much broader experience much earlier than the big firms provided some of my classmates.  I was appearing in court just a few months into my career, while some classmates had not gotten on their feet until several years after graduating.”

John Roberts

“There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief. Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.”

Abraham Lincoln

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