Duly Noted

Rob Buchanan, of Grand Rapids, has been sworn in as the 86th president of the State Bar of Michigan

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack presided at the virtual ceremony on Sept. 17.

Buchanan is cofounder and managing member of Buchanan & Buchanan, PLC in Grand Rapids, and concentrates his practice on plaintiff medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, and commercial litigation.

In addition to service with the State Bar of Michigan, , he has also served with the Michigan State Bar Foundation, Federal Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association, Michigan Association for Justice, and International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

An alumnus of Kalamazoo Collge and Wayne State University Law School, Buchanan has been involved in State Bar work for over a decade and has served on many of its committees and groups. He has served on the SBM Board of Commissioners and as treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president-elect.


Cummings is named among ‘Ones to Watch’


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Eight Bodman attorneys are listed in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, including Lindsay M. Cummings (Trusts and Estates) from the Grand Rapids office.

Cummings represents individual clients in connection with estate planning and estate administration matters including trusts, wills, powers of attorney, guardianships, conservatorships, and trust and probate administration.

Before joining Bodman, she founded her own law firm in Grand Rapids, and was a visiting professor with WMU- Cooley Law School.

She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Probate & Estate Planning Section), Grand Rapids Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

An alumna of Albion College and MSU College of Law, Cummings was previously named to Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers 2019, Trusts & Estates.