Trial attorney opens own firm

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Ed Perdue Courtesy Ed Perdue

A U.S. Marine officer and former prosecutor has set up shop in Grand Rapids.

Edward Perdue recently opened the boutique civil litigation firm Perdue Law Group LLC, 447 Madison Ave. SE.

“I opened this firm to help a broad range of clients navigate the treacherous waters of today’s civil justice system,” he said. “I am particularly proud to be a registered minority and service-disabled-veteran-owned small business. Perdue Law Group is a lean operation that harnesses the power of technology to bring unparalleled efficiency to clients who want ‘big law’ quality and service but are interested in significant cost savings.”

Perdue, a disabled veteran and trial attorney, focuses his practice on commercial, labor and employment, real estate, automotive and product liability litigation. Although Perdue does not have staff on board, he said he is leveraging technology and outside vendors as necessary to keep overhead, costs and, therefore, rates and fees low.

“As a boutique firm we are well-positioned to fight smarter to achieve client objectives,” he said. “Further, it is our practice to explore and present clients with alternative dispute resolution strategies early in the life of each case. We are dedicated to exceptional client service, the highest quality work product, and an unmatched devotion and dedication to our clients.”

He also plans to launch a public speaking and leadership practice, and is the author of “The Little Green Book – A Leadership Manual for Professionals,” which is scheduled to be published this year.

Prior to starting his firm, Perdue spent more than 23 years practicing at Dickinson Wright PLLC, where he was a member of its litigation department. He focused on litigation involving business, automotive, health care, intellectual property, class action defense and product liability claims.

He has extensive first-chair experience and acts as lead counsel on matters pending throughout the nation. Perdue is a board member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC).

He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University before serving as an artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. Afterward, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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