Grand Rapids Attorney Jennifer Van Horn-Pfeiffelmann

Jennifer has been practicing law since 1995, with over 25 years of experience as lead counsel for numerous litigated matters in the state and federal courts in Michigan. She has litigated commercial, transportation, employment, wrongful death and personal injury cases. Jennifer has also handled and tried all types of family law matters including divorce, custody, parenting time, support and probate matters.

She has received the court certification for domestic relations mediation and domestic violence. As a court-appointed mediator, she has served in numerous counties in Michigan, including Kent, Allegan, Ingham, Van Buren, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Berrien, Kalamazoo and Ottawa.

Family Law, Domestic Relations Mediation, Insurance Defense, Litigation, Probate & Trust Administration, Arbitration and Marriage & Realtionship Planning.

Education

  • J.D., Wayne State University, 1995, cum laude
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 1992

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Kent, Ingham, Ottawa & Van Buren Counties
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Reported & Published Decisions

  • Republic Bank v Embassy Properties and Investments, LLC, et al, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued July 10, 2008 (Docket No. 278393)
  • Rita P. Spires v Anthony J. Bergman, 276 Mich App 432; 741 NW 2d 523 (2007)
  • Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. v Auto-Owners Ins. Co., Inc., 235 Mich App 411; 597 NW2d 560 (1999)
  • Spagnuolo v Rudds No. 2, Inc., 221 Mich App 358; 561 NW 2d 500 (1997)

Membership & Community Involvement

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of American Legion/South Haven
  • State Bar of Michigan (Fellow)
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Litigation and Family Law     
  • Allegan County Guardian Ad Litem for Adults and Minors
  • Chair of the Board of Catholic Charities of West Michigan
  • Court Appointed Mediator in Kent, Allegan, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Ottawa, Van Buren, Ionia, Montcalm and Muskegon counties 
  • Member of St. Pius X Parish 
  • Guardian Ad Litem 
  • Parenting Coordinator