146 Monroe Center N.W., Suite 1225
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Family Law Attorney in Grand Rapids

The attorneys at Gordon & Hess, PLC offer 30 years combined experience with representing clients throughout West Michigan. We are highly experienced, aggressive, and affordable legal advocates who can help you successfully navigate the complex and often confusing legal system with positive results.

We have made careers of fighting for our clients and dedicating ourselves to protecting our client’s rights and freedoms. Whether you are facing custody and visitation issues, need assistance dividing marital property and debts, or need help seeking alimony or protection from paying alimony, we can work with you to either resolve your case through experienced negotiations or fight for your rights at a trial.

If you have questions about child custody, child visitation or child support, our divorce lawyer Grand Rapids are happy to meet with you and explain the situation you are in, to advise you on issues you will be facing and to devise and prepare to argue for a reasonable parenting plan as well as providing you with proposed child support calculations.

We are also experienced criminal defense lawyer Grand Rapids who assist a variety of individuals facing criminal charges throughout West Michigan, including both misdemeanor offenses as well as more serious felony charges and abuse/neglect matters. Whatever your legal needs, our attorneys can offer you and your loved ones competent, compassionate and caring legal counsel. Gordon & Hess, PLC is here to guide and assist you and your family successfully whatever the legal issues may be.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Family Law

  • Mediation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support


  • Custody
  • Parenting Time/Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Property Divison
  • Spousal Support
  • Post-Judgement Modification
  • Attorney Fees and Court Costs

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

  • Misdemeanors
  • Driving License Restoration
  • Expungement
  • Felonies

Call Gordon & Hess, PLC today at 616-272-3331 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Brian Gordon

Brian E. Gordon was born in Detroit but raised in the East Lansing area where he attended and graduated from Okemos High School, Michigan State University and Michigan State University College of Law (formerly known as the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University).

Brian has worked and resided in Grand Rapids for the past 18 years. Brian is an attorney/owner of Gordon & Hess, PLC with a practice primarily focused upon Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Mediation.

Brian is an experienced 18 year veteran of handling Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support matters for men facing these difficult issues.

Brian is also extremely well versed and experienced in representing women in Divorce and all Family Law related matters as well as mediation for individuals who wish to proceed in a more amicable manner.

Brian has represented a wide variety of clients throughout West Michigan including but not limited to the follow counties: Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Ionia, Allegan, Montcalm, Barry, Berrien, Van Buren, Newaygo, Mecosta, Oceana, St. Joseph, Cass and Calhoun. Brian is a passionate and highly experienced attorney for hire.

Attorney Dan Hess

Daniel B. Hess, Jr. was raised in Grand Rapids, MI. Daniel went on to attend Michigan State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1992. Daniel then attended California Western School of Law and graduated in 1995.

While obtaining his law degree, Daniel interned at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office where he gained a tremendous amount of experience working within the criminal justice system. Daniel was admitted to the California Bar in 1997.

In 1999, Daniel accepted a position at Hess, Hess & Kmetz, PC along side his Father, the late Daniel B. Hess, Sr., and his Uncle, the late John H. Hess. Daniel was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2000.

While with Hess, Hess & Kmetz, PC., Daniel’s main areas of practice were bankruptcy law, criminal law and family law with a primary focus on protecting men’s rights. Daniel joined Gordon & Shaw in 2007 where he continued to focus on family law.

With the emergence of Gordon & Hess, PLC, Daniel continues to seek justice in both the family and criminal court systems and to carry on the legal family tradition of his late Father and Uncle. Daniel is a strong and savvy advocate and has obtained a significant amount of courtroom experience in his areas of practice.

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