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Kevin began his law career in 2005 and is a Partner with McGraw Morris’ Troy location where he heads the firm’s Municipal Law section.  He brings with him an extensive knowledge of governmental operations.  He focuses his practice in municipal litigation and municipal law, with an emphasis in government contracts, planning and zoning, tax increment financing, property law, and utility law. 

He started his municipal career working for the Floyd County Ambulance Service in Iowa and as a reserve officer for the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department.  He later became a full-time police officer with the cities of Bowman, North Dakota, Nora Springs, Iowa, and Leon, Iowa.  He also worked undercover for the North Iowa Area Narcotics Task Force and as a reserve officer and a tactical officer with the Forest City Police Department.  He left his career in law enforcement and went to work in the City Manager’s Office for the City of West Des Moines, Iowa before being appointed the City Administrator for the City of Clio, Michigan.   

Kevin received his J.D., graduating cum laude, with a certificate in Litigation, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  In law school, Kevin was active in numerous organizations, including Assistant Editor – Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Mock Trial National Team, Moot Court Board, and Mock Trial Board.  Kevin received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Drake University with honors in 1999 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University in 1997. 


Areas of Practice:

  • Municipal Law
  • Utility Law
  • Litigation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
  • Government Contracts
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Open Meetings Act


Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009



  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, June 2005, J.D., Honors: Cum Laude
  • Drake University, Master of Public Administration
  • Upper Iowa University, Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
  • Upper Iowa University, Associate of Arts in Business
  • Waldorf College, Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
  • Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • University of North Dakota – LR, Certificate in Police Training


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Government Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association
  • International City/County Management Association
  • Michigan Municipal League
  • Michigan Township Association


Honors and Awards: 

  • 2017 recipient of the International Municipal Lawyers Association Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Award
  • 2017 inductee into the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys Academy of Municipal Attorneys


Published Works:  

  • Lead and Copper Rule, Briefly, the official publication of the Public Corporation Law Section of the Michigan State Bar, June 2017
  • Lead and Copper Rule, Laches, the official publication of the Oakland County Bar Association, October 2016

Practice Areas

  • Municipal Law and Litigation
  • Civil Rights Defense Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Defense
  • Police Professional Liability Defense
  • School Law and Defense Litigation
  • No-Fault and Auto Negligence Defense
  • DDA and Corridor District Law
  • Sewer, Water and Drain Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Business Litigation
  • Election Law
  • Zoning and Real Estate
  • Premises Liability
  • Appellate Law
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Immigration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Natural Resources and Endangered Species
  • Auto Negligence

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