Grant Semonin joins SSA

July 2, 2022

Grant Semonin graduated Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019.  He then earned his Juris Doctor degree Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2022 and received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Excellence in the Art of Advocacy.  During law school, Mr. Semonin served as Executive Notes Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation and competed as an oralist on the ABA team of the Notre Dame Moot Court Board.  He has been published in the Journal of Legislation regarding the clergy-penitent privilege.  Prior to joining Straub, Seaman & Allen, Mr. Semonin worked as a summer associate with regional firms in Illinois and Texas, and as a corporate counsel extern with the Global Disputes team at Whirlpool Corporation.  His practice will cover areas including labor & employment law, business litigation, insurance defense, trademarks, copyrights, and other general civil defense matters.

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Straub Seaman and Allen announces the addition of Matthew Tompkins and James McGovern as partners.

January 12, 2022

Effective January 1, 2022 Matthew Tompkins of the Grand Rapids Office of Straub, Seaman and Allen P.C.  and James McGovern of the St. Joseph office of the firm became full partners.  Matt has been with the firm since February of 2019 and James joined in March of 2020.  Both Matt and James have extensive backgrounds in litigation defense.   Also effective January 1 was the assumption of founding partner status by James Straub.  He will continue to provide litigation defense services as a member of the firm. Straub Seaman and Allen P.C.  was formed on April 1, 1984 by James Straub, Douglas Allen and Drew Seaman.  The firm has offices in St. Joseph and Grand Rapids and provides litigation defense services in both Indiana and Michigan.

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