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Bert S. Irwin

Bert S. Irwin has practiced law in Michigan since 1991. As a Grand Rapids native and graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School and Calvin College, Bert has a unique skill set that few lawyers can offer in the Grand Rapids area. Bert has not only represented numerous businesses over the last 25 years, he has owned and operated a large profitable business allowing him to anticipate both the legal and operational needs and concerns of those he represents.

At Plachta, Murphy & Associates, Bert specializes in Business and Corporate Law, Litigation, and Real Estate.

Bert has also volunteered and performed charitable work and fund raising with many local Catholic, Christian, and public schools, such as Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Paul’s, Catholic Central High School, Calvin College, and East Grand Rapids High School. In addition, Bert has been a volunteer and Board Member for charities that support Breast Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer research.


  • Calvin College, B.A.
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D.

Bar Admission:

  • Michigan, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1992

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • State of Michigan Restaurant Association

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