Christine A. Yared, PLC
Attorney & Counselor
Welcome to my website. I have practiced law for over 25 years, specializing in employment law,
family law, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal issues, civil rights, civil litigation and
criminal law. I also provide legal advice and services to small business owners.
I provide quality legal services to individuals and businesses who are trying to resolve or avoid
problems related to their employment, family and the government. The diversity of my practice
has helped me to hone my skills as a legal advisor and advocate. For example, my criminal law
experience has proved invaluable as I advise and litigate employment and family law matters.
The breadth of knowledge I bring to small business clients includes the type of insights I have
gained from litigating cases.
I use the title “Attorney & Counselor at Law” because I believe that a critical aspect of my work
is to provide to provide sound advice in the context of the facts unique to your situation. I will
provide you with options and urge you to consider not only legal ramifications, but also the financial,
emotional, and long-term career and family consequences of your decision. I maintain reasonable
fees and will take steps to minimize your legal fees and provide you with steps you can take
to help with this objective. Please see the "About" section of my website to learn more about my
legal qualifications and experience.
My years of practice have also taught me that in order for me to provide you with the best
professional service, it is important that I limit the type and number of cases that I have at
any time. This has led me to be more selective about taking on new clients. In this regard if
I decide to take your case and you decide to retain my legal services, you will receive the time
and dedication that your case deserves.
Throughout my legal career, I have taught legal courses, provided training, written,
participated in panel discussions and professional conferences. I have also served on boards
and committees for nonprofit, university and professional organizations. This work has added
depth and meaning to my work as an attorney. In this regard, I am completing the research
and writing of my book, Gay Teacher: A Story about Love, Hate and Lessons Yet to be Learned,
a nonfiction book about the employment issues faced by Gerry Crane, a gay high school music
teacher in the 1990s. My book also addresses the current employment climate for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender teachers.
Please explore my website to obtain additional information about my legal experience,
qualifications and my book. This website will also take you to my blog. I invite you to read it
and write back with your thoughts, additional information or questions.
Christine A. Yared, PLC
Attorney & Counselor at Law
2503 Mason Ridge Court NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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