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West Michigan Attorneys

A Well-Respected, Experienced, and Effective Law Firm

Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC is a fixture in the Grand Rapids legal community. For decades, we have earned a reputation for providing prompt, sound, personal, effective legal advice to businesses and families throughout West Michigan at competitive rates.

Skill, Integrity, Experience

Each of our attorneys has extensive experience working in their specific area of practice. Our success and values have earned us an AV rating* – the highest peer review rating under Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating process.

Earning Our Reputation

While we are accomplished, our attorneys understand that we must earn our reputation with every client. Our firm is committed to employing all of our legal resources to the greatest benefit of our clients.

Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte


“Thank you for all of your help thru this. You made it a very pleasant experience.”

– Ward

“I think we are finally finished …. you did a great job.”

– John

“Our organization has worked with Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC for many years, and I have worked personally with Curt Witte since 2003. Curt provides sound legal counsel for challenging labor cases. Some attorneys tell their clients what they want to hear – Curt advised his clients on what they need to know. That’s why in 2010, I selected Curt as counsel for handling our national legal affairs.”

– Clarence Merrill, National President, Christian Labor Association

“From the first time I contacted Larry at DVBW I was provided with straightforward and helpful answers to my questions about filing for personal bankruptcy, which led me to eventually contract with DVBW to represent me. We hit some very trying challenges working through what turned out to be a relatively complex case, but through it all Larry and others at his firm were extremely helpful and responsive. The final steps leading to discharge occurred after I had relocated out of state for a job change. Even at geographic distance Larry and DVBW kept the case on track and guided me to a successful discharge with both a professional and caring attitude.”

– Robert J.

“I want to acknowledge attorney Curt Witte and the staff at Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC for their integrity, professionalism and promptness while handling my divorce case. Divorce is a very stressful process, but Curt and the staff kept me informed, helped me set my expectations and delivered the best possible outcome. I would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal representation.”

– Patrick M. Dugan

“Man, I really appreciate the way you operate, as there’s no wasted time or time to waste, thank you.”

– Jeff C.

“Working with Mr. Larry Ver Merris was a true pleasure. Larry was tenacious, detailed, and proactive. What seemed complex in every way to me, Larry helped me understand which really made me confident and informed. Additionally I must add the support team to Larry are equally helpful, when you call, you can hear the smile in the voice, very refreshing to say the least!! Thank you Mr. Ver Merris and team for your awesome work. I appreciate everything you have done for me.”

– Matthew P.

“Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte have been tremendously helpful to the Grand Rapids Christian Schools with unique financial matters. We greatly appreciate the multi-year partnership we have established with DVBW.”

– Jim Primus, Grand Rapids Christian Schools

“I would say that you know your stuff… You can’t believe what a pleasure it is for me to work with someone that jumps on a problem the way you do… I was surprised and very happy at how quickly you got the letter written and at how you expressed the facts of the situation. In fact, I actually whooped when I read it Larry.”

– Pat V.

“Facing a nasty divorce situation I sought legal representation committed to maintaining both a high level of professionalism and a Christian approach. It was important to me not to be dragged down by my spouse’s actions; I wanted representation that protected my interests, but did so in an honorable way. I found that representation through Curt Witte, who worked with me and served through a very difficult period in my life.”

– Bruce Matthews

“I was very pleased with the advice, responsiveness and support during a difficult divorce. Mr. Witte is very knowledgeable in family law and his professional representation is outstanding. He kept me positive and was able to work an outcome for me that was very fair. I appreciate all the hard work he did on my behalf.”

– Renee Wittenbach

“Again, both Mary and I want to thank you for helping us get through the past five years. It was always a relief to know that as our situation(s) changed over the years, we had you in our corner. For that we will be forever thankful.”

Michael C.

“I have had the pleasure to work with Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte for eleven years. In brief, I have great praise for each of these gentlemen! I have worked most with Mr. Ver Merris over the years,. He, like his associates, has been excellent in many ways. Mr. Ver Merris is very easy to talk to and always responds to his messages. The group sub-specializes in many fields of law, and I have accessed most of these sub-specialties over the years. Here is a group of highly skilled gentlemen who perform and represent you with the highest level of expertise.”

Joseph G.

“Roth Trucking, Inc., has been a client of Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte since 1955. They have proven to be very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy. We are completely satisfied with their work and would recommend them to anyone.”

Wes Roth and Patrick Roth

“I am grateful for the exceptional services, both business and personal, provided by your team! The counsel and caring advice proved very instrumental and allowed my continued success. Thank you!”

Jeff W.

“Awesome. Thank you. We are eating lunch thinking back thru all of what happened. I really don’t think anything so far could have ended better. Condo. Sold. Business is lean and strong. And getting stronger. All in all we feel blessed. Thank for the guidance. You do a great job.”

Matthew P.

“Lawsuits are never pleasant, but Larry was always helpful and responsive (even nights or weekends). He was knowledgeable and I felt he was always in my corner. When the case was dismissed he called me on a Saturday just to make sure I knew it so I could enjoy my weekend. I would recommend Larry to anyone.”

– Shirleen M.

“It’s been wonderful working with you Larry, as you’ve certainly taken ahold of the important tasks that we needed you on, thank you very much!”

– Jeff

“Appreciate your direct, honest advice.”

– Marcel

“You did such an amazing job with my case. You made me feel comfortable and decreased the stress that I was feeling. Your direction and expertise made a difficult time in my life far more tolerable. I again want to thank you and I have given my daughter your contact information.”

– Karen B.

“You may want to put on clinics in around time on just how clients like to be served. You can lecture on quickness. Response. And finding that one little Clause in the bankruptcy code. “

– Matthew P.

“You’ve been amazing at looking at all of our options and I really appreciate that.”

– Carla

“What a great piece of work. You did a wonderful job. I can’t imagine how the Judge could not agree with our position but I guess I can’t count on anything these days. Regardless of the outcome I clearly have the best counsel. Nice Work.”

– John P.

“Good Morning Larry … You went over and above with thoughtfulness, patience, and attorney skills that made the best out of our situation, and then extra effort when things got worse! We will always consider you for our legal representation, and refer you when friends and family need help. Thank you!”

– Chris and Tom

“Well Larry. The truth is, you are a very good lawyer. You saved totally the Chapter 11 by discovering the details around negotiating the extended pay back on the taxes. … Thanks for all you have done for me and my family really. It has been a God send.”

– Matt

“Divorce is never easy, but I am so thankful that Curtis Witte was recommended to me.  I was very pleased by the advice and counsel that he gave throughout the process.  His knowledge of the law and his understanding of my situation were very good. Thank you Curtis for handling my divorce.” 

– Jim Ippel

“Thank you for all the help – you made a difficult experience easy for us.”

– Bob & Pat

“Larry, you rock!”

– Karen C.

   “I hired Larry Ver Merris from Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte for both of my DUI cases. Mr. Ver Merris and his team  very extremely professional, supportive, and knowledgeable in my matters and completed thorough research on all the laws, terms, and penalties for my offenses. When discussing my case, Mr. Ver Merris presented all possibilities and potential outcomes with honesty and courtesy knowing the ramifications I was facing. I would recommend utilizing Damo, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte for any legal matter you may be facing, and I plan to continue working with Mr. Ver Merris on my estate, will, and trust.”

– Bill R.

“When our family needed legal advice to deal with a possible foreclosure on our family Estate – Larry Ver Merris and Jack Boyko stepped in and with their knowledge and expertise, we were able to find a viable solution so that we were able to keep our home. I recommend their firm highly.”

– Kathy N.

“In our initial meeting, Curt told me that ethics and integrity were the standard for him and his firm. At that moment, I knew that I was sent to the right place. In the midst of being attacked through divorce proceedings, Curt and his colleagues were very supportive of me. Curt demonstrated a clear commitment to moral practice of his vocation and I was proud to be represented by him. Curt helped me stay focused on my children and was successful in helping me keep them safely in my custody.

Thanks so much Curt!!”

– R. Johnson

“But you and only you found in the bankruptcy code section 185. . . . . That made the difference in the longevity of the tax repayment. So, Who’s the genius? You!!!”

– Matt

“I will make sure to mention to our large extended family in the Grand Rapids area the wonderful job that you had done for us.”

– Mike

Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC

825 Parchment Drive S.E. Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2382