Roberts A. Kengis

Roberts A. Kengis

Of Counsel

Mr. Kengis offers mediation and arbitration services for civil and domestic cases. Mr. Kengis recently retired from the bench in Allegan County after 31 years of public service as a prosecutor and circuit court judge. Mr. Kengis was the chief judge of the Allegan County Circuit Court, and is trained and qualified to act as a civil and domestic mediator throughout the State of Michigan. He has completed the American Arbitration Association’s “Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices” course, and also the AAA’s course regarding writing arbitration awards. He is a member of the AAA’s arbitrator panel for labor and employment law, but is also qualified to arbitrate other case types independent of the AAA. As a judge, he successfully helped parties and attorneys reach agreements in hundreds of cases involving divorce, custody, employment disputes, property disputes, business disputes, tort liability and government regulation. When parties could not reach a resolution, Judge Kengis made difficult decisions on a routine basis.


Mr. Kengis received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1989, and his law degree from the Wayne State University Law School in 1992.

Civic and Personal Activities

Mr. Kengis serves on the board of directors of the Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital Foundation, and also the Kalamazoo Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church where he also serves as pastor’s assistant.  He also volunteers as a youth volleyball coach and is also a teacher at the Kalamazoo Latvian School.  He and his wife Shelley have two children that keep them very very busy.

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