John Lipford

John Lipford, Visiting Professor
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

B-3-236 Mackinac Hall
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

TEL: (616) 331-8827
FAX: (616) 331-3115


John W. Lipford is a practicing attorney and visiting professor at GVSU.  John received his B.A. degree with honors from Miami University (OH) with a double major in Journalism and Psychology.  He went on to receive his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, where he was Vice-President of the College's Phi Delta Phi chapter and a member of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.  Currently, John is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is licensed to practice in all courts within the state.

During his career as an attorney, John has represented both individual plaintiff litigants as well as individual and corporate defendants. He has experience in the areas of Constitutional Violations under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Protected Class Discrimination under Title VII and ELCRA, Wrongful Discharge and Retaliation, the Michigan Whistleblower's Protection Act, the Michigan Workers' Compensation Act, Third and First Party No-Fault Litigation, and other general civil tort litigation.

In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and dogs.  He is an avid Detroit Tigers’ fan, enjoys writing, and his favorite pastime is fishing. 

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