Celebrating 75 Years

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, which was founded in Grand Rapids in 1941. With offices also now in Ann Arbor, Holland and Muskegon, the firm has transitioned from a small litigation practice to a full-service firm with a multitude of practice areas and industry teams suited to meet nearly any individual or business need within Michigan and beyond.

Smith Haughey owes its success to the character, integrity, and ability of its lawyers and staff, beginning with its founders Clifford Mitts, A.B. Smith, Jr. and David Haughey. The firm’s early reputation stemmed from the core belief that, first and foremost, the firm should always hire the best and brightest people. The firm expanded on this foundation throughout the last seven decades and, while it is recognized for the size and scope of its services, it is the genuine commitment to its relationships with colleagues and clients that distinguishes it from the rest. Today, Smith Haughey has over 60 attorneys serving in four locations throughout the state, with its newest office in Holland, which opened in March of 2016.

Today, Smith Haughey has over 60 attorneys serving in four locations throughout the state. While the firm takes pride in what it has been able to accomplish in the past 75 years, it also recognizes the importance of focusing on its future and the next generation. Smith Haughey is constantly seeking new, creative, and more efficient ways to deliver legal services, and is dedicated to helping clients meet their needs and achieve success. 

As we take a look back at where we've been and look forward to our future, we want to thank everyone who has walked with us along this journey. Our clients, business partners, community members, and attorneys and staff have all played such a vital role in our history; and they're all the building blocks for our future. We at Smith Haughey thank you for the impact you've made on us and invite you to take a closer look at who we are, where we've been and where we're going.

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We look forward to serving you and our communities for another 75 years and beyond!


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