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R. Alex Clar


  • Joined Firm: 2017
  • Licensed Since: 1998
Bridgewater Place
333 Bridge N.W., Suite 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
TEL: (616) 752-4606
FAX: (616) 752-4607
Areas of Practice
  • University of Hong Kong, LL.M., 2007
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D, with distinction, 1998
  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), B.A., 1994
Bar & Court Admissions
  • California, 1998
  • Michigan, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1998

Alex Clar is a member of the firm’s Transportation Law Practice Group who focuses his practice in the areas of no-fault insurance coverage, motor vehicle negligence and insurance defense litigation.

Before moving back to the Midwest in 2017, Mr. Clar practiced law in California, focusing his practice in the areas of asbestos defense litigation and insurance defense. For several years, Mr. Clar also practiced in the area of business transactional law in China and taught torts as an adjunct at the University of Hong Kong. He speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.   

Mr. Clar currently serves as panel counsel for a leading no fault insurance provider for whom he defends litigation involving insured individuals and commercial motor vehicles brought in the Michigan and federal courts. His expertise includes property damage and personal injury claims, including catastrophic injuries and death.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • California State Bar

Publications and Lectures

  • "M&A in China;"  Australian Chamber of Commerce; Presenter; Beijing, March 16, 2010

  • "Foreign-Invested Partnerships in China: An Overview of the Law;" ABA China Law Reporter 6.1 (2010): 23 -26

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