Kevin B. Even

Kevin B. Even: Attorney with Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C.
Attorney Awards


Kevin has years of experience in litigating commercial disputes involving contracts, construction claims, commercial leases, business torts, real estate and employment related claims. Mr. Even has handled lawsuits in a number of states and is admitted to practice in all Michigan Courts. He has successfully litigated cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Kevin has handled numerous disputes relating to boundaries and adverse possession of real property and has litigated disputes relating to easements that routinely arise in commercial developments. His practice also includes claims related to condominium developments and their governance. He has also successfully resolved claims involving riparian rights and waterfront development.

Kevin has substantial experience in handling business torts including claims relating to trade defamation, unlawful competition and fraud claims raised during the course of commercial litigation.

Kevin’s clients include business owners, property owners, investors, developers, landlords, manufacturers, builders, individuals and governmental entities.

Kevin and his wife, Annette, live in Fruitland Township north of Muskegon. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two young grandchildren, biking, golfing and hunting.


Successfully handled appellate cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Previous Experience

October 17, 2017

Former Muskegon County Assistance Prosecutor, 1985-1987

News and Publications

April 04 2019

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

March 08 2019

Smith Haughey Achieves Victory... and More

January 10 2019

Smith Haughey Prevails on Appeal

January 11 2018

Smith Haughey Announces New Shareholders and Board of Directors

January 07 2014

Smith Haughey Announces New Chief Executive Officer, Shareholders, Office Managing Shareholders, and Board Members

October 07 2013

Growing Home: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge partners with Even & Franks

August 26 2013

Even & Franks, PLLC To Join Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, PC

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business and Wealth Succession Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
231-724-4336  Phone
231-724-4330  Fax
University Attended:
Eastern Michigan University,, B.B.A., 1974; United States Air Force Officers Candidate School, Valedictorian, 1980
Law School Attended:
Michigan State University School of Law, J.D., Valedictorian summa cum laude, 1985
Year of First Admission:
State and Federal Courts; 1985, Michigan


•State Bar of Michigan
•American Bar Association
•Muskegon County Bar Association, Past Chairman Bench Bar Committee
•Member Federalist Society - West Michigan Lawyers Chapter
•Member Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
•Member Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee
•Member Defense Trial Lawyers
•Committee Member - Ride United, United Way of the Lakeshore
•Board Member - West Michigan Symphony
•Past President White Lake Rotary
•Past President West Michigan Youth Symphony
•Past Area Chairman Ducks Unlimited

Birth Information:
Wyandotte, Michigan, April 8, 1957

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Muskegon, Michigan

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