Local Law Firm. National Reputation.

Since 1985, We’ve Served the Midwest as Grand Rapids’ Premier Legal Practice.


Reputation. Reliability. Results.

Representing Victims of Injury and Negligence for Over 35 Years.

Established in 1985, Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman PLLC boasts a local, small firm feel with a national reputation. Its lawyers are highly regarded by the legal community for their integrity, proven experience and successful outcomes. Gruel Mills has a reputation for excellence, earning the highest rating (“AV”) by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in rating service for lawyers and law firms, recognized as a Preeminent Law Firm. Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman PLLC has been named as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in Grand Rapids in multiple practice areas by US News – Best Lawyers®.

What Our Clients Have to Say.

Tom, over the last 3.5 years, you have exhibited the utmost professionalism in handling of our cases. Specifically, meeting the challenges posed by opposing counsel in reference to Dorothy’s case. So as Dorothy and I move forward in life, I wish to offer a sincere “thank you” for your services and counsel during the recent years. In my opinion, we simply could not have asked for a better lawyer to represent us. I hope to never have to need your services again; however, know that you will be the first call, if warranted.

Ben, I just want to thank you so much for all of your help.  I trust you and really liked the way that the Judge spoke so highly of you, I think you are a Godsend for me!!  Praying for you and I know that God has my back and so do you.

Tom Worsfold and his team far exceeded my expectations regarding my personal injury case. Every question I had throughout the process was thoroughly answered, every situation was diligently explained to me beforehand, and level of professionalism and compassion was outstanding. I was very satisfied with the outcome and would highly recommend him and his team to anyone.

William Azkoul is a detail orientated attorney who watches and recommends ways to alleviate extra expenses. He is a man of integrity and compassion and extremely trustworthy, a true gentleman and kind-hearted individual.

I’ve been a Banker for 17 years.  I’ve worked with many attorneys in my tenure at Northpointe Bank. William Azkoul stands head and shoulders above them all.  He is highly skilled in litigation, commercial law, alternative dispute resolution, mediation and coaching.  His expertise has resulted in significant wins for Northpointe Bank.  Additionally, he prudently manages expenses and costs.

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Melissa B. Heinz joined Gruel Mills on June 1st as the newest Associate. Melissa graduated in May from Cooley Law School at the top of her class. Welcome Melissa!

Scott R. Melton was recently named the President of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. Scott has been an active member of the Grand Rapids Bar for the last 38 years, and has served on the Board for the past 4 years. Read Scott's October President's Corner letter here... Scott has been at Attorney at Gruel Mills for 35 years and specializes in Medical Malpractice law.

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