Mediator's Profile


Susan Keener

Business Name: Keener Law Offices PLC

As chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and as her career developed, Sue Keener found traditional litigation was often frustrating for her clients; it often failed to both address the human aspect of divorce and resolve issues her clients deemed most important.

Sue then became enlightened by her first mediation training and deepened her knowledge with Collaborative Divorce Training. These processes and skills help integrate her values and life perspectives with her work as a lawyer and mediator.


  • Indiana University, J.D., Law, 1984
  • DePauw University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government


  • 1984, Michigan

Associations & Memberships

  •  Grand Rapids Bar Association (Past President; Past Chair, ADR & Family Law  Sections)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Past Chair, Litigation Section; Member, ADR & Family Law Sections)
  • Women Lawyers’ Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan

Areas of Focus

  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Mediation
  • Child Custody
  • Modification
  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Same-Sex Disputes

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