Commercial Litigation

Practice Chair, Johannes S. Kingma

Our commercial litigation team prides itself on detailed knowledge of the substantive law, artful and aggressive motion practice, cost-effective but thorough discovery, and outstanding results at trial. We compete to win every day. The steady growth in Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell’s commercial litigation practice results from repeat business sent by satisfied clients. We provide detailed budgets and litigation plans that enable clients to evaluate risks and rewards in advance. We provide strategic analysis needed to make timely business decisions. In an uncertain litigation world, we help clients plan for the future and achieve dispute resolution goals.

Johannes S. Kingma

Practice Group Chair

Joe was a founding and current member of Copeland Stair’s Management Committee and has also served as firm General Counsel. Joe represents international, national, and regional accounting firms and law firms. He also occasionally represents actuaries, directors and officers, judges, financial institutions and brokers. Joe has particular expertise in cases involving audit, secured lending, real…


Shannon M. Sprinkle

Practice Group Co-Chair

Shannon Sprinkle is the Managing Partner of Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell, LLP and a partner in the commercial litigation practice group.  She handles a wide variety of litigation matters in State and Federal Courts. Shannon regularly defends cases and claims alleging professional negligence, malpractice, wrongful death, and product liability.  Shannon is frequently retained before…