- Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows (2017)
Carl E. Ver Beek is of counsel to Varnum, the Grand Rapids, Michigan, law firm he joined in 1962 as its 12th lawyer. The firm has now grown to 170 lawyers. Throughout his distinguished career, he has represented employers for collective bargaining and arbitration in manufacturing, health care, religious organizations and higher education while serving as a committed civic leader.
His professional and civic leadership roles include governance within the American Bar Association and the Michigan State Bar Association; active involvement with the Grand Rapids and Michigan Chambers of Commerce; and chairmanship of numerous public service, educational and religious organizations in western Michigan, many of which have recognized him with awards for his distinguished service.