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John A. Kruse

September 11, 1926 – April 22, 2022

John A. Kruse, one of the two founding partners of Harvey Kruse, P.C., passed away peacefully at his home on April 22, 2022. Click here to visit his tribute page to read the full obituary, gather event information and share a memory or express your condolences.


Our roots began in litigation when the firm was started in 1969 by Richard Harvey, John Kruse, Ronald Westen, and John Milan.

We handle a wide range of cases for a broad mix of individuals, governmental entities, partnerships, corporations, sole proprietorships, and insurance companies. In fact, our litigation practice is one of the largest in Michigan, since every attorney in our firm tries cases.

From its founding, this firm has proudly held the reputation of aggressive litigators and being willing and eager to try cases to conclusion. We pride ourselves on having handled all types of product liability cases. From that base, the firm has expanded its expertise to include overtime litigation, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, construction accidents, toxic torts, malpractice, environmental, premises liability, dram shop actions, automobile negligence, insurance coverage questions, contractual disputes, trade secrets, probate, will contests, debt collection and bankruptcy matters.

Harvey Kruse P.C. has a reputation for tailoring its services and skills to meet the changing needs of our clients. Since we share our clients’ concerns for the cost of legal services, the firm has a rigorous cost-containment program that is applied to its entire practice.

Legal integrity, aggressive representation, and client satisfaction will continue to be the firm’s focus as we look forward to our sixth decade of practice.