Courtney Quist

Courtney Quist


Courtney Quist was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and attended The Bolles School, graduating in 1985. Following that, Courtney majored in English at the University of Florida, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After a move to Rochester Hills, Michigan, Courtney attended Wayne State University Law School, graduating in 1995 with a Juris Doctorate. She is married to George Jay Quist, a Kent County Circuit Court Judge. Together, Courtney and Jay Quist have a son named Jonathan Quist who is attending Grand Valley State University.


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1995
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: English
  • The Bolles School/High School
    • 1985

Past Positions

  • Grand Rapids Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Co-Chair, 2019 - 2020
  • Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers, Secretary, 2020

Professional Associations

  • Ada Collaborative Center, Founder
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association - Family Law, CHAIR
  • Grand Rapids Collaborative Divorce Professionals, CHAIR
  • State Bar of Michigan

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Post Judgment Procedures

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1996


  • Elected as Trustee to the Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2014 - 2018
  • Recipient of the 2016 Presidents Award from the Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Speaker at State Bar Family Law Section, Summer Conference, 2020