This year marks Reid Hudgins’ 50th year as a lawyer, a milestone the State Bar of Michigan celebrated in the Michigan Bar Journal’s January issue.
On January 25, 1971, Reid was admitted to practice in Michigan after earning his law degree from Vanderbilt University. In the five decades since, he has represented companies of all sizes in corporate transactions and disputes, and advised healthcare providers on regulatory compliance and business issues. He also counseled individuals, spouses, and families on estate planning, business succession planning, and probate matters.
Highly respected for his legal acumen, Reid is equally well known for his commitment to the community. He is a past chair of the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo board of directors, and in 2021, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation awarded Reid its Philanthropic Leadership Award. Reid is also a former vice president and trustee of the Bishop Whittemore Foundation and a former secretary and trustee of the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, an event the firm continues to support.
Reid’s 50th anniversary as an attorney is impressive, but he is not the first attorney at the firm to appear on the Michigan Bar Journal’s roster of 50-Year Honorees. In 2018, the State Bar of Michigan recognized firm co-founder Russ Kreis for his five decades in practice.
We congratulate Reid on his achievement and are proud of Reid’s and Russ’s lasting legacies.