Robert W. Backus

Robert Backus joined Henn Lesperance PLC in August of 2021. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a law clerk for a small law firm in Kalamazoo, MI, and a solo law firm in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The summer after his first year of law school, Robert worked as an extern for the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing, MI.

In 2018, Robert graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Robert continued his education at MSU to earn a JD from Michigan State University College of Law in 2021, graduating cum laude. During law school, Robert was a member of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute (TPI) Certification Program and received Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for the highest grade in Advocacy and TPI Pre-Trial I. Robert was also a member of the MSU Law Ice Hockey Club team.

When not practicing law, Robert enjoys spending time with friends and family and participating in outdoor activities such as golfing, boating, snowboarding, and pond hockey.


Direct: 616.256.8622
Fax: 616.323.3658

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
Governmental Law
Labor and Employment


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2021
Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude, 2018


State Bar of Michigan (2021)