Carole D. Bos is a trial lawyer and a nationally known author and lecturer.  She loves to try cases.  

At a time when few women were trial lawyers, Carole started her own law firm.  With clients who seek her help for all kinds of problems, ranging from complex commercial issues to wrongful death claims, she is at home in the court room.  She is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum - a prestigious organization limited to trial lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.  

She puts her skill as a cross examiner to work for diverse clients - farmers whose land is condemned; businessmen whose inventions and copyrights are threatened; and victims whose lives have been totally disrupted.  Bos' compassionate approach with people who have lost a loved one, or sustained a serious injury, is distinguished from her reputation as an aggressive, hardworking fighter for her clients.  Twice in the last four years she and her partner have achieved West Michigan's largest settlements for their clients.

Seeing both sides of an issue for more than three decades, she prosecutes cases for plaintiffs but also defends litigation for corporations.  Bos is thus able to help her clients see the other side and, therefore, be fully prepared for what is to come.    

Carole has handled many major cases, involving hundreds of millions of dollars, in state and federal courts throughout the country.  She has written numerous articles in professional journals, co-authored two legal books and frequently gives talks on trial advocacy.  She served as Special Attorney to the United States Attorney General - a rare feat - from 1997-1999.  As a four-year co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Committee, she achieved national recognition.

Bos has written two inspirational books: Life is a Nonstop Event and Marriage is a Balance Beam.  She is the creator and primary author of a very popular Internet site,, wherein she applies her courtroom approach of presenting evidence to interesting topics from history and pop culture.    

Recognized for her many contributions to the legal profession, Carole is known as a "Super Lawyer" by her peers, has received various honors and is listed in numerous "Who's Who" publications.

In 2023, Bos & Glazier merged with Cunningham Dalman, where Carole is a partner.


  • Experience, Exceptional, and Capable

    When we needed counsel to represent us with significant litigation, our first choice was Bos & Glazier. They are experienced, exceptionally capable, imaginative, tough when the situation calls for it, and easy to work with. I very highly recommend them. John Ilich, President Crown Developmen...
  • Wins Cases

    It is categorically impossible to list sufficient praises of Carole Bos in anything less than a lengthy essay. She wins cases. She wins cases at the lowest possible cost to the client. She wins cases with charm and zeal. She wins cases with pure law. She wins cases by exploiting the slightest chi...
  • Worth It

    Thank you so much for your patience in this matter. You were worth every dime! Thank you for my freedom and the hope for a wonderful life. Your kindness and professionalism were key in helping me never to look back, as I made my way out of such an abusive situation. I will always be thankful. ...
  • Gets the Job Done

    I had the pleasure of working with Carole Bos for over 10 years on various matters for Commercial Union. Quite simply, she is a person who gets the job done. Her energy level is remarkable, but Carole's most unique quality is that while striving to do the best for her client, she manages to make ...
  • Realistic Assessments

    How can I put into words my feelings of relief on being able to return to work? After having been told that little could be done by my local legal firm, then paying a specialist in Grand Rapids to state in his opinion it was a hopeless case, you provided a realistic assessment and course of actio...
  • Godsend

    You were a Godsend to us. Nancy Heermans Washington, D.C.
  • Congrats

    Just a quick note to say congrats for being named one of GR's top attorneys in Grand Rapids Magazine. You were a pleasure to do business with and are certainly one of GR's finest. My family and I will not forget what you did for us. Please let me know if there is anything I can ever do for you. I...

Our Firm

Bos & Glazier is dedicated to supporting our clients in all cases, no matter the size. We are court room lawyers who use cutting-edge, sophisticated resources both in trial and behind the scenes.

What Our Clients Say

The following quotes from several of our clients will help you understand the commitment Bos & Glazier makes to each and every client it represents.