Brie Conkright

Brie Conkright


Brie Conkright is the bookkeeper for the firm and works with the entire staff managing accounts receivable, accounts payable and preparing financial reports.  She has approximately 7 years of billing experience, with a background in medical billing, customer service and office coordination.

Brie is a lifelong resident of the Whitehall area.  She is currently attending Baker College.  When not in the office, she enjoys playing sports, doing volunteer work and spending time with her family.

(231) 291-0105
Jennifer Nygren

Jennifer Nygren

Legal Assistant

Jennifer Nygren is a legal assistant who works primarily in real estate, business transactions, estate planning and probate. Jennifer works closely with attorney J. Scott Timmer and assists with the handling of real estate and business matters, wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, and probate and trust administration.

Jennifer is a Norton Shores resident. She is a graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Jennifer has been a legal assistant for more than 34 years, working with attorneys at both large and small firms. When not in the office, Jennifer enjoys reading, baking and time with her family.

Assists: J. Scott Timmer
(231) 291-0114
Lynn Reichert

Lynn Reichert

Environmental Paralegal

Lynn Reichert has worked with the firm’s environmental attorney, Eric Gielow, for 20 years.  She enjoys the challenge of each client’s project, the wide variety of environmental issues that the firm handles, and the problems that the team works hard to solve.

Prior to her work as Eric Gielow’s environmental paralegal, Lynn worked as an environmental consultant and vice president of a consulting firm in North Carolina where she provided a wide range of services such as: conducting environmental audits; developing and managing the company’s underground storage tank testing services; and developing and conducting environmental training seminars and courses both for the private sector as well as government agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Prior to environmental consulting work, Lynn worked as a regulator in Southern California, serving as a Haz Mat Team first responder, conducting hazardous waste compliance inspections, conducting plan review for new underground storage tank installations, and overseeing the investigation and cleanup of releases of hazardous substances and petroleum products.

Lynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1984 from Andrews University and her Master of Public Health degree in Environmental Health from Loma Linda University in 1986.

Assists: Eric Gielow
(231) 291-0108
Sandra Robbins

Sandra Robbins


Sandra Robbins is a paralegal who works with the firm’s litigation and family law teams. Sandra works closely with attorneys W. Brad Groom, Rachel L. Terpstra and Daniel R. Olson and assists with the handling of commercial and probate litigation and family law and custody matters.

Sandra is a Spring Lake resident. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. Sandra has been a certified paralegal for 31 years and a licensed Realtor for over 20 years. When not working, Sandra enjoys time with her family and participating in community events.

Assists: Brad Groom, Rachel Terpstra & Dan Olson
(231) 291-0102
Liz Verburg

Liz Verburg

Paralegal/Office Administrator

Liz Verburg assists attorneys Keith McEvoy and Eric Gielow, working primarily in the areas of business and environmental law. Liz assists with the setup of new business organizations; the purchase and sale of businesses; Michigan liquor licensing matters, including document preparation and application completion; and environmental due diligence and compliance projects.

In addition to her paralegal duties, Liz manages GGTM’s administrative operations, evaluates and manages the firm’s operating and information systems, and assists in marketing and client development.

Liz relocated to the Muskegon area in 2003 and is a graduate of Muskegon Community College, with two Associate in Applied Science degrees. She has more than 15 years of experience in the legal profession. When not in the office, Liz enjoys spending time with her family.

Assists: Keith McEvoy and Eric Gielow
(231) 291-0101
Megan Cook

Megan Cook


Megan Cook assists the firm’s family law and litigation teams, working closely with attorneys Rachel L. Terpstra, W. Brad Groom and Daniel R. Olson.  Megan assists with family law and custody matters and commercial and probate litigation.

Megan is a graduate of Baker College, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Management and a minor in Marketing. She has seven years of experience in the legal profession. Megan lives in Norton Shores and, when not in the office, enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband.

Assists: Brad Groom, Rachel Terpstra & Dan Olson
(231) 291-0115

Recent News

Nicolas M. Morano, Accomplished Real Estate Attorney, Joins GGTM Law
Posted on February 11, 2019
Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”) welcomes Nicolas M. Morano, who recently joined the growing ranks of experienced attorneys at GGTM. Nic has more than a decade of experience in counseling businesses and entrepreneurs in complex real estate and corporate matters. As a Mona Shores High School graduate, Nic is excited to transition his practice back home to the Muskegon area after spending the first ten years of his career with a large law firm in Grand Rapids.  Nic’s breadth of experience in a wide variety of real estate and corporate matters is a valuable asset to GGTM and... MORE
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Posted on April 2, 2018
On March 16, 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that the $36 million in funding earmarked for the Legacy Release Program (LRP) barely 6 months ago (via the passage of Public Act 130 of 2017) has been completely allocated to approved or pending claim submittals. As a result, the MDEQ is not reviewing any additional claims made under the LRP. However, a waiting list of up to 100 more claim applications will be maintained, in the event that current claims do not expend the full approved amount or are otherwise denied. The waiting list information can... MORE
New MUSTA Legislation Enacted
Posted on October 27, 2017
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