vincentl. duckworth

Vincent Duckworth | Partner at Cunningham Dalman


616.392.1821 Ext. 276
Fax: 616.392.7106


Kristi Slagh
616-392-1821 Ext. 275

“We are privileged to live and work in the greater Holland, Michigan area which has so much to offer—and to protect.”

“Knowing that every day I can go to work and help fellow community members find responsible solutions to life’s curve balls is one of the things I value most about living and practicing law in the Holland community.”

Vince practices general litigation, specializing in real estate litigation. Vince has significant experience in land-use issues unique to Holland and other West Michigan lakeshore communities. Vince’s real estate work has included successfully litigating boundary line disagreements, riparian disputes, partition actions, zoning challenges, and MDEQ regulatory enforcements. Vince is also an accomplished municipal law attorney.

Practice Areas


  • Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (magna cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Wittenberg University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Allegan County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Michigan and Ohio
  • Deputy City Attorney for the City of Holland, 2002 to June 2022
  • City Attorney for the City of Holland, July 2022 to present
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys
    • Chair of Professionalism and Education Committee


  • “Riparian Rights and Ownership in Michigan,” The Title Examiner, a Quarterly Publication of the Michigan Land Title Association, Winter 2011
  • Advisory Board, Scenic Michigan, Michigan Sign Guidebook, 2nd Ed.


  • “Ordinances: Writing Local Laws," Capital Conference, Michigan Municipal League, May 16, 2022, Lansing, MI
  • "2017 Speed Limit Changes: Coming Up Fast in Your Rear-View Mirror" - MAMA | Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys | Mid-Winter Conference, March 20, 2018, Lansing, MI
  • "Signs - After Reed v. Town of Gilbert," MAMA Annual Meeting & Fall Education Conference, October 13, 2016, Lansing, MI
  • "Freedom of Information Act: Fees and Cost Recovery," MAMA Advanced Institute, April 9, 2013, Lansing, MI

Volunteer Associations and Memberships

  • Camp Sunshine, past trustee (
  • O.A.R. Inc., past board member (
  • Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Holland
  • West Michigan Officials Association
  • Professional Disc Golf Association, member

Hobbies and Community Activities

  • MHSAA high school football official

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