Randy Ordway was born and raised in rural mid-Michigan. He attended the James Madison College at Michigan State University, graduating in 1981 with a B.A. in socio-economics. He entered Wayne State Law School in the fall of the same year, graduating in 1984. During most of his time in law school, Mr. Ordway was employed as a law clerk with a large Detroit firm, where he gained invaluable, practical experience to bolster his legal education.Mr. Ordway joined Powers Chapman in 1986. His career has focused on civil litigation in various substantive areas of law. Since 1994, his primary responsibility has been managing a team of attorneys serving the firm's largest client base: members of the legal service program, LegalShield. Randy has been a Powers Chapman partner for many years, is a Senior V.P. of the firm and managing partner of the firm's LegalShield division.It is Mr. Ordway's professional belief that a good attorney is made up of more than legal competency. He believes empathy, trustworthiness, and compassion are crucial elements of the formula as well. The human factors associated with the attorney-client relationship are as important as technical expertise. The latter is taught in law school. The former is learned "on the job." Mr. Ordway is very grateful for the opportunity he has been afforded in his career, to be of service to others.