I was born and raised in Michigan. Recently, I relocated to Allegan County where I reside with my husband, Lee. We have four sons, two daughter-in-laws and two granddaughters that we enjoy spending time with. It was after the children graduated and moved out of the house that I returned to school. I graduated Cum Laude and earned a Juris Doctor degree from WMU Cooley Law School. Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked as a paralegal in a busy law office for 13 years.
I am admitted to practice in the State of Michigan and in both the Eastern and Western Districts of the U.S. Federal Courts.
My practice is able to assist clients with a variety of legal matters and planning. My experience has been focused primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate work (including decedent estates, guardianships/conservatorships, and trust administration), family law, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant and civil litigation.
My goal is to build a practice where each client feels that their needs are being heard and protected. I want to build lasting relationships with clients based on trust. I want you to know by my actions that I am working to get you the best results possible.
LEGAL ASSISTANT: WENDY MENIFEE
Wendy is a 17-year resident of Byron Center, MI. She has 22 years of experience in the legal field in the areas of child welfare, minor guardianships, and family law. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology: Criminal Justice from Central Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Grand Valley State University. Wendy enjoys gathering facts and researching law as she ethically and compassionately advocates for individuals.
In her spare time, Wendy enjoys listening to music, traveling, and boating. She and her husband enjoy cheering on their son when he plays baseball, sings at musical performances, snowboards, and wake surfs.