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Joseph Michael West

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Business, Appeals, Litigation

About Me

After growing up in South Lyon, Michigan, I worked my way through college, graduating summa cum laude with an A.B.A. in Business Administration from Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Michigan. From there, I transferred to Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan on a full academic scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology.


After completing my undergraduate education, I attended law school at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan. There, I was a Senior Articles Editor for the Wayne Law Review and published two legal articles while pursuing my studies. I graduated first in my class, summa cum laude, and was admitted to the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that recognizes law students who attain a high degree of scholarship.


Following law school, I earned a prestigious judicial clerkship to the Honorable Ronald L. Gilman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Memphis, Tennessee. There, I was exposed to a variety of areas of law and gained valuable experience in the inner workings of our nation's appellate courts.


From my clerkship, I returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I worked at a Midwest-based law firm with more than 350 attorneys.  After a number of years of working alongside some of the best and brightest lawyers in the state, I formed the Law Office of Joseph M. West, P.C., where I worked for five years on behalf of clients with business and real estate issues.  As of January 2015, I merged my firm with Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C., and continue to provide the highest level of services to clients, large and small.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Business: 30%
  2. Real Estate: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Appeals: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • John Martin Hilla

    I have know Joseph West personally & professionally as long as either of us have been licensed attorneys. Attorney West is one of the most capable and intelligent and ethical practitioners in southeastern Michigan. He represents his individual and corporate clients with aggressive zeal and treats each client with the respect that they deserve.

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    John Hilla Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ian Sean Bolton

    Joe is an extremely intelligent and hard working attorney with a particular expertise in litigation. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney at a reasonable price.

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    Ian Bolton Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, PC

Domino’s Farms, Lobby D-2000
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200603/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, PC2015 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Joseph M. West, PC2009 - 2015
AssociateDykema Gossett2006 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit2005 - 2006

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Mich. Int'l Lawyer Vol. XVIII, No. 2Application of the [Organization For Economic Cooperation and Development] Anti-Bribery Convention2005
Wayne Law ReviewFederal Fraud Prosecutions of Schemes to Defraud Foreign Sovereigns of Import Taxes2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A