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.
Licensed since 2006
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.
John Hilla Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2006||03/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Attorney||Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, PC||2015 - Present|
|Owner||Law Office of Joseph M. West, PC||2009 - 2015|
|Associate||Dykema Gossett||2006 - 2009|
|Judicial Law Clerk||United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit||2005 - 2006|
|Mich. Int'l Lawyer Vol. XVIII, No. 2||Application of the [Organization For Economic Cooperation and Development] Anti-Bribery Convention||2005|
|Wayne Law Review||Federal Fraud Prosecutions of Schemes to Defraud Foreign Sovereigns of Import Taxes||2004|
|Wayne State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Wayne State University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|