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About Me

Joseph W. Vander Horst is an experienced attorney serving Southwest Michigan in the areas of family law, business law, estate planning and probate. He was admitted to the bar in 1993 in all Michigan courts and federal court. Mr. Vander Horst is a member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association.


Mr. Vander Horst was born on September 28, 1956 in Kalamazoo Michigan. He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School and went on to graduate from Western Michigan University in 1981. He received a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1993.


He is married to his wife Judy and has two children. Mr. Vander Horst resides in Kalamazoo and has been practicing law for over 17 years.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Alimony: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Cody Crane

    I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Vander Horst for the past 6 1/2 years. Joe is an outstanding family law Attorney and always works hard for his clients. He is someone that always keeps his clients' best interests in mind, and he works hard to resolve their problems. I highly recommend Attorney Vander Horst for any of your family law/Divorce issues.


    Cody Crane Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shaun Patrick Willis

    I have recommended Attorney Vander Horst to many of my clients and friends. He has proved to be an outstanding divorce and child custody attorney and I received good feedback from those that hire him.


    Shaun Willis Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Joseph W Vander Horst Attorney

5144 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI, 49048-1046


MIActive And In Good Standing199309/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Deans ListThomas M. Cooley Law School1993
Deans ListThomas M. Cooley Law School1992
Deans ListThomas M. Cooley Law School1991
Deans ListWestern Michigan University1981
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalVander Horst Law Office, P.C.1993 - Present
Vice PresidentChicken Coop Incorporated1981 - 1990
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar AssociationPro Bono Clinic2011 - Present
Kalamazoo Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Kalamazoo Family Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Kalamazoo Christian School AssociationBoard Member1999 - 2006
Kalamazoo Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1993 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Western Michigan UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Sunrise Kiwanis ClubDivorce/Custody in Michigan2008