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Joseph W. Vander Horst

Joseph W. Vander Horst

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Business, Estate Planning, Alimony, DUI & DWI

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

Licensed since 1993

  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

2 total 

  • 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

  • Gary E. Tibble

    I have known Joseph Vander Horst for over 10 years and believe he is an excellent attorney. He has over 15 years of experience and is a respected attorney in Southwest Michigan. He is well known in the area and has an excellent reputation as both a family and business attorney.


    Gary Tibble Criminal Defense 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 Standing199308/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
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 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