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About Me

I have been an Attorney in Michigan for 32 years. I attended Alma College and The University Of Maryland European Campus in Frankfurt Germany while serving in The United States Army. I was assigned to The Third Armor Division and received an Honorable Discharge and Certificate of Achievement for outstanding service. I graduated from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1982. After Law School graduation I was offered a 1 year position as the law clerk in The Ottawa County Circuit Court. I passed the Michigan Bar Exam in 1982 and was sworn into the Michigan Bar by Judge James Townsend an Judge Calvin Bosman in Ottawa County.I have practiced in Ottawa County ever since. I specialize in Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury.


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 45%
    33 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    33 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    33 years



Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Michelle Louise Steffen

    Mr. Moritz is a talented lawyer, and a great choice for anyone facing a criminal charge in West Michigan.


    Michelle Steffen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I have worked for Attorney Moritz and against him. No matter what he is unfailingly professional and an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone.


    Marissa Barkema Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Law Office of John R. Moritz

217 East 24th Street Loft 107
Baker Lofts Building
Holland, MI, 49423


MIActive And In Good Standing198209/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Staff AwardThomas M. Cooley Law School Pillar1981
Certificate Of AchievementUnited States Army1976
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judicial Law ClerkOttawa County Circuit Court1982 - 1983
Judicial Law ClerkIngham County Circuit Court1980 - 1980
Legislative AideMichigan House Of Representatives1980 - 1981
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Admitted to practice before The Supreme Court of The United States of AmericaN/A2000 - Present
Ottawa County Bar AssociationFormer Board of Directors1993 - 1994
Child and Family Services of Western MichiganBoard of Directors1985 - 1989
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v CamburnThe case was appealed to th Court Of Appeals(with oral argument) and The Michigan Spreme Court. The conviction was upheld
Soloman v Lewis184 Mich App 819Trial Court Reversed.Attorney Moritz client(s)prevailed.
Bers v Bers 161 Mich App 457Attorney Moritz client prevailed and the Court Of Appeals reversed the trial Court and case remanded.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Thomas M. Law School The PillarGuilty But Mentally Ill In Michigan1981
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Alma CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
United States Army Signal SchoolN/AN/A1974
University Of Maryland/European CampusLiteratureN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Child And Family Services of Western MichiganTestifying in Court with Prosecutor Michael Buck1995
Center For Women In TransitionDomestic Violence1994