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Chris Allen Houghtaling

Chris Allen Houghtaling

Practice areas:

Family, Federal Crime, Government Contracts, General Practice

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Family: 40%
    19 years
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    17 years
  3. Government Contracts: 20%
    19 years
  4. General Practice: 10%
    19 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Patrick J. Crowley

    I used to work on the other side of the Courtroom from Chris when I was with the Muskegon County Prosecutor's office. During that time, Chris was quite courteous, knowledgeable, and very helpful to me as a rookie prosecutor while still effectively advocating for his clients. Many people do not realize that a well prepared defense attorney, and not necessarily the loudest and rudest, is the greatest tool in getting better plea bargains for clients. I truly learned as much from Chris as I did my supervisors. Now I am a defense attorney myself and I still find myself operating in the mold of Mr. Houghtaling.


    Patrick Crowley Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Houghtaling, Wasiura & Catalino, PLC

1189 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI, 49441



FLMember in Good Standing199608/12/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing199508/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award of DistinctionMichigan Association of School Boards2008
Certificate of AppreciationUnited Way2007
Certified Board Member AwardMichigan Association of School Boards2004
Certificate of HonorValparaiso University School of Law1995
Award of MeritMichigan Association of School BoardsN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawHoughtaling, Wasiura & Catalino, PLC1999 - Present
Attorney at LawVander Ploeg & Wells, PLC1997 - 1999
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyMuskegon County Prosecutor's Office1994 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Muskegon County Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Child Abuse Council for Muskegon CountyPresident2000 - 2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1995
Grand Valley State UniversityEconomicsBachelor of Science1991