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Joseph S. Smigiel Jr.

Joseph S. Smigiel Jr.

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, Child Custody, Child Support, Probate

About Me

I am a lifelong resident of West Michigan.  I have been practicing law since 1977, and I have handled cases in all West Michigan Courts.  I have also argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    37 years
  2. Child Custody: 15%
    37 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    37 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    37 years
  5. Child Support: 10%
    37 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Diann J. Landers

    Joseph Smigiel is know for his high level of professionalism and knowledge of the law. He is hardworking and dedicated to his clients.

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    Diann Landers Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Freeman Haehnel Family Attorney
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Contact Info

161 Ottawa Ave Nw Ste 401
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing197709/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV Distinquished RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJoseph S. Smigiel, Jr. Law Office1977 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Family Law Section of the Michigan Bar AssociationN/A1980 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
JACQUELYN ANN MARVIN V STEVEN LEE MARVINSee 203 Mich App 154 Upheld client's position; plus awarded costs to client.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
College CourseLegal Research1979