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Peter Michael Kulas

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Custody

About Me



I was born in Hahn, Germany and lived there for eight years until my father retired from the Air Force and Tucson, Arizona became home. 


 


After receiving my Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University, I moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School on an academic scholarship.  After surviving three  insanely cold winters and falling in love, Grand Rapids became my new home.


 


The goal of my practice is to take what inspired me to go to law school and make it a reality.  I want to go home at night knowing I am making a difference in the world and helping people who might not otherwise have someone to assist them.


 


I have worked with the ACLU of Arizona, the Kent County Public Defender's Office, and recently Miller, Canfield, Paddock, & Stone.  This diverse experience allows me to bring unique perspective and rigor to each and every case.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    5 years
  2. Family: 30%
    5 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Courtney L. Quist

    I have worked with Peter Kulas on several cases. He is an excellent attorney. I have found him to be knowledgeable, professional, and family focused. I highly recommend him as an attorney.

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    Courtney Quist Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kulas Law Office, PLLC

250 Monroe Ave NW Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200909/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Merit - Pre-Trial SkillsThomas M. Cooley - Grand Rapids2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyKulas Law Office, PLLC2010 - Present
Contract AttorneyMiller Canfield Paddock & Stone2009 - Present
VolunteerKent County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2009
West Law Student RepresentativeThomson West2008 - 2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Civil Liberties Union of MichiganBoard Member2013 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionChair2013 - 2014
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Children's Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionVice Chair2012 - 2013
State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers SectionBoard Member2012 - Present
State Bar of MichiganAttorney Member2009 - Present
Family Law Section of Michigan State BarExecutive Council2009 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
US v. Jaime Olguin-GarciaN/A
PPO RequestPPO granted and extended for 5 years

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionThe Marriage Equality Movement after US v Windsor: considerations for Michigan2014
Stout Risius RossThe Marriage Equality Movement after US v. Windsor: Resulting Litigation and Changes Across the Nation2014
The Network NewsGay Love v. Michigan Law to Take Place at The Network2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Arizona State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section Mid-Summer ConferenceUpdate on the Status of Marriage Equality in Michigan2014
It's All Right! Civil Rights That Is.Constitutional Law Overview2013
ICLE Annual Family Law SeminarHot Topics in Divorce Law2013
Estate Planning and Other Legal Issues for the LGBT CommunityEstate Planning and Other Legal Issues for the LGBT Community2012
Gay Love v Michigan LawEstate Planning for Same-sex Couples2011
God's Love vs. Michigan LawSame-Sex Marriage in Michigan2010