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Jason J. Elmore

Jason J. Elmore

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Wrongful Death

About Me

My wife and I are proud to call northern Michigan home.  Alcilia is a family practice physician at Family Practice of Cadillac.  Together we have three fantastic children.  


During law school I clerked with the US Attorneys Office in Chicago and the Austin Christian Law Center through a grant from the Public Interest Law Initiative through DePaw University.  I served as the president for the Kent Justice Foundation, which raised money to give grants placing students in public interest service during their summers.  I also interned with the US Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps which led me to the Army after graduation and passing the bar examination.  


After six years on active duty, we returned home to Cadillac and joined our pratctices.


I currently serve in the US Army Reserves and maintain a busy practice here at home.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    19 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    10 years
  3. Family: 20%
    10 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Thomas Bert Feiter

    I endorse this lawyer. Jason is a very knowledgeable attorney with a wealth of experience that few lawyers ever attain. I do not hesitate in referring any case to him as I know he works extremely hard and really cares about his clients.


    Thomas Feiter Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert S. Whims

    I have known Jason Elmore for a number of years, having worked against him on cases, and worked alongside him on others. I have found his work product to be excellent and his ethical standards equally high. I am also aware that he is an officer in the reserves and a decorated war veteran. I heartily endorse Mr. Elmore.


    Robert Whims Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McCurdy Wotila & Porteous PC

120 W Harris St
Cadillac, MI, 49601


MIActive And In Good Standing200403/27/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive199705/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Meritorious Service Medal (multiple awards)U.S. Army2014
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (multiple awards)US Army2014
Armed Forces Army Reserve Medal (M Device)US Army2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Overseas Service RibbonUS Army2014
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary MedalUS Army2014
Military Outstanding Volunteer MedalUS Army2014
Army Commendation Medal (multiple awards)US Army2013
Overseas Depolyment Training RibbonUS Army2010
Global War on Terrorism Service RibbonUS Army2004
German Armed Forces Badge for Military ProficiencyGerman Armed Forces2003
Air Assault BadgeUS Army2000
Army Achievement MedalUS Army2000
Airborne Parachutists BadgeUS Army1998
US Army Service RibbonUS Army1998
National Defense RibbonUS Army1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Prosecuting AttorneyUs Army Reserves2013 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorBake College2005 - 2007
Prosecuting AttorneyCity Attorney of Cadillac2004 - 2008
ShareholderMcCurdy Wotila & Porteous, Professional Corporation2004 - Present
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUs Army Reserves1998 - 2000
Lieutenant ColonelUs Army Jag Corps1998 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganN/A2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People of The State of Michigan v. Thomas RichardsonConviction

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Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan RunnerThe Mighty Casey...Sort of2014
Cadillac Evening NewsThe Gargoyle and 800 Wet Meters2014
Cadillac Evening NewsRunning Shortens The Distance From Kuwait2014
Illinois State Bar JournalIllinois’ Grotesquely Outdated' Ban of Opinion Character Evidence in Criminal Cases1998

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
US Army Command and General Staff CollegeIntermediate Level Education CorseDiploma -2013
US Army JAG SchoolN/AJAG Officer Advanced Course2010
US Army Command and General Staff CollegeCombined Services Staff SchoolUnknown2000
US Army JAG SchoolJAG Officer Basic CourseUnknown1998
Chicago-Kent College of LawCriminal LawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Hope CollegeBusiness AdminBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Reagan DinnerPrayer2014
government classMilitary Deployment2014
Cadillac Chamber of CommerceThe Practice of Law2014
99th Reserve Command, RTAResiliency Trianing2014
SHARP Certification CourseSexual harassment in the military2013
Trial Defense Service Regional ConferenceMotions in Criminal Defense2010