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Leslie E. Van Alstine II

Leslie E. Van Alstine II

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Real Estate, Business

About Me

I am proudly continuing the tradition of a small town legal practice. I desire to continue to develop a law practice that is focused on reasonable solutions to individual's legal needs.




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    20 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    20 years
  3. Family: 25%
    20 years
  4. Business: 20%
    20 years



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    Les is an exceptional attorney, the likes that one does not often see anymore. A believer in individual rights and defending freedoms - he is an inspiration to attorneys and a blessing to clients.


    Kristin Stone
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ryan T. Glanville

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ryan Glanville Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

255 River St
Manistee, MI, 49660



MIActive And In Good Standing199509/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Manistee Attorney of the YearManistee News Advocate1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLeslie E. Van Alstine II, P.L.L.C.1995 - Present
Law ClerkIngham County Circuit Court1992 - 1994
Law ClerkRapaport, Pollok, Farrell, & Waldron1991 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indian Law Bar SectionCommittee Member2007 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionMember1999 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law SectionMember1999 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law SectionMember1998 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jury trial acquittal for a life offenseAcquittal
Delivery of MarjiuanaDismissal after 3 days of jury trial
Defense of Consumer Protection CaseJury delivered no cause of action.

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Publication NameTitleDate
NewsletterChange in Lord Mansfeld's Rule2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Cooley Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate1994
Michigan State UniversityAnthropologyBachelor of Science1990
Central Michigan UniversityBiological StationN/A1988
Ferris State CollegeEducationAssociate of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
St. Joseph's ChurchProbate2000