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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


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



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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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.


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Contact info

255 River St
Manistee, MI, 49660


MIActive And In Good Standing199501/08/2016
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
American Indian Law CommiteeCommitee Member2015 - Present
Indian Law Bar SectionMember2007 - 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 M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Michigan State UniversityAnthropologyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Central Michigan UniversityBiological StationN/A1988
Ferris State CollegeEducationAssociate of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St. Joseph's ChurchProbate2000