Kelly was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in... more
Kelly was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids.In 1985 he received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In... view profile
Brian J. Plachta has been practicing law in Michigan since 1984. As a Grand Rapids... more
Brian J. Plachta has been practicing law in Michigan since 1984. As a Grand Rapids native and the managing partner of Plachta, Murphy Associates, P.C., Brian brings a wealth of legal and business experience to the local community. He specializes in Business Law, Real Estate Law, and Estate Planning and Probate. He is a frequent lecturer on Business Law and Elder Care Law topics and volunteers... view profile
I specialize in divorce, custody, parenting time, guardianship, and adoption issues.... more
I specialize in divorce, custody, parenting time, guardianship, and adoption issues. I offer free initial consultations and reasonable rates. I pride myself on being a communicative, supportive, and honest advocate for my clients' best interests.
General practice attorneys perform a wide range of legal services but usually do not focus on a single area of the law. You will usually find a general practice lawyer in a small town, but big cities have them as well. You might consider a general practice lawyer as a “Jack of all Trades” who can give advice in many legal areas, represent you in common lawsuits and negotiations, and prepare everyday agreements and contracts. If you have a legal issue and aren't sure what type of lawyer should handle it, a general practice attorney is a good starting point. A general practice lawyer will refer you to an attorney who handles a specific practice area if necessary.