I have a general practice of law that primarily involves trial practice for criminal,... more
I have a general practice of law that primarily involves trial practice for criminal, family, and probate matters throughout West Michigan. Because of the probate interest, I also am involved in Wills, Trusts, and other estate-planning devices. This often ties in with post-divorce planning. My entire career has been involved with legal matters - as an investigative journalist in Chicago an... view profile
I am a graduate with honors from Michigan State College of Law where I obtained my... more
I am a graduate with honors from Michigan State College of Law where I obtained my Trial Advocacy Certification from the Fieger Trial Practice Institute. Previously, I was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Wayne County, where I successfully tried to verdict over fifty cases. Currently, I apply my considerable experience and knowledge in the litigation department for Williams Hughes PLLC, a f... view profile
I worked in the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office for ten years before leaving... more
I worked in the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office for ten years before leaving with my partner, Kathryn H. Norton. We have a combined expereince of over 13 years as prosecutors. We know how Prosecutors think and work. We have the ability to work out the best outcome in your case. If your case cannot be resolved we do not hesitate to go to trial to protect your rights. We also handle all types... view profile
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