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Jason Peter Wapiennik

International law Attorney at Livonia, MI

5.0   34 reviews

also known as Jason P. Wapiennik


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About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. International law
    95%
    Customs & Trade (Administrative & Litigation), U.S. Customs & Border Protection

    14 years, 700 cases

  2. Estate planning
    5%

    13 years

I am the customs lawyer/attorney who founded Great Lakes Customs Law in 2009. The customs law firm helps importers, businesses, and brokers comply with the laws enforced by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (sometimes called CBP or Customs). If the CBP took money from you, contact us today!

 

Customs Money Seizures

We fight to get seized currency returned for people who have experienced a customs seizure. Having your money taken by CBP is potentially a very serious crime and could result in the permanent loss of your money. So if customs took money when traveling with more than $10,000, schedule a free currency seizure consultation with a customs attorney. 

 

Defense against Customs Penalties & Customs Seizures

Our customs lawyer also has a range of other practice areas, including defense against customs penalties and assets seized by customs, and prior disclosures. We defend against Customs penalties for commercial violations under 19 USC 1592.

 

 

Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2016
Updated 01/06/2023
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/25/2022

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

Contact Jason

Great Lakes Customs Law
Jason P. Wapiennik, PLC
32437 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI, 48154
Great Lakes Customs Law
333 S. Wabash Ave.
Suite 2700
Chicago, IL, 60604
Great Lakes Customs Law
560 N. Milford Road
Suite 260
Milford, MI, 48381
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Reviews

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Posted by Florian | November 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Top Service from Jason and greatlakescustomslaw
First i need to say im from germany and its not so easy for me to find a good attorney in USA, but then we found Jason and i can also admit that he have a Great service + i always received a prompt attention from Jason. Im really happy with greatlakescustomslaw! Best regards Florian S.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2022
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Highly Recommend Jason
I always received prompt attention. I am very happy with my experience working with Jason. He is very nice person and helped me understand and guide me through the whole process.
Posted by Johnny | April 17, 2022
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Great attorney
He is an honest and a great attorney. He has lots of knowledge to solve an issue.
Posted by Eugeni | October 2, 2021
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Mr. Wapiennik
Great service and always received prompt attention ! Fill out a petition to the CBP, resolve the case to a happy ending. Thank you !
Posted by Elias | May 19, 2021
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The best
Jason resolved my issue with the best service. He eased my worries and was very informative through the entire process.
Posted by Mohammad | December 13, 2020
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Great service
He knows what he do and give his clients full attention and follow up with them in a good way. The best thing was taking care of all details.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Jason was easy to deal with, professional, responsive to phone queries/emails and thankfully my issue was positively resolved.
Posted by Alberto | January 22, 2020
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the best . excelent service . i recomend him 100 percent
i read good reviews about jason and they turn out to be very accurate . he is the best and did exactly what he offer , always answear quick and resolve ass he offer .
Posted by Tan | November 6, 2019
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Outstanding attorney!!
Mr. Jason Wapiennik was a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to my never-ending questions, and he worked very hard on my case. We received our money back from Customs as Mr. Wapiennik had predicted during our first consultation. Having Customs confiscating your money is a traumatic experience. However, Mr. Wapiennik has the ability to calm the situation due to his experience in Customs Laws. I highly, highly recommend this attorney!!! His attorney fee is reasonable.
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Posted by Guia | June 30, 2019
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Professional, honest, efficient, understanding
Title says it all! Jason took on my case and from start to finish, handled it professionally, kindly, and very efficiently. The entire process was painless, his rate extremely reasonable, and the outcome was exactly as he predicted. I truly appreciated the fact that he took the time to inform me of all status updates regarding the case, regardless of the time or day (I've never worked with a lawyer who replied even on weekends!) Thank you so much Jason!
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
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Great service and appreciate the help from Houston customer
Was coming to the States for international residential work assignment and accidentally encounter difficulty with Customs. Later noted about Jason from the website and contact for consultant. He presented good understanding and knowledge in the matter I am facing so I made a service agreement with him to have him handle my issue. I am glad making that decision and now the task was completed meeting expectation. Along the work progress, he had done great services in communication, update the progress, education to ensure I know what is my rights and what decision I can make (without pressure even some decision may end up causing him more work without additional fee) and help make life much easier on support documents to use in my case. All for all, it has been my pleasure in receiving legal service from Jason. All I would have changed if I could have gone back would be my reach-out to Jason earlier instead of running in circle for almost 2 months with no result.
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Posted by William | December 22, 2017
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Great Service
Jason was honest from the very beginning and explained the whole process clearly and professionally. He was always prompt in answering call or emails. We are happy with the results and glad we used his service. He offers a great service. Thank you!
Posted by anh | December 2, 2017
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Jason was always on my side
I was so anxious and nervous when I get seizured but thanks to Jason, he put me at ease. Told me every step we could/will take, let me review everything he was going to send to the CBC, answered all my questions thoroughly and responded very quickly. He was professional and guided me through everything. I would recommend him to anyone that has to go through it.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2017
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Great attorney
Jason is great! He helped us get our money back! We appreciated his help. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He is always there when you have questions.
Posted by Wagdy | November 29, 2017
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NewArk Case
Jason was very professional in dealing with my case, I have received prompt attention at every step of my case, I got his contact from the internet and was worried at the beginning but he contacted me by phone explaining every step and possibilities and finally my case ended successfully, Thanks Jason
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
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Always Prompt
Jason was very knowledgeable in the specifics of the case. Always replied to my concerns within a day or two. Would hire him again easily.
Posted by Shizhe | November 17, 2016
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Professional and great service
Very professional and helpful! My money had been seized by CBP when I entered US last year, because of my unconsciously concealed the amount of currency. I tried to send petition by myself but had no answer back. Then I contact Jason, he helped me gathering required materials neatly and prepared a new petition for me, after a few months, I got almost all my money back. He is so efficient and quick-response to my questions. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Bilguun | September 23, 2016
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Great Service, Quick Response!
I am one of Jason's happy customers and we are so happy that we chose him to work on our case. You are in good hands when he is handling your case.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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Issues with CBP
Jason did a great job. He provided great service, was always available to speak, kept me appraised of developments, and took actions promptly on his own initiative.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2016
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Great Service & professionalism
We are very pleased with the service provided by this law firm. Mr. Wapiennik is very professional, effective , and accessible. Job well done!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-500 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Great Lakes Customs Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Edmund Maciorwoski, PC
  • 2007 - 2009

Education

  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Ramos
  • Settled
  • 2015-3901-000043-01
  • $19,000 returned

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Awards

  • Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship
  • Koscuiszko Foundation
  • 2006

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (7)
Endorse Jason
International law Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Wapiennik. It has been my pleasure to have Mr. Wapiennik as my go-to resource for customs and international trade law. Mr. Wapiennik's knowledge of this niche and complex area of law is thorough and up-to-date."
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Livonia International law Lawyer Jason Peter Wapiennik
Jason Peter Wapiennik
International law Attorney
Livonia, MI
Licensed for 13 years
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