I am a Kalamazoo native, graduating from Loy Norrix High School and earning my Bachelor's Degree in Public Law from Western Michigan University. I later earned my J.D. from the Michigan State University School of Law. I've also been certified as a domestic relations mediator and recieved a Certificate of Completion in the area Family Law by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Prior to opening my practice I worked for Legal Services of South Central Michigan, where I developed a strong interest in helping family law clients, particularly those who believe a good, reasonable attorney is beyond their means.
Since opening my own proactice I've had my hand in the full array of family law matters, from divorce to separation to custody to chiuld support. Occasionally, I take other sorts of cases, helping litigants in landlord tenant disputes, criminal defense and federal appeals. Most recently I've added 'mediator' to the list of things I do.
I continue to live and work in the city of Kalamazoo because I feel this is a great place to live and raise a family and want to give back in any way I can. That's why, after law school, when I could have gone anywhere else, I chose to continue raising my family here. When I'm not working I can usually be found spending time with my family -- more time lately with my wife and son, though, as my daughter recently entered Michigan State University.
Hourly ($175-225/hour), Retainer (always)
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I endorse this lawyer. Joseph has appeared at hearings for my clients, and they were extremely satisfied at his representation. Joseph is helping provide affordable legal care to lower- and middle-income people in Michigan, and is a highly effective lawyer.
Bert Whitehead Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2006||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Completion Advanced Mediation Training||Dispute Resolution Center of Gryphon PLace||2016|
|Certificate of Completion in Domestic Mediator Training||Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan||2015|
|Certificate of Completion - Family Law Program||Institute of Continuing Legal Education||2013|
|Principal||Joseph Hohler III, Attorney at Law||2007 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Legal Services Of South Central Michigan||2005 - 2006|
|Intern||Judy Ostrander and Associates||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan Membership Services Committee||Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|Kalamazoo County Municipal Planning Commission||Vice Chair||2014 - Present|
|Kalamazoo Family Law Assistance Clinic||Volunteer Family Law Attorney||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Youth Soccer Association||Volunteer Coach||2004 - Present|
|Kalamazoo County Divorce||Peacefully Negotiated Settlement|
|Mediation -- Kalamazoo County Divorce||Settled|
|Mediation -- Kalamazoo County County||Resolved|
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|Michigan Bar Journal||Flying Blind; or The Need for a Practice Management Course in Law School”||2008|
|Michigan State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Western Michigan University||Public Law||Other - Bachelors||2003|