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     I graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and went on to hold clerkships for the Honorable George R. Corsiglia in the Allegan Circuit Court and for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Since entering private practice in 1993, I have participated in numerous high visibility cases throughout Southwest Michigan.

    I have also worked for one of the largest law firms in America, Dorsey & Whitney. Dorsey & Whitney employed over 330 attorneys and had offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels (Belgium), London (England), and Paris (France). While demanding, Dorsey & Whitney prepared me for legal practice at the highest levels. I bring the same high quality of legal representation to Ottawa, Allegan, and surrounding counties.

     My practice includes criminal defense, drunk driving, personal injury, wrongful death, divorce, family law, general civil litigation, wills and trusts, corporate law, and medical malpractice. I am committed to excellence. My broad-based litigation experience and expertise insures that my clients are very well represented in the courtroom. Call today and put my expertise to work for you.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 15%
  5. Personal Injury: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John R. Moritz

    Attorney Villar is one of the best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Western Michigan. I have worked with and against Attorney Villar for over 20 years. I endorse Attorney Villar without hesitation.


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  • Holly F. Verde

    I have known Mike Villar for more than 12 years. He is, hands down, one of the best litigators I have had the opportunity to meet in my 25+ years of practice. He is smart, thinks outside of the box and is knowledgeable in many areas - criminal, real estate, family law, business matter. I have used Mike personally as a mediator and referred hundreds of cases to him on a wide variety of matters.


    Holly Verde Family Attorney
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Contact info

Villar Law Offices

139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI, 49010-1312

Verde Law Offices

281 N. 120th Ave.
Holland, MI, 49424-2168



MIActive And In Good Standing199205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 Best" Attorneys for MichiganAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Superb Rated AttorneyAVVO2015
Top OWI Attorneys in MichiganThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC2015
Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO2012
Attorney Delegate to Cuban GovernmentPeople to People Ambassadors2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerVillar Law Offices2012 - Present
Of CounselVerde Law Offices2007 - Present
OwnerAllegan Law Offices1994 - 2007
Court of Appeals Law ClerkState of Michigan1993 - 1994
Law Clerk to the Honorable George R. CorsigliaAllegan County1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegan Downtown Development AuthorityMember2012 - Present
Cabaret Band ShowBand Member -- Vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, percussion2010 - 2014
People to People AmbassadorsAttorney Delegate to Cuban Government2001 - 2002
Allegan Bar AssociationPresident1997 - 1998
Allegan Bar AssociationVice President1996 - 1997
Allegan County FairMember of Board of Directors1996 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
van Melle v Bariatric Treatment CentersA non-disclosure agreement was signed, so I cannot reveal the amount recovered, although it was significant.
Lovelady v StoneJudgment for Plaintiff. $207,000.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Allegan County NewsA Day in the Life of Joe Taxpayer2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Lipscomb UniversitySocial WorkBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Local Business ConferenceShould your business become an LLC?2010