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Michelle Marie Mclean

Child custody Attorney at Grandville, MI

4.3   16 reviews

also known as Michelle Lang McLean

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2007
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Contested custody, parental alienation, refuse-resist dynamics, emotional abuse, change of domicile, change of school, support, joint and or sole legal and physical custody, obtaining passports, grandparent rights, adoption, and guardianships.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, contested custody, parenting time disputes, child support review, spousal support, fair and equitable division of the marital estate, complex marital estates, fault, alimony, dividing retirement accounts and pensions, military divorce.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Real estate
    Boundary disputes, foreclosure, forfeiture, landlord tenant, commercial, quiet title, sale/purchase, property tax, condominium development, zoning and land use, construction, appraisals, eviction, mortgages/refinancing.

    16 years

  4. General practice
    The law firm of Bolhouse, Hofstee, & McLean PC handles personal injury, estate planning, business law, employment law, criminal law, probate, contract law, etc. If Michelle cannot help, she will refer you to someone at the firm who can help you!

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Animal law
    Pet ownership, custody, general liability, dog/animal bite, nuisance, service animals, cruelty, equine law, constitutional rights/wrongful taking.

    16 years

  6. Child support
    Child support review, modification, deviation, opting out of FOC, use/services of FOC, establishing child support, determining and computing income for self-employed individuals.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Contracts and agreements
    Drafting, review, modification, and closing of contracts; contract disputes, UCC, federal, circuit, and district court cases.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  8. Credit repair
    Assist clients with filing necessary paperwork to properly dispute incorrect credit reports, determine necessary steps to repair/improve credit history.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  9. Uncontested divorce
    Uncontested divorce, property settlement, custody settlement, handling paperwork, amicable terms, promotion of co-parent harmony, general advice regarding divorce and court process.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

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  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Tomas Huazo | April 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
Michelle went over and above in representing my Fiancee with his Divorce case, she is truthful and explains everything thoroughly in the courtroom she is aggressive and extremely confident ! We would hire her again and highly recommend her
Posted by David | September 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Attorney
My business hired Michelle and her team to handle a complicated real estate matter. She was extremely knowledgeable and kept us informed at every step in the process. She returned calls and emails promptly too. We highly recommend!!
Posted by Stephanie | September 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired michelle to represent me in a divorce. She did a really good job and was always prepared and helped me as if I was her family. Best lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Absoulutely Love Michelle!
I have a had a very difficult case to deal with. Michelle has been by my side, guided and reassured me through the process. My situation has gone from horrible to progressively better, and will only get better with her by my side. She treats you with respect and listens to concerns. Michelle truly wants the best for her clients and she fights full force. Thanks Michelle for all you do!
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Posted by Kyle | January 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
I felt lost and hopeless with my situation. The first conversation with Michelle and I knew better days were ahead. Her knowledge, energy and tenacious pursuit of my case were never in doubt the entire 5 months she represented me. She picked me up when I doubted the results and always referenced the law specifics and how it supported my case. She always seemed personally invested in my case. I often find customer service and people’s passion for their job lacking these days. It was refreshing to have someone exceed my expectations with the job performance. If you have a case with merit, Michelle will wield her legal knowledge and skill to the full extent for you.
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Posted by Jen | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In 14 years of contentious custody litigation, I have had some of West Michigan's finest legal representation. I have hired literally dozens of family lawyers, but it took Michelle McLean to finally Win my case. Thanks to her, I got my son back. It just doesn't get better than that, does it? When I met Michelle, I didn't have much of an income, but she took my case anyway, I was thrilled. I really felt like she believed in me. And her faith in me made all the difference. In Court, she was always two steps ahead of opposing counsel, often leaving them stupefied, and playing catch up in the wake of her savvy. It was beautiful to finally witness Justice being served by this talented woman. This... Legal Ninja. She is extremely attentive to her Clients. She actually returns calls and texts promptly, even at night from home. And she listens. I have NEVER met a lawyer who does that. On a personal level, this woman is The Real Deal-- No pretense. No grandiose condescension or intimidation. No cons, games, or manipulations. McLean is the kind of passionate, dedicated and sincere litigator that you see playing the protagonist in the movies. But she's REAL. And she fights like a Tiger for her Clients! I am heartened to see that the other reviews on this site for her are all outstanding. The one-star exception was probably posted by mistake, because it couldn't be more wrong about her! I bet the negative review will soon vanish. The Reviewer is probably just waiting for an Avvo Admin to help them delete it, I imagine. At least that's what I would do if I were them. In addition to being a Stellar Litigator, MCLEAN is a just a delight to work with. She's respectful, compassionate, conscientious, courageous, and collaborative with her Clients. She is also contagiously funny, and a treat to work with. GO MCLEAN!
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Posted by Azanell | January 19, 2015
Great Lawyer
Michelle helped me deal with a bank that tried to ruin my credit and scam money from me after they had already been payed off. Michelle is an excellent quick study when reviewing the case. Doesn't hesitate to get started which resulted in quick results.
Posted by Christine | April 8, 2013
Child Custody
My ex-husband is a sociopathic narcissist. He had alienated me from my oldest son, and wanted to take my three other kids away from me too just so he'd not have to pay me any child support. He told me that if I ever left, he'd make my life a living hell. Well, he was winning...UNTIL I hired Michelle McLean. Talk about a pitbull wearing lipstick! LOL. After the whole ugly custody hearing was over, my ex walked over to Michelle and complimented her on her professionalism and how she NEVER lost focus on what was important: my kids' best interests. He has not bothered me since, and as long as he knows that Michelle is busy sharpening her teeth-the peace in my home remains. Thanks Michelle! God bless you!
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2012
Michelle was there for me in a very tough time in my life. I did not expect my case to be so emotionally draining and I just did not have it in me to fight. Michelle came through for me. It felt good knowing that she was looking out for me and had my back. She got me what was fair and I am pleased. Another thing I can say is that Michelle has been blessed with the gift of wisdom by the Holy Spirit. Thanks Michelle.
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Posted by Richard | November 19, 2011
Finally, an attorney with a conscience...
I hired Michelle to help me with my long-time battle with Bank of America. Not only did Michelle get great results with the Bank, but she also was fair on my pocketbook. I also referred my best friend to her to handle his divorce and he also is completely happy. Michelle has indicated that her entire firm, Bolhouse Baar & Lefere have the same high commitment to excellent legal representation, ethical billing, and extraordinary client service. If I need a lawyer, I'll always call her first.
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Posted by Debbie | November 14, 2011
MIchelle McLean did an amazing job handling a VERY difficult and acrimonious divorce. She's kind hearted yet very effective. I knew from day one that she really cared about me and my kids. Great results. Worth every cent. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat!
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2011
Foreclosure Defense
Michelle helped us with our foreclosure. I don't know what we would have done if we did not have her assistance!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2011
Past client
Michelle really helped me out in a dispute over my property's boundary line. We sued the neighbors for building a fence and garage on our property and won.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You Should not hire.
Everything was great at first. Michelle made several promises until I paid my first retainer. I would have been better off representing myself.
Response from Michelle Mclean May 27, 2019
If you were a client, you would have contacted me directly because I give out my own personal cell phone number to all my clients. Thus, I believe this is a “false post” by someone who was an opposing party, and someone who is upset because of my tenacious representation of my client. If you are a client, then I encourage you to call me ASAP so that I can discuss your concerns, and even refund you part or all of the retainer. I want all my clients to feel that they received the very best representation possible, and all to know that I sincerely care about them.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Do not waste your time
I met with Michelle in April 2018. She was unprepared and I felt she did not take me seriously. We discussed very sensitive information that was difficult for me to talk about. Three times during our meeting, Michelle was on her phone.
Response from Michelle Mclean September 16, 2018
I do not bring my phone into consultations. I suspect that you are not a former client but instead an opposing party. My clients are extremely important to me, and doing an outstanding job for them and getting them the best possible result is paramount to me. This is a false post intended to harm me and my reputation. I intend to look into who is attempting to smear me, and will see that you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I didn't think it was possible for a lawyer to frustrate the legal system into her favor only to end up losing my case. Michelle has the rare ability to be both unprepared and uninterested while maintaining just enough practice to keep her license. I should've listened to all the other attorney reviews but she was the cheapest option - you get what you pay for.
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Response from Michelle Mclean September 15, 2018
This is a false post because I have not “lost” any cases. This person is not a client; I am guessing that this person was an opposing party who did not like that I beat him or her so badly in court. Customer service is paramount to me, and ensuring that my clients get the best legal representation and get great results is of paramount importance to me and my firm. I intend to fully investigate these false, slanderous, libelous, and derogatory posts and see that you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bolhouse Baar & Hofstee PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kluczynski Girtz & Vogelzang
  • 2008 - 2012


  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate Cum Laude
  • 2007


  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 2007 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Lawyer's Weekly
  • Advising Clients Facing Foreclosure
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Ask-A-Lawyers
  • Divorce and Custody
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse Michelle
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Michelle as opposing counsel on a very contentious divorce case. Not only was she a strong advocate for her client and very knowledgeable of the law, but she was also respectful and easy to work with. I certainly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Mclean is a very competent and thourough Attorney. I have had cases against Attorney Mclean and can say without hesitation her clients are well served. John R. Moritz"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been with her on several cases, and Ms. Mclean is meticulous, and an outstanding advocate."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michelle. She is knowledgeable in her practice, respectful of her clients, fellow attorneys and court staff. She has helped me personally grow in my legal practice."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is a competent, professional attorney, who works hard for her clients. I respect Michelle, and I trust her abilities as an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I whole-heartedly endorse Michelle not just in the area of Divorce/Separation, but in all of her practice areas. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, yet is able to understand and work through the practical side of things as well. And, above all, she truly cares for her clients."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a highly skilled lawyer who gets results for her clients. I have known Michelle for several years and have seen firsthand her effective courtroom advocacy. I highly recommend Michelle."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is a very knowledgable and competent attorney. She is always prepared for the opposing argument. Michelle represents her clients with cogent arguments. Michelle and I have been able to resolve very difficult cases due to her willingness to discuss and compromise when in is in her clients best interest. She is highly ethical and well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michelle from around the legal community and I have seen her practice within the Courtroom. Michelle is a great advocate for her client's and their cases. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to retain legal counsel!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle and I have worked together on a number of matters, and I have always found Michelle to be extremely knowledgeable, and a strong advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Grandville Child custody Lawyer Michelle Marie Mclean
Michelle Marie Mclean
Child custody Attorney
Grandville, MI
Licensed for 15 years