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I have been an Attorney in Michigan for 32 years. I attended Alma College and The University Of Maryland European Campus in Frankfurt Germany while serving in The United States Army. I was assigned to The Third Armor Division and received an Honorable Discharge and Certificate of Achievement for outstanding service. I graduated from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1982. After Law School graduation I was offered a 1 year position as the law clerk in The Ottawa County Circuit Court. I passed the Michigan Bar Exam in 1982 and was sworn into the Michigan Bar by Judge James Townsend an Judge Calvin Bosman in Ottawa County.I have practiced in Ottawa County ever since. I specialize in Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 45%
    34 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    34 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    34 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Thomas C. Kates

    John Moritz is an excellent lawyer and I never hesitate to refer criminal matters to him. He is a good listener, a strong advocate for his clients, and has an engaging personality. I have always been impressed with his thorough and honest communication style and high ethical standards.

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    Thomas Kates Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michelle Louise Steffen

    Mr. Moritz is a talented lawyer, and a great choice for anyone facing a criminal charge in West Michigan.

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    Michelle Steffen Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of John R. Moritz

217 East 24th Street Loft 107
Baker Lofts Building
Holland, MI, 49423

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing198208/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
10 BestAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers2015
Staff AwardThomas M. Cooley Law School Pillar1981
Certificate Of AchievementUnited States Army1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial Law ClerkOttawa County Circuit Court1982 - 1983
Judicial Law ClerkIngham County Circuit Court1980 - 1980
Legislative AideMichigan House Of Representatives1980 - 1981
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Admitted to practice before The Supreme Court of The United States of AmericaN/A2000 - Present
Ottawa County Bar AssociationFormer Board of Directors1993 - 1994
Child and Family Services of Western MichiganBoard of Directors1985 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v Mclean9 to 15 years
People v Delagarzamy client received 20 years with the opportunity for parol.
Gibson v GibsonThe Michigan Court Of Appeals, after oral argument in Lansing, found in favor of Attorney Moritz' client
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Thomas M. Law School The PillarGuilty But Mentally Ill In Michigan1981
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Alma CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
United States Army Signal SchoolN/AN/A1974
University of MarylandLiteratureN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Child And Family Services of Western MichiganTestifying in Court with Prosecutor Michael Buck1995
Center For Women In TransitionDomestic Violence1994