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  I have a general practice of law that primarily involves trial practice for criminal, family, and probate matters throughout West Michigan. Because of the probate interest, I also am involved in Wills, Trusts, and other estate-planning devices. This often ties in with post-divorce planning.

  My entire career has been involved with legal matters - as an investigative journalist in Chicago and West Michigan, as an assistant prosecutor, and in private practice. I believe in hard work, digging for answers, and the relentless pursuit of what's right.

  My education came at Quincy University (BA), the University of Oklahoma (MA), and Cooley Law School (JD). I've also had benefit of numberous seminars such as a Knight Fellowship at the Universit of Maryland and a National Security Seminar at the U.S. Army War College.

  In my private life, I'm married to Pat, a high school teacher, and we have five adult children.


Languages spoken: English, German

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Contact info

Mike Walsh - Lawyer PLC

8 W Walton Avenue
Muskegon, MI, 49440

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christian G. Krupp II

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mike for years. He does a great job.


    Christian Krupp Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Robert M. Alonzi

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a down to earth professional who truly has his client's best interest in mind.


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MIActive And In Good Standing200005/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Advancement of JusticeState Bar of Michigan1998
Investigative JournalismAssociated Press1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMG Walsh & Associates, PLC2001 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorFerris State University2013 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorGrand Valley State University2001 - 2014
Assistant ProsecutorNewaygo Co. Mich. Prosecutor's Office2000 - 2002
InvestigatorNewhouse Newspapers/Muskegon Chronicle1985 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganRepresentative Assembly Member2006 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2000 - Present
Muskegon County Bar AssociationMember - Former President2000 - Present
Foundation for Muskegon CountyMember2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
E v EFor my client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Muskegon Chronicle/Newhouse NewspapersInvestigative Journalism 1985-20012001
Reader's Digest, Michigan HistoryFreelance Writer1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quincy UniversityEnglish, Fine ArtsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of OklahomaN/AMA - MastersN/A
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Maryland, College ParkN/AKnight Fellow SeminarN/A
United States Army War CollegeN/ANational Security SeminarN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Service Club Middle/High School presentationiLaw for Students2014
Muskegon County Law Day 2012Law in our lives2012
Annual Meeting, Muskegon Co. Bar AssociationAnnual Report to Members2012