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Michael G. Walsh

Family Attorney at Muskegon, MI

5.0   12 reviews

also known as MIKE WALSH - LAWYER, Michael G. Walsh & Associates, PLC

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2000
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

  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.

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Mike Walsh - Lawyer PLC
8 W Walton Avenue
Muskegon, MI, 49440


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Posted by Dave | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Simple Will
My wife and I hired Michael Walsh to help us write our will. He was very helpful, explaining in understandable terms all the various aspects of a will. He made excellent suggestions about aspects of the document we never even considered. He made sure that the final product reflected our wishes. We came away from the experience with a good will and a much better understanding of what we are comitted to.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Mike helped me with my divorce case, he fought hard and it turned out in my favor. He was responsive, knowledgeable, attentive, and he put up with my crap. Excellent attorney.
Posted by Sydney | May 7, 2014
Could not have done it with out him.
I recently went through a messy divorce ( aren't they all ) My ex took me back to court to overturn a spousal support order. With Mike's knowledge of the law and other cases like mine we won our case. Now to some this sounds trivial however to me I do not have to pay my ex a large portion of my income. Thanks Mike.
Posted by Mike | April 29, 2014
Highly recommended
I've known Mike for about 14 years. During this time he has assisted me on numerous occasions with various legal matters. He sat up the Power of Attorney and Wills for my parents. He is very knowledgeable about Michigan's concealed carry law. He taught the legal portion of my CPL classes for many years. A year ago he helped me with an L.L.C. for a rental property. As I write this he is assisting me with settling a land contract. Several times he has taken my calls and given me advice over the phone at no charge. Mike is my go to guy for all my legal matters.
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Posted by Rachel | April 25, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Walsh works with my agency in the Probate arena regarding adult guardianship and conservatorship cases. He is well respected in the community and a strong advocate for our vulnerable adults. He is very detail oriented and quick to respond in an emergency situation. Mr. Walsh has also represented my agency in a lawsuit against an organization that printed slanderous statements and procured a favorable settlement agreement. I would highly recommend Mr. Walsh for all of your legal needs.
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Posted by Phil | April 24, 2014
Highly Recommended Attorney
Mike Walsh is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgeable, trustworthy and very dependable. More important to me is that Mike is a great human being. His work ethic and compassion are applicable in his home life and his professional life and this makes him the perfect lawyer for me and my family. I strongly recommend Michael G. Walsh to anyone.
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Posted by Virginia | April 24, 2014
Highly Recommended - Capable, Conscientious, Responsive
Mr. Walsh has been my attorney for several years, assisting me in a variety of situations. I have always found him to be approachable and responsive. Mr. Walsh has consistently handled my cases capably while always keeping my best interest at the forefront. I confidently recommend his services for anyone needing legal counsel.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2014
Trustworthy, competent, dependable
Mike Walsh has helped me and my family get the best legal result possible on many occasions; family law, traffic law and misdemeanor criminal law. He's proven himself capable and trustworthy. If you need a lawyer to advocate for YOU, call Mike Walsh.
Posted by Rosemary | April 23, 2014
Review of attorney Michael G. Walsh
Our family utilized Michael Walsh's services on two different occasions. One was for drawing up a will and the accompanying documents and one was advice for my daughter on divorce and separation. In both instances, Mr. Walsh was flexible in meeting with us (once on a Sunday); he was knowledgeable and advised us in clear terms on how to proceed. I have worked professionally with many attorneys and found Mr. Walsh to be one of the most professional but down-to-earth. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any civil or criminal law issues that might arise.
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Posted by Freeman | April 23, 2014
Legal Review
I live out of state and hired Mike for child custody. It was a long process and I did everything he advised and was getting results. The child turned out not to be mine. In the past according to State Law I still would of had to pay support. The law recently changed so I believe ours was one of the first in the State post law change. He made himself available to talk or email during our client lawyer relationship. I recommend Mike Walsh, he's knowledgable, professional and on your side!
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Posted by J | April 18, 2014
Professional Service
I have worked with Mike for my personal estate planning needs . As a course of regular business I encounter clients with estate planning needs and I never hesitate to introduce Mike.
Posted by Dale | April 16, 2014
Complete confidence
I've known Mike for many years and have had a very positive experience with him as an attorney. There has never been a question about his integrity or ability and I would recommend him highly and without question.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • MG Walsh & Associates, PLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Ferris State University
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Grand Valley State University
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Newaygo Co. Mich. Prosecutor's Office
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Investigator
  • Newhouse Newspapers/Muskegon Chronicle
  • 1985 - 2000
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  • Quincy University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • University of Oklahoma
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Knight Fellow Seminar
  • N/A
  • United States Army War College
  • National Security Seminar
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • E v E
  • For my client


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Representative Assembly Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Muskegon County Bar Association
  • Member - Former President
  • 2000 - Present
  • Foundation for Muskegon County
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Advancement of Justice
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 1998
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Associated Press
  • 1997


  • Muskegon Chronicle/Newhouse Newspapers
  • Investigative Journalism 1985-2001
  • 2001
  • Reader's Digest, Michigan History
  • Freelance Writer
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Service Club Middle/High School presentationi
  • Law for Students
  • 2014
  • Annual Meeting, Muskegon Co. Bar Association
  • Annual Report to Members
  • 2012
  • Muskegon County Law Day 2012
  • Law in our lives
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mike for years. He does a great job."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a down to earth professional who truly has his client's best interest in mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Muskegon Family Lawyer Michael G. Walsh
Michael G. Walsh
Family Attorney
Muskegon, MI
Licensed for 23 years
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