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  1. Family: 40%
    20 years
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    18 years
  3. Government Contracts: 20%
    20 years
  4. General Practice: 10%
    20 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour), Retainer (always)

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  • Patrick J. Crowley

    I used to work on the other side of the Courtroom from Chris when I was with the Muskegon County Prosecutor's office. During that time, Chris was quite courteous, knowledgeable, and very helpful to me as a rookie prosecutor while still effectively advocating for his clients. Many people do not realize that a well prepared defense attorney, and not necessarily the loudest and rudest, is the greatest tool in getting better plea bargains for clients. I truly learned as much from Chris as I did my supervisors. Now I am a defense attorney myself and I still find myself operating in the mold of Mr. Houghtaling.


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Houghtaling Wasiura

1189 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI, 49441


FLMember in Good Standing199606/19/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing199505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award of DistinctionMichigan Association of School Boards2008
Certificate of AppreciationUnited Way2007
Certified Board Member AwardMichigan Association of School Boards2004
Certificate of HonorValparaiso University School of Law1995
Award of MeritMichigan Association of School BoardsN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawHoughtaling, Wasiura & Catalino, PLC1999 - Present
Attorney at LawVander Ploeg & Wells, PLC1997 - 1999
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyMuskegon County Prosecutor's Office1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Muskegon County Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Child Abuse Council for Muskegon CountyPresident2000 - 2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
Grand Valley State UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1991