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Martin M. Holmes

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at North Muskegon, MI

5.0   24 reviews

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About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Representing consumers and small business in obtaining relief from debts, I Help people file for relief under chapter 7 and 13 of the bankrupcy code, work out voluntary settlements with creditors, avoid foreclosures stop garnishments, stop law suits and creditor harassment.

    49 years, 402 cases

  2. Business
    Corporation and Limited liability company set up and advice, contract drafting and review , real estate transaction drafting and review, business litigation,

    49 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    Provide advice and advocacy in civil litigation including contract disputes, real estate disputes, personal injury, wrongful death,

    49 years

Personality Attributes:

 Patient, caring and compasionate dedicate to the best interest of clients

Strong tendency to think logically, analytically and objectively, to look ahead, plan and organize situations and make a systematic effort to reach objectives on schedule. Possessed with a high degree of intuition and creativity with the ability to see possibilities beyond what is present or obvious. Strong ability to synthesize and apply concepts from seemingly unrelated areas and to apply them to formulate solutions to problems. High level of curiosity for new ideas and tolerance of theory. Highly developed skills in both written and verbal communication with a marked ability for explaining, conveying emotions, using experience and persuading.

Licensed for 48 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1974
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Martin M. Holmes
318 Center St Ste D
Po Box 5406
North Muskegon, MI, 49445


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Posted by Scott | March 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer
Hired Martin for my out of state law suit against me from a property that was foreclosed on. Very professional and knowledgeable, and I would definitely recommend him when you are in a tough spot to find a way through for you.
Posted by Ed | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review Martin Holmes Law Practice
After reaching out to several lawyers in the area, I chose Holmes Law office to represent me. Having had great success in Corporate America, I had made some poor choices and put myself in a situation which I could not dig myself out of. Filing bankruptcy was a lot of things to me namely being unacceptable, embarrassing, and very humbling. Martin and his staff made me feel 100% comfortable in the choice I made to file. I took me over a year to file because of my ego, but he and his staff always answered my emails and questions. They always had my information when they said they would, often times before the stated deadline. They helped me through one of the hardest times in my life and I would recommend him and his staff for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Lisa | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
I was very happy with the results that Mr. Holmes got in my case. I was also very happy with CPA firm of Conn Geneva & Robinson that Mr. Holmes referred us too. I would strongly recommend him to anyone needing his field of expertise.
Posted by Amber | February 11, 2015
I Highly recomend Martin Wonderful man
artin is a caring man he helped me get out of a big mess i made by going to a bankruptcy petition preparer, i called the office he had me in the same day took great care of my husband and I. He cares he took his time with us made us feel like family any call i made i was treated great never once was he judgemental he helped us shine light on a sad time we had to face as a couple, even after the bankrupycy was all over he still welcomed any phone call with information we needed. I highly recomend Martin he did not over charge us he knew we were hurting as is he was worth every penny
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Posted by Ricky L. Lafever | January 24, 2015
Martin help me keep my home when my life was at its lowest. He gave me hope! Martin takes time with his clients and makes them feel comfortable. Martin not only is my lawyer he's a good friend.
Posted by Ricky L. Lafever | January 24, 2015
Martin help me keep my home when my life was at its lowest. He gave me hope! Martin takes time with his clients and makes them feel comfortable. Martin not only is my lawyer he's a good friend.
Posted by Lance | January 10, 2015
Martin Holmes
Very helpful on several instances that we worked with Mr.Holmes. He went above and beyond what we expected of him. Thoroughly explains and answers pertinent issues and questions.
Posted by Darrell | October 2, 2014
Knowledgeable, Competent, Caring
I was losing my home. My wife was totally stressed out. Then we found Martin. He explained our situation in layman's terms and gave us all of our options. He respects volition. He's a friend.
Posted by Fred | September 19, 2014
Good man, Great lawyer
He is very knowledgeable in law. He know his stuff. He is a very open a honest man. He kept me posted on everything that i needed to do, didn't miss a beat. He also kept me in the loop on every thing that was happening. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone.
Posted by Stephanie | September 12, 2014
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
Mr. Holmes is a Caring and knowledgeable attorney. Helped me in a very difficult time with my chapter 7 bankruptcy. Always responded to my questions and concerns promptly! I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2014
Very detailed and trustworthy
My initial consultation was free and was supposed to be around 30 minutes. Mr. Holmes spent over an hour with me answering my questions and really put me at ease. I hired Mr. Holmes and that was a great decision. He is extremely dedicated and trustworthy. Overall a very good experiance.
Posted by Jodie | September 10, 2014
great attorney.
He was very knowledgeable. Made my bankruptcy as smooth as possible. Very efficient. I refer him to anyone needing an attorney. I will use him for all of my legal needs
Posted by Frank | September 10, 2014
Martin is an amazing lawyer.
Martin is an amazing lawyer. He is compassionate, honest, and very conscientious. He helped me through a divorce, helped my wife on a serious legal matter- and I recommend him with NO reservations.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2009
I would recommend this attorney for any matter. He will take the time to actually explain things and will work to get the best for you in any situation. When you meet with him he never tries to rush through things just to be done.
Posted by Jennifer | November 5, 2008
A very trustworthy, hard working lawyer
I won't go into any details of my case, due to privacy, but Mr. Holmes worked longer, harder and with more compassion than you could have ever expected from a lawyer. I was and still am completely satisfied with the service I received. I did not even win my case, but that was not at his or my own fault. It had to do with a dishonest system where I was stuck in the middle between two depatments that worked together, but yet against each other at the same time. To my disadvantage the department was trying to cover up their mistake at my expense. Mr. Holmes left no stone unturned and every t was crossed every i dotted. He put alot of extra time and study into my case that was way above and beyond his duty. I appreciate every minute of his time as well as his support. I hope not to need his assistance in the future, however he will be the first call I make. Thank you Mr. Holmes Jennifer C.
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Posted by Ryan | October 17, 2008
I just recently used Martin for my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. I had a very successful eyeglass company in Portage, Michigan that was moved to Corpus Christi, Texas without warning. I lost everything I had and had no clue what to do with my life. Being very neglectant to lean towards a bankruptcy, Martin guided me through the whole process and educated me on everything that I had to do and what would happen extremely well. I then decided it was my best choice, and Martin took everything in his own hands in a prompt and well organized fashion. My case was recently discharged, and without Martins help my life would still be ten times more of a mess. I would strongly recommend Martin to anyone filing a chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. His knowledge in both aspects surpasses 98% of the other lawyers out there and he is a genuine good person to boot...not a conceited money hungry lawyer. Thank you Martin!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2008
Client Review
Martin was open and honest with me about my chances in recieving SSD. He looked up the exact specifications to receive SSD in the state of Michigan and explained it to me. I have mental health issues and he was patient and compassionate with me when I was falling apart at the seams. He's not one of those arrogant, obnoxious lawyers. His calming presence in court helped me hold together to get through the process. My mom was my main emotion support through this and Martin was respectful of her. For what I needed, Martin was excellent.
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Posted by Jone | October 6, 2008
Mortgage Branch Manager
As the economy was deteriorating, my office decided to try to help the growing foreclosure market. To do this I knew we would need an attorney that we could trust people’s lives to if we were going to refer them to an attorney. I personally called several attorneys that specialized in bankruptcy. Some didn't return my phone call; some didn't seem to "measure up" and some I had heard bad stories about from my clients. It came down to 2 attorneys in Muskegon. Between the two, one of the attorneys was going to be hard to access so I set an appointment with Martin Holmes. I then interviewed Mr. Holmes personally. Mr. Holmes was my choice and I have never regretted it. He has gone the extra mile for every client I have sent to him. (There have been many) I have never gotten a negative feedback from any of my referrals. Not one, and I keep in touch! I cannot fill in the section on “keeping me informed” because he has never broken his clients confidentiality. My referrals tell me they were treated personally, with respect, and with a heart. They have never felt like a number or a paycheck. To me this was important as most people who need a lawyer are in trouble and need help. I am still referring people to Mr. Holmes and will probably continue until he quits practice. When my son needed help on a personal matter, I even referred my son to him. Even though his problem was not part of his specialty, he did a GREAT job and we could not have asked for a better outcome. If you want an attorney that takes a personal interest in your case, Attorney Holmes would be your guy!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2008
Christi Brown
This attorney is very thorough hense, no surprises in court. He is extremely knowledgable, personable and fair. I would select this attorney again without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2008
Factory worker
Even though he is still handling our case we have been very happy with every thing that he has done for us . very knowledgable in what he is doing
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Holmes Law Offices Pc
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Western Michigan Legal Services
  • 2003 - 2004
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Johnson, Hunt Sinninger & Holmes
  • 1982 - 1986
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1975 - 1983
  • Martin M. Holmes Attorney at Law
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Attorney
  • Loree & Holmes
  • 1974 - 1975
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  • University of Detroit
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Northern Michigan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971
  • Harvard College
  • N/A


  • Debtors Bar of West Michigan
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ameerican Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Debtors Bar of West Michigan
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Martin
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A number of years ago we represented opposing clients. Martin was knowledgeable and very professional in his representation, while maintaining the highest level of professional courtesy toward the clients and toward other counsel. Since that time I've had the opportunity to refer clients for a variety of debt and bankruptcy matters and later learned that they were very pleased with Martin's work on their behalf. I endorse him without reserve."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is an experience bankruptcy attorney who is not only knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy, but excellent with clients. I endorse and recommend Martin highly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Martin is a hard-working, tenacious, lawyer and I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I know Marty almost exclusively as opposing counsel. He and I have had many cases together over the years. Marty not only fights hard for his clients, he also wins. He knows when to choose his fights, trying to get matters resolved when he can but going to the "mat" when he has to. We had a case a couple of months ago. I thought I was going to win and in the very end, Marty convinced me that I had no case. I have great respect for him."
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
North Muskegon Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Martin M. Holmes
Martin M. Holmes
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
North Muskegon, MI
Licensed for 48 years