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Callista A. Gloss

Criminal defense Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   11 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing

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Licensed for 11 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Grand Rapids Legal Advocates, PLC
29 Pearl St NW
Ste 421
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

Reviews

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Posted by Kyle | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Results!
I hired Attorney Gloss to contest a parking ticket, and I couldn't be happier with the results! Not only did Callista use her legal expertise to get the ticket dismissed, but she's continuing to help me win compensation for the egregious harms I was forced to endure for the government's constitutional violations. I highly recommend Callista Gloss and her firm—Grand Rapids Legal Advocates—to anyone seeking an amazing attorney and advocate!
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Posted by Andrew | February 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well-rounded communicator
Callista has helped me with a family court case that branched in to criminal law. She was able to keep tabs on how an aspect from one court could affect another. I have been especially impressed by her knowledge, communication skills, and friendliness.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional legal services!
Callista was an exceptional attorney. I have never gone through any sort of legal matters, and having her to guide me through the entire process made it easy and much less stressful and daunting. She was always in communication with me regarding what the next steps were and keeping me prepared. Her level of communication was absolutely perfect! I was expecting an attorney to cost me an arm and a leg but the fees I paid were extremely affordable for the help I received from her! Having Callista Gloss represent me was the best choice I could have made. I would recommend anyone in need of legal services, to ask Callista first!
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Posted by Robert | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
License Restored
After my second DUI and four years of no license, she helped me get my license back with restrictions followed by a full restoration a few months later.
Posted by Jay | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Callista was great for license restoration and super affordable!
80% or more of applicants in my area are denied on their first attempt at license restoration after 2 drunk driving offenses - Callista helped prepare me enough to get my restricted license back on my first attempt! BUT, since many don't get their license back on their first try, one of the best things about her service is the fact that (at the time of this review) she only charges a FLAT RATE of $1000 that covers representation for as many times as it takes to get your license back. Many lawyers charge hourly, so if you don't get your license back on the first try, multiple attempts will be very costly. Since I was only approved for my restricted license this year, the fee that I paid will cover my attempt to get an unrestricted license next year. She also worked with me on the fee and didn't require it all up front. I gave her a couple of hundred dollars each time we met until I had the whole fee paid off. *WHAT SHE DOES*: She really helped out a lot - she gave me a practice session where she asked real questions from a previous hearing and gave me feedback on my answers - these questions were exactly what I was asked in the actual hearing and she let me record the audio from the practice session on my phone so I could listen at home and further prepare. She gave great advice and was always available for questions. Before I found Callista I honestly didn't know how I was going to afford to hire an attorney for this process, especially since I was expecting it to take multiple hearings. She really went the extra mile - After my hearing, my initial letter gave mixed signals. Part of the letter said that I would be an acceptable risk and part of it said that I was denied. I was crushed, but Callista called me and said she thought this was an error. She contacted the hearing officer and found out that it was an error and now I'm eligible! I really couldn't be happier with the results, and would recommend Callista to anyone attempting to get their license back.
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Posted by Dan | June 1, 2015
Great Attorney, Great Outcome
Callista was very informative about my divorce case and kept me updated with information throughout the process. She responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I am also grateful for the payment plan I was able to setup with her. She got me the results I wanted and I was very satisfied with the outcome of my divorce. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a great Attorney and if I need another Attorney in the future, I will definitely be returning to Callista!
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Posted by Stephanie | May 6, 2015
helped me navigate and fix an unfortunate situation
I got hit with three traffic tickets in the same night, by the same cop - all of them unnecessary and completely ridiculous - and suffice it to say I was furious. Not only did Callista help me navigate the situation, but she reduced my fines by about $300 and prevented me from getting points on my record. She was incredibly professional and responsive, and I would recommend her to anyone faced with an unfortunate situation. Don't just pay the fines and walk away; I respect the police force, but this overwhelming power trip was extremely uncalled for. I'm thrilled to have had Callista on my side to help send a message that this type of behavior isn't acceptable.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2015
Corporate Law
We have been using Callista for months now and have had great results. She responds quickly to all our questions we have, even if Sometimes small. She is knowledgeable in many areas of corporate law which is very beneficial when working for an investment group.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
outstanding
My boyfriend was a client of callistas. I have gotten to know callista.and also ask her questions and any concerns I had about my boyfriends case. I would recomend callista to anyone who needs an excellent lawyer. Callista is always on top of everything. She always returned my phone calls in a timely manner.
Posted by Diane | October 21, 2014
Great outcome
Callista was respectful,knowledgeable and understanding. She treated me with respect and stood by my side throughout the whole process. I was told I could make monthly payments,which was a relief. Because of Callista and her knowledge, my outcome was better than I hoped.She is an amazing attorney. Communicating was easy with her. Always called back and kept me informed of the matters at hand.
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Posted by stephens11594 | June 24, 2014
Great lawyer
Callista was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and I'm glad I got her as my lawyer. She does a phenomenal job. I was being charged with a misdemeanor for driving on my restricted license on non restricted hours, and she got it dismissed! I'm so happy that I chose her. She's extremely professional and knows what she's doing. I'd recommend her to anyone and everyone! :)
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Grand Rapids Legal Advocates, PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • West Michigan Legal Group, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Grand Rapids Legal Advocates, PLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Tanis & Herman, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney - Partner
  • Wolven & Murray, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Willey & Chamberlain, LLP
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Ferris State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2008
  • Ferris State University
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • 2008

Associations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Social Chair
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Attorney Under 40 Award
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 Award
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorney Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorney Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Attorneys Admissions Ceremony
  • Welcome to Newly Admitted Attorneys
  • 2015
  • New Attorney Admissions Ceremony
  • Welcome to Newly Admitted Attorneys
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (16)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Callista works hard for her clients and goes the distance for them."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Callista. She was my mentor for a short time after I passed the bar, and she took the time to speak with me and give me sound advice on starting my practice. She is a true professional with a great personality that helps put her client's at ease and helps make the legal process less terrifying for them. And the fact that my boss trusted her to handle his own divorce speaks volumes about her abilities as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Callista is a well-versed attorney and has a personality that allows her to understand a client's needs."
Licensing Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several clients to her to assist with driver's license restorations and she has done an excellent job for them"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Callista is the real deal! She is great at getting the job done, keeping it real, and having fun. Callista will advocate for you!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gloss strives to provide each of her clients with the best representation possible. She is respected within her field and brings a great deal to the legal profession. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Friend
"Callista Gloss is both professional and competent, and zealously defends her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Friend
"There are two types of attorneys in this world: those who make our profession better, and those who drag it down. Ms. Gloss is solidly within the first category."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no reservations about endorsing Ms. Gloss. She is a passionate and hard-working advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Gloss is an experienced and very competent defense attorney whom I recommend without reservation"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gloss is a very thoughtful and respectful attorney. I would highly recommend her to my clients and I do recommend her to anyone in the MI area. She is a credit to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Calista for approximately two years and had worked with her for approximately one year. Her legal knowledge and trail skills are excellent and far exceed what one would expect from a young attorney. I would recommend her to anybody looking for an excellent attorney."
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