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Dennis S. Shimmell Jr.

Family Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1993
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Shimmell Law Offices
161 Ottawa Avenue N West
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
Shimmell Law Offices
3980 Chicago Dr SW Ste 250
Grandville, MI, 49418-1393
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Posted by LaDetra | March 3, 2021
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Awesome
Attorney Dennis Shimmell Jr., is a excellent attorney he helped me with my divorce. Very patient with me and all my questions, he’s knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend him to anyone who need a lawyer.
Posted by Amanda | February 10, 2020
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Experienced, Caring, and Intelligent
Dennis Shimmell is knowledgeable and fights for his clients with a fierce passion. He offers great advice and is respectful without being fake. He helped me regain custody of my children and increase received child support. I will say that oftentimes judge’s dockets are busy and because of mandatory legal wait times, your case can’t be resolved right away. However, Attorney Shimmell will continue to work on your case and push to get it resolved in a timely manner. He is professional and abides by the legal ethical codes and therefore will not advise the opposing party. In my experience he does work with the opposing counsel well to help reach a fair resolution, if possible. I will always go back to Shimmell Law Offices for any of my legal needs.
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Posted by Joseph | February 2, 2020
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We would hire Dennis again
Dennis was excellent throughout the entire process, from initial consultation to final outcome. He always had time for our questions and concerns and he was flexible in his approach. The best compliment I can give him is that if we ever need a lawyer again we will be contacting him first.
Posted by Courtney | January 23, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Mr. Shimmell was my attorney when I was fighting to change custody and get more parenting time. He was very professional, honest, and got me everything I wanted and more. He's a great attorney and knows what he is doing. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney to get the job done.
Posted by Elizabeth | January 22, 2020
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Great service and result couldn’t be more impressed, and this is the second lawyer I had for the same case. Wish I would have started here.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
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Attorney
Very professional, satisfied with the service provided by him and if I would need his service again, I would definitely go to him and recommend is business.
Posted by Jack | January 7, 2020
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Divorce case
Mr, Shimmell did a great job of explaining the law to me and how we were going to proceed with my case. He told me how and why we were going to do things. He kept me feeling calm and relaxed during a very stressful time. When in mediation he went after incorrect statements and numbers. I am very pleased with his efforts.
Posted by Timothy | November 13, 2019
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Highly recommended
Mr. Shimmell provided me excellent counsel. He advocated for my interests, and his experience and knowledge led to a much more favorable outcome in my case than I would have expected. Mr. Shimmel is respectful but not afraid to tell you when he believes you're not acting in your best interests. Hopefully I'll never need legal counsel again, but if so, I would not hesitate to contact Shimmell Law Offices.
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Posted by Roy | March 10, 2018
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Roy (a local resident and small business owner)
Why Dennis Shimmell, Jr.? Dennis Shimmell delivers results and it’s clear to see that he has a passion for serving others and does a great job of navigating his clients through the legal system. Dennis carefully listens to his clients side of the event(s) that took place, or the issues/legal needs at hand, to ensure that he understands their needs, while also answering any questions and/or addressing any anxieties and fears his clients may have about their situation. Dennis takes the time to thoroughly guide his clients through the step by step process that pertains to their individual cases or legal need. Finally, Dennis has the motivation that’s needed to work tirelessly and selflessly for his clients. The energy, effort, and drive starts at the initial consultation, and the engine runs at full-speed all the way through to the end. How do I know? The best way to tell if a customer is truly satisfied is their continued business. Dennis has been engaged to represent my interests both personally and professionally (by my companies) several times over the last five years. The last date of service being March 9, 2018, where Dennis argued and defended our position and the judge sided with us by delivering the best possible outcome. The judge levied no fines and did not order any of the other negative consequences that were at his disposal. This was a situation where thousands of dollars and other significant repercussions were at stake.
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Posted by Steven | September 13, 2016
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An Excellent Divorce Attorney for a Husband and Dad
Mr. Shimmell was an excellent choice for a very difficult divorce case. He has a dynamic presence that is reassuring while being humble. He advocated forcefully on my behalf, especially in regards to my complete lack of savings. He was organized, responsive, and did not create extra stress by arguing with my wife's counsel. His administrative assistant was a delight to work with. I found the price to be fair and we came to a fair conclusion with my ex-wife in a relatively quick time period. I was also able to maintain my connection with my daughter. I have recommended Dennis to my friends who have reached the end of their matrimonial journey and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Mike | August 11, 2016
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Dennis shimmell Jr
Mr. Shimmell just completed a divorce for me and did a fantastic job I hope to never have to have a divorce attorney again but if I do I will use him
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2015
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Excellent attorney
Dennis was very helpful with my family law case. He answered my questions and informed me of my rights and responsibilities. I was able to relax throughout the case knowing that he was representing me. He was excellent in court. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2010
Superior Representation
Shimmell Law Offices was highly recommended to me as a great choice for representation in my case. Mr. Shimmell clearly explained my options and gave me the confidence to make the most suitable decisions. After we determined my course of action, Mr. Shimmell thoroughly described the possible outcomes. Their complete and methodical approach to my case achieved winning results much more rapidly than expected. Shimmell Law Offices was an extremely valuable resource which greatly enhanced my life and I would sincerely recommend their services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2010
Helpful and upfront
Dennis Shimmell was very upfront in the beginning regarding prices, times and how my case would go. He works hard and is very fair. He was on time for my hearings and kept me informed. I would recommend him for any family matter cases!
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1990

Associations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
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  • American Bar Association
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  • State Bar of Michigan
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Grand Rapids Family Lawyer Dennis S. Shimmell Jr.
Dennis S. Shimmell Jr.
Family Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI
Licensed for 30 years