|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2003||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Standardized Field Sobriety Training||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration||2012|
|Advance Program||Hillman Trial Advocacy||2012|
|Intra-School Moot Court Champion||Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2002|
|Raymond Burr Award||Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2000|
|Shane Joseph Johnson||Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2000|
|Criminal Law Book Award||Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2000|
|President||West Michigan Defense Team Kortes, Lykins, Hunting & Jansma, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, PC||2006 - 2012|
|Owner||Jeffrey T. Kortes PC||2003 - 2006|
|Extern||Kent County Prosecutor's Office||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||General member||2012 - Present|
|Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter)||Member||2003 - Present|
|CSC 1st, Life Offense||Not Guilty|
|Aggravated Stalking - Felony||Case dismissed|
|Operating While Intoxicated - 2nd Offense||Dismissed|
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|SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter||Opinion of the Month||2010|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Central Michigan University||Journalism and Mass Communication||B.A.A.||1986|
|CPL Class||legal Responsibilities for Concealed Permit Licensees||2016|
|CPL Training Class||Legal Responsibilities for Concealed Permit Licensees||2015|
|CPL Class||legal Responsibilities for Concealed Permit Licensees||2014|
|CCW Licensing Classes||Legal Responsibilities for Concealed Permit Licensees||2013|
|Law Day||Careers in the Law||2010|
Posted by anonymous
Jeff and his team did a great job managing my case. This was the worst thing to ever happen to me, but he and his staff helped me navigate this troublesome time. They kept me in the loop on what was happening with my case in the court and answered the many questions that I had for them. Mr. Kortes was sensitive to my work schedule and often gave his time for consultation after normal work hours. Communication between him and his office was always prompt. Most of all, he is extremely knowledgeable with these types of cases. After the incident, he asked specific and pointed questions to help improve the outcome. I felt very comfortable leaving my fate in his expert hands; it is obvious he has defended many clients in similar circumstances.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Kortes in August 2015 to represent my son, a college student, for a probation violation for 2 misdemeanors from 2014. My son organizationally challenged, absent minded and struggles with attention (all diagnosed), and missed a recent probation appointment. As this was not his first, he was facing jail time for the remainder of his probation.
Knowing that my son was truly trying to get his life in order, we wanted representation for a probation violation (PV) hearing, which I believe is not the norm. My son’s original lawyer was not available. Mr. Kortes, with the assistance of his partner, Jerry Lykins, stepped up to bat the day before the hearing. Mr. Kortes was able to successfully represent my son by highlighting the progress he has made in the last 6 months, his diagnosed condition and the support system in place to help him stay on right track. The hard work is now up to my son to comply with all aspects of his probation before another review next year. Mr. Kortes paved the way to an outcome that I am told was truly unprecedented.
Posted by shelby
I was referred to Jeff Kortes from another local attorney who did not practice family law but knew Jeff from his criminal law practice. I reached out to Jeff and his assistant Jaime with my legal issue. Both were professional, offered guidance along the way, and were quick to return my emails throughout the process. I was skeptical the courts would be sympathetic to my situation, but Jeff and Jaime assured our strategy was sound and that we had a strong chance of succeeding. We scheduled a hearing date, and Jeff was in fact successful in persuading the court as to all of our legal issues and what we were seeking relative to resolution. I would highly recommend Jeff and Jaime to anyone searching for a family law attorney.
Michael Nichols, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Jeff works hard. Jeff is involved in many groups and organizations dedicated to continuing legal education. I talked with Jeff many times about cases that he is willing to fight or go to trial on and he gets results!