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About me

I am a lifelong resident of West Michigan.  I have been practicing law since 1977, and I have handled cases in all West Michigan Courts.  I have also argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 50%
    38 years
  2. Child Custody: 15%
    38 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    38 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    38 years
  5. Child Support: 10%
    38 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

161 Ottawa Ave Nw Ste 401
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing197708/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV Distinquished RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJoseph S. Smigiel, Jr. Law Office1977 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law Section of the Michigan Bar AssociationN/A1980 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
JACQUELYN ANN MARVIN V STEVEN LEE MARVINSee 203 Mich App 154 Upheld client's position; plus awarded costs to client.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
College CourseLegal Research1979