Key Service Areas
- Estate Planning and Administration
- Family Law and Divorce
- Business Planning and Corporate Law
Legal Assistant - Liz Welch
Grand Rapids Location
55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
150 W Court St Suite A
Hastings, MI 49058
11377 James Street
Holland, Michigan 49422
What types of legal issues do your clients typically face?
In addition to serving as the Hastings City Attorney since 2005, I concentrate my practice helping families in Hastings and the surrounding areas navigate life events including divorce, adoption, custody and visitation, estate planning, and probate and trust administration. I also provide corporate and real estate counsel to business clients including real estate acquisitions, development, and management.
What skills help you advise the client and achieve the best results or outcomes?
My clients are often experiencing difficult and unpleasant issues in very personal matters. I seek to help them navigate these issues and concerns in a respectful and empathetic manner. My compassion for their well being extends beyond my legal practice. As a resident of Hastings for over 25 years, I have also engaged in community organizations that offer additional support services for my clients.
How do any of your community interests or activities facilitate how you represent your client?
My community engagement and advocacy for the betterment of families and businesses in Hastings is an natural extension of my practice to fellow residents. A founding member and treasurer of Serenity Village of Barry County, I also serve as President of the Board of Directors of Green Gables Haven, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse which I helped to establish in 2004. As a founding member and current member of the Women’s Giving Circle of Barry County, an organization that brings together women in the area, we seek to support local non profit organizations. I am also a member of the Ethics Committee – Pennock-Spectrum Health Board and a member of Barry Community Foundation Grant Committee.
Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1989
Indiana University, B.S., 1986