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Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids CPS Investigations

Allegations of child abuse or neglect can damage a parent's reputation and harm his or her credibility in child custody proceedings. For professionals such as teachers and care providers, they can end their career.

In Michigan, these allegations are investigated by Child Protective Services (CPS) in addition to the police. To clear your name and protect your rights, it is crucial to have a Kalamazoo lawyer on your side who is familiar with CPS investigations and The Michigan Child Protection Law.

Experience You Can Count On

At Willis Law, we have a unique perspective on cases involving CPS. In addition to our extensive criminal law experience, we have an attorney on staff with intimate knowledge of CPS investigations.

Attorney Donald H. Smith began working as a child abuse investigator with the Michigan Department of Social Services in 1994, where he assisted hundreds of abused and neglected children and their families. In 2000, he was promoted to management, making him the youngest CPS supervisor in Michigan at the time.

Early Intervention in Child Protective Services Investigations

One of the keys to our success in CPS investigations is our ability to intervene at early stages on behalf of our clients. We often begin by speaking with the case worker assigned to the case in order to diffuse situations involving wrongful allegations of child abuse. We work with private investigators where necessary to uncover wrongful allegations, catching unscrupulous parents and other parties in a lie while clearing the name of our client.

Full-Service Representation for the Accused

If your name cannot be cleared during the investigation stage and you are charged with child abuse, neglect or endangerment, we will do everything we can to position you for a successful outcome. This includes making sure you have access to the appropriate counselors at stake. We will be your strongest advocate in court while making sure you are entered into the parenting classes you need to prevent your rights from being terminated.

At Willis Law, we can help you clear your name and protect your rights. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.

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The Opinions That Matter 
  • “I experienced great personal attention from Willis Law. Everyone was above competent. I don’t doubt the quality of legal counsel I received!”

    - Thomas F.
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    - Anonymous
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    - Anonymous
  • “I don’t know how Mariko could be better. She totally exceeded my expectations. If anyone I hear is in need of legal services, Willis will be the first words out of my mouth!”

    - James S.
  • “Mariko was very professional, but it was also obvious she cared about what we were doing and made sure our experience was a good and productive one. Thank you!!”

    - Tim F.

Choosing the Right Firm Makes 
a Difference


    We are considerate to exemplify good work ethics. Our lawyers strive to actively participate and engage in your feelings or ideas.


    Willis Law adheres to a code of moral and ethical standards, is truthful in all things, and takes responsibility for our actions.


    We demonstrate compassion and consideration for others, putting your needs or desires ahead of our own to treat you the way you appreciate being treated.


    Sons of a former chief judge, Frank Willis.

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