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Why Hire Willis Law?

Put Decades of Combined Experience on Your Side!

At Willis Law, we practice law with a simple question in mind: "What would I like to see if I retained the Willis Law?" People want a lawyer who cares about their concerns and provides them with solutions to their problems. Our team of attorneys are deeply committed to providing compassionate, and thorough representation working hard to secure the best outcome possible.

We have handled thousands of cases and have secured a track record of success. Our attorneys understand that facing a legal issue of any kind can be a very daunting experience. We are here to walk you through the legal process and provide personalized representation. To us, you will never be just another number!

A History of Succss

Our firm's co-founders, Michael J. Willis and Shaun Patrick Willis, are deeply rooted in this community. Sons of the former Chief Judge of Van Buren County Court, the Honorable Frank D. Willis, they were exposed to the law and legal service from a young age.

Willis Law practices in a wide variety of legal areas, representing both individuals and businesses. Together, we provide experienced counsel and representation to meet a broad range of client needs.

Dedicated to Our Client's Success

We put our money where our mouth is – each of our employees, from top to bottom, are rated by all other employees on how they are meeting core values – bonuses are paid each year based on the results. Our lawyers and staff are paid based on their adherence to our core values:

  • Service to others: Demonstrates caring and consideration for others, putting other's needs or desires ahead of oneself; treats others the way they appreciate being treated.
  • Integrity/honesty/accountability: Adheres to a code of moral and ethical standards, is truthful in all things, and takes responsibility for actions.
  • Excellence: Results and behavior represent the standard to which others should strive.
  • Dependability: Is dependable, adheres to scheduled work hours, is considerate of work needs in planning time off, consistently follows office policies and procedures, and exemplifies good work ethics.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates a professional attitude, appearance and approach, seeks personal and professional improvement, and initiates opportunities to improve contribution to the firm.
  • Empathy/kindness: Actively participates or engages in another's feelings or ideas.
  • Commitment/dedication/loyalty: Demonstrates an allegiance and faithfulness with a determination toward a common goal of attaining excellence in service. Actively promotes the firm and its values.

For help with a legal problem, contact us online or call (888) 461-7744 to set up a free consultation. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Paw Paw.

Hear It From Our Clients

The Opinions That Matter
  • Frank S.

  • Anonymous

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  • Brett & Julie B.

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  • Cynthia

  • Linda B.

  • Jay

  • Laura S.

    I want to thank Shaun Willis [for his] help to me with some family issues this Spring.

  • Kelley H.

  • Debra C.

    Michael J. Willis was so professional and the quality of his legal services are second to none.

  • Julia A.

    Mariko made me feel right at home from day one. She answered every question and really helped me.

    Basically you folks did a slam dunk!

  • Michelle M.

    Meaghan and Patty were very helpful guiding me through this process

  • Donald D.

    We were very impressed with your firm.

  • Sarah B.

    Mariko was professional and very kind and compassionate.

  • Joe W.

    Michael was extremely knowledgeable and helpful!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome to work with!

  • Anonymous

    Extremely happy!

  • Anonymous

    Professionally done.

  • Lynn S.

    I am very grateful for all Mr. Willis and his associates have done to help me!

  • Dexter B.

    I was very happy with our experience at Willis!

  • June P.

    Absolutely loved the personal yet very professional treatment!

  • John C.

    Greatly appreciate your professionalism and your courtesy.

  • Cindy S., Paw Paw, MI

    I am very thankful for Donald Smith for understanding what I was going through he really did an awesome job

  • Mustafa & Eddah, Kalamazoo, MI

    He worked on our case with integrity, dedication and excellence, by far exceeding our expectations and surprising us with in an ...

  • Paullman, MI

    He was honest as his suggestions involved not having to use an attorney only as a last resort.

  • Brenda S.

    Michael and Michele were very professional and thorough, answering all of my questions.

Meet Our Legal Team

Helping You Achieve the Best Possible Outcome
  • Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A. Photo Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A. Photo
  • Shaun P. Willis J.D. Photo Shaun P. Willis J.D. Photo
  • Frank D. Willis J.D. Photo Frank D. Willis J.D. Photo
  • Donald H. Smith Photo Donald H. Smith Photo
  • Mariko C. Willis Photo Mariko C. Willis Photo
  • Samuel R. Gilbertson J.D. Photo Samuel R. Gilbertson J.D. Photo
  • Verelle  Kirkwood J.D. Photo Verelle  Kirkwood J.D. Photo
  • Kristyn  Meylenberg J.D. Photo Kristyn  Meylenberg J.D. Photo
  • Nick  Vogelzang Photo Nick  Vogelzang Photo
  • Adam  Knott Photo Adam  Knott Photo
  • Robin  Vleugel Photo Robin  Vleugel Photo
  • Michele  Guyman Photo Michele  Guyman Photo
  • Patty  Stickels Photo Patty  Stickels Photo
  • Nicole  Back Photo Nicole  Back Photo
  • Jennifer  Degroot Photo Jennifer  Degroot Photo
  • Kay  Davidson Photo Kay  Davidson Photo
  • Kerrie  Leclercq Photo Kerrie  Leclercq Photo
  • Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A. Photo Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A. Photo
    Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A.

    Managing Partner

    Michael Willis founded this firm with his brother, Shaun Patrick Willis. Their father, Hon. Frank D. Willis, Chief Judge for ...
  • Shaun P. Willis J.D. Photo Shaun P. Willis J.D. Photo
    Shaun P. Willis J.D.

    Managing Partner

    Shaun Willis, along with his brother Michael, is a co-founder and Partner of Willis Law. Willis Law has offices in Kalamazoo, ...
  • Frank D. Willis J.D. Photo Frank D. Willis J.D. Photo
    Frank D. Willis J.D.

    Chief Senior Counsel

    Frank D. Willis is the former Chief Judge of the Van Buren County Probate Court. He served in that role for 38.5 years, ...
  • Donald H. Smith Photo Donald H. Smith Photo
    Donald H. Smith

    Attorney/Partner

    Don was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 1989. He attended Hope ...
  • Mariko C. Willis Photo Mariko C. Willis Photo
    Mariko C. Willis

    Attorney/Chief Operations Officer

    Mariko C. Willis is the Chief Operations Officer and an Associate at Willis Law. She is admitted to practice law in the state ...
  • Samuel R. Gilbertson J.D. Photo Samuel R. Gilbertson J.D. Photo
    Samuel R. Gilbertson J.D.

    Attorney/Partner

    Samuel Gilbertson has been with Willis Law since 2014. His practice areas include sports agency, civil litigation, estate ...
  • Verelle  Kirkwood J.D. Photo Verelle  Kirkwood J.D. Photo
    Verelle Kirkwood J.D.

    Attorney

    Verelle Kirkwood is an Associate Attorney for Willis Law. His practice areas include Business Litigation, Social Security ...
  • Kristyn  Meylenberg J.D. Photo Kristyn  Meylenberg J.D. Photo
    Kristyn Meylenberg J.D.

    Of Counsel

    Kristyn T. Meulenberg is an Of-Counsel Attorney with Willis Law, who is based in Arizona. She practices in estate planning, ...
  • Nick  Vogelzang Photo Nick  Vogelzang Photo
    Nick Vogelzang

    Of Counsel Asbestos Litigation

    Nicholas Vogelzang, Of Counsel to Willis Law, has tried numerous asbestos lawsuits on behalf of families stricken with ...
  • Adam  Knott Photo Adam  Knott Photo
    Adam Knott

    Bookkeeper

    Adam Knott works in accounting for the firm, including both accounts receivable and accounts payable. Adam earned a ...
  • Robin  Vleugel Photo Robin  Vleugel Photo
    Robin Vleugel

    Receptionist

  • Michele  Guyman Photo Michele  Guyman Photo
    Michele Guyman

    Paralegal

    Michele Guyman is a Paralegal for the firm. She works in areas such as Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, and ...
  • Patty  Stickels Photo Patty  Stickels Photo
    Patty Stickels

    Legal Assistant

    Patty Stickels is a Legal Assistant in the firm’s Estate Planning and Probate Practice. She has worked in the legal field for ...
  • Nicole  Back Photo Nicole  Back Photo
    Nicole Back

    Paralegal

    Nicole Back is a Paralegal for the firm, working in the areas of Family Law, Social Security Disability, and Civil ...
  • Jennifer  Degroot Photo Jennifer  Degroot Photo
    Jennifer Degroot

    Team Management Services Rep and Marketing & Property Management

    Jennifer DeGroot is a Team Management Services Rep and handles Marketing & Property Management for the firm. She also works ...
  • Kay  Davidson Photo Kay  Davidson Photo
    Kay Davidson

    Legal Assistant

    Kay Davidson is a Legal Assistant in the firm’s Estate Planning and Litigation Practice. She has worked in the legal field ...
  • Kerrie  Leclercq Photo Kerrie  Leclercq Photo
    Kerrie Leclercq

    Legal Assistant

    Kerrie LeClercq is a Legal Assistant for the firm. She works in the areas of criminal defense, driver’s license restoration, ...
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