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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 Success

Willis Law Partners​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
  • Thomas F.

    I don’t doubt the quality of legal counsel I received!

  • Anonymous

    I’m very satisfied.

  • Anonymous

    All things went smoothly and as expected.

  • James S.

    Totally exceeded my expectations!

  • Tim F.

    Thank you!!

  • Anonymous

    Your firm has been absolutely wonderful to work with.

  • John & Marcia R.

    Everyone at Willis was informative and knowledgeable.

  • Frank S.

    Very professional and knowledgeable. Great to work with. Would highly recommend.

  • Anonymous

    The staff is kind and professional.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for excellent, professional service!

  • Brett & Julie B.

    We would definitely refer friends and return for other services.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!

  • Cynthia

    Thank you for employing quality individuals to work with the public.

  • Linda B.

    Well organized office and very nice people. Seamless!

  • Jay

    I can finally sleep at night and not worry.

  • Laura S.

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

  • Kelley H.

    Michael Willis instills confidence

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    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 ...

  • Pullman, 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
  • Shaun P. Willis J.D. Photo
  • Frank D. Willis J.D. Photo
  • Donald H. Smith, J.D. Photo
  • Mariko C. Willis, J.D. Photo
  • Samuel R. Gilbertson J.D. Photo
  • Jennifer L. Grahek, J.D. Photo
  • Adam D. Bancroft, J.D. Photo
  • Davis C. Martin, J.D. Photo
  • Aric D. Kasel, J.D. Photo
  • Cody  Hayward Photo
  • Verelle  Kirkwood J.D. Photo
  • Kristyn  Meylenberg J.D. Photo
  • Nick  Vogelzang Photo
  • Robin  Vleugel Photo
  • Sydney  Haskin Photo
  • Michele  Guyman Photo
  • Brian  Thompson Photo
  • Patty  Stickels Photo
  • Kay  Davidson Photo
  • Kerrie  Leclercq Photo
  • Raven  Smith Photo
  • Nick  Tuori Photo
  • Austin J. Beaudet Photo
  • Halen  Smith Photo
  • Max  Antonneau Photo
  • Julie  Parker 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, is the former ...
  • 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.

    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, J.D. Photo
    Donald H. Smith, J.D.

    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, J.D. Photo
    Mariko C. Willis, J.D.

    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.

    Attorney/Partner

    Samuel Gilbertson is a partner with Willis Law and a sports agent with its affiliate, Willis Sports Agents. He is licensed to ...
  • Jennifer L. Grahek, J.D. Photo
    Jennifer L. Grahek, J.D.

    Attorney

    Jennifer Grahek is an Associate at Willis Law. She is admitted to practice in Michigan. Areas of Practice Adoptions Estate ...
  • Adam D. Bancroft, J.D. Photo
    Adam D. Bancroft, J.D.

    Attorney

    Adam Bancroft has been with Willis Law since April of 2020. Prior to working with Willis Law, Adam successfully operated and ...
  • Davis C. Martin, J.D. Photo
    Davis C. Martin, J.D.

    Attorney

    Davis C. Martin is an attorney with Willis Law. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan. Davis is a member of the Grand ...
  • Aric D. Kasel, J.D. Photo
    Aric D. Kasel, J.D.

    Attorney

    Aric D. Kasel is a new associate attorney at Willis Law . He is admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan. Attorney ...
  • Cody  Hayward Photo
    Cody Hayward

    Law Clerk

    Cody Hayward is a Law Clerk with Willis Law. He is currently enrolled in his final term at Western Michigan University Thomas ...
  • Verelle  Kirkwood J.D. Photo
    Verelle Kirkwood J.D.

    Of Counsel Attorney

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

    Of Counsel Attorney

    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

    Of Counsel Asbestos Litigation Attorney

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

    Receptionist

  • Sydney  Haskin Photo
    Sydney Haskin

    Client Service Specialist

    Sydney graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal ...
  • 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 ...
  • Brian  Thompson Photo
    Brian Thompson

    Paralegal

    Mr. Thompson received his Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies with honors from Davenport University. While at Davenport, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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

    Legal Assistant

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

    Legal Secretary

    Raven Smith is the Legal Secretary for Willis Law. She primarily assists in the firm’s Estate Planning practice. Prior to ...
  • Nick  Tuori Photo
    Nick Tuori

    Legal Intern

    Nick Tuori is a Legal Intern with Willis Law. He is entering his final year at Marquette University Law School, where he is ...
  • Austin J. Beaudet Photo
    Austin J. Beaudet

    Legal Extern

    Austin J. Beaudet is a Law Extern with Willis Law. He is currently enrolled in his second term at Michigan State University ...
  • Halen  Smith Photo
    Halen Smith

    Courier/Clerk

    Halen Smith is a courier with Willis Law. He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 2020 as a member of the ...
  • Max  Antonneau Photo
    Max Antonneau

    Client Service Specialist

    Max Antonneau is the Client Services Coordinator for Willis Sports Agents. Antonneau has served in his role since September ...
  • Julie  Parker Photo
    Julie Parker

    Marketing & Property Management

    Julie Parker has been with Willis Law since December of 2020. She handles Human Resources, Marketing, Property Management, ...
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