Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Michele is a family law, estate planning, and litigation attorney who helps her clients in a variety of issues including divorce, post-divorce, custody, adoption, and the drafting of wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, living wills, and special needs trusts.
Specifically, Michele represents her clients in courtrooms throughout west Michigan in cases pertaining to child custody, adoption, divorce & estate planning matters. In addition, she represents victims of domestic violence and child abuse in trials and hearings. She also negotiates property division, in some cases containing multi-million dollar estates.
Michele gives back to the community by accepting pro bono cases in order to assist less privileged clients. She is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and has served as an advisor to the Domestic Violence Committee of the State Bar of Michigan. Previously, Michele has also been the author of a weekly blog on issues pertaining to family law.
Professional ActivitiesGrand Rapids Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section) State Bar of Michigan (Member,Trustee - Family Law Section) Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan (Board of Directors) Fulton Street Farmers Market (Board of Directors) Heritage Hill Association (Board of Directors) CASA of Kent County
Aquinas College (B.A., 2003)
Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., 2006). Jurisprudence Achievement Award in Research, Writing, and Advocacy II