Who We Are

Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A.
A co-founder and partner of our firm, Michael Willis focuses primarily on the practice areas of estate planning and administration, Medicaid planning, and lottery law.

Michael is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, rated AV* Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating and has received numerous other recognitions for his legal excellence. Along with his brother Shaun Patrick Willis, he proudly carries on the family tradition begun by their father, Hon. Frank D. Willis, a probate judge for Van Buren County.

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Shaun Patrick Willis J.D.
A co-founder and partner of our firm, Shaun Patrick Willis is a trial attorney practicing in business litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, United States Federal Court litigation for Western and Eastern District of Michigan, criminal litigation, arbitration, mediation and civil litigation. He is one of three attorneys in Michigan who is endorsed by the Michigan Association of Private Investigators, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers in business litigation, criminal litigation, real estate litigation and construction litigation. Shaun Willis has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40. Shaun Willis has tried several jury trials and bench trials to successful verdicts in several state courts and in the U.S. Supreme Court as well as in the federal courts.

He is a licensed commercial pilot, an avid hunter and also devotes his time to seminars for developers, architects, manufacturers and realtors, and to teaching the legal portion of Concealed Carry classes. He and his wife, Corrina Maria Willis, are involved in the Kalamazoo community and volunteer on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation. They have six children — three boys, three girls — and attend Valley Family Church.

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Benjamin Herbert J.D.
A partner at our firm, Benjamin Herbert is licensed to practice law in Michigan and focuses his practice on the areas of estate planning and administration, Medicaid planning, and lake law.

When not providing outstanding representation to our clients, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and sons Tyler and Jay. He is active in our community through teaching at his church as well as volunteering. His passions including serving the Lord, fishing, camping and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Donald H. Smith J.D.
Don was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 1989. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan and graduated with a BA in Psychology/Sociology in 1993. In 1994, Don went to work as a child abuse investigator with the Michigan Department of Social Services, where he assisted hundreds of abused and neglected children and their families. In 2000, Don was promoted to management, making him the youngest Children's Protective Services Supervisor in Michigan at that time. In 2002, Don graduated magna cum laude and earned his juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan.

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We see your concern as more than just a legal transaction. We become invested in your matter as we work toward attaining the best results possible. To learn more, contact us online or call 888-635-3824 to schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.