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Year founded: 2004
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Willis Law was formed in 2004 by Michael J. Willis and Shaun P. Willis, the sons of the current Van Buren County Probate Judge, the Honorable Frank D. Willis. A full-service business law firm, the firm’s Mission, remodeled on a Christian model of service, requires it to continually provide an unparalleled level of service to its clients. The firm’s lawyers and staff are dedicated to creating clients for life, and take client matters and cases personally. Servants and leaders for their clients, the firm is changing the way legal services are provided. The firm of 17 lawyers and staff was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2009 as a 21st Century Innovator for its value-based employee compensation program, and in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the firm was selected by the Michigan Business and Professional Association as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. The firm has locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Paw Paw and represents people and businesses throughout West and Southwestern Michigan. Willis Law dedicates its practice to God, the Lord Jesus Christ and the memory of the founders’ fallen brother, Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis.


Willis Law is metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

About Our Clients

We can’t even begin to thank you for everything you’ve done for our family [adoption of two children from Uganda]. You truly are an answered prayer. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for all your time and efforts on our behalf. Jason O

Just a line to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your representation. God has a special place for special people like you. Janice A

Mr. Herbert [Attorney Benjamin J. Herbert] explained everything in great detail which was wonderful. He did an excellent job with my estate planning! Carolyn J

Congratulations on being recognized as a Rising Star by the Michigan Super Lawyers. And thank you for your work with education for children of our fallen troops.

Representative 61st District

We had the opportunity to work with Michael for our estate planning. He was thoughtful, thorough and someone in whom you may place great trust. [We] could not be more pleased with the final product and Michael’s efforts to make us feel that we are the most important clients that he has ever had. Edward R

I began working with Shaun when I started my career in Kalamazoo in 2002. Dealing with Shaun is always a pleasure. He is easy to communicate with, quick to return phone calls, and always puts the interests of his clients first. I never hesitate to refer my clients to him as I know he will take great care of them.
Matt R.

I worked for Shaun Patrick Willis in the litigation practice group during my time with the firm. Shaun has phenomenal instincts about litigation matters and how to best resolve disputes. Simply put, Shaun commits himself and his staff to diligently working round the clock to provide the best possible outcome for all his clients.
Ryan W.

Having an opportunity to become acquainted with and work with a number of attorneys in the Kalamazoo area, I can, without hesitation, say that Attorney Shaun Willis goes above and beyond the call of duty for his clients. Mr. Willis shows true empathy for his clients while being fair and reasonable in his billing practices. His level of ethics are strong and unparalleled.
Shane T.

Dear Willis Law Team, From the moment we stepped into your lobby we felt welcome! We appreciate all the legal assistance you have given to us and our clients. Looking forward to many more strong years!
Local CPA Firm - Yeo & Yeo

Thank you for the way you treat your clients. Willis Law is an example of how business should be done. Rob H

Dear Shaun, Pam and the staff at Willis Law, Thank you so much for all you have done to make our adoption possible! We truly appreciate all of the time and hard work that you have put into it. We will be froever grateful for the part that you played in helping us become a family! Thanks again!
Brad, Beth & Kevin P.

Dear Mr. Willis and Mariko, Thank you for your help and kindness. Again, I do not have adequate words to express our gratitude for your wonderful help.
Sheila D.

Very professional and we feel very confident in the service you provided. Thank you!
John & Marian W.

Ben [Attorney Benjamin J. Herbert] was extremely helpful in explaining all my options plus giving his reccommendations. In addition the list of things I need to do as next steps and the book were very helfpul. Lastly the additional follow-up of related items were dealt with quality and well.
Diane C.

I wish to thank the Willis Law Group, especially Mariko, for your assistance with the Ed Rayburn Memorial effort. Though the outcome was not what we had hoped for, your efforts are greatly appreciated by those of us who knew Ed in the Marine Corps and prove once again the truth of the "semper fidelis" creed...Always Faithful.
Charles C.

Michael and Shaun congratulations on the expansion and the article in the paper.
Local Insurance Firm (Nulty)

Shaun, Thanks so much for your help with guardianship case. We are so grateful that everything went smoothly!
Tony and Sheri G.

I wanted to write this letter to truly thank you and your office for all that you done for me, and sorry that this is so tardy. What you did for me was a blessing that can never be forgotten and is something that I will hold true for the rest of my life. You [Attorney Shaun P. Willis] are a man of dignity, respect and especially compassion that anyone would look up to. From the first conversation I had with you over the phone and through the entire process you never looked down on what I had done. Your up front and honest approach with me and helped in a way that I thought was ever possible. I never felt looked down upon or less a person. I know that what you did can never be repaid, I just wanted you to know how thankfuld I was to have you as part of my life. I wish that all is great with you in the future and I am a true beliver in karma.
Kevin B.

Michael has been a wonderful resource for my company and myself personally. He is very knowledgeable and the way he does business reflects his integirty. He also has a top notch staff which complements the level of excellence that his business maintains.
Jerrid H.

Ben was excellent. I will recommend him to everyone I know and I know a lot of people.
Debra S.

Ben was wonderful at explaining everything to us. We feel he went above and beyond in getting our needs done.
Ken & Carol H.

We really appreciate the patience and professionalism of both Michael and staff.
John & Shirley G.

Thank you, everyone, for your excellence.
Paul V.

I have referred several clients to Michael over the years. He has assisted them in various legal matters, including trusts, negotiations, prenuptial agreements and law suits. My clients are always impressed with Michael's knowledge, professionalism and integrity and the positive results he achieves. I will continue to refer him to future clients for their legal needs.
Scott B.


Regional Rankings

Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Family Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Willis Law has 1 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Willis Law eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Shaun P. Willis
Managing Partner
Michael Willis


Elder Law - Medicaid & Asset Protection Planning
Benjamin J. Herbert
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