Jack J. Garris (1919-2005)

Jack J. Garris founded our firm and trained his three children, Steven, Michael, and Jacalen, to continue his tradition of aggressiveness, competence, and professionalism. Our law firm has been serving the community since 1952. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan (1947)
  • Juris Doctor, George Washington University (1951) 

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Steven Z. Garris

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan (1973)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Illinois (1976)
  • Numerous post-graduate courses in continuing legal education. 
  • Degree from National College of Advocacy in Civil and Criminal Trial Advocacy.

Achievements

  • Named a "Super Lawyer" in Michigan from 2010–2017 (the top 5% of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics).

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Michael J. Garris

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan (1976)
  • Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School (1979)

Achievements

  • Named a "Super Lawyer" in Michigan from 2008–2017 (the top 5% of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics).
  • Settled a motor vehicle crash case for $16 million dollars, the largest known settlement for an automobile crash in Michigan history.

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Jacalen J. Garris

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University (1986)
  • Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (1989)
  • Completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Family Law Certificate Program, Bankruptcy Certificate Series, and Bankruptcy Boot Camp.
  • Completed Divorce Mediation training workshops.

Professional Associations

  • Licensed to practice law in both Michigan and Florida.

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