bankruptcy attorney

Jacalen J. Garris


  • 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.
  • Served as treasurer of the Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association for several years.
  • Member of the Michigan Association for Justice, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section, and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. 


  • Participates in numerous triathlons each year. 
  • Enjoys travel and outdoor activities, including snowboarding, skiing, and golf.