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Frank D. Willis, Senior Counsel Attorney
Juvenile Law; Child Abuse and Neglect; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Adoptions; Guardianships; Children's Law Section; Master Lawyers Secti...
Phone:269-492-1040
Web:http://www.wwplc.com
Address: 203 South Niles Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079
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Law Firm:Willis Law
Lawyer:Frank D. Willis
Phone:269-492-1040
Fax:269-492-1042
Lawyer Title:Senior Counsel
Practice Areas:Juvenile Law; Child Abuse and Neglect; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Adoptions; Guardianships; Children's Law Section; Master Lawyers Section; Probate & Estate Planning Section
Bio:Frank D. Willis is the former Chief Judge of the Van Buren County Probate Court. He served in that role for 38.5 years, making him the longest standing judge in Michigan Probate Court history.Frank Willis began his career as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Van Buren County. In just three years, he was appointed to Probate Judge by then Governor Miliken. Over the next 38 years, Judge Willis honored his position and tirelessly served his community, winning reelection every 6 years. During his tenure as Chief Judge, Judge Willis maintained a very efficient court. His court policies and systems are used as a model statewide for other probate courts to strive for.During his tenure, Judge Willis found cost saving measures to help the county save up to $600,000 per year since 2004. At the same time, under his tenure, juvenile crime in Van Buren decreased by 50%. In 1981, Judge Willis appeared on the Phil Donahue Show to share information on adoptions. He was an instructor at MJI on the subject of Juvenile Code. Through his leadership, the Juvenile Department was recognized by DHS and SCAO for their innovative approach to place children in permanent homes. Judge Willis also received the “Hon. Robert E. Weiss Award for Excellence in Court Improvement.” Judge Willis has been an integral member of the court system and a leader in Van Buren County. He is an invaluable asset to Willis Law and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.Frank Willis is the
Admitted:1973, Michigan
College:Western Michigan University, B.A.
Law School:University of Florida, J.D.
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Web:http://www.wwplc.com
Languages:English
Born:1945

Lawyer Frank D. Willis, graduated from Western Michigan University, B.A. University of Florida, J.D., is now employed by Willis Law at 203 South Niles Street Paw Paw, MI 49079.

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Frank D. Willis's college education includes Western Michigan University, B.A., law school degree was from University of Florida, J.D., other biographical background includes Frank D. Willis is the former Chief Judge of the Van Buren County Probate Court. He served in that role for 38.5 years, making him the longest standing judge in Michigan Probate Court history.Frank Willis began his career as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Van Buren County. In just three years, he was appointed to Probate Judge by then Governor Miliken. Over the next 38 years, Judge Willis honored his position and tirelessly served his community, winning reelection every 6 years. During his tenure as Chief Judge, Judge Willis maintained a very efficient court. His court policies and systems are used as a model statewide for other probate courts to strive for.During his tenure, Judge Willis found cost saving measures to help the county save up to $600,000 per year since 2004. At the same time, under his tenure, juvenile crime in Van Buren decreased by 50%. In 1981, Judge Willis appeared on the Phil Donahue Show to share information on adoptions. He was an instructor at MJI on the subject of Juvenile Code. Through his leadership, the Juvenile Department was recognized by DHS and SCAO for their innovative approach to place children in permanent homes. Judge Willis also received the “Hon. Robert E. Weiss Award for Excellence in Court Improvement.” Judge Willis has been an integral member of the court system and a leader in Van Buren County. He is an invaluable asset to Willis Law and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.Frank Willis is the . You should contact other lawyers and law firms nearby before choosing your legal representatives.

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