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Meet John Van Elk

Allegan, Kalamazoo, Michigan Law Firm DeMott and Van Elk, P.C.

Learn more about your attorney, John Van Elk

Attorney Allegan, Kalamazoo Michigan, John Van Elk

I attended Thomas Cooley Law School, graduating in 1994. Prior to graduation, I was the assistant editor of the Law Review for two terms and I worked as a law clerk for Church, Kritselis, Wyble & Robinson, P.C. After law school, I worked as a legal intern for the Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, gaining invaluable knowledge of the criminal justice system.

In 1995, I joined the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office as Staff Attorney, working there for a total of ten years. During my tenure I worked with thousands of Chapter 13 debtors, helping guide them and their attorneys to successful plan completion.

In 2005 I was presented the opportunity of joining Russ DeMott in private practice and DeMott & Van Elk, P.C. was formed. Since that time I have filed over 500 successful bankruptcy petitions and have defended numerous adversary proceedings. I also work in State Court with divorce, custody, criminal law, and collections cases.

I am admitted to the Michigan Bar and the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

I am also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

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