Van Buren County
A History of Service and Success in Van Buren County
When your hometown is a small community in Van Buren County, Michigan, it can sometimes be a challenge to find experienced, professional representation who understands your specific needs and knows the legal landscape of your area. Our team is dedicated to bringing high-quality legal representation to the small towns and villages of Van Buren County and Southwest Michigan.
Attorney and founder Peter J. Johnson has been serving the residents of Southwest Michigan for over 50 years. Few lawyers across Michigan, let alone in the rural communities of Southwest Michigan, can say they have worked so long in a single area of practice in the same community without interruption.
At the Peter J. Johnson Law Office, our clients come from all the nearby small communities, like South Haven, Paw Paw, Hartford, Bangor, Decatur, Mattawan, Lawton, and other villages and townships in Van Buren County. Our attorneys have developed strong ties with the local practicing bar, the county judicial system, and local law enforcement agencies. We are able to utilize these connections to represent you competently, efficiently, and professionally in your local and regional courts.
Family Law, Probate, and Estate Planning in Paw Paw, Michigan
The 36th Circuit Court is housed in the Van Buren County Courthouse at 212 E. Paw Paw Street, Paw Paw, Michigan.
The local Friend of the Court office is located across the street at 219 E. Paw Paw Street, where family services are available and referee hearings on family matters are typically held.
When Van Buren County residents are facing divorce or other family law issues, we are there to stand beside you in court and help resolve disputes with respect and integrity. We also help Van Buren County residents look toward the future to provide and care for their loved ones by creating robust estate plans, and we are here to administer those estates when that time comes.
Criminal Defense in South Haven and Paw Paw
Van Buren County is home to the 7th District Court. The District Court has courtrooms in both the Van Buren County Courthouse in Paw Paw, Michigan and a West branch located at 1007 E. Wells Street, South Haven, Michigan.
These district courts handle small civil claims and criminal cases. All criminal cases start at the district court level – usually at the courthouse closest to where the event occurred. Misdemeanors like low-cost theft offenses and first-time drunk driving cases are resolved there.
If you have been charged with a felony, your case will likely be “bound over” to the 36th Circuit Court located in Paw Paw. With over 50 years of criminal law experience in Southwest Michigan, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will travel to be with you in Paw Paw or South Haven to see you through the entire process and work hard toward the best possible outcome with your Van Buren criminal case.
When you are facing any type of legal challenge in Van Buren County, Michigan, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.