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The Law Offices of Donald J. Baranski

Dr. Donald J. Baranski

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Over 30 years of General Practice of Law 

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Dr. DONALD J. BARANSKI

ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW

Dr. Baranski received his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Pre-Law majoring in American History, Psychology, and Philosophy from Michigan State University. He then received a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Michigan State University. He then received his Juris Doctor degree from the Michigan State University College of Law. He has taught paralegal courses at Jackson College and adoption law and running a law practice at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He has lectured at the Michigan State University College of Law. He has been qualified in Michigan courts as an expert in setting and charging reasonable attorney fees .He has been a judicial clerk, and a city attorney. Dr. Baranski  has been in the private general practice of law for over 30 years.  Dr. Baranski is licensed in all of the trial courts, Court of Appeals, and Michigan Supreme Court in the state of Michigan, the United Stated Federal  Courts in the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Dr. Baranski has conducted jury trials in district, court, probate and juvenile courts.  He has conducted appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Dr. Baranski is a certified divorce mediator and certified adoption attorney.

JULIA WALLACE-PARALEGAL


JULIA WALLACE

PARALEGAL

Ms. Wallace graduated 1st in her class summa cum laude from Baker College of Jackson with an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies. Ms. Wallace interned with American One Credit Union during her last semester of college. She is a licensed member of the State Bar of Michigan as a paralegal/legal assistant. She has worked with a law firm in Ann Arbor extensively with Estate Planning. Ms. Wallace worked for the Law Offices of Casey D. Conklin, and currently for the law offices of Donald J. Baranski, and Callebs Law, PLLC. Prior to entering into the legal profession, Julie has 20+ years of experience with customer service and retail. 

PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy is to help guide the  client to meet their objective. Dr. Donald J. Baranski is a Counselor at Law, and he will advise and counselor clients on the legal, moral, and ethical outcomes of various courses of action.  Dr. Baranski looks at legal problems that individuals have not isolated events, but in the whole life of the client including their physical, psychological, and economic health.


Dr. Baranski does strive to return all calls and emails within 24 hours. Dr. Baranski does contact clients if any new development happens in their case. Dr. Baranski does have strategy meetings with clients to determine what course of action that they would like to take after being given all of their options. Dr. Baranski does  encourage client involvement in their own cases.  Dr. Baranski does believe that clients are autonomous adults. Dr. Baranski does not "client control" or dictate to clients what they should or ought to do in their own cases.