Vander Horst, Joseph W.

Joseph W. Vander Horst - Kalamazoo, MI

136 East Michigan AvenueSuite 800Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Updated: 05/28/2019

Kalamazoo Family Law / Criminal Defense / Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer


Attorney JOSEPH W. VANDER HORST and his team of friendly staff are dedicated in guiding you carefully through each legal step to achieving an equitable solution, helping you to solve your problem. We will take the best course of action for your individual situation, considering all the options for your advantage.

To set up your appointment for a consultation about your case, give us a call today for professional, comprehensive, and confidential legal advice.


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