Personal Injury

We have a long history of obtaining successful settlements for our clients in these areas. Let us help you deal with the insurance companies and guarantee you get the results you deserve. Let our experienced personal injury lawyers help you.

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 Social Security

We specialize in cases involving claims for Social Security Disability. This also includes Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. If you have been denied, we can help appeal and win your case.

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 Estate Planning

This includes making Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney forms and other estate planning documents. This also includes Probate Court actions and practice. Paul M. Ladas, an estate planning attorney, has 30 years of experience in this area of law.

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Ladas & Hoopes Law Office was established in 1972 by founding member Paul M. Ladas. Prior to this he served for eight years as the Muskegon County Prosecutor. Paul was later joined by his daughter, Maria Ladas Hoopes and Maria’s husband, Kenneth S. Hoopes in 1995. In December 2006, Maria became a 60th District Court Judge for the State of Michigan.

Put over 35 years of legal experience to work for you. Our focus is to guide you through the legal process. As a family business, our attorneys pride ourselves in providing effective, thoughtful, and aggressive service in Muskegon and its surrounding areas.

Whether you need an experienced divorce attorney, Social Security Disability attorney, Estate Planning Attorney, Personal Injury Lawyer or just an experienced attorney to assist you, Ladas & Hoopes has “Experience When it Counts.”

We are happy to answer questions and schedule an initial appointment with our experienced attorneys. We offer a free initial consultation regarding family law issues, including divorce, custody, child support and parenting time. We handle family court matters in Muskegon, Ottawa, Oceana and Newaygo Counties.

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Ken represented my mother after she was injured in a car accident. We had to go to probate court so I could handle my Mom’s affairs, and then sue the car insurance company. Ken did a great job handling both cases and was a pleasure to work with.

Fatima Jones

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Paul M. Ladas


Graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, A.B. and J.D

Kenneth Hoopes

Attorney at Law

Graduated from the University of Iowa Law School, Juris Doctor, 1992