• Graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, A.B. and J.D
  • Veteran of the United States Army
  • Founder of the law firm Ladas & Hoopes, 1973
  • Member of the American Trial Association (ATLA) & MPaulichigan Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) since (1975)

Areas of Practice

Professional Memberships

  • Michigan Bar Association Muskegon County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (social security section)

Public Service Record

  • Former Prosecuting Attorney – Muskegon County
  • Former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan
  • 1984 Delegate – National Democratic Convention
  • 1992 Member – Presidential Electoral College, Michigan Delegation
  • Muskegon County Economic Development Commission

Awards & Recognition

  • “Reverence for Law” Award, Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • “Public Service” Award, Muskegon County Democratic Party
  • “AHEPAN of the Year” Award, Order of AHEPA

Successful in the following landmark Michigan Appellate cases

  • Anderson vs. Anderson, Michigan Court of Appeals #:170 Michigan App. 305
  • Girard vs. Wagenmaker, Michigan Supreme Court #: 437 Michigan 231
  • Muskegon County Reappointment appeals –Michigan Court of Appeals, 2001, 1970, 1968

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SpecialitySocial Security Disability, Personal Injury, Family Law – Divorce, Criminal Defense, Wills, Probate
Adress435 Whitehall Rd, N. Muskegon, MI 49445

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