About Mapes Law Offices
Mapes Law Offices was founded in October of 2008 and started with one lawyer in one small room. “When I started my own firm, I had no staff, no clients, and no money” recalls Jeffrey. “a friend once told me that sometimes you just need to jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down, so that’s what I did.” Since its humble beginnings, Mapes Law Offices has grown to become the largest and best bankruptcy law firm in West Michigan. “Our success has allowed us to grow from one bankruptcy lawyer in Grand Rapids to having offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Holland.”
Mapes Law Offices helps hundreds of clients throughout West Michigan every year and is respected among the legal community for its excellence and experience. “One of the biggest sources of our business is from other attorneys who want their clients to get the best service. Sometimes, even from other bankruptcy lawyers who feel a case may be too complex for them to handle.” Jeffrey Mapes has spoken on several panels at educational seminars and is respected in the legal community for his creative thinking and willingness to challenge the conventional wisdom in pursuit of his client’s goals.
There are several reasons why Mapes Law Offices stands out above other law firms, but it is the education of its bankruptcy lawyers that gives them the edge. “In Michigan, attorneys are not required to attend any continuing legal education; however, it is so important to stay up-to-date on the changing laws, that our attorneys average at least 30 hours of continuing education every year.”
At Mapes Law Offices, the dedication to clients doesn’t end when their case does. “When you hire us, you are hiring us for a lifetime. If you have problems with your budget, we will sit down with you even if it has been years since your bankruptcy was filed. Our goal is to put you on solid financial ground, and we will be with you every step of the way, and will always be there in the future if you run into problems. Our mission is to help good people through bad times and our staff is well trained, professional, kind and understanding of your unique needs and circumstances.”