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    Attorney Tracie Tomak

    Tracie grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Harper Creek High School. She attended Michigan State University and Spring Arbor University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. Prior to her legal career, Attorney Tomak worked in the banking and insurance industries, earning her Charter Property and Casualty Underwriters designation.

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      Upon receiving her license to practice law, Attorney Tomak became a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Western District of the Federal Bar Association, and the Calhoun County Bar Association, where she served as Vice President and President. Attorney Tomak is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the Hillman Advocacy Program. She is also a member of the Criminal Defense Attorney’s of Michigan, and the following sections of the State Bar: Family Law; Probate and Estate Planning; and Criminal Defense.  Ms. Tomak focuses her practice on Family Law, Estate Planning, and Criminal Defense.

      Attorney Tomak is currently President of the Junior League of Battle Creek and a member of St. Philip Catholic Church. She and her husband reside in Battle Creek with their son.

    Attorney Kellie Podolsky

    Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Kellie is a graduate of Waverly High School. Attorney Podolsky moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan where she attended Western Michigan University, majoring in Finance and Real Estate. Kellie graduated from WMU in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. After college, Attorney Podolsky worked in Real Estate/Property Management, managing various apartment communities in the Kalamazoo area.

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      In 2010, Attorney Podolsky graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. During her time at Cooley, she focused her studies on family law and probate and estate planning. Attorney Podolsky served as the student intern at the Kalamazoo County Probate Court from 2007-2010. She also volunteered as a Probate Advocate Volunteer in the Kalamazoo County Probate Court from 2007-2010.

      Attorney Podolsky was admitted to practice in the Michigan Bar in 2010, at which time she became a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, and the Calhoun County Bar Association. Attorney Podolsky practices in the areas of family law, probate and estate planning, decedent estates and probate litigation, and child abuse and neglect. Attorney Podolsky is a member of several sections of the State Bar of Michigan, including probate and estate planning, and family law. She is also a graduate of the Hillman Trial Advocacy Program. Currently, Attorney Podolsky serves as the Treasurer of the Calhoun County Bar Association. She also serves as the President of BNI, Cereal City Chapter.

      Attorney Podolsky resides in Kalamazoo with her husband and son.

    Attorney Brandon Hultink

    Brandon Hultink is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office.  He has extensive Criminal trial and Criminal Appeals experience. Brandon is a former Sergeant with the Battle Creek Police Department, retiring after being shot in the line of duty.  Brandon brings a unique perspective to Criminal Defense with his police and prosecution background.

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      A good defense attorney knows how to spot the weaknesses in the police and prosecution work.  A great defense attorney has actually performed that work and knows exactly where to look.  Brandon is committed to ensuring that the criminal justice system is fair and will work tirelessly to protect the rights of every client he defends.

      Brandon is a top-tier Appellate Attorney for the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System.  He has personally authored over 100 criminal appeals and has argued over 40 cases in front of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

      He and his wife reside in Battle Creek with their 3 sons.  The family is active in their church and with the sports and activities of their children.

    Attorney Kimberly Wickham

    Kimberly grew up in Battle Creek and is a graduate of Harper Creek High School.  She received her bachelor’s degree, majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Western Michigan University.  She was named Criminal Justice Scholar of the Year upon graduation and completed an internship at the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court with the Honorable Alexander C. Lipsey.

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      Attorney Wickham graduated Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2012.  While in law school, she participated in Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions, and served as a Managing Associate Editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review.  She completed her externship in the Ingham County Circuit Court with the Honorable Rosemarie E.  Aquilina.

      Admitted to practice in the Michigan Bar in 2012, Attorney Wickham became a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Western District of the Federal Bar Association, and the Calhoun County Bar Association.  She furthered her education, earning a Master of Laws Degree in Insurance Law from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2015.  Attorney Wickham is a member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and a graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College.  She practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving, Business Law, and Bankruptcy.

      Attorney Wickham is a member of the Junior League of Battle Creek.  She resides in Battle Creek with her husband and daughter.

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    Paralegal Mindi Forchione

    Mindi grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan and graduated from Pennfield High School. She attended Kellogg Community College studying the Associate of Arts Program and Paralegal Program.

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      As a former member of the Michigan National Association of Legal Professionals, Calhoun County Chapter, Mindi served as the Vice-President and assisted on the Board for the Annual Membership Drive, Scholarship Recipients, Legal Education, and Ways and Means. Mindi also served on the State of Michigan Board for the National Association of Legal Professional for Strategic Planning. Mindi was the 2005 Calhoun County Legal Professional of the Year and brings many years of experience to the legal field.

      Mindi specializes in family law and assists her clients in a respectful, confidential and caring manner.

      Mindi and her husband reside in Battle Creek with their son.

    Sr. Legal Assistant Shannon Vickery

    Shannon Vickery has over 25 years of experience as a legal assistant.  She graduated from the former Argubright Business College from their Legal Secretarial Program.  Shannon specializes in Probate matters, Collections, Deeds and Family Law.  Shannon’s kind and professional demeanor are a blessing to co-workers and clients alike.

    Shannon resides in Bellevue, Michigan.