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Harold Leo Emelander

Harold Leo Emelander

Newaygo, Michigan
  • Criminal Law, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury ...
  • Florida, Michigan
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Harold Leo Emelander was raised in Newaygo, Michigan. After graduating from Newaygo High School, he attended Grand Valley State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2006. To further his education he then moved to Florida where he attended The University of Florida College of Law and received his LLM in Taxation in 2007. Mr. Emelander began his legal career in Miami, Florida at an accounting firm. He utilized his degree in taxation law by advising clients on individual, corporate, partnership, estate and trust tax planning matters. He further assisted with the firm's practice areas of forensic accounting and complex divorce litigation support. In 2010, Mr. Emelander joined a prominent civil litigation defense firm in Miami, Florida. He represented corporations, individuals and insurance companies across the state of Florida in civil litigation. He gained significant experience in the areas of general liability defense, personal injury, product liability litigation, business litigation, consumer litigation, wrongful death litigation, premise liability litigation, employment litigation, contractual disputes and trade secret litigation. Mr. Emelander actively participated in every stage of the litigation including pretrial proceeding, discovery motion practice, mediation and trial. In January 2014, Mr. Emelander relocated to Newaygo, Michigan to open his independent law practice, Emelander Law Firm, P.C. His current wife and legal partner, Erin L. Emelander (a former prosecutor) joined his firm in September of 2015, and together they work tirelessly to zealously represent and advocate for the rights of individuals and business in Michigan. Mr. Emelander is admitted to practice in the state courts of Michigan and Florida as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Tax Court.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Environmental Law
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Elder Law
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Legal Malpractice
Municipal Law
Nursing Home Abuse
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Social Security Disability
White Collar Crime
Workers' Compensation
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Goldsmith & Atlas, P.A.
Tax Attorney
Pinchasik Yelen Muskat Stein, LLC - Certified Public Accountants
University of Florida
LL.M. (2007) | Taxation
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Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2006) | Juris Doctor
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Grand Valley State University
B.A. (2004) | Spanish
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Contact & Map
Emelander Law Firm, P.C.
31 East Wood Street
PO Box 849
Newaygo, MI 49337
Telephone: (231) 303-5005
Cell: (231) 303-0905
Fax: (231) 525-2011