Martin M. Holmes Sr., Esq.

Born: September 28, 1949
Member State Bar of Michigan License Number: (P24240) Admitted to Practice 1974

Personality Attributes:

Strong tendency to think logically, analytically and objectively, to look ahead, plan and organize situations and make a systematic effort to reach objectives on schedule. Possessed with a high degree of intuition and creativity with the ability to see possibilities beyond what is present or obvious. Strong ability to synthesize and apply concepts from seemingly unrelated areas and to apply them to formulate solutions to problems. High level of curiosity for new ideas and tolerance of theory. Highly developed skills in both written and verbal communication with a marked ability for explaining, conveying emotions, using experience and persuading.

Education:


  • 1974 – J.D., University of Detroit School of Law, Detroit Michigan, (Honors)
  • 1971 – B.A. Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, ( Honors)
  • 1968 – Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1967 – North Muskegon High School, North Muskegon, Michigan


Employment:

1974-1975 Attorney & General Partner, Loree & Holmes Attorneys at Law, Hart Michigan.

Primary responsibility for the preparation and trial of all matters involving litigation, including business, real property and contract disputes, divorce, criminal defense, and social security disability. Small business organization, consultation and advise in all matters involving the development and growth of small business, corporate and partnership structuring, contract negotiation and preparation of documents and contracts. Consultation, advice, preparation of wills, trusts and documents related to estate planning. Consultation advice and preparation of documents related to real property transactions, deeds, mortgages, title opinions and land contracts. Shared responsibility for all aspects of law office management and operations including the hiring and supervising of staff, billing and accounting, case management and public relations.

1975-1976 Self- Employed, Martin M. Holmes Attorney at Law, Ludington Michigan.

General Practice, small business organization, consultation and advise in all matters involving the development and growth of small business, corporate and partnership structuring, contract negotiation and preparation of documents and contracts. Consultation, advise, related to estate planning, preparation of wills, trusts and documents Consultation advise related to real property transactions and preparation of documents, deeds, mortgages, title opinions and land contracts. Preparation and trial of all matters involving litigation, including business, real property and contract disputes, divorce, criminal defense, and social security disability. Responsibility for all aspects of law office management and operations including the hiring and supervising of staff, billing and accounting, case management and public relations.

1976 – 1983 Prosecuting Attorney, Mason County, Ludington Michigan.

Complete responsibility for the administration and operation of the Office of Mason County Prosecuting Attorney including preparation of budgets, hiring and supervision of staff, and public relations.

Primary responsibility for the preparation and prosecution of all criminal offenses within jurisdiction of Mason County Michigan, including, consultation with all law enforcement agencies, preparation of search and arrest warrants, directing of grand jury investigation and presentation of evidence. Preparation and presentation of evidence in matters of paternity, juvenile delinquency, and civil commitments of mentally ill persons.

General civil counsel to Mason County Government including Mason county Board of Commissioners and all Departments of the County Government.

1983-1987 Attorney & General Partner, Johnson, Hunt Sinninger & Holmes Attorneys at Law, Muskegon Michigan.

Primary responsibility for the preparation and trial of all matters involving litigation, including business, real property and contract disputes, divorce and domestic relations, criminal defense, and social security disability, personal injury, debt collections and appeals. Shared Responsibility in areas of small business organization, consultation and advise in all matters involving the development and growth of small business, corporate and partnership structuring, contract negotiation and preparation of documents and contracts. Consultation, advice, related to estate planning, preparation of wills, trusts and documents Consultation advise related to real property transactions and preparation of documents, deeds, mortgages, title opinions and land contracts. Shared Responsibility for all aspects of law office management and operations including the hiring and supervising of staff, billing and accounting, case management and public relations.

1988 – 1992 Attorney & General Partner, Holmes & Hunt Attorneys at Law, Muskegon Michigan.

Primary responsibility for the preparation and trial of all matters involving litigation, including business, real property and contract disputes, divorce and domestic relations, criminal defense, and social security disability, personal injury, debt collections and appeals. Shared Responsibility for small business organization, consultation and advise in all matters involving the development and growth of small business, corporate and partnership structuring, contract negotiation and preparation of documents and contracts. Consultation, advise, related to estate planning, preparation of wills, trusts and documents Consultation advise related to real property transactions and preparation of documents, deeds, mortgages, title opinions and land contracts. Shared responsibility for all aspects of law office management and operations including the hiring and supervising of staff, billing and accounting, case management and public relations.

1991-1993 Self- Employed Attorney Holmes Law Offices, P.C., Muskegon Michigan

Responsibility for all aspects of law office management and operations including the hiring and supervising of staff, billing and accounting, case management and public relations. Responsibility for the preparation and trial of all matters involving litigation, including business, real property and contract disputes, divorce and domestic relations, criminal defense, and social security disability, personal injury, debt collections and appeals. Responsible for small business organization, consultation and advise in all matters involving the development and growth of small business, corporate and partnership structuring, contract negotiation and preparation of documents and contracts. Consultation, advise, related to estate planning, preparation of wills, trusts and documents Consultation advise related to real property transactions and preparation of documents, deeds, mortgages, title opinions and land contracts.

1993- 1997 Self-Employed Attorney Holmes Law Offices, P.C. North Muskegon Michigan.

Semi-Retired. Practiced part time with practice limited to criminal defense, social security disability claims and domestic relations.

1998- 2000 Retired

2001 Western Michigan Legal Services.

Full time volunteer staff attorney (pro-bono) Responsibility for providing legal assistance to indigent, in civil matters including domestic relations, custody, real property disputes, land lord tenant, debt relief and welfare law.

2002- present – Self employed. Holmes Law Offices, North Muskegon, Michigan. Solo general practice

Providing consultation, advice, preparation and trial of all civil matter involving litigation, including business, real property and contract disputes, divorce and domestic relations, criminal defense, and social security disability, personal injury, debt collections and appeals. Consultation advice related to real property transactions and preparation of documents, deeds, mortgages, title opinions and land contracts. Providing consultation, advice and advocacy in debt relief and Bankruptcy.