Meet our Staff

Chris French

Chris French

Founder

Our Founder, Chris French, is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. He received Bachelors of Science in Communications from the University of Michigan. Chris calls himself "a long time non-attorney." Meaning he became an attorney at age 44 and understands the stress and frustration the legal system presents to those who didn't attend law school.

Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger

Senior Associate

Our Senior Associate, Paul Belanger, has more than 40-years of experience. He graduated from University of Detroit School of Law in 1972 and has maintained a thriving Family Law practice in the Downriver area for decades. Paul councils many of our staff members and specializes in Estate Planning and Probate matters. Paul is meticulous and dedicated to the practice of law at its highest level.

Heather Templeton

Heather Templeton

Legal Assistant

Our Senior Legal Assistant is Heather Templeton. She has almost 2 decades of experience in the legal field. She does the very difficult work of managing our office, organizing our clients and their case files, and supporting our attorneys and clients way beyond her job description. She is often the first and last point of firm-client contact, and her personable and caring manner is appreciated by all who know her.