Our Staff

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can point you in the right direction.  Jeanne Vincent, legal assistant, has been with the firm for over 30 years, and focuses on family law and general civil litigation files.  She can assist you in setting up an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys.  Barbara Dahl, legal assistant, brings with her over 16 years of experience in her field.  She has been with the firm since 1998.  She focuses on estate planning, probate, trust administration, real estate transactions and foreclosures.  Whitney Erdman, receptionist and rental agent, has been with the firm since 2006.  She is the friendly face who will greet you when you come in.

Our Attorneys

James M. Rose, J.D.

Jim Rose first started practicing law in 1976, with his father Ralph Rose, Jr.  His areas of expertise include divorce, child custody, civil litigation, municipal and zoning law, estate planning, probate, business formation and transactions, real estate transactions, and other related civil litigation matters.

Licensed:

  • Michigan, 1976-present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1976-present

 

Education:

  • Wayne State University (J.D. 1976)
  • Michigan State University (B.A. 1973)

 

Rachael M. Novak, J.D.

 

Rachael Novak is an associate attorney, who has worked at Rose and Rose since 2003.  Her areas of concentration include divorce, municipal and zoning law, estate planning, probate, business formation and transactions, real estate transactions, foreclosures, and landlord/tenant issues. She is also the zoning administrator for Montague Township.

Licensed:

  • Michigan, 2003-present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2003-present

 

Education:

  • Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law (J.D. 2003) Cum Laude
    • Concentration in Corporate and International Law
  • University of Michigan (B.A. 2000) High Distinction
    • Concentration in Spanish and Psychology

 

Ralph Rose, Jr. J.D.*

*of counsel

Ralph Rose, Jr. is the founder of Rose and Rose, PLC.  After 35 years of practicing law, including 4 years as a Muskegon County District Court judge, he has retired.

Licensed:

  • Michigan, 1952-present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

 

 


8787 Ferry Street|PO Box 235| Montague, MI 49437