Christopher J. LaLonde J.D.

Christopher J. LaLonde J.D.

Managing Partner
Kalamazoo, Michigan
(269) 270-3500
(877) 567-0404

Selected by Michigan SUPER LAWYERS to its Rising Star List (2008)

I am licensed to practice law in Michigan. Before practicing law, I was instrumental in establishing a successful small business and was employed as a technical writer in the Engineering Department at Pharmacia Pharmaceutical Company.

The focuses of my practice include estate planning; estate and trust administration; probate; and business/corporate law.
I currently serve on the following non-profit boards:
• Western Michigan University Alumni Association
• Friendship Village of Kalamazoo, and,
• Southwest Michigan Professional Network

I am a member of the American Bar Association, the Kalamazoo Bar Association and an active member of the Kalamazoo Chapter of the Young Lawyers’ Society.
I hold a Certificate of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2005


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D.
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Major: Journalism

Representative Clients

  • Business Owners
  • Medical and Dental Professionals
  • Closely-held Corporations and Small Businesses
  • High Net-worth Estate Planning Clients
  • Non Profit Corporation

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Certificate of Completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Planning Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kalamazoo Bar Association, Member
  • Young Lawyers Society, Kalamazoo Chapter, Member
  • Michigan Bar Association, Member
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company, Engineering Department, Technical Writer

Pro Bono Activities

  • The Southwest Michigan Professional Network, Board of Directors
  • Western Michigan University Alumni Association, Board of Directors (Past)
  • Friendship Village of Kalamazoo, Board of Directors (Past)
  • Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus, Board of Directors (Past)
  • Western Michigan Alumni Association, Member
  • WMU Alumni, Mentor
  • Western Michigan University Alumni Board, Member Elect