Brian Plachta
Miles Murphy
Bryan Reeder
Jeremy Johnson
Kari Thames
Lisa Peterson
Michael Hyacinthe
Tracey Boerman
Mary Owens
Jeff Black
Jackie Zickus
Certainty in Uncertain Times

At Plachta, Murphy & Associates it is our mission to promote our clients’ business and personal security through responsive and proactive legal expertise. We are a full-service law firm with over 50 years of combined legal expertise in all areas of the law. Our offices are located in Grand Rapids with an additional office in Holland. We don’t strive to be the biggest law firm in West Michigan, but rather to be a law firm that provides one-on-one personalized service of the highest quality for our business and personal clients.

In addition to the traditional areas of business and personal law, in response to client needs we have developed unique specialty client practice groups in Elder Care Law, Divorce and Family Law, Government Benefits (including Social Security, Disability, VA, and Medicaid) and Back Tax Resolution. Because times are tough in Michigan, many of our services are billed on a flat fee basis. Please call us at 616-458-3994 or email us at to inquire how our team can help you accomplish your legal goals and objectives.

Offices in Grand Rapids and Holland.


The goal of our Business Law Team is to protect and grow your business assets and your individual wealth. We can help you start a business, open an LLC, buy real estate, negotiate contracts, and plan for business succession. We also include a unique service, Professional Collection Solutions, wherein we shoulder the burden of collecting overdue accounts receivables for our business clients.

Our Family Law Team guides clients through difficult times: Divorce, Child Custody, Guardianship, Conservatorship, and probating a loved-one's estate.

Our Life-Care Planning Team brings together expertise in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Government Benefits (SSA and VA), and Long-Term Care Planning. This team includes an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney, Social Security/Disability and Medicaid Benefits specialists, and a VA-certified attorney. Whether you need a simple will, assistance in appealing a disability denial, information about the Aid & Attendance benefit, or need to negotiate caregiver solutions, we can help.

Our business and commercial litigation attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters of importance to business owners and CEO's. Our Litigation Team covers both civil and business litigation that focus on state as well as federal proceedings. We represent individual and business clients throughout West Michigan.

Tax Resolution Specialists is a client team devoted to helping individuals and businesses resolve problems due to unpaid taxes.

Our Personal Injury and Insurance Law Team has more than 28 years of experience representing individuals in accident cases involving serious injuries and death. They are also well equipped to successfully resolve the insurance coverage disputes that can arise out of these types of complex cases.

Client Service Areas

Plachta, Murphy Announces 3rd Annual Veteran Scholarships Program

Plachta, Murphy & Associates’ goal is to provide Veterans with assistance in funding their higher education. Any veteran attending a local West Michigan college or university may be eligible for our scholarship. There are certain qualifications for eligibility.

* Applicant must be attending a Michigan college or university

 * Provide copy of student ID

* Must be a veteran of the US Armed Forces with Honorable Discharge

* Submit copy of DD 214

* Must be Michigan resident and provide a copy of State Identification

* Application (see below for application contact)

* A brief essay (300-500 words) on why you joined the military, how it affected your life, and what your plans         are after graduation.

Two scholarships are offered annually and are one-time only scholarship awards per person. Veterans that are interested in applying need to fit the criteria above. Both scholarships will be decided by a panel of community veteran advocates. Application deadline is July 31st, 2014 and scholarships will be awarded on August 29th, 2014. Each Scholarship award is for $500 and will be given directly to the veteran.

For a complete application form contact Jeremy M. Johnson at 616-458-3994 or

Our Offices
Grand Rapids
124 E Fulton, Ste 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
P: 616-458-3994
F: 616-458-2410
42 East Lakewood Blvd
Holland, MI 49424
P: 616-796-0743
F: 616-458-2410