Richard Catalino

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Handles all felony and misdemeanor cases, including, home invasion, major drug charges, and negligent homicide. Highlight: Successfully defended client facing life without the possibility of parole.

Professional Memberships and Organizations:

  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Muskegon County Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice law in the Federal District Court, Federal Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court

Legal Experience:

  • Michigan Court of Appeals, 1986-1987
  • Private Practice, 1987-1997
  • Nolan & Shafer, PLC, 1997 to present
    Major emphasis in divorce and criminal with expertise in probate.


  • B.A. Grand Valley State University, 1970
  • Graduate Work, CMU, 1971-1972
  • J.D., Honors, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1986


Married 1979, four children.