MUSKEGON INJURY ATTORNEY

I AM PATRICK J. NOLAN

I was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan.  I enjoy golfing, spending time with my wife, four adult children, and representing people who have been seriously injured due to the carelessness of others.

WHO AM I?

I was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan.  I served in the US. Military as 1st Lieutenant Infantry Platoon Leader in the Republic of South Vietnam from 1970-1971 and received a Bronze Star.  I began my legal career in 1978 and opened my first law practice in 1985.  I’ve been married for 46 years!

EXPERT IN PERSONAL INJURY LAW

I have secured over 50 Circuit Court jury verdicts in Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, Wayne, & Oakland Counties.  I received successful verdicts in medical malpractice, products liability, automobile negligence, insurance law, construction law, and motor carrier (trucks) liability.

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LARGEST AUTO ACCIDENT JURY VERDICT IN MUSKEGON COUNTY HISTORY

Professional Memberships and Organizations:

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), former Executive Board member
  • Michigan State Bar Representative Assembly, former member
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, life fellow
  • Muskegon County Bar Association

Legal Experience:

  • Kohl, Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Clark & Hampton, P.C., 1978-1985
  • Crowley, Olsman, Nolan & Berman, P.C., 1985-1997
    Managing stockholder.  Plaintiff’s personal injury practice with major emphasis in medical malpractice litigation
  • Nolan & Shafer, PLC, 1997-present

Education:

  • Reeths-Puffer High School
  • B.S., Communication Arts, Western Michigan University 1972.
  • M.A., Honors, Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University 1974.
  • J.D., Honors, Detroit College of Law, 1978.

Military:

  • Officer Candidate School, Commandants List, 1969
  • Airborne Training Graduate, Ft. Benning, GA, 1969
  • Company Commander, Ft. Gordon, 1970
  • 1st Lieutenant Infantry Platoon Leader, Republic of South Vietnam, 1970-1971
  • Decorations: Bronze Star with Oakleaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Men’s Badge

Personal:

Married since 1972

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There is no other firm on the Lakeshore that is better than Nolan & Shafer, PLC.

"Nolan & Shafer is the “go-to” firm for handling
all serious accident and wrongful death cases."

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