Upcoming Events for all Members

Family Law Section Meeting- 9/6/19

WCBA/WLAM Tailgate Party- 9/7/19

Criminal Law Section Meeting- 9/13/19

Master (Senior) Lawyers Luncheon- 9/24/19

Probate Court Training- 9/25/19

Avalon Fall Clean-Up- 9/28/19

5th Annual Purple Run- 10/12/19

Go to our CALENDAR for details and to register!

SAVE THE DATES: Constitution Day- 9/17, October Blood Drive, Bias Awareness- 10/17

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Photo on Right: WCBA Past Presidents- April 2019












Washtenaw County Bar Association -  It's Where You Belong! 

Welcome! The WCBA is essential for lawyers practicing law in Washtenaw County.  Members value the local insight, recognition, and relationships.  Immediate benefits also include the publicly accessible member directory (searchable by area of law) and the rotating “Meet a WCBA Attorney” feature found on most of our pages.

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July/August President's Message

Greetings fellow members of the Washtenaw County Bar Association!  It is such an honor to be writing to you as the President of this amazing organization. I intend my stewardship as President of the WCBA to follow the fine examples all of the past presidents have set for me, including those of Elizabeth Jolliffe (from whom I am taking the gavel this year).  I want to expressly thank her for all she has done – not just for all of her hard work with the WCBA, but also for all the advice she has given me as a mentor and as a friend.  I cannot wait to continue the terrific programs she spearheaded this past year –not to mention team-up again as two-time defending champions at the 2020 Annual Trivia Night!

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Jacalen J. Garris

Garris, Garris, Garris & Garris, P.C.
300 E. Washington Street The Garris Law Building Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 761-7282
P Number: 43576

Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University (1986)
Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (1989)
Completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education\\\'s Family Law Certificate Program, Bankruptcy Certificate Series, and Bankruptcy Boot Camp.
Completed Divorce Mediation training workshops.

Professional Associations:
Licensed to practice law in both Michigan and Florida.
Served as treasurer of the Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association for several years.
Member of the Michigan Association for Justice, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section, and the Washtenaw County Bar Association.

Participates in numerous triathlons each year.
Enjoys travel and outdoor activities, including snowboarding, skiing, and golf. Huge Michigan football and basketball fan.

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