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Jesse J. Monville
Attorney & Counselor at Law

Allan Rittenhouse
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Welcome to Northwoods Law

A message from Jesse J. Monville:

The Northwoods law office is your hometown law firm, and my goal is to provide you with the very best legal service available.

Client Service is the hallmark of this firm, and I pride myself on establishing longstanding relationships and loyalty that personalized service will produce.

You can rest assured that all of my clients will be known on a first-name basis, and their legal representation will be personalized to their particular needs and objectives.

The Northwoods law office is dedicated to providing outstanding legal services to our clients, and I will personally respond promptly to telephone calls, report regularly on case developments, and stay on top of any changes to the law.

Dedicated to the families I serve.

Please contact me today for further information on how I can help you with all of your legal needs.


Attorney Jesse J. Monville's law practice, Northwoods Law, PLLC, focuses on consumer and commercial Bankruptcy issues which affect Michigan and Wisconsin residents.   If you're in a position to learn more about the bankruptcy process, please contact us for a free, 100% confidential consultation at one of our offices.

Before you can file bankruptcy, there is a short consumer financial counseling course you must complete online or via telephone.

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Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Adult Name Change
  • Restraining/Personal Protection Orders
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Spousal Support & Alimony
  • Termination or Parental Rights Proceedings
  • Guardian ad Litem Representation

Real Estate Law

  • Deeds, Leases
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Sale of Real Estate
  • Land Contracts
  • Evictions, Foreclosures, Forefitures
  • Record Documents With Register of Deeds
  • Review Title Insurance Commitments
  • Land Dispute Representation


  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Adversary Proceedings

Business Law

  • Corporation Formation
  • LLC Formation
  • Corporation & LLC Dissolutions
  • Conversions of Partnerships to LLC's
  • Election of S Corporation Status
  • Non Profit Corporation Formation
  • Professional Corporation Formation
  • Transfer of Liquor Licenses

Debtor/Creditor Law

  • Collection Suits
  • Proof of Claim
  • Garnishments
  • Periodic Payments
  • Writs of Execution
  • Liens Against Property

Criminal Defense

  • Misdemeanor & Felony Defense & Representation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault & Battery
  • Alcohol/Drug/Substance Abuse
  • Violent Crimes
  • Expungement of Adult Convictions
  • Drivers License Restorations
  • Violations of Probation

Intellectual Property Law

  • Trademark Registration
  • U.S. Copyright Registration
  • Assignment of Trademark or Copyright

Employment Law

  • Background Checks
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Noncompete Agreements
  • Prohibited Harassment Agreements
  • Severence Agreements
  • Independant Contractor Employee Agreements

Probate Estate Law

  • Wills, Trusts
  • Durable/Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Designation of Patient Advocate
  • Do Not Resuscitate Order
  • Probate Estates
  • Administer Decedent's Estate
  • Appointment of Conservators, Guardian, Personal Representative

Personal Injury/Negligence

  • Premises Liability
  • Third Party No-Fault Action
  • Dramshop Complaints
  • Social Host Liability Complaints

Civil Litigation

  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Account Stated
  • Defamation of Character
  • Monetary Damages