Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Because of limited capacity, expect a wait. We thank you in advance for your patience.
Masks and social distancing are strongly recommended.

If you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID-19, please stay home and be well.
You can get help by phone by leaving a message at 616-632-6000. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
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Deborah J. Hughes, Executive Director
Deborah is a lawyer admitted to practice in Michigan and Iowa. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Iowa College of Law. Deborah came to West Michigan after many years of private practice in Iowa. She started at the LAC as a volunteer and board member. She has been Executive Director since 2012.

Jen VanTimmeren, Program Administrator
Jen is a paralegal. She has a BS from Davenport University. Jen started at the LAC as a volunteer in 2014 and joined the staff in 2016.

Kendra Reinoehl, Legal Service Specialist II
Kendra is a lawyer admitted to practice in Michigan.  She is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University and Detroit Mercy School of Law. Kendra came to the LAC after time in private law practice and launching a successful family business. Kendra joined the LAC in 2020.

Brittany Shelmon, Legal Service Specialist II
Brittany is a JD/PhD Candidate at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Adjunct Professor at Butler University.  Having grown up in a family of attorneys, she will split her time between her academic work and providing LAC legal services. Brittany joined the LAC in 2020.

Lauren McNabb, Legal Service Specialist
Lauren is a graduate of Alma College and is a student at WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  She joined the LAC in 2019.


To contact a staff member by phone, call 616-632-6014 or by email at info@LegalAssistanceCenter.org. If you have a legal question or need legal help, call 616-632-6000 or come in to the LAC.