PaulTagliaPaul A. Taglia
E-mail Address: paul@tagliafirm.com
Shareholder; admitted to bar, 1959, Michigan; 1960 U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.
Education
University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1953; J.D., 1959).
Pro Bono Positions
Counsel to Hearing Panel #3, State Bar Grievance Board, 4th Congressional District, 1971-1979; Special Counsel to Attorney Grievance Commission, 1980-1984; Hearing Panel Member / Panelist-at-Large, Attorney Discipline Board, 1984-1993; Hearing Panel Member / Berrien County Hearing Panel, Attorney Discipline Board 1993-present.
Professional Organizations
Member, State Bar of Michigan (Member Special Committee on Specialization on Legal Practice, 1971-1976); Member American Bar Association; Member Berrien County Bar Association (President 1978-1979).
Honors and Awards
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Life Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation; Michigan Super Lawyers 2006 Selection.
Litigation Experience
Includes Commercial Code (UCC) cases; eminent domain (condemnation) proceedings, the defense of claims against corporate directors and officers liability, including FSLIC and RTC cases; insurance coverage disputes; the defense of products liability and negligence claims; the defense of professional malpractice claims; the defense of civil rights claims; news media First Amendment cases, including the defense of newspapers in libel actions; municipal law cases; contract disputes; construction industry cases; complex divorce cases; the defense of criminal charges against individuals and businesses.
Practice Concentration
Litigation in State and Federal Courts. General Civil Litigation Practice and Select Criminal Cases. Real Estate Law; Insurance Coverage Disputes; Domestic Relations Matters; Contract Law; UCC and Business Law Cases.

MichaelDumkeMichael E. Dumke
E-mail Address: mike@tagliafirm.com
Shareholder. Admitted to bar; 1974, Indianna; 1975, Michigan and U.S. Tax Court.
Education
Indiana University (B.S., 1968; J.D., cum laude, 1974). Recipient: Feeney Tax Award; American Jurisprudence Award, 1974.
Public Positions
Member, St. Joseph Recreational Harbor Authority, 1998-present (Vice-Chairman, 2000-Present).
Professional Organizations
Member, Berrien County Bar Association; Member, Indiana State Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association (Member, Taxation Section); member, State Bar of Michigan. Instructor, college level tax courses for professionals.
Civic Organizations
President, St. Joseph Public Library Board of Trustees, 1990-1996; President, St. Joseph Lions Club, 1995-1996.
Honors and Awards
Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
Practice Concentration
Estate Planning and probate matters; Real Estate Law, including contracts, leases, sales, mortgages, and foreclosures; Business Law, including business and entity planning, tax planning, succession planning, secured transactions, equipment lease agreements and the sale of businesses; Individual Tax Planning; fringe benefit, deferred compensation, and retirement plans; and local, state, and federal tax disputes.

l-a-arnie-whiteL.A. (Arnie) White
E-mail Address: arnie@tagliafirm.com

Shareholder; admitted to bar, 1983, Michigan; 1989, U.S. District Court, western district of Michigan.
Education
Central Michigan University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1980); Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1983); Delta Theta Phi.
Public Positions
Chief Trial Attorney, Grand Traverse County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 1986-1989; Instructor, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, 1986-1989.
Professional Organizations
Member, Berrien County Bar Association (President 2013-2014); member, State Bar of Michigan (Member, Standing Committee on Judicial Qualifications, 2013 -; Membor, Labor and Employment Law Section)
Practice Concentration
Litigation in State and Federal Courts. General Civil Litigation Practice School Law; Municipal Law; Labor and Employment Law; Real Estate Law; Contracts, Probate and Business Law Cases.

JeffreyHolmstromJeffrey R. Holmstrom
E-mail Address: jeff@tagliafirm.com

Associate; admitted to bar, 1978, Michigan; 1978, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan.
Education
Valparaiso University (B.S., 1975; J.D., 1978).
Pro Bono Positions
Lecturer, State Bar of Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Real Estate Law.
Professional Organizations
Member, State Bar of Michigan; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Berrien County Bar Association.
Practice Concentration
Real Estate Law; Condominium Law; Business Organization and Entity Formation; Contracts and Leases; Municipal Law.

steven-l-wolframSteven L.Wolfram
E-mail Address: steve@tagliafirm.com
Associate. Admitted to bar: 1987, Oregon, 1992, Michigan; 1994, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.
Education
St. Olaf College (B.A., 1980, magna cum laude); Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College (J.D., 1986).
Professional Organizations
Member, State Bar of Michigan; Member, Berrien County Bar Association (Member, Community Service Committee, 2013—); Member (Inactive), Oregon State Bar.
Certification/Training
Michigan State Court Administrator’s Office Approved Civil Mediation Training, 2009; Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training, 2010, Domestic Relations Mediation Training, 2015.
Community Service
Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Pro Bono Attorney, 1994—; Junior Achievement of Michiana, Volunteer Consultant, 2000—; Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership Award, Nominee, 2006; Citizen’s Mediation Service, Board of Directors, 2013—.
Practice Concentration
Divorce and Family Law, including Litigation, Mediation and Collaborative Divorce, child custody, parenting time, alimony and child support, paternity, post-judgment modification of orders, change of domicile, guardianships, conservatorships, adoption and juvenile defense.

Robert L JuddRobert L. Judd
E-mail Address: bob@tagliafirm.com

Of counsel; admitted to bar, 1968, Michigan; registered to practice before U.S. Patent & Trade Mark Office
Education
Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1963); University of Michigan (B.S.E.E., 1964); George Washington University (J.D., 1968)
Public Offices
Member, Board of Education, St. Joseph Public Schools, 1981-1993 (President, 1985-1993); member, City Commission, City of St. Joseph, Michigan, 1997-present; City of St. Joseph Mayor, 2007-present
Professional Organizations
Member, Berrien County and American Bar Associations; Member, State Bar of Michigan.
Practice Concentration
Business Transactions; Corporate Law; Contracts; Intellectual Property; Environmental Law.