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The team that is OurAdvocate has over 30+ years of experience within court systems and dealing with insurance companies. That means they know exactly the best practices to follow to make sure you’re delivered exactly what you deserve.

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John J. Schalter, J.D.

John J. Schalter

John has dedicated over 30 years, to serving the needs of personal injury clients in Michigan, and across the country. Some of his resilience may have come from playing Big Ten Football for coaching legend Duffy Daugherty at Michigan State University, where he was also a Rhode Scholar Candidate.

He then went on to the University of Notre Dame Law School and passed the Michigan bar exam and hung out his shingle as a Personal Injury Sole Practitioner, a first for Livingston County Michigan. He is licensed in both State and Federal Court in Michigan and is a member of the Bar in California.

Mr. Schalter views Personal Injury Law as his life calling. His father experienced a massive heart attack and stroke due to carbon monoxide poisoning at his job. For 11 years John’s father, once a healthy man, sat in a wheelchair watching his family suffer and feeling constant confusion and despair. He never thought about talking to a personal injury lawyer, or realized he could even afford one. Since then, John has made it his life’s mission to help bring justice to innocent victims of reckless conduct. Consequently, Jon is constantly trying to bridge the gap between law and the people it was designed to protect. The evolution of OurAdvocate is the product of these efforts. He sees this firm as a "work in progress," constantly evolving into a "better way" of protecting his clients and serving their unique needs in Michigan, and throughout our country.

He has been a long-standing member of almost all state and local bar associations. In his free time, he writes screenplays for major studios in Hollywood. Also, he and his wife Carrie have spent the last year building schools in Kenya, Africa.

OurAdvocate has a network of lawyers throughout the state who we think are the “best in the business.” This gives our clients the unparalled service at no extra cost to our clients!

Team Resources

OurAdvocate in Michigan has established affiliations and developed relationships with numerous legal, medical and support professionals to provide expertise and assistance potentially needed by personal injury clients in specific circumstances.

The OurAdvocate network reaches deep and far in virtually every client matter, supportive evidence is necessary to assemble for presentation to an insurance company in a manner that is clear, compelling and likely to lead to a fair and appropriate resolution, if possible, without extensive, drawn-out judicial proceedings, discovery depositions or protracted appeals. To present your case -- at our own expense without charging our clients, which we believe is not at all typical in most personal injury representations -- we turn to qualified investigators, researchers,photographers and medical professionals that practice in a variety of medical specialties for consultation and assistance depending on the medical issues in the matter.

We also receive advice and assistance from counsel located throughout the United States whom we know to be highly reputable and expert in trial skill and case development.

We do this to provide our clients with the talent and experience needed in whatever particular situation might exist, to supplement our own abilities so that every case we are asked to handle is well and thoroughly considered and competently and professionally advanced.