Jason L. Jansma

Jason L. Jansma

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jason L. Jansma’s work experience in both public sector prosecution and private practice has placed him among the top criminal attorneys in Michigan, as well as given him the edge as a family law attorney who practices in all West Michigan Courts.   Mr. Jansma has handled many complex criminal and family law matters over his ten year career as an attorney.  His desire to help people and compassion for those who have been wronged are what make differentiate him from other attorneys in the community.  His work experience and knowledge of West Michigan have made him who he is today.  Mr. Jansma is proud to be a resident of West Michigan and can not imagine living and working anywhere else.   While Mr. Jansma has had a number of satisfying career achievements, his most satisfying was forming the West Michigan Defense Team (Kortes, Lykins, Hunting, & Jansma PLC) in January of 2013.  Through hard work and dedication he has been able to partner with three of the best criminal defense attorneys in West Michigan to form a criminal defense firm that focuses on meeting the needs of the residents of West Michigan who are faced with criminal charges.

  • Assistant prosecutor Ogemaw County Michigan
  • Associate Attorney Hettinger & Hettinger P.C. Portage, Michigan
  • Associate Attorney Hess, Hess & Kmetz Grand Rapids, Michigan (An Affiliate of The American Divorce Association for Men)
  • Founder of Jason L. Jansma PLC
  • Managing Partner of Kortez, Lykins, Hunting & Jansma PLC

While Mr. Jansma is dedicated to serving those in the community through legal representation, he also enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.  In his free time he enjoys golfing, water skiing, and running.  Prior to dedicating most of his free time to raising his two kids, Mr. Jansma volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and also spent time serving meals at Guiding Light Mission.    Jason and his family attend Corinth Reformed Church and in the summer he and his family can typically be found at the family  cottage on Green Lake or the shores of Lake Michigan.

Areas of Practice

  • Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
  • Drunk Driving and Traffic Offenses
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft and White Collar Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support and Spousal Support
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Collections
  • Constitutional Law
  • Search & Seizure Protections
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drug Violations
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • RICO Act
  • Sex Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Estate Planning
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Family Law
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity
  • Internet — Cyberspace
  • Computer Crimes
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Slip and Fall

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2006


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – May, 2002
  • Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois
    • B.A. – 1997
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Member
  • Grand Rapids Young Professionals, Member
  • Grand Rapids Jaycees, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Ogemaw County Michigan, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Hettinger & Hettinger P.C., Portage, Michigan, Associate Attorney
  • Hess, Hess & Kmetz Grand Rapids, Michigan, Associate Attorney
  • Jason L. Jansma PLC, President