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"This is not the first time I've consulted with Dr. Baranski. Each time he has been pertinent, respectful, patient, and thorough in his understanding of my situation. He was able to recite back to me what he thought my exact situation was and how it could be resolved. His input is invaluable and I can't thank him enough for assisting me."
"My family has consulted Dr. Baranski on property and probate issues, various financial issues and family matters. He is without a doubt a very knowledgeable attorney with impeccable integrity. He is concise and makes sure he knows and understands what you are saying while responding very clearly."
"When going through a bankruptcy, it can be a very difficult and embarrassing thing to do but retaining Dr. Baranski as my attorney was the best decision for many reasons. Not only is he intelligent and extremely capable but he has a way of putting you totally at ease. His sense of humor and mild manner makes any situation you are faced with so much easier. I am very thankful for everything he did and recommend him to everyone else."
"I have hired Dr. Baranski a few times for several issues. He is very personable and really informative. He treated me like a friend that care about what I was going through. He helped me with everything during my divorce and brought up ideas/solutions that I would have never thought about. Thank you Dr. Baranski."
"I endorse Dr. Baranski. Don is a compassionate lawyer and he is very well-respected by his peers, and, most important the judiciary. Don is a legal scholar in the law and has spent much time mentoring and educating younger attorneys. Don gets great results for his clients and I would recommend him or any
law matter, including adoption and probate, as well as criminal defense"
We have had students from the Lansing Community College, Baker College, Grand Valley State University, University of Michigan, [Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn], Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Trine University [Indiana], Miami University [Ohio], Truman State University [Missouri], Mississippi College [Mississippi], Haverford College [Pennsylvania] and Purdue University [Indiana]. Law students from: Michigan State University College of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law. Our alumni interns have been accepted at Michigan State University College of Law, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Indiana University School of Law, Tulsa University Law School
"Your summer internship was my very first experience with the legal profession and it gave me a good look at a diverse number of fields. This was especially helpful because I had no idea what kind of lawyer I wanted to be. Additionally, I had a more engaged role than many other internships offered which allowed me to interact with clients, get to know their cases, and see the realities of what being a lawyer is like."
Michigan State University, 2023
Indiana University Maurer Law School, 1L
"I am exorbitantly grateful for my internship experience with Okemos Legal Group. It kickstarted my legal career perfectly, I could not have asked for a better first internship. What I liked about it was I essentially did a little law school class on Wednesdays. Dr. Baranski would take Wednesdays at noon and give us a lecture on some law school class. He would assign us readings to do in the week leading up to the event. Finally, he would ask us questions on the concepts and challenge us to think critically and answer thoughtfully on what the law is and how it is applied. The best part? This is precisely what law school is like. I was one of the most prepared students for law school, because I got a sneak peel into how exactly law school classes work. They run differently than undergrad classes do. In undergrad you listen to a boring lecture and try to maybe do your readings beforehand. In the mighty law school, you do your readings beforehand, and your law professors grill people at random on what the cases were about and what the law is. It is a serious challenge, and something that we should rise to and overcome. That kind of go-getting attitude and not being afraid of the mighty challenge, but desiring to beat it is something that I learned at Okemos Legal Group. But not just that. Dr. Baranski gave me practical law experience. I know so much about drafting pleadings, researching law, and handling clients just from my time there. I also learned about corporate law and business law from one of the other attorneys there, Atty. Koehler. He and I always enjoyed chatting and I got to observe how he handled complex issues of property law disputes and corporate law.
In short, I was benefitted a lot from Okemos Legal Group, but the thing that benefitted me the most is the relationships and the opportunity it gave me. This was my first big break, and I forever had that legal knowledge, I needed to get my first job afterwards. I’m interning at the oldest law firm in my state now thanks to the experience I gained at Okemos Legal Group. And Dr. Baranski is still a strong reference for me to this day. I am proud to say I got my first legal job at Okemos Legal Group. I hope many more young aspiring attorneys get their start here as well."
Michigan State University, 2022
Tulsa University Law School, 2L
"My internship experience at Okemos Legal Group was very influential in my decision to pursue law. Working at Okemos Legal Group was my first real-world experience in the legal world, and I was truly able to gain hands-on experience and contribute my talents. Having a background in math and psychology I felt very unprepared for law, but I was able to find ways to apply my talents through the variety of cases handled by Okemos Legal Group. Overall, I am very thankful to have worked with the attorneys and other interns here, and I fondly look back on my time at Okemos Legal Group as when my passion for law was ignited."
Purdue University, 2023
Michigan State University College of Law 1L
" I am a senior at the University of Michigan, majoring in Public Policy, with a concentration in Economic Policy Analysis and minors in Economics and Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS). I was accepted to Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, and will be attending the former. I feel that my internship experience was incredibly valuable. First and foremost, this is because I gained highly substantive, real-world exposure to the legal process. Beyond the extent of my firsthand exposure, I learned yet more from the legal knowledge and stories that were shared with us as interns. These experiences are not available to most undergraduates as they consider a legal education and career, and helped solidify and better inform my strong interest in the law. I also found the experience to be very fulfilling, due to the myriad opportunities to tangibly help the firm's clients, as well as to work in a highly collaborative environment and to help select and train the next batch of interns."
Subhamitra Banerjee Roychoudhury
University of Michigan, Senior
Accepted Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School