During law school Raymond continued to compete in mock trial, winning Wayne Law’s in-house competition three times and participating in what is now known as the Appeal and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic. He also spent several years working as a law clerk at a personal injury firm in Southfield and then spent two years as a court clerk to Judge Denise Langford Morris in the Oakland County Circuit Court.
After being admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, Raymond became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Montcalm County where he handled the misdemeanor and civil infraction docket, along with various other hearings in the district, circuit, and probate courts. He then joined the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence’s Survivor Law Clinic, representing victims of crime throughout the state in asserting and enforcing their constitutional and statutory crime victim rights. Part of his holistic legal representation of clients at the Survivor Law Clinic included family law matters, personal protection orders, and unemployment proceedings.
Raymond is excited to now be working in estate planning and probate, as he feels they are the perfect areas for his analytical mind and empathetic personality to best serve clients. He became a lawyer because he wanted to help make a difference in people’s lives and he looks forward to assisting clients in finding the right solutions for their estate planning goals and navigating the probate court system.