Jessica E. LaFond

Criminal Defense Attorney

425 S Westnedge Ave,
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269.373.5430
jlafond@hillslawoffice.com

Jessica LaFond is from southwest Michigan and is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law. After graduation, LaFond moved back to southwest Michigan and began working at Hills at Law, clerking for Michael D. Hills. After passing the Michigan Bar, she began working full time as a criminal defense attorney at Hills Law Office. LaFond is a member in good standing of the Michigan Bar.


OVERVIEW

Ms. LaFond has exclusively practiced criminal defense since becoming licensed in 2014. Her experience ranges from possession of controlled substances and drunk driving cases to criminal sexual conduct and murder cases. LaFond represents individuals accused of crimes before charges are filed and through the trial process.

LaFond is an active member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association’s Board and serves on multiple committees, including the Expungement Clinic Committee. She also is an active member of the Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association; she served as President from 2017-2018 and Treasurer since 2018. LaFond is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

LaFond serves on the policy board for one of Kalamazoo County’s OWI Courts and is also an active participant in planning sessions for OWI Court in Kalamazoo County.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:

  • Michigan Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
    – Current Board Member
  • Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association
    – Past President
    – Current Treasurer
  • Kalamazoo County OWI Court
    – Policy Counsel
    – Defense Advisor

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Limited exclusively to Criminal Defense

EDUCATION

Michigan State University, Political Science – Prelaw & Spanish

 

  • DePaul University College of Law

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • State of Michigan

JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS

  • Judicial Extern for Honorable Jesse L. Reyes, Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Clinical Student for Poverty Clinic at DePaul University College of Law

I would highly recommend Hills Law Offices. Jessica LaFond was great to work with and extremely helpful!

Eric H.

Jessica Lafond is an exceptional attorney. She truly cares for her clients. Very professional and well organized. I always felt free to ask her any questions I had. My case was prolonged through the court system, but she prevailed in the end and significantly reduced my charges. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a high-quality attorney.

Chad M.

Probably one of the greatest experiences I’ve had with a lawyer. Jessica Lafond was amazing professional and delivered on what she said she was going to. They have open lines of communication and keep you consistently updated. They are such a great place, thank you Jessica.

Kristopher S.

Jessica E Lafond did a wonderful job… got my case completely dismissed; couldn’t have asked for a better attorney!

Brittany H.