James F. Scales

James F. Scales

Mika Meyers, PLC

Recognized since 2016

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Practice Areas

Municipal Law

Real Estate Law

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Jim Scales received a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Since 1987, Jim's law practice has involved him in real estate, construction, estate planning, and property taxation matters. Jim also has extensive experience in municipal law, zoning, utilities, and related issues. He has earned the Certificate of Completion for ICLE’s Probate and Estate Planning Program, and lectures regularly on zoning, municipal and estate planning topics.

In addition to his law practice, Jim has been actively involved in many civic and service organizations. He currently serves as chairman on the City of Rockford Planning Commission and is past president of the Rockford Education Foundation and Rockford Sports Boosters.

  • 900 Monroe Avenue, NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • University of Michigan, Juris Doctorate , graduated 1987
  • Michigan State University, BA, graduated 1984
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  • Michigan, 1987

Mika Meyers, PLC
Headquarters: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Real Estate Law, Grand Rapids (2019)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Listed in Best Lawyers of America
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Trusts and Estates


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