Biography

Mr. Vreeland grew up in Barry County, Michigan, and lived and attended high school in Puruándiro, Michoacán, México for a year in the early 1980’s. After returning to this country, he graduated from Kalamazoo College and began a career in the human services. He worked first with troubled youth at Lakeside Residence in Kalamazoo, and later with adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness in the public mental health system. Mr. Vreeland is able to communicate effectively and supportively with a wide variety of individuals and their families in times of crisis. Additionally, Mr. Vreeland is very comfortable assisting people in Spanish and French as well as English.

Before graduating cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in May of 2001, Mr. Vreeland was an Associate Law Review Editor in 2000 and Case Notes Editor in 2000-2001, earning a Certificate of Merit in Advanced Research and Writing.

Mr. Vreeland’s practice in Western Michigan focuses on the intersection between federal immigration law and state law criminal and civil proceedings. Mr. Vreeland is accustomed to representing citizens and non-citizens alike in a variety of proceedings including immigration court, family law, criminal defense and general civil litigation.

Mr. Vreeland is a member of board of directors for the Marshall Civic Players and a member of the Executive Committee of the Calhoun County Democratic Party. He participates in amateur theatre and referees youth soccer. He also enjoys long-distance backpacking and travelling with his wife, Shannon, and son, Joshua.