When times are tough, you can trust that these legal professionals have your back and will fight for their clients’ rights and interests.  We asked you for your favorite attorneys in Northern Michigan—here are your Top 7 winners!

A record-breaking 16,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2021 Red Hot Best Awards, recognizing winners from across seven regions and 46 different categories in Northern Michigan. The categories include everything from healthcare and frontline workers to takeout and hiking trails. This is how we celebrate Northern Michigan!

Searching for the full winner’s list? Here are the Red Hot Best Winners 2021: The Best of Northern Michigan.

Above the Bridge

Erin Evashevski, Evashevski Law Office, St. Ignace

A graduate of Michigan State University, Erin Evashevski earned her J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Mackinac County Bar Association. Her family’s practice— Evashevski Law Office—is committed to serving as advocates for their clients’ best interests, forming lasting relationships and providing cost-effective legal services.

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Benzie & Leelanau Winner

Pete Miller, Pete Miller Law, Leland

Pete Miller has been providing focused, practical legal advice in real estate and small business since 1985. He takes pride in seeking creative and efficient solutions and focuses on the goals and objectives of his clients. Much of his work in Leelanau County and the surrounding region involves resort and vacation residential property.

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Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington

Carlos Alvarado, Carlos Alvarado Law PC, Ludington

With more than 30 years’ legal experience, Carlos and his staff offer legal expertise in the areas of business, estate planning, immigration and real estate law. Their “boutique-style” law firm can provide the in-house legal services most small to mid-size businesses require, alleviating the need to have a full-time legal professional on their payroll.

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Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes

Christopher T. Turkelson, Turkelson Law Firm PLLC, Charlevoix

Chris Turkelson has more than 20 years of experience in Northern Michigan, and he’s worked with most of the court systems in NoMi and the eastern Upper Peninsula. He fights hard to defend the rights of his clients both locally in Charlevoix and throughout the North—from family law to jury trials, you can trust he’ll give you the best fight possible.

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Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling

Elliot Blumberg, Blumberg & Blumberg, P.C., Gaylord

Clients of Elliot Blumberg say that not only is he well-versed in the law and comfortable giving his opinion of your best options, but he also follows through and does what he sets out to do.

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Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits

The Law Offices of Daniel J. Harris PC, Petoskey & Harbor Springs

The first Law Office of Daniel J. Harris originally opened its doors in 2001 in Petoskey. Dan began his career working both as a public defender and probate court appointed attorney, but is also passionate about representing clients who have suffered negligence resulting in personal injury. Dan’s team now features 10 lawyers working between three offices, offering an extensive list of legal services to clients across Michigan.

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Traverse City Winner

Lawrence R. LaSusa, LaSusa Law Offices PLC, Traverse City

LaSusa Law Offices’ attorneys have made and saved their clients millions of dollars by avoiding legal pitfalls. With more than 170 years of combined experience in government, law firm and in-house corporate positions, their attorneys pride themselves in providing creative and practical solutions to complex legal and business problems.

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