About James F. Pagels

Jim was born in Flint, Michigan and moved north after graduating from law school. Settling into Gaylord, Jim raised his family and practiced law throughout northern Michigan. Due to the abundance of waterfront homes, vacation properties and unique zoning situations, Jim has become a seasoned veteran when it comes to those types of cases. When Jim is not practicing law, you will find him running or in his garden.

  • University of Michigan, B.A., Physics/Political Science, with honors, 1977
  • Wayne State University, J.D., 1980
  • Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1980
  • Michigan State Bar Association Member
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Roy M. Benaway

1932 – 2012