Representing The Interests Of Individuals And Businesses Across Our Community

Alward Fisher Rice Rowe & Graf was founded with a single mission: to provide clients across Michigan with prompt, quality legal services delivered by an experienced team of professionals. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we have stayed true to that mission. Our attorneys strive to provide knowledgeable representation in a variety of matters pertaining to banking law, real estate, and business and corporate law, as well as providing the trial experience necessary to succeed in civil litigation matters.

We give strong personal attention to our clients. As a comprehensive legal practice, our lawyers assist individuals on family and criminal law matters, while also providing the compassionate representation necessary in estate planning and probate matters. Whatever the situation, we have the experience and the resources to assist clients with their most pressing concerns.

Dedicated, Experienced Attorneys

Over a career spanning more than three decades, Thomas R. Alward has assisted clients in and around Traverse City with commercial transactions, creditors' rights in bankruptcy, retail and commercial collections, and corporate and banking law.

Joseph C. Fisher has been practicing law in Northern Michigan since 1974 in the areas of commercial litigation, domestic relations, criminal, real estate and business. With extensive courtroom experience, Mr. Fisher has represented clients in a variety of difficult matters, trying numerous cases to verdict. Mr. Fisher possesses an "AV" rating, which is the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Practicing in the areas of creditors' rights in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, Susan Jill Rice represents businesses in bankruptcy, collection and foreclosure matters.

David H. Rowe assists clients on a variety of matters including complex business and real estate transactions, counseling corporations and limited liability companies of all types in a wide range of business planning, operational and contractual matters, and mergers and acquisition. His practice also encompasses various real estate and condominium law matters.

Nicole R. Graf has practiced for the past 20 years in all aspects of business law, real estate transactions, commercial litigation, estate planning and wealth preservation.

Jennifer L. Whitten leverages her litigation experience in both her criminal and civil practice, counseling clients through the difficulties of the legal process.

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Call Us Today To Discuss How We Can Help

We offer experienced legal counsel to residents in Michigan and across neighboring Indiana and Illinois. To speak with one of our attorneys, call 231-668-9836 or use the online form.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.