John E. Walus retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty-two years of active duty service. Most notable among his numerous command and staff assignments include the following:
- 2 tours 82d Airborne Division – Ft. Bragg, NC
- 2-9 Infantry, Second Infantry Division – South Korea
- 2-6 Infantry, 1st Armored Division – Erlangen, Germany
- Department of the Army Staff, the Pentagon – Washington, D.C.
- Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps – Ft. Bragg, NC
As a result of John’s rapid rise in the auto industry time demands began to hinder his pursuit of obtaining a law degree in a suitable time frame. To better fit his aggressive schedule John transitioned to a Legal Assistant position with the Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook law firm in Mt. Clemens, MI. While still employed full-time by day and attending Law School at night John quickly capitalized on this unique opportunity to combine “real time” legal experience for pay to enhance his understanding of juridical concepts in class.
After graduation from Law School John was retained by the firm as an Attorney and rapidly gained legal experience in premises liability, no-fault, probate/estate planning, medical malpractice, and criminal defense.
LTC(R) Walus subsequently became Of Counsel to the Warsh, Alpert & Alpert Law Firm in Southfield, MI. John initially worked on state Worker Compensation cases but the Firm quickly became aware of a need for military Veterans to obtain competent legal assistance in their pursuit of service connected disability benefits. John rapidly transitioned to that role and continues to be his primary focus supporting the Firm and Veterans alike.
John is uniquely qualified to work in support of Veteran legal matters and many other areas of law based on education, experience, and volunteer work. His military experience is second to none and John fully comprehends “military language” with the experience and gravitas necessary to prevail at legal hearings. In addition, John gained valuable experience representing injured clients so his legal medical knowledge serves as a valuable asset in determining courses of action required for claim success. LTC(R) Walus also received the Certificate for Probate and Estate Planning from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and continues to expand his experience in that legal arena.
Legal areas John intends to practice are Veterans Law, Probate and Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Guardianship and Conservatorship, and a General Practice portfolio.
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