Mariko C. Willis is an Associate with Willis Law practicing in estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, corporate law, and real estate law. Mariko graduated cum laude with a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mariko is currently a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
Mariko joined the Marine Corps in 2003, in honor and memory of her late brother, Corporal Christopher K. Willis, and has served from 2003–2011 and 2014-present. Mariko has attended the Marine Corps Career Retention Specialist School, has supported training operations around the world, and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with Command Joint Task Force HOA in 2007.
Mariko currently serves as the Company Gunnery Sergeant for Engineer Support Company, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Mariko also serves as the Chief Operations Officer and on the Board of Directors for the Corporal Christopher K. Willis Foundation, and is a member of the Kalamazoo Rod and Gun Club, Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association, and the Kalamazoo Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Mariko and her son, Tyson, are very active in the Van Buren County/Kalamazoo community, volunteering and supporting many local charitable organizations. When out of the office, Mariko enjoys hunting, fishing, softball leagues, playing the guitar, reading, and spending time with her family.