Jacqulene R. Robinson

Jacqulene R. Robinson

Associate
Location:
Battle Creek, Michigan
Phone:
269-841-5934
877-753-1211 (Toll Free)
Fax:
269-965-0646
Email:

Jacqulene Robinson is an attorney at Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C. She has lived in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek area for most of her life. She graduated from Delton-Kellogg High School, then received an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. After moving to Eugene, Oregon, she attended the University of Oregon and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2008. While in Oregon, she worked with adjudicated youth and adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

In 2010. Jackie returned to Michigan after the birth of her nephew. After working at Denso Manufacturing of Michigan and the State of Michigan as a Foster Care Worker, she pursued her legal degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School on an honors scholarship.

At Cooley, Jackie was involved in many school activities, including: being an Ambassador to welcome new students to the school; two of the school’s legal publications; the Melissa Mitchell Moot Court competition; a negotiation competition; and working as a teaching assistant for her Taxation professor. She received awards for achieving the highest grade in her class in Taxation, Scholarly Writing, and Bankruptcy. In her final term, she received the John D. Voelker Award (awarded for the greatest contribution to the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review for the term) and the Leadership Achievement Award (an honor that acknowledges those students who have consistently, comprehensively, and effectively provided leadership in a variety of capacities). She graduated magna cum laude in 2015.

While in law school, Jackie volunteered with the Service to Soldiers program contacting attorneys to provide pro bono legal services for servicemembers with legal concerns. She also provided editing support for a bench book on the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act. Jackie also volunteered her time at the Allegan County Legal Assistance Center helping self-representing individuals navigate the legal process, specifically with regard to domestic-relations cases. Jackie’s externship was completed at Veritas Law Group, where she primarily worked with attorneys on civil litigation matters.

After graduating from law school, Jackie returned to Allegan to work for the Honorable Margaret Zuzich Bakker as a law clerk. From there, Jackie went to Kalamazoo to work as a criminal law clerk, primarily serving Judges Gary Giguere, Paul Bridenstine, and Pamela Lightvoet. Through these experiences she observed the inner workings of circuit courts on civil, criminal, and family cases. Her work consisted of reading documents filed with the court, researching the law on the issues presented, and drafted memoranda for the judges prior to hearings, and orders after or in lieu of hearings.

While in Allegan, Jackie served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Allegan County Legal Assistance Center and the Allegan Bar Association.

Jackie currently lives in Hickory Corners with her husband and two dogs: a deaf Husky/Border Collie mix and a red Doberman Pinscher. She enjoys cooking, reading, listening to podcasts, writing, going to concerts, playing games, and spending time with her family.

Jackie joined VCF in 2017 and will be working in all areas of the law including family law and civil litigation. She is looking forward to becoming actively involved in the Battle Creek community. She is interested in providing community and legal support to hearing impaired populations, active duty and veteran members of the military, community re-entry programs for recently incarcerated individuals, and substance abuse treatment programs.

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Formation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2015

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Law Review: Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Associate Editor, 2014
    • Law Journal: Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law, Senior Communications Editor, 2013 - 2014
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    • B.S. - 2008
    • Major: Psychology

Past Employment Positions

  • 9th Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk, October 10, 2016 - June 16, 2017
  • 48th Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk, April 13, 2015 - October 7, 2016