Jeanette M. Colella

Jeanette M. Colella

Associate Attorney at Tabono Law
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Michigan
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Jeanie has been a licensed attorney in Michigan since 1993 and has spent more than two decades utilizing her legal degree at law firms, non-profits, and corporate entities.

Jeanie began her practice in 1993 at Culver, Knowlton, Even and Franks, practicing in the areas of corporate and real estate law. After several years in that capacity, Jeanie left private practice to join the Child Abuse Council for Muskegon County, serving as Executive Director for over five years. Jeanie managed a budget of over $600,000 and 10 employees and expanded services for children throughout Muskegon County that had been physically and sexually abused.

In 2010, Jeanie left as Director of the Child Abuse Center to more fully engage in teaching and training. She taught at Muskegon Community College and Baker College in the areas of human services and business law and management, utilizing her business acumen from private practice and her non-profit experience. Jeanie then took her teaching and development experience to UFP Industries where she developed and operated their corporate university. She held that role for five years until she elected to return home to Muskegon and once again engage in litigation support and firm management.

Jeanie brings years of training and business experience to her role at Tabono Law. In addition to her wealth of knowledge, she is a trained civil and family law mediator, rounding out the incredible resources that she can provide to clients and the Western Michigan Legal Community. Regardless the job title or business type, what ties all of Jeanie's vast experiences together is the opportunity to work with people to help them achieve their goals.

Jeanie is married and has two daughters. She tries to spend as much time as possible outside: walking, hiking, swimming, and skiing.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P52927
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Tabono Law
- Current
Associate Attorney
Shon Cook Law, PC
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (1993)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1985) | Economics
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Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # P52927
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Tabono Law - Jeanie Colella
Contact & Map
Tabono Law
3391 Merriam Street
Muskegon, MI 49444
Telephone: (231) 894-0909
Fax: (231) 894-0911
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed