James F. Scales

Attorney Grand Rapids, MI

Since 1987, my law practice has involved me in real estate, construction, estate planning, and property taxation matters. I also have extensive experience in municipal law, zoning, utilities, and related issues. And though much has changed over the years, I still thoroughly enjoy serving my clients and helping them overcome challenges.

Outside of law, I am actively involved in many civic and service organizations, where I enjoy giving back to the community that’s done so much for me.

 

 

Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 1987
Education

The University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1987
Honors: Cum Laude

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

City of Rockford Planning Commission
Member

Rockford Education Foundation
Past President

Rockford Sports Boosters
Past President

Honors and Awards
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America as “2019 Grand Rapids Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected for inclusion in Grand Rapids Magazine’s 2019, 2020 and 2021 Top Lawyers