John M. Karafa

John M. Karafa

Senior Attorney at Tabono Law
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Michigan
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John Karafa has represented corporate and individual clients in federal and state courts throughout Michigan for 40 years. John’s advocacy is fueled by his seasoned trial experience, professional energy, and focused determination to assist clients with their objectives, in both trial and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Whether presenting for his clients orally or through the written word, John makes sure their voices are heard, and their concerns are expressed.

At Tabono Law, John’s practice focuses on divorce, custody, and parenting time in state courts, and criminal defense in both state and federal courts.

John earned his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University, and his Bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Michigan State University. He is a member of the family law and criminal law sections of the State Bar of Michigan, the Muskegon County Bar Association, the Ottawa County Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan.

John regularly practices in Michigan Circuit and District Courts throughout West Michigan; the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan; the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Wayne State University
J.D. | Law
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Michigan State University
B.A. | Criminal Justice
Honors: Graduated with Honors
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Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Tabono Law
- Current
Gravis Law
Professional Associations
Ottawa County Bar Association
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Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan
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Michigan State Bar  # P36007
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P36007
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
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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