Our Team

Michael Oakes

Attorney Michael L. Oakes founded Oakes Law Group in 2006. Attorney Oakes is a highly experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, whom has even argued a case in front of the Michigan Supreme Court.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Jackson State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Political Science. He graduated Cum Laude from Michigan State University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate of Law. Attorney Oakes is a proud product of Muskegon Heights High School where he was born and raised.

Shaneika L. Walker

Attorney Shaneika L. Walker native from Muskegon, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University where she received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice.

Attorney Walker also graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate of Law. In Attorney Walker’s free time she enjoys spending time with her Husband James,their 2 children and traveling.

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker was born in Saginaw, Michigan. As a seasoned legal assistant, Nicole has successfully navigated the world of complex criminal and civil litigation for over twenty years. Nicole has been with Oakes Law Group PLLC for the past four years where she has built a successful network of contacts to solve the most difficult of situations. She currently serves in the role of Senior Legal Administrator at Zeineh Law. Nicole is a dedicated legal professional who focuses on the needs of the individual client. Her goal-oriented approach to cases emphasizes the need for effective and timely client communication. In her free time, she enjoys traveling up north and spending time with her husband Chris, and their son Jase.

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