WILLIAM L. MEENGS, JR.
EXPERIENCED NORTHERN MICHIGAN ATTORNEY
William L. Meengs, Jr. has over 25 years of experience and focuses his legal practice on estate planning, elder law, real estate and general corporate matters. Mr. Meengs is a member of the State Bar of Michigan – Probate and Estate Planning Section and Elder Law and Disability Rights Section, and the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan. He is a member of the Board for the Estate Planning Council of Northern Michigan; a past faculty member for ICLE’s Probate and Estate Planning Institute; and a past President and Treasurer of the Charlevoix-Emmet County Bar Association. Mr. Meengs is also a former intern for US District Judge Richard A. Enslen, and is included in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Marquis Who’s Who in America.
Community involvement is also important to Mr. Meengs. He is a member of the board of directors of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, currently serving as Vice Chair; he is the former treasurer of Northern Community Mediation; and is a former member of the board for the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. In addition, Mr. Meengs is a member of the Development and Marketing Committee for the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.
Growing up in Petoskey, Mr. Meengs has always considered northern Michigan home. After graduating from Hope College in 1991 and earning his law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law, he was fortunate to work in the Grand Rapids area for 10 years. However, Mr. Meengs was pleased when the opportunity came to move back up north, and he joined the law firm Plunkett Cooney in Petoskey, MI in 2005. He started his own firm a few years later and eventually merged with the law firm of Stroup, Erhart & Lyons, PC to form what is now Stroup Meengs, PC.
In his free time, Mr. Meengs enjoys tennis, golf, hockey and reading. He is the head coach of the 19U Grand Traverse Hockey Association girl’s hockey team, the Treasurer of the Char-Em Adult Hockey Association Division III, and he is certified as a Level 3 hockey referee.