About Us


Outside of his professional life, Chris is a loving dad to his son and husband to his wife, Rosana. Chris and his wife share a love of traveling, having visited numerous places around the world. They have plans to visit every continent except Antarctica. They also enjoy spending time with their son, walking, biking, and listening to a wide variety of music. In his free time, Chris has also been working to learn Brazilian Portuguese, while continuing to improve his ability to speak Spanish. Chris is also an avid science and technology lover, whether it be various gadgets, or the latest in theoretical physics reports.

Chris has lived in Michigan his entire life. Born in Traverse City, MI, Chris spent his early childhood in Northern Michigan before moving to the Grand Rapids area. He resided on Grand Rapid’s North-East side for most of his childhood. Chris attended the Spectrum and John Ball Zoo School programs under Grand Rapids Public Schools before heading to City Middle/High School.

We give our clients legal advice that is focused on finding solutions and is creative.

The vision of the Acklin Law Office is to help you in a comprehensive and empathetic manner. While we have over a decade of experience in assisting clients, we also understand that each case is unique. Our office will take the time to get to know you and your case. The Acklin Law Office will work with you to achieve your goals and protect your interests, while alleviating the stress that can often come with legal matters.

After graduating from Grand Valley State University, Chris earned both his J.D. and his Master of Laws (LL.M) in Corporate Law and Taxation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In his practice, Chris focuses on Immigration matters, including USCIS filings, immigration appeals through federal agencies and courts, as well as estate planning, probate litigation, and transactional and litigation matters for business, civil, and real estate law, including appeals

Trusted by many clients for matters that have included:

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Years of experience
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Hundreds of Successful Cases

Our team

Ready to assist you in resolving any legal issues you may have.

We feel compelled to break the typical lawyer-client relationship. We endeavor to be friendly and reachable, and to keep in touch with our clients.