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Ramsey & Bauer Law Office

"Dedicated To Your Needs"

About Us

Ramsey & Bauer Law Office, built upon the foundation laid by Elizabeth Ramsey, has been operating since 1947. As a reputable law firm, we proudly serve clients in Allegan, Kalamazoo, Barry, and Van Buren counties. Our expertise lies in various areas of law, including divorce and separate maintenance, child custody, child support, parenting time and visitation, adoption and guardianship, probate of decedent's estates, preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and real estate document preparation services.

Throughout her career, Elizabeth Bauer has become renowned for her caring and empathetic approach to the law. She understands the emotional challenges faced by her clients, particularly when dealing with the loss or illness of a loved one. Elizabeth's dedication to her clients' well-being has earned her a reputation for providing compassionate and personalized legal counsel.

Contact Ramsey & Bauer Law Office today to schedule your initial confidential consultation. We are here to support you through the complexities of the legal process and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Our Story

At Ramsey & Bauer Law Office, located in Plainwell, MI, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and experienced legal services to our clients. Our firm has a rich history that began in 1947 when Elizabeth Ramsey, a trailblazing attorney, established the practice. Following in her aunt's footsteps, Elizabeth V. Bauer joined the firm in 1977, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer.

During her upbringing in Minneapolis, Elizabeth Bauer was greatly influenced by her aunt, Elizabeth Ramsey, after whom she was named. It was during a trial that Elizabeth attended with her aunt, due to a family emergency, that she discovered her passion for law. Inspired by her aunt's persuasive arguments on behalf of her clients, Elizabeth pursued her education at the University of Minnesota, where she earned a BA with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Child Psychology. She later obtained her Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law and successfully passed the bar exams in both Minnesota and Michigan in 1974.

In 1977, Elizabeth's dream became a reality when she joined her aunt's law firm, Ramsey & Bauer Law Office. At that time, our firm proudly became the first all-female law firm in Michigan. Unfortunately, Elizabeth's aunt passed away in 1980, but her legacy and the values they shared continue to guide our practice.

Outside the office, Elizabeth is happily married to Thomas Bauer, whom she met on a blind date in 1970. The couple tied the knot three years later and now have two children, Nathan and Jessica. They also take delight in spending time with their three grandchildren. The Bauers are active members of First Baptist Church in Plainwell, where Elizabeth participates in the choir and Thomas leads small-group Bible studies in their home. Their faith has always played a significant role in their lives and their commitment to serving their community.

With over 35 years of experience, Elizabeth Bauer has successfully helped numerous clients navigate complex legal situations, ranging from divorce and custody battles to estate planning. Her caring nature and commitment to her clients' well-being make her a trusted attorney and counselor. Elizabeth firmly believes in giving her clients ample time to express their concerns, needs, and desires in order to develop comprehensive plans for the future. While she encourages negotiation and amicable resolution, she is also a skilled litigator who will fight aggressively for her clients' rights when necessary.

When facing legal challenges, it is crucial to have a trusted and experienced legal team by your side. With over 35 years of experience, Ramsey & Bauer Law Office is prepared to assist you with a wide range of legal matters, including family law, estate planning, and real estate issues. We stay informed about current legal developments and changes, ensuring that our clients receive up-to-date and effective legal representation.

Contact Ramsey & Bauer Law Office today to schedule your initial confidential consultation. We are here to support you through the complexities of the legal process and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Areas Served

Plainwell, MI | Otsego, MI | Martin, MI | Allegan, MI | Bloomingdale, MI | Richland, MI | Kalamazoo, MI | Hastings, MI | Paw Paw, MI

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On 2/21/2024 delores lowis had this to say:
Top notch! Knowledgeable and timely. Would highly recommend!

On 2/16/2023 T had this to say:
Such great service. They completed wills for our family and some other estate planning support, were super helpful, super knowledgeable, and friendly......and cost effective!! Highly recommend. Get your estate in order.

On 6/16/2022 Xx Xx had this to say:
I went into this office with a confusing mess and they helped me to get everything in line by helping me to make the appropriate legalities for my family and friends. They made sure I understood everything. They are very helpful and fierce. I recommend based on their integrity, willingness to help, patience with unknowledged clients and fees. Five stars plus a tremendous peace of mind, thank you Ramsey & Bauer law office⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ NOTHING feels better right now than knowing that everyone is taken care of now and after I'm gone.

On 6/16/2021 Katie Holzgen had this to say:
Elizabeth was very helpful and supportive through my divorce and subsequent custody battle. Any time that I had questions or concerns she was quick to respond. She was always very thorough and well prepared for motions, hearings, etc. I really appreciated having someone so knowledgeable and capable to rely on!

On 6/16/2021 Kelli Feldmann had this to say:
My parents law service for as long as i can remember. Unfortunately I have lost my parents but have used this firm for help and service. Very personalized and attentive. Ty

Contact Us

Ramsey & Bauer Law Office
128 E Bridge St Plainwell, MI 49080
Phone: (269) 685-6883

We are located across the street from Joe's Pizza & Sports Bar

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Our Hours

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Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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