Upon graduating from Valparaiso University School of Law and passing the Michigan Bar Examination in 2002, Attorney Galbavi was hired by a Grand Rapids plaintiffs’ personal injury civil litigation law firm. Despite being located in Kent County, Attorney Galbavi’s practice soon began shifting, and she began representing a large number of clients in Ottawa County and Muskegon County, presenting her clients’ cases before the District and Circuit Courts of these counties, located in Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville, and Muskegon. In 2003, due to her increasing work and contacts along the West Michigan lakeshore in Ottawa County and Muskegon County, Attorney Galbavi was presented with an opportunity to relocate her practice to the West Michigan lakeshore.
For the next five years, she continued her practice in civil litigation, but she shifted her practice to the areas of contracts, business, real estate, landlord tenant, and bail bond surety law. During this time, Attorney Galbavi’s office was located in Muskegon, and she mainly practiced in Muskegon and Ottawa Counties, again appearing before the Courts in Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville, and Muskegon. However, due to the nature of civil litigation, Attorney Galbavi also traveled throughout West Michigan to represent her clients in neighboring West Michigan counties, including Oceana, Newaygo, Lake, Mason, Manistee, Kent, Ionia, Barry, Montcalm, Allegan, and Kalamazoo. In addition, she also represented clients in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, as well as in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan.
In 2008, with a conscious intent to transform her practice to a more relationship-based one, Attorney Galbavi moved her practice to Grand Haven, Michigan, concentrating on individual and business clients in the Tri-Cities Area of Grand Haven, Ferrysburg, and Spring Lake, as well as the general West Michigan lakeshore area from Holland to Muskegon. It was with this move in 2008 that Attorney Galbavi began transitioning her practice away from general civil litigation toward a focus in the areas estate planning, business, and real estate.
In 2010, after eight years of practice, Attorney Galbavi began her own law firm, then known as Cara L. Fisher, PLLC or Cara Fisher Law. With prior office locations at 622 E. Savidge Street in Spring Lake, 16920 Ferris Street in Grand Haven, and 128 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, the office of Cara Galbavi Law is now more conveniently located at 17190 Van Wagoner Road, Spring Lake, Michigan 49456 (technically Ferrysburg, Michigan), easily accessible from Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Muskegon, Holland, and Grand Rapids.
In her own practice, Attorney Galbavi continues to concentrate on clients from the Tri-Cities Area of Grand Haven, Ferrysburg, and Spring Lake, as well as the general West Michigan lakeshore area from Holland to Muskegon. She also continues to focus her practice specifically in the planning areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, business creation and maintenance, nonprofit creation and maintenance, and real estate. Some view these areas of law as “transactional,” but in reality these areas of practice allow Attorney Galbavi to develop long-term, often lifelong, relationships with her clients.
In fact, many times these relationships span across generations, and Attorney Galbavi works for her clients in whatever stage they are in — be it a Baby Boomer thinking about their legacy and succession planning, to a Gen X’er in the height of their personal and professional career growth, to a Millennial who wants to be “all in” in whatever venture and relationship they build and are a part of.