Ferris Schwedler & O’Mara P.C.



Our Firm

The Bad Axe law firm of Ferris, Schwedler & O’Mara P.C. was originally established in 1978 by John T. Ferris and Karl E. Kraus.

The current firm consists of John T. Ferris, John D. Schwedler, Julienne M. Ferris, and Kyle T. O’Mara, giving the firm over 100 years of combined legal experience.

Although each of the partners are licensed to practice in all State Courts of Michigan, their primary practice is in Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola Counties.

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    Bad Axe Attorneys & Counselors At Law

    When you, your business, or a family member faces a legal dilemma, the right lawyer can help ease your worry, get you a lesser charge, or help recover funds from an accident. At Ferris, Schwedler & O’Mara, we are committed to helping clients throughout Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties with a wide range of legal issues that affect them personally and professionally. Whether you’re seeking a felony defense, starting a new business, planning your estate, or going through a divorce or in need of a Personal Injury lawyer, we’ll work diligently to help you find an efficient and long lasting solution.


    Criminal Defense

    When you are represented by our criminal defense lawyers, you are represented by a team of lawyers who will do everything within their power to ensure that you are aggressively defended in court.

    Family Law

    As an experienced family law office, We understand the emotional and financial hardships that accompany divorce, custody disputes and related issues. We practice Divorce and Family Law at the highest level of skill, knowledge, and experience.

    Municipal Law

    Our firm offers a full range of services to Michigan municipalities, including Villages and Townships, cities, school districts, and inter-municipal districts.

    Divorce Lawyers

    We strive to reduce your stress by developing a clear plan of action, so you know what to expect during every step of the divorce process, and beyond.

    Estate Planning

    Our experienced attorneys can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, and protecting your loved ones.

    Personal Injury

    We respect and value the individual needs of each client.  We embrace and master the unique facts of each legal case.  We have the experience and resources to fight for accountability when negligence or wrongdoing of others is involved.

    Real Estate

    With countless years of real estate attorney experience in Michigan, we have become the premium experts in all real estate lawyer services in the Thumb.

    Civil Litigation

    Our firm also has a long history of providing excellent representation to underserved client populations in all civil courts in Michigan including drivers license restoration.

    Business Law

    Whether you are just starting a business, a family business transitioning to the next generation, a business that is winding down, or a business that is growing so fast you can hardly keep up,  it helps to have an experienced advisor on your side.

    Driver’s License Restoration

    Our experienced lawyers can help you get your driving privileges restored by appearing and representing you at the Secretary of State hearing and if need be, The Circuit Court Hearing.


    • I went to Julienne, and she ended up exceeding my expectations. Wish I would've known about her from the start. I was worried, she assured me, and she got the job done. Very positive experience. She is someone you can trust, and she will never steer you wrong. Carolynne and Brenda are always super nice when you call in too. I highly recommend.

      Meghan M.
    • Fantastic people who get the job done!

      Harvey B
    • Attorney Julienne Ferris and team handled a contract matter regarding a property dispute for my family. It proceeded in a well-prepared and organized manner. Good communication and an effective strategy resulted in a favorable outcome. Thank you!

      B. Gaps