Mr. Legel received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1995. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1998, and further was a member of the honors fraternity Phi Delta Phi. He participated in both trial and negotiation competitions during law school.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Legel moved to Gaylord in 1999, and worked in private practice until his election to the position of prosecutor in 2005. When in private practice, Mr. Legel concentrated primarily on criminal and family law; however, he also handled property and estate matters. In addition, Mr. Legel handled court-appointed criminal matters in both Otsego and Kalkaska counties.
Mr. Legel won the 2004 election for Otsego County Prosecutor and was re-elected in 2008. In his role as prosecutor, Mr. Legel handled thousands of criminal matters and attended numerous national and state trainings in criminal law. Since joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Legel has focused his practice on social security disability, criminal law, family law and workers compensation.