Russ Kreis

Contact Information:

Of Counsel


  • Wayne State Law School, J.D. (Cum Laude)
  • Western Michigan University, B.A.

Community Involvement:

  • Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association Board
  • Western Michigan University Alumni Relations Board
  • Kalamazoo Senior Ecumenical Council Board
  • Western Michigan University Bronco Athletic Board
  • Kalamazoo Country Club Board (President)
  • Inducted into the Western Michigan University Hockey “Ring of Honor”

Practice Areas:

Family Law

“My goal is to listen, understand and shape expectations.”

During the 50 years that Russ Kreis has been an attorney, he has sharpened his listening skills to better understand the concerns of his clients and shape their expectations of the law. For the past 30 years, 90 percent of his practice has been devoted to family law, with an emphasis on high-asset and high-income matters. Russ has also been before most of the judges in the Counties of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Kent and St Joseph.

In addition to being a name partner at Kreis Enderle, Russ was the secretary and a member of the Board of the Kalamazoo Bar Association and was  president of the Kalamazoo Family Law Bar Association for three years. He also has three reported appeals (two in 1989 and one in 2008).  For almost four decades he has held an “av” rating from Martindale and Hubbell.