MEET THE STAFF
Attorney at Law
After moving out of the area for approximately six years I returned to my hometown of Cheboygan, Michigan I enrolled at Boston University and completed studies to obtain my certification in Paralegal Studies while working in my father's firm assisting office staff in 2011 and meeting with clients. I worked as a Paralegal and a Certified Mediator while obtaining my Associates Degree through North Central Michigan in 2013 and my Bachelor's Degree, at Lake Superior State University in 2014. I started law school later in 2014 at Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor - Cum Laude, graduating and passing the Michigan bar in 2017. I was fortunate enough to work in my father's law practice, while also working as a Chief Assistant Prosecutor in Presque Isle and Montmorency counties. Upon the passing of my father in 2021, I decided to resign my position in Presque Isle County and focus my attention on my father's legacy Kwiatkowski Law Firm, PLLC. I am married to Cassie Kwiatkowski, and we have two fun loving energetic boys and a loving daughter in college. I enjoy fishing, spending time with family and coaching hockey for the kids in our community.
Legal Assistant/Office Manager
I graduated from Cheboygan Area High School in 1984; and North Central Michigan College in 1989 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree (Legal Secretary). I have worked in the legal field since 1985 and joined Peter P. Patrick, in 1996. The law firm changed its name to Patrick & Kwiatkowski, PLLC in 2001 when Joseph P. Kwiatkowski joined the practice. Then again in 2006 to Patrick, Kwiatkowski & Hesselink, PLLC. I left the office in 2009 to seek other legal experiences and then rejoined the firm in 2016. I have two grown children and four grandchildren. Family is everything and this firm is my second family.
I have been employed by the law firm on and off since I was in high school. I left for a period of time while attending college at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) and returned as a Paralegal in 2018.
Gary has been employed at the law firm as the private investigator for over 20 years. Gary is key to the practice in assisting the attorneys in reviewing all incoming cases, gathering information and talking to clients and witnesses.