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Jason N. Machnik J.D.

Jason N. Machnik J.D.

  • Partner


Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Business & Commercial


As a leader of the firms highly experienced Litigation and Real Property Teams, Jason uses his team's collective knowledge, experience, and expertise to protect the firm's clients from litigation and liability whenever possible. When litigation cannot be avoided, Jason takes a firm but practical approach to defending the client's interests to promote the best possible result for the client as a whole, rather than focusing solely on the legal result. It takes the kind of real-world experience Jason acquired outside of the practice of law to understand the difference, and truly do what is best for a client.

Jason is a Kalamazoo native, with an international upbringing. He was raised speaking English and Italian, and later studied French and Japanese. Jason attended and graduated cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned the Certificate of Merit in Property Law. Jason began his law career when he prosecuted his first jury trial in the spring of 2011. Thereafter, Jason went on to serve a county prosecutor, three circuit court judges, a large Kalamazoo law firm, and as a partner in a smaller firm before founding Herbert Machnik Law Firm together with his partner, Ben Herbert.

Throughout his business and legal careers Jason gained extensive experience handling the broad needs of his clients in practical areas as well as legal areas, such as Litigation, Real Estate, Employment, and Trademarks. Jason is also certified as a mediator. Now as the leader of legal teams, he and his teams are adaptable to the unique needs of each client and circumstance to provide the best solution for each client beyond what a single individual can provide.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Class Representative for the Student Bar Association
    • Honors: Chapter President of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    • Honors: Certificate of Merit in Property Law
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.B.A.
    • Major: Marketing

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Kalamazoo Bar Association , Board of Directors/ Social Events Committee , Present
  • Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors, Risk Management Committee and the Advocacy Committee, Present
  • Southwest Michigan Professionals Network, Board of Directors, Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Leadership Committee, Present

Past Positions

  • Cass County Prosecutor’s office, Intern
  • Judge Bakker and Cronin in Allegan County, Law Clerk
  • Willis Law, Attorney

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters- Junior Leadership Committee