James T. Haadsma has practiced with the law firm since August, 1987. He specializes in representing injured workers in workers’ disability compensation disputes before the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency, and in representing injured workers before the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Mr. Haadsma also occasionally represents a partially disabled employee in controversies with employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act/Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act. He represents clients from Washtenaw to Berrien Counties, but predominantly in Calhoun County.

Before joining the McCroskey firm in August, 1987, Mr. Haadsma practiced with the Muskegon office of Legal Aid of Western Michigan, between May, 1984, and August, 1987. He then undertook successful Federal court challenges to a City of Muskegon ordinance, and to municipal mis-management of public housing programs, among other impact litigation advocacy. Mr. Haadsma continues to represent workers who otherwise could not afford an attorney by his participation in the Legal Services of South Central Michigan’s pro bono panel program.

Community Involvement

  • Chair of the Calhoun County Democratic Party (2008-present, 2000-2004)
  • Board Director of Battle Creek Kiwanis
  • Vice-Chair of the Minges-Riverside Neighborhood Planning Council
  • Second vice-chair of the Battle Creek Branch of the NAACP
  • Board member of the Inspire Community Development Credit Union
  • Advisory board member of Legal Services of South Central Michigan, in Battle Creek
  • Board member at SNAP Preschool
  • Officer-at-Large at JONAH
  • Small group leader at the First United Methodist Church in Battle Creek

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Michigan State Bar Association

    Member Since: 1984

    Board Member, State Bar of Michigan Social Security Section

  • Calhoun County Bar Association
  • Michigan Association for Justice

    Sustaining Member


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan - J.D. - 1984
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado - 1981

    Attended graduate fine arts program.

  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan - B.A. - 1980

    Graduated with honors.

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