Mr. Tanis is a managing partner at Tanis Schultz and his practice focuses on representing injured clients for auto accidents, dog bites, and other personal injury cases. Mr. Tanis also represents businesses with formation, succession planning and corporate counsel.
Mr. Tanis received his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University in Political Science and Philosophy. Mr. Tanis then earned his law degree, cum laude, from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Michigan State University.
Mr. Tanis holds memberships with the Negligence and Personal Injury Section of the Michigan State Bar, the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Court’s Western District of Michigan.
When not practicing law, Mr. Tanis enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, golfing, fishing, and hunting.
"I cannot thank this firm enough. Josh Tanis from Tanis Schultz helped me and my son get our lives back together after we got in a car accident. I was lost and I didn’t know where to turn. Josh clearly explained the entire process to me and was there for me every step of the way. He was honest, knowledgeable, considerate, and I trusted him through the entire case. The case against the driver that hit us took nearly 2 years and Josh got us a SIX-FIGURE settlement against the other driver’s insurance company! I would definitely recommend Josh if you were injured in a car accident! He is the best out there and helped my family when we needed it most." - Former Client
"Josh Tanis from TANIS SCHULTZ was exceptional. Following my auto accident, Josh made an effort to reach out to me and those involved in the accident. Although we suffered various injuries from a complicated accident, Josh immediately gave us reassurance. He informed us how the treatment for our injuries would be covered and laid out a plan that would allow us to build a case for a favorable outcome. Josh's efforts gave us a peace of mind knowing that everything from our PIP claim, medical records requests, and the back & forth with the opposing insurance company, was taken care of. Josh was honest, attentive and timely on all our questions. His efforts not only ensured our coverage for future treatment, but also helped give us closure knowing pressure had been placed on an insurance company who was hesitant in recognizing the damages done by their driver." - Former Client
"Josh Tanis from TANIS SCHULTZ has been representing myself as well as our business for several years now. We’ve retained him to assist us in many transactional issues including contract drafting, multiple entity formation, operating agreements between ownership, and a number of employee issues and other business dealings. We’ve really benefited from his knowledge especially from the real estate transaction he brainstormed and facilitated that allowed my business partner and I a significant tax shelter. I think the real value with Josh comes from his approach to servicing his clients. Josh is very knowledgeable in many areas but more importantly he is upfront and honest with his advice. He lets us know right away if what we’re dealing with requires his attention, and if he doesn’t know he gets the answer right away. I’ve talked a number of people who are dealing with issues and are hesitant to reach out to an attorney because of not knowing what to expect. I was in the same boat several years ago. He listened first, provided some open and honest guidance and we’ve been working together ever since. I would recommend Josh to any business looking for some sound advice/representation." - Current Client