McDonough Law Office, PLLC

Put Over Years of Experience to Work for You

McDonough Law Office, PLLC

Put Over Years of Experience to Work for You

John McDonough

I’m John McDonough and as a life-long member of the Three Rivers community I am delighted to open my practice, McDonough Law Office, in my hometown, Three Rivers, Michigan. The office is located at 145 W. Michigan Ave. and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Additional hours are available by appointment. The phone number for the office is (269) 273-8080 or you can use the contact form to reach us. Other than my time in school, undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, my entire professional and personal life has been in St. Joseph County. I currently reside in Three Rivers with my family.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

McDonough Law has over 15 year’s of experience in criminal law.

Family Law

Providing clients the smoothest process in a stressful situation.

Abuse and Neglect

Ensuring the best possible outcome for the children affected by the case.


Working with the court to ensure one bad decision will not define a life.

Wills and Estate Planning

Customized estate planning and discussions to meet individual needs.

Have legal questions? We’ve got answers.

Get to Know John

My legal career has consisted of fifteen years in the St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, twelve as the Elected Prosecutor. In that time I have been in charge of and tried some of the most difficult and public cases the county has ever seen, appearing on national television a number of times.

Since leaving the County Prosecutor’s office in 2020 my focus has been on establishing this practice to continue serving my community. I primarily handle Criminal, Family, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Estate Planning, but am willing to consult on all legal matters and for cases I do not feel comfortable I will find a suitable colleague for the job. I will be working mostly in St. Joseph, Cass, Branch, Van Buren, and Kalamazoo Counties, but I am happy to travel further if needed. My goal is to provide the best possible legal service at the most affordable price. I love Southwest Michigan and especially St Joseph County and am very passionate about helping those in need.

I am also very passionate for those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. As a recovering alcoholic I know the tools that can be used to assist someone struggling with addiction and will be happy to make those tools a part of any case I take. If you are willing to make the necessary changes I am happy to help.

I have learned the hard way that personal choices can make a huge impact on your life, my experience with alcohol nearly led to my death but I survived and am thriving in my new life. This very simple but powerful prayer is how I live my life everyday:


“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”