Creighton Gallup is a Partner with Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C. He is involved in general practice with an emphasis on representing businesses, housing cooperatives, governmental entities, and financial institutions. He focuses on civil litigation including landlord/tenant, divorce and family law, collection and employment law.
Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Gallup has been involved in cooperative law, spearheading the Landlord Tenant Litigation Department in addition to teaching training courses at the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives (MAHC). Mr. Gallup provided Cooperative educational training to Board Members from across the country, training that was essential to help board members run their cooperatives effectively. Mr. Gallup has also drafted proposed legislation exempting Cooperatives from the Michigan Truth in Renting Act and the Michigan Consumer Protection act.
Mr. Gallup also has extensive experience in family law, where he has represented and counseled clients through areas of divorce, separation, and child custody.
Mr. Gallup attended Michigan State University and in 1996 received, from the James Madison College of MSU, his Bachelors degree in International Relations with an emphasis on Foreign Language, particularly Russian and Japanese. After graduation, he continued to study Japanese, studying at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities in Hikone, Japan, where Mr. Gallup earned an advanced degree in Japanese Language and Culture.
Upon returning to the states, Mr. Gallup graduated from Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law. As a student, he clerked for the Honorable Richard Suhrheinrich of the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, as well as interning with the MSU-DCL Rental Housing Clinic. There he was able to gain valuable experience in landlord/tenant law. Mr. Gallup was admitted to the Federal Bar in 2004 and is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Downriver Bar Association, the MSU-DCL Downriver Alumni Association, Polish Roman Catholic Union of America PRCUA, and the Wayne County Family Bar Association. He has also completed Leadership 21, been recognized by Who's Who, remained an active member of the S.W.C.R.C as an ambassador (2008-2010), and continues to further his legal education by seeking his Family Law Certification.
Year Joined Firm
Honors and Awards
- Leadership 21, been Recognized by Who's Who
Past Employment Positions
- Hon. Richard Suhrheinrich of the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, Clerk
- MSU-DCL Rental Housing Clinic, Intern
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Michigan, Member
- Downriver Bar Association, Member
- MSU-DCL Downriver Alumni Association, Member
- Polish Roman Catholic Union of America PRCUA, Member
- Wayne County Family Bar Association, Member
- S.W.C.R.C., Member, 2008 - 2010- S.W.C.R.C., Ambassador, 2008 - 2010