About Us

At Kane Funk Poch & Van Massenhove PC of Alpena Michigan, we provide a full-service law firm staffed by a team of professional lawyers and supporting staff to handle any case. The Lawyers and staff offer more than 95 years of combined legal experience, as well as aggressive representation to get the results you need.

Robert B. Kane

Mr. Kane is a 1967 graduation of Alpena High School, a 1973 graduate of Michigan State University, and a 1978 graduate of Cooley Law School. He was admitted to the Michigan State Bar 1978 and sponsored for admission by Justice E. Michael Kavanagh. Mr. Kane is one of the three lawyers of Kane Funk Poch & Van Massenhove PC who specialize as Michigan criminal defense attorneys, real estate attorneys, and family lawyers.

Prior to moving to the Alpena area, Mr. Kane was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan under the administration of Frank Kelley. Mr. Kane has argued cases in Circuit Courts and Probate Courts, as well as the Michigan Supreme Court, Federal District Court (Eastern Division), and Michigan Court of Appeals.

In addition to acting as a Michigan real estate attorney and criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Kane’s practice areas include: automobile accident/personal injury, collections, contract disputes, domestic matters including divorce/custody disputes, drunk driving defense, general litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate transactions, wills, living wills, and trusts.

Mr. Kane has lived in the Alpena Area since 1979 with his wife, Lynne, and together they have five grown children.

If you are in need of anything from a family laywer to a criminal attorney in Michigan, contact Kane Funk Poch & Van Massenhove PC for the most experienced lawyers to represent you.

R. John Poch

Mr. Poch is a 1963 graduate of Alpena High School, a 1970 graduate of Michigan State University, and a 1974 graduate of University of Michigan Law School, cum laude. He served in the Unisted States Army from 1966 to 1969.

Mr. Poch was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1974 and holds a Certificate of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Probate and Estates Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. In addition, his practice includes contracts, real estate, landlord-tenant disputes, business and corporate law, collections, family law, driver’s license restorations, and criminal law.

Mr. Poch resides with his wife, Harriet, and Grand Lake, Michigan.