Firm Overview

Areas of focus and strength at our firm include:
• Criminal defense for juveniles, students and adults facing charges ranging from MIP (minor in possession) or drunk driving to drug charges, embezzlement or a violent crime such as homicide or domestic abuse/assault
• Representing students and families facing the threat of school suspension or expulsion — whatever the specific circumstances and whether the problem involves a high school, middle school, college or university
• Dealing with the criminal, civil and domestic aspects of child abuse and neglect allegations, in order to reach productive solutions that keep families and futures intact
Unlike defense lawyers who may focus strictly on the circumstances of your offense and arrest, attorney George Zulakis is prompt and decisive in providing guidance and taking steps to improve your defense position and your overall future. Our legal team takes pride in assisting clients who need substance abuse treatment, psychological counseling or other forms of intervention.
This proactive approach, combined with a track record of aggressive advocacy that gets results, has earned Mr. Zulakis the respect of prosecutors, court officials, and clients across the state.

Example cases

We are frequently able to assist clients in avoiding jail time and a criminal record through application of certain laws combined with our proactive approach which gives our clients a second chance.
• We recently represented a prominent client charged with OWI, who blew twice the legal limit His charges were reduced to a civil infraction; thus avoiding criminal record and licensing sanctions.
• We resolved a case where a college student was arrested on two separate occasions for marijuana and class one drug possession; the cases resulted in probation without a criminal record and without jail time.

Main Office

4127 Okemos Road
Suite 4
Okemos  MI  48864

  • (517) 349-5011
  • (517) 349-5013


Free Initial Consultation?

No; we charge our current rate.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No. Services are billed hourly in increments of one-tenth of an hour.

Hourly Rates

Our current rate is $280.00 an hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Yes; Jennifer Johnson

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?


What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Work done by staff is typically not charged to client. Majority of work is performed by Attorney George Zulakis..

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?


Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Attorney Zulakis is President of Ingham County Bar Foundation; the charitable arm of Ingham County Bar Association.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Experience; reputation, and our proactive approach to our cases distinguish BZPC from other law firms.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We encourage our clients to ask questions and we appreciate any effort they may make, individually, to understand the applicable law and procedures that may apply to their cases. An informed client allows the attorney to focus more specifically on the issues that need to be addressed.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?


George Zulakis

Baird and Zulakis, P.C., was established in Lansing in 1980 and relocated to its offices to Okemos in 1986. Our firm has long been a trusted resource for parents, students, and others across the cultural spectrum of Mid-Michigan, with attorney George Zulakis becoming the criminal defense lawyer of choice for many elected officials, law enforcement personnel, physicians, business leaders and other attorneys when they, or their family members, are in trouble.

Work done by staff is typically not charged to client. Majority of work is performed by Attorney George Zulakis..

  • Bar Number: P28580
    Michigan , 1978

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