Keusch, Flintoft & Conlin, PC

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119 South Main Street
Post Office Box 187
Chelsea  MI  48118

Phone
  • 734.475.8671
Fax
  • 734.475.1622

John P. Keusch

Born 1909; Admitted 1933; University of Michigan, B.A.; University of Michigan, J.D.

Peter C. Flintoft

Peter Flintoft is a native of Chelsea, Michigan, and has been lead counsel for the City of Chelsea continuously and at various times to the surrounding Townships of Sylvan, Lyndon, Dexter, Sharon, Stockbridge, Lima, and Freedom and to their various boards and authorities.


He received his BA from Northwestern University [history departmental honors] in 1965 and his JD from the Law School at the University of Michigan in 1968. He began at Keusch and Flintoft in 1968. His professional duties have included various offices in the Washtenaw County Bar Association leading to his election as its president in 1982 and long service as a member of the Michigan State Attorney Grievance Commission’s hearing panels.


His community involvement includes his leadership in the restoration of the former 1905 Chelsea State Bank building into the present 14th District Court in Chelsea, service upon various community boards, and service on the Board of the Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ, including his election as its President.


Peter’s expertise in real estate and municipal law is best judged by reference to the appellate decisions listed under this website’s Opinions page.


Education
  • Northwestern University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1965
    Evanston, IL
  • Law School at the University of Michigan
    Juris Doctorate (J.D.) , 1968
    Dearborn, MI

Patrick J. Conlin, Jr.

Born 1964; Admitted 1998; University of Notre Dame, B.A.; Wayne State University, J.D.


A native of Ann Arbor and Chelsea, Patrick attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a B.A. in English Literature in 1987. From there he worked in New York City, teaching high school English, and at Wildenstein & Co., international art dealers.


Patrick attended the Wayne State University Law School, earning his Juris Doctor in December of 1997. While in law school, he clerked for the Monroe County Circuit Court and at Legal Services of Southeastern Michigan. Upon successful completion of the bar examination and obtaining a license to practice law, Patrick began and Keusch & Flintoft, P.C., in June of 1998.


Patrick practices in the areas of family law, including divorce, custody and post-judgment matters, estate planning, real estate matters, probate, small business and corporate advising, criminal defense and civil litigation.


Patrick is a past president and member of the Rotary Club of Chelsea, past chair and member of the Board of Trustees of the Chelsea Community Hospital (where he was deeply involved in negotiation and conclusion of the recent merger with St. Joseph Mercy Health System, resulting in expanded services and state of the art facilities serving Western Washtenaw and Eastern Jackson Counties), member of the Board of Directors of the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation (a newly created and well endowed foundation serving Washtenaw, Jackson, Ingham and Livingston Counties) and member of the board of directors of Grace Clinic of Chelsea (a free, needs based medical clinic serving Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Grass Lake, Jackson and Stockbridge) and Treasurer of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Additionally, Patrick is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Washtenaw County and Jackson County Bar Associations.


Education
  • Wayne State University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1997
    Detroit, MI

Diana R. Newman

Ms. Newman is a graduate of the Fordham School of Law in New York, and was admitted to the Michigan State Bar Association in 1985. She began as a full time associate with the firm nearly 20 years ago and has served of counsel to the firm for the previous 12 years. Ms. Newman handles the municipal ordinance infraction prosecution and some zoning violation prosecution.



Diana has been involved in the Chelsea Rotary and other local organizations promoting the performing arts and education. She is an avid swimmer, runner and has traveled the world studying yoga. She also has expertise and serves as court appointed guardian to those with mental health issues.
License
  • Bar Number: Michigan Bar Associa
    , 1985
Education
  • Fordham School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
    NY

Articles Written

Considering Claims Against the Estate

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Understanding Adverse Possession in Property Law

Created On: 02/04/2010

Most land owners have heard of adverse possession, but this doctrine is quite often misunderstood. This article will explain what adverse possession is and the elements that...

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