William E. Ziem PC

William E. Ziem PC

Walled Lake, Michigan Family Law, Criminal Defense, Real Estate, and Wills & Trusts Attorney

Firm Overview

Representing Michigan families and individuals since 1979
Legal issues can have a serious impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, facing criminal charges, investing in your family's first home, or protecting your dependents with a will or trust, it is crucial that you have seasoned representation.

At the law office of William E. Ziem PC, we have more than 30 years of knowledge and experience helping the people of Oakland County and the surrounding region resolve a variety of legal issues, including:
-Family law
-Criminal defense
-Real estate law
-Wills and trusts

Experience. Integrity. Results.
Since his admittance to the Michigan State Bar in 1978, Attorney Ziem has earned a reputation for ethical legal service. In fact, approximately 80 to 85 percent of our clients are referred to us by current and former clients, police officers and prosecuting attorneys. Our firm's deep knowledge and understanding of Michigan law and our extensive courtroom experience provides a solid foundation from which we strategically and creatively protect our clients' best interests - all without ever stepping outside the law.

When you work with the Walled Lake law office of William E. Ziem PC, you can expect:
Personal service and compassionate support - We view each individual who contacts our office for assistance as just that: an individual. At our office you are never just a name on a case file. We take the time to speak with you and listen to you, and we give you our honest, straightforward assessment of your legal issue. We know that you have a lot on the line, so we keep you updated regarding your case and are always prepared to answer questions regarding your legal issue. If you call our office and Attorney Ziem is unavailable because he is in court or meeting with another client, he calls you back the same day - even if it is after regular business hours. We treat each client with courtesy and respect, and we do not judge you based on your legal situation.

Thorough and strategic representation - We analyze every detail of your case and meticulously assess it from all angles before determining the appropriate strategy. Because Attorney Ziem has practiced in this area since 1978, he is deeply familiar with the local court system. He knows who the judges and prosecutors are and knows what type of approach typically works with each one. We tailor our representation to the unique details of your case as well as to the specific court. For instance, if we know that a certain judge prefers to avoid trials, we work hard to secure a deal in our clients' best interests.

Serving clients in Oakland County and the surrounding area
From our office conveniently located at the corner of Decker and Maple in Walled Lake, we provide quality legal counsel to clients throughout the region, including:
-Ann Arbor
-Commerce Township
-Walled Lake
-Livingston County
-McCall County
-Oakland County
-Wayne County

Our business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend appointments available upon request. We accept most major credit cards, including MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

Main Office

Main Office
990 Decker Road
Walled Lake MI 48390


(248) 624-6330


Walled Lake, Michigan Family Law Attorney

Legal issues that involve your family can be extremely stressful. At the Walled Lake law firm of William E. Ziem PC, we understand the strain these circumstances place on you and your loved ones. We provide a compassionate, supportive environment where you can feel comfortable sharing the details of your situation without fear of judgment. And, because we believe in the benefits of compromise, we are often able to resolve your family law issue through negotiation or mediation.

Since 1979, Attorney Ziem has represented clients throughout Oakland County in matters involving:
-Child support
-Child custody and visitation
-Spousal support
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
-Paternity issues
-Pension and 401(k) issues related to divorce
-Post-divorce modifications

Divorce in Michigan
Although Michigan allows individuals to file for divorce without an attorney, it is best to have the assistance of an experienced Michigan divorce lawyer on your side. At the law office of William E. Ziem PC, we have more than 30 years of experience guiding our clients through the divorce process. We explain each step in the process and answer any questions you may have along the way. Our goal is to protect our clients' best interests, and we do so by providing thorough, comprehensive legal counsel handling every aspect of your divorce with honesty and integrity.

William E. Ziem

William E. Ziem PC

A Michigan native, William E. Ziem attended Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and was a member of the college's Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championship football team. In 1989, he was inducted into the Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame in honor of his football career there.

After graduating from Olivet College, Mr. Ziem earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing. He was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1978 and served as Assistant Prosecutor for the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office before opening his own practice in 1979. Since then, he has focused on providing quality legal counsel to the people of Oakland County and the surrounding counties.


Thomas M. Cooley Law School
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