You will find a full-suite of legal services at Clarkston Legal; the trade name for the Karlstrom Cooney, LLP law firm.  For all phases of your life, from divorce, estate planning and real estate disputes, to criminal charges, we can help you when it matters most.  Our lawyers will represent you inside and outside the courtroom to develop your best legal options, explain the process with your input, solve your legal problems and plan for your future.

While our lawyers have over 150-years of combined legal experience, and while we know how to prosecute a case in the courtroom in accord with the court rules and rules of evidence, part of the value we can bring to your legal matter is keeping you out of court.  Our lawyers are skilled negotiators that have the respect of the judges, lawyers, and other legal professionals in the communities where we regularly appear, each and every day.  We can bring this skill and experience to bear on your important matter.

Part of our strategic approach to providing legal services involves utilization of associate attorneys and paralegal professionals. This well-trained staff keeps your cost down. All matters are managed, directed and supervised by a senior attorney, so you also benefit from the decades of legal experience our partners have in each area of the law in which we  practice.

You may be worried that your divorce, family law matter, criminal defense or other legal case will be too costly for legal representation.  That is where Clarkston Legal is different. We provide high-quality legal advice for reasonable fees.  Our clients come first in all the areas of our practice.  If your world is threatened by the stress and uncertainty of a pending or imminent legal conflict, contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation and things will start getting better immediately.

We are litigators. For the courtroom lawyer, travel is part of the job. Today, our lawyers are serving clients in courts throughout Oakland County, including Clarkston, Waterford, Brandon and Groveland Townships, Holly, White Lake, Davisburg, Highland, Milford, Commerce Township, Novi, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, Royal Oak, and all surrounding areas.  Our office is located in Northern Oakland County, less than 30-mintues from the Genesee County Circuit Court, where our lawyers appear regularly to serve clients from Grand Blanc, Davison, Fenton, Rose Township and Flint.  We also appear in the courts of Macomb and Wayne Counties, routinely traveling the short distance to Detroit and Mt. Clemens. Over the years, we have forged strong relationships with the judges and court professionals in these major communities in Southeast Michigan.

About this web site.  Our firm’s web site is unlike any other law firm website.  We have been developing original legal content for this site since 2003.  Recently, we adopted a responsive design platform that allows us to control our own content; this site is the work-product of our lawyers, not a search engine marketer or information technologist.  Our mission is to add value to our client prospects by getting useful information directly into their hands.  Our site is informative, easy to use, and truly a “work in progress”. Substantive edits are made daily to improve the content.

When you explore the various practice areas and substantive law links, you will see our progress in getting basic legal information to you; the consumer of legal services.  This is an ongoing process that will never end so long as our law firm is representing clients; this is because the law, and our firm’s place within the local legal community, is constantly changing. Hopefully, we can provide you with an answer or two in this process and make your day easier. If we can be of further assistance, please let us know by contacting the firm.

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