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Timothy P. Flynn

Timothy P. Flynn

Clarkston Legal, PLC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Divorce, Elder Law ...
  • Michigan
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Biography

Since 1989, I have been an attorney licensed by the State Bar of Michigan. In my decades of general practice, I have served thousands of clients. Among the first-50 attorneys in Michigan to complete the Family Law Certificate program offered by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor, MI, I have completed more than 1000 divorces from start to finish. In addition to family law, I have a robust criminal law practice, representing clients in jury trials and appeals across Michigan. A roster attorney for the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System for 3-years, I know my way around the criminal justice system. The Michigan Attorney General has appointed me to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General (felony child support) and to serve Oakland County as a Public Administrator. These appointments have provided extensive family law, probate and elder law experience as a professional fiduciary in thousands of cases. My appellate docket has placed me before the Michigan Supreme Court, Mich Court of Appeals, and the U S Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Serving 2-years as a pre-hearing attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals was my 1st job out of law school, followed by another 5-years in the appellate section of Plunkett & Cooney, one of Michigan’s largest private law firms. For 8-years in the middle of my career, I was an Asst Professor and Director of Legal Studies at the Univ of Detroit Mercy. The UDM Law Review published my article on civil rights claims in the law enforcement seizure context. As a professor of legal studies, I trained paralegals in all aspects of assisting attorneys in private practice, publishing a comprehensive article on this subject in the Mich Bar Journal. Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit (1988) Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, (1984).

Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Elder Law
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Probate Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consult is free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Master Card, VISA, Discover
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Founder and Owner
Clarkston Legal, PLC
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Over the past 15-years, I have owned and operated the general practice law firm of Clarkston Legal. Our firm serves the legal needs of clients in the family and probate courts of Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Genesee and surrounding counties. We offer excellent legal services for a reasonable fee. We also offer a free initial consultation. www.clarkstonlegal.com
Partner
Karlstrom Cooney, LLP
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Partner in Clarkston-area general practice law firm handling the firm's litigation and appeals. Managed a team of 10 legal professionals, including attorneys for the firm's high-conflict, high-profile litigation cases, divorces and probate disputes.
Assistant Professor - Legal Studies
University of Detroit Mercy
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As the Director of the Legal Studies Program, I developed the legal assistant curriculum as well as taught courses in family law, criminal law, and legal reasearch. A major component of the curriculum development was an Internet enhanced pedagogy. Also, I had primary responsibility for maintaining compliance with UDM's approval with the American Bar Association.
Associate Attorney
Plunkett & Cooney, PC
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This was an awesome law firm experience; I still keep in touch with many Plunketteers, past and present. During my years at PC, I handled federal and state civil appeals and a variety of products liability litigation.
Prehearing Attorney
Michigan Court of Appeals
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This was my first position as a licensed attorney out of law school. As a prehearing attorney, I learned the rudiments of legal research and writing on a wide variety of civil and criminal cases. My job was to recommend an outcome of a case to the three-judge panel assigned to decide the matter. This position was instrumental in my professional development as a general practitioner capable of handling a variety of complex matters from start to finish.
Education
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
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Activities: President of the International Law Society.
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. | History & Economics
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Honors: Honors in the Political Science Program
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Awards
Committee of the Year
Oakland County Bar Association
Timothy P. Flynn chaired the OCBA's Family Court Committee in 2018-2019 and under his chairmanship, this committee won Committee of the Year honors in May 2019.
Professional Associations
Oakland County Bar Association
Sustaining Member
- Current
Activities: Family Court Committee chairperson [2018-2019] and Criminal Law Committee chairperson [2013-2014].
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Michigan Guardianship Association
Team Membership
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Digital Domestic Violence
Oakland County Bar Association
"Should More Be Done to Credential Paralegals?"
Michigan Bar Journal
"Suicide by Police" in Section 1983 Suits
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Speaking Engagements
Crossover Practice: Divorce and Criminal Defense, Family Law Institute, Novi, MI
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Addressed members of the State Bar of Michigan and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education on the topic of cross-pollenization between family law and criminal defense. Discussed how spouses going through a stressful divorce are sometimes unwittingly drawn into the sphere of being accused of crimes such as domestic violence or drunk driving.
Hanging Out Your Shingle, Midland County Bar Association and Foundation, Midland, MI
Midland County Bar Association and Foundation
Presented to a luncheon meeting of the Midland County Bar Association Foundation focused on young lawyers. The keynote luncheon speech included details about the "best practices" for marketing law firms using social media. Detailed discussion about how to build a divorce and probate litigation practice.
Branding A Law Firm in the Digital Marketing Era, Lawyernomics 2016, Seattle, WA
Avvo
Presented on law firm marketing to lawyers from all over the country that participate in the AVVO lawyer directory. Discussed some of the nuances involved in developing a divorce, family law and probate litigation practice.
Legal Blog Writing, On Demand Seminar, Ann Arbor, MI
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Presented in the format of a recorded digital presentation for members of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education on the topic of drafting high-quality law blog posts. Devoted significant detail to the special challenges of blogging about divorce topics and probate law topics where the subject matter is typically dry and uninteresting to non-lawyers.
Certifications
Family Law
Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, MI
Websites & Blogs
Website
Oakland County Divorce, Estate Planning, Probate & Criminal Lawyer
Website
Oakland County Divorce Lawyer
Blog
Clarkston Legal Law Blog
Blog
Oakland County Family Lawyer
Blog
Oakland County Criminal Lawyer
Blog
Oakland County Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer
Videos
This is our law firm's most recent brand video which introduces you, the prospective client, to the specific legal services we offer as well as to the law firm culture. We demonstrate how our extensive experience in divorce and probate matters enables us to provide high quality legal services for reasonable fees. Take a look and contact our office to schedule a free consultation. Clarkston Legal | Divorce & Probate Attorneys in Waterford, Michigan

This is our law firm's most recent brand video which introduces you, the prospective client, to the specific legal services we offer as well as to the law firm culture. We demonstrate how our extensive experience in divorce and probate matters enables us to provide high quality legal services for reasonable fees. Take a look and contact our office to schedule a free consultation.

Timothy P. Flynn was the appellate criminal defense attorney participant on a distinguished panel of legal professionals that presented for Michigan Govt TV. Criminal Appeals Lawyer Part 1

Timothy P. Flynn was the appellate criminal defense attorney participant on a distinguished panel of legal professionals that presented for Michigan Govt TV.

Criminal Defense attorney Timothy P. Flynn presents closing argument to an Oakland Circuit Court Jury in a drunk driving case in 2009. Timothy P Flynn Clarkston Legal.mpg

Criminal Defense attorney Timothy P. Flynn presents closing argument to an Oakland Circuit Court Jury in a drunk driving case in 2009.

Here is an earlier brand video that we produced in June 2020 at the height of the pandemic. We took the novel approach of using natural lake footage to showcase where we work and where many of our clients live. This video contains statements from two clients who came to rely on and trust our legal services in the family court matters we handled on their behalf. Whether it is time for a divorce, or to litigate in probate court, our clients depend on our extensive experience in those courts. Clarkston Legal | Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Estate Planning Attorney

Here is an earlier brand video that we produced in June 2020 at the height of the pandemic. We took the novel approach of using natural lake footage to showcase where we work and where many of our clients live. This video contains statements from two clients who came to rely on and trust our legal services in the family court matters we handled on their behalf. Whether it is time for a divorce, or to litigate in probate court, our clients depend on our extensive experience in those courts.

This is a brief 30-second brand video we did over six years ago to showcase our law firm's office culture. Clarkston Legal Divorce

This is a brief 30-second brand video we did over six years ago to showcase our law firm's office culture.

Contact & Map
Clarkston Legal
6637 Highland Rd.
Waterford, MI 48372
Telephone: (248) 710-0822
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: For legal emergencies, especially involving divorce, parenting time and child custody matters, weekend and after-hour consultations may be available by appointment.