Since becoming an attorney in 1990, Robert Zawideh's practice has taken him before Michigan's trial and appellate courts, including the Michigan Supreme Court, as well as before federal district and circuit courts, state courts and arbitration panels across the United States. He has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Michigan, Ohio, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Utah and Washington, D.C.
Robert Zawideh obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1990 and in 1987 obtained his Bachelors Degree in Justice, Morality and Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University. During law school, Robert Zawideh served as a legal intern for the Hon. George Woods of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to law school, Mr. Zawideh interned for the late Hon. G. Mennen Williams, former Governor of Michigan and Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Mr. Zawideh is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is an attorney for The Kemp Klein Law Firm. Some of his more notable cases include:
- Successfully litigating and trying to verdict multiple probate and trust disputes involving estates worth in excess of $40 million.
- Obtaining an approximately $2,200,000.00 arbitration award against The Thomas Kinkade Company and it’s former CEO, then successfully defending that award before the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
- First attorney in the nation to obtain a jury verdict on behalf of a franchisee against a certain wireless retailer and two of it's principals for failure to disclose material risks inherent in the wireless retail industry.
- Wiping out almost $200,000 of a client's debt without filing for bankruptcy.
Specialties: Trust litigation, probate and decedent's estate litigation, guardianships, conservatorships, and franchise litigation.
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Mr. Zawideh and I practice in some of the same areas of law. As such, I have had the opportunity to review many of his answers to Avvo questions. His answers are invariably helpful, legally astute and demonstrate not only a solid understanding of the law but also a willingness to help. Mr. Zawideh is an excellent resource for the Avvo community and I am happy to endorse him and his services. James Frederick
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1990||11/03/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Law Firms in Michigan: Litigation - Trusts & Estates.||U.S. News & World Report||2015|
|Attorney||The Kemp Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||National Litigation Firm||2006 - 2010|
|Attorney||Cheli & Lyshak||2003 - 2004|
|Corporate Attorney||Kotz Sangster||2001 - 2003|
|Partner||Zawideh & Sesi||1991 - 2001|
|Commercial Litigation Attorney||Gault, Davison, Bowers, Hill, Parker & McAra||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oakland County Bar Foundation||Fellow||2013 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals||Admitted||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Admitted to Practice||1990 - Present|
|United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan||Admitted||1990 - Present|
|Wayne State University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Notre Dame||Evidence and International Business Law||Certificate - Summer Law Programme, London, England||1989|
|Michigan State University||Justice, Morality and Constitutional Democracy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|