Channelle Kizy-White maintains her own practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She specializes in criminal defense and family law. Her practice includes representation of business executives, engineers, doctors, religious leaders, business personnel, entrepreneurs, and other professionals and their families. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Chaldean.
Channelle was born in Southfield, Michigan. When she was growing up she had dreams of becoming a lawyer, or maybe even a Supreme Court Justice. While she always knew she wanted to be a lawyer, it wasn’t until college that she went through an experience that further solidified her dreams.
In 1999, a person very close to Channelle was accused of murder. Over the course of almost eighteen months, she was able to experience first-hand the injustices that often occur because of the tremendous power the government possesses. Channelle is able to fully understand and relate to the pain and suffering that a family and other loved ones endure when a person close to them is accused of a crime. The government often times makes people feel as if they do not have a voice and have no control over the situation. To Channelle, being a lawyer is not just about fighting for justice, it’s about fighting for individual families and helping people understand the process every step along the way. After going through this extremely difficult experience, there was no doubt in Channelle’s mind that she would become an attorney so that she could fight for people and against the government every day.
Due to Channelle’s hard work and dedication to her studies, she graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with honors. She then went on to attend Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she achieved Dean’s List honors. While attending Loyola, Channelle had an opportunity to work with and learn from nationally renowned trial attorneys. She also earned a position on the Bankruptcy Moot Court Team and argued in front of the Bankruptcy Court in Illinois. Most interestingly, Channelle worked with professors in researching and helping to prosecute Augusto Pinochet, the Chilean president who before his recent death, was being investigated and criminally prosecuted for the terrorist acts he made his citizens endure.
After each year of law school, Channelle returned home for the summers to work as a law clerk for Neil Rockind. During these summers, she had the opportunity to work on a number of high profile cases. She helped defend a Farmington Hills woman accused of poisoning her husband and the next summer, Channelle assisted in the defense of a man accused of an eighteen year old murder in Tawas City, Michigan.
Channelle has represented individuals from all walks of life. Each and every one of her clients receives the same enthusiasm, attention and determination that she would want for her own family.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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Channelle is an excellent attorney who has always gotten great results for the clients I have referred her in family law cases. I even entrusted her with a family member's divorce and she did an awesome job and got her a great result. I recommend her to anyone who has a family law issue.
Ryan Moldovan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
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We refer clients of ours who need family law or criminal defense services to Channelle. Not only is she is an excellent, results-oriented attorney, but her customer service and approach to people is excellent as well. I would recommend this experienced and determined attorney to anyone.
Ryan Moran Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2006||01/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Elite 40 Under 40||Oakland County Executives||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Up and Coming Lawyer||Lawyers Weekly||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research||Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction||2005|
|Partner||Channelle Kizy, PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Beals Hubbard, PLC||2009 - 2012|
|Associate||Neil Rockind, PC||2006 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Rockind and Liss||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)||President Elect||2014 - 2015|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)||Vice President||2013 - 2014|
|Oakland County Bar Association, Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee||Member||2012 - 2013|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)||Treasurer||2012 - 2013|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)||WLAM State Representative||2011 - 2012|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)||Secretary||2010 - 2011|
|Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce||Member||2009 - Present|
|Chaldean American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Member||2006 - Present|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Economics||Other - Bachelors||2003|
|Panel Luncheon||The Struggles of Women in the Legal Field||2010|