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About Me

Proud to have represented more than 100 Michigan municipalities. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Government: 25%
    38 years, 500 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    38 years, 250 cases
  3. Appeals: 25%
    38 years, 500 cases
  4. Energy & Utilities: 25%
    38 years, 150 cases



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC

4151 Okemos Rd
Okemos, MI, 48864


MIActive And In Good Standing197710/08/2015
WIGood Standing197703/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
2009 SuperlawyersKey Professional Media, Inc.2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
2008 SuperlawyersKey Professional Media2008
2007 SuperlawyersKey Professional Media2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2005
Peer Review Rated AVMartindale-Hubbell1992
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberFahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC2008 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorThomas M. Cooley Law School1989 - 1996
ShareholderFoster Swift Collins & Smith PC1977 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Bar FoundationFellow1998 - Present
Capital Area United WayDirector1988 - 1989
Volunteers of America-LansingPresident1985 - 1986
State Bar of Michigan, Administrative Law SectionSection Council1983 - 1992
Judicial Review CommitteeChair1983 - 1989
State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Practice SectionMember1983 - Present
Ingham County Bar Association, Administrative Law SectionMember1981 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Public Corporation Law SectionMember1978 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Administrative Law SectionMember1978 - Present
Ingham County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - 2008
State Bar of MichiganMember1977 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
City of Taylor v Detroit Edison CompanyWin
English Garden Condominiums, LLC v Howell TownshipWin
Altman v Meridian TownshipWin
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Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Appellate ManualAdministrative Agency Appeals2008
Michigan Township NewsDowntown Development Authorities2004
Michigan Township NewsComplying with Open Meetings Act1993
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistory/ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2008 Michigan State Bar ConferenceAdministrative Law Best Practices2008
2005 Michigan Township Assn ConferenceJoint Fire Protection2005
2005 Michigan Municipal Attorneys ConferenceContract and Conditional Zoning2005
2004 Michigan Townships Assoc ConferenceMunicipal Purchasing Policies2004
2004 Michigan Municipal Attorneys ConferenceMunicipal Boundary Disputes2004
2003 Michigan Townships Assn ConventionDefending Township Boundaries2003
2003 Michigan Townships Assn ConferenceWinning the Zoning Game2003