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Channelle Kizy-White

Divorce and separation Attorney at Southfield, MI

4.9   36 reviews

also known as Channelle Kizy

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Channelle

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EXPERIENCED. COMPASSIONATE. AGGRESSIVE.

Channelle Kizy-White maintains her own practice in Southfield, Michigan.  She specializes in all areas of family law and criminal defense.  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.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2024 2021 2020 + 1 ...

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Location

Channelle Kizy, PLLC
29600 Northwestern Highway
Suite 106
Southfield, MI, 48034

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2024
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Great people/ Great Team
Couldn’t have asked for a better team to get through a very difficult situation. They were always available, on point, empathetic & responded quickly . To this day I consider them all family.
Posted by Sarah | April 14, 2024
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Review of Channelle Kizy-White
Channelle will be your best advocate. She balances compassion, insight, experience and direction with skill and grace. Each divorce has its on set of challenges and delicate issues. I highly recommend her not only because of her expertise but because she truly demonstrated she is authentically interested in you as a person. Kizy law is an absolute class act.
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Posted by George | February 15, 2024
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Great Attorney
Channelle and her team have consistently demonstrated reliability and professionalism on my case. Channelle stands out as an excellent communicator, ensuring that I receive clear and concise information. She is confident, knowledgeable and determined. Her legal advice has been of exceptional quality, leading to straightforward and successful outcomes for my case. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend Channelle to anyone seeking sound legal guidance.
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Posted by Cris | February 15, 2024
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The best attorney!
Channelle’s exceptional dedication in handling my high-conflict case left a lasting impression. She not only ensured that I was informed and up-to-date on the status of my legal matters but also took the time to explain every step of the process. Her professionalism and commitment to clarity are truly commendable. She is the best! I highly recommend Channelle and her team!
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Posted by Jason | January 27, 2024
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Amazing Divorce Attorney!!!
My divorce attorny has been a real lifesaver. She kept me in the loop, which was a big releif during such a tough time. She and her whole office are super dedicated to their clients. You can see that even the judges in the courtroom respect her. Can't thank her enough for her help!
Posted by Steve | January 26, 2024
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Look no further
A divorce is one of the most difficult things you'll ever go through, and you'll need an experienced and levelheaded professional to guide you through it. Look no further than Chanelle Kizy. from Channelle really listened to me and gave me the right advice and coaching just when I needed it. Through the entire process I was amazed how quickly she responded to every call, email, text and voicemail and she always had time for me. Channelle treated me like a family member, and I wish I could give her 20 stars, she is an amazing person and attorney.
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Posted by Patricia | January 24, 2024
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Difficult Divorce
At first meet, Channelle and her staff pointed me in the right direction. My divorce was truly the hardest thing, I had ever been though. Assuming, that my divorce would take 3/4 months. We were in a fight I didn't see coming. 2 years later, Channelle and her staff had accomplished what two previous attorneys couldn't. I received what was legally mine. I would be ok. I was elated with the end results. Channelle's expertise and tenacity we're no match for oppositing council. Always prepared, for anything that was thrown at us. Bravo! She was strong in her believes and trust in the law. It was truly amazing to watch Channelle and her staff at work. So blessed to have had a whole team working for my best interest. Forever great full.
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Posted by Jalil | January 23, 2024
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She’s a fighter
Channelle was such a great help with my situation. She explained the process in detail and made me feel comfortable and everything was going to be okay. I felt as if there was no obstacle she wouldn’t overcome as my case had many. She fought relentlessly for an ideal outcome and we were able to get just that! Thanks for everything!
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Posted by Holly | January 23, 2024
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Great Lawyer and Team
Channelle and her team were very compassionate, caring and honest representation during my divorce. She had my back for sure. Her Team's efforts were greatly appreciated. Everything was smooth sailing. I recommend Channelle for all your legal needs, if one should arise.
Posted by Jacqueline | June 27, 2021
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Jacqueline
In 2017, Channelle Kizy-White and her legal team represented me in my divorce. They were available and patient with every concern that I had, as well as, giving me excellent legal advice. After the divorce was settled there were some other financial issues that had to be divided and of course they walked me through that process. If I every need any kind of legal representation, I trust her advice, as well as, receiving any referral outside of her specialty I say Thank you to Attorney Kizy-White and her legal team. Sorry it took me so long to writer a review.
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Posted by Chris | June 8, 2021
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The absolute best there is
Channelle helped me with a case recently and to say she is the very best is an understatement. She is professional kind and treats her clients with respect. Was able to get charged dropped nearly dismissed
Posted by Jon | May 11, 2021
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Impressive International Divorce / Custody
I defended myself through much of the proceeding then asked Channelle to come in near the end to finish it off. This was an international custody case, complex, with a lot of challenges. I wouldnt recommend defending yourself but it was intentional. Channelle picked up and executed beautifully. She understood my goals, she challenged me, she was strong in court and respectful. She quickly became the leader in the courtroom, and her arguments were sound and precise. She understood how to get to the heart of the matter and move this along, while having the best interest of my daughter at every step. I have a lot of respect for Channelle and would recommend her highly. She even broke out the spanish - a welcome surprise.
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Posted by Derek | February 22, 2021
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Attorney
Channelle is one of the most outstanding, empathetic, hardworking, and responsive attorneys I’ve dealt with. She treated me like I was family and zealous advocated me through a difficult process. I thank God for her meticulous work product and earnest effort.
Posted by Jon | February 12, 2021
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Compassionate Divorce Attorney
The attorney's at Kizy Law are some of the most compassionate lawyers you can have represent you. I contacted Channelle late in October when I was surprised by my wife's infidelity. I was referred to her by another attorney who indicated she was the areas best family lawyer. From my first conversation with her, I could tell this to be true. Throughout the process, her law office was in constant communication with not only me, but also my ex. She graciously assisted her and answered both our questions, when she didn't have to. We did things amicable and Chanelle was in support with this, throughout the entire process. All emails were answered promptly and the lines of communication were always open. I never felt as though I was just another client, but that she genuinely was interested in seeing my well being protected throughout the divorce. I don't wish anyone to have to go through a divorce. And I know my circumstances are unique and incredibly rare. But I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services for any of my friends or family's needs, should they also need a family lawyer who is compassionate, while looking out for your interests. I'm grateful for her assistance throughout the proceedings. It felt reassuring to know that her team of attorney's were looking out for my finances, while I was dealing with the shock and trauma of the divorce itself. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2020
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Compassionate and result oriented
I had hired Channelle for my very difficult case. She gave me the advice and walked me thru all the arduous situations and got the results that worked out best for me. Channelle is the best attorney I have dealt with.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2020
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Unbelievable results in a high conflict custody case
Alls I can say about Chanelle and Kristina(who mainly worked on my case , I was shocked with what they were able to do. I had filled for divorce twice before but I had incompetent council soI just dropped the divorce to try and see if my marriage could be fixed . But my wife would text me during the divorce as she’s withholding my daughter for months if you want this to be over drop the divorce and we move back in tomorrow . And she did that the first time I filled . Her attorney bullied my other attorneys and they had me sign all this crazy stuff without a judge never ordering it and probably would of never ordered it. Kristina just said be patient with covid and this will all play in my favor. She was seeking full custody with two overnights a month and i ended up getting joint physical and joint legal and I have my daughter for about 47 percent of the overnights throughout the year. And they wanted like 1,000 child support and the got about 1/10th of that. I’m on a good path now but I do have a past and Kristina really made that a non issue and used the constant games every time we go through the divorce. But if you would of asked me what I would of took she got me more than that. I know cops, successfully businessmen who are highly successful with great character and they weren’t able to get what I got . She came highly recommended by my boss Mark Z and she is extremely reasonable on her fees as well. I probably emailed her every single day for the 90 days and she always got back with me most times within five minutes. I already have people that I am recommending to them. I saw online that Chanelle has won awards for top ten attorney in the state and her fees are dramatically cheaper than all those other big shots. The difference is she will put the time in. If you search her there several pages of google she has about 80 reviews and every single one is a five star. Mark Z is the top realtor in Michigan and he told me to not worry when I went with them but they exceeded my expectations and I can breathe and sleep again knowing not only will I have my daugnter half the time I have to be included in every decision. This team is one of the best in the state minus ripping and gauging you like many do. I usually don’t leave reviews but if I would of hired 9 people this is the only team that could of got me what I got . Thank you guys so much for your hard work and dedication and getting us a big win. It’s what’s best for my daughter to spend equal time with both parents and that’s what it should be.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2020
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Personal Protection Order
Channelle and her Secretary Sarah, recognized that despite a PPO being in place, I was still being victimized, and squeezed me in for a consult at the drop of a hat. Channelle did not hesitate to take my case, treated it as her own, fought for me, my peace of mind, and ensured I, and my case mattered! At a time when my life was turned upside down, at the hands of someone who assaulted me, Channelle stood firm in gaining victory for me, while never swaying from what I wanted, and what was in my best interest. Her strong legal skills, faith, and compassion is exactly what I needed, and she proved nothing less, than to be the Best! Thank you, Channelle, from the depths of my soul for bringing light, peace, and life back to me. Thank you, Sarah for recognizing I needed immediate assistance, and getting me an immediate appointment. I appreciate you both Immensely!
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Posted by Fadi | February 11, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
I have been working with Channelle on my divorce and child support case since 2014. I could not find anyone better from her, she knows the law very well and she fights hard for my rights. I could not thank her enough for her help through the past years. She is the one you need. Thank you Channelle for all of your great work.
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Posted by Grace | January 11, 2020
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Highly recommend
I worked with Channelle on my child custody case on and off for nearly two years. It was stalling on the other side that drew it out so long. In that time my calls and e-mails were always returned quickly. My concerns were always addressed. I appreciate that the answers that I got were real and honest even when it may not have been what I was hoping for. She guided me into a resolution that was in my and my child’s best interest. Throughout the entire process it was obvious how much passion Channelle has for her career and how much she cares about her clients. I strongly encourage anyone in a similar situation to meet with her.
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Posted by Jason | September 22, 2019
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Helping a Father protect his twin daughters
Channelle, and her team are the most amazing law firm in my experience. She knows everyone in the courtroom, and you could see the respect they had for her. Also, her team treated me like family. She made herself available at all hours/days and fought hard for this father to protect his kids. I truly felt she cared as much as I did, and in the end, ensured the custody and safety protocols were in place through the courts to protect my daughters. Mind you, this was by no means a straight forward case. Her knowledge of family and criminal law is unparalleled.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 2003

Associations

  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Patriot Week Inc.
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chaldean American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)
  • President Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee
  • Member
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Elite 40 Under 40
  • Oakland County Executives
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Panel Luncheon
  • The Struggles of Women in the Legal Field
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Channelle
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Channelle is a very knowledgeable attorney that I have reached out to in the past when I've been stumped on a particular issue. She is a very personable individual and she's here to help."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Channelle is a very good lawyer and has great knowledge of the laws in her practice areas. She is always prompt to return phone calls and emails."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Channelle Kizy-White is a very knowledgeable family law attorney who looks for creative solutions to complex family law problems. I have had a number of cases with Channelle as the opposing attorney. She is a skilled negotiator and litigator. I can confidently refer cases to Channelle, knowing that she would provide each client with excellent legal representation. She cares about her clients and works diligently to advocate on their behalf. I give Channelle my unqualified endorsement."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Channelle wholeheartedly. She is a fantastic attorney who gives her clients and their cases the attention they deserve. She will go out of her way to make sure that you get the best outcome possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Endorse Back?"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Channelle is a zealous advocate for her clients. She works hard to get them the best result possible. Channelle is smart, driven, and passionate about her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Kizy-White is an exceptionally good young lawyer. I worked with her in a difficult commercial lawsuit that she filed against my corporate client. She represented her client very vigorously in the hotly contested matter while always maintaining a very professional presence. Her willingness to "think outside the box" allowed us to successfully resolve the matter in a manner that was fair to all concerned. I heartily endorse this lawyer without any hesitation whatsoever."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Channelle is dedicated to her clients and passionate about the law. Any client would be luck to have Channelle on their side."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Channelle is a well-known attorney who is actively involved with the legal community. She is an attorney who cares about her clients and is always honing her craft."
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Southfield Divorce and separation Lawyer Channelle Kizy-White
Channelle Kizy-White
Divorce and separation Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation
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