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Jannelle Jennifer Zawaideh

Divorce and separation Attorney at Southfield, MI

4.9   36 reviews

also known as Jannelle J. Zawaideh

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2005
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jannelle

Learn Jannelle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Whenever children are part of the divorce equation, finding a workable solution becomes all the more complicated. Issues regarding custody, visitation, support and decision making authority can make an already emotional event boil over. And when it does, the case typically moves out of arbitration and into the court room. As a Michigan Child Custody Lawyer who has handled numerous child custody cases – both initial and post-divorce modifications – our attorneys understand the complexity.

    19 years, 855 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    As a Michigan Divorce Lawyer who has worked through numerous divorce cases, our attorneys understand the challenges and questions you have. From the divorce itself to such complex issues as child custody, visitation and support, property allocation and alimony – a divorce is anything but straight forward. In order to ensure all of your interests and rights are fully protected, you need the experienced team at The Law Offices of Jannelle J. Zawaideh

    19 years, 1,788 cases

  3. Child support
    Are you getting enough in child support? How much should you be paying? Do you think you are paying too much? Have circumstances changed? What exactly are you required to pay for? When does child support end? How about college? As Michigan Child Support Lawyers, these are just some of the many questions we encountered during the numerous child support and modification cases we handle. In order to ensure your child support situation is both correct and fair, you need the experienced attorney.

    19 years, 876 cases

JZ Law, home of the exclusive Flat Fee Guarantee, where in a lot of cases we can give your costs up front so you are not suprised later. JZ Law was established by Attorney Jannelle J. Zawaideh, a leading Michigan Family Law Attorney. We service residents in Oakland County, Livingston County, Macomb County, Wayne and Washtenaw County. Our practice is dedicated to providing you with the very best in legal advice with a highly professional standard of representation.


As a small very specialized law firm, we can guarantee your unique case will get the personal attention and commitment from one of our top Michigan Divorce Attorneys or Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers. Instead of being “lost in the shuffle” of a big law firm, at The Law Offices of Jannelle J. Zawaideh you get the personal, one-on-one attention only found at a small law firm. Instead of unreturned phone calls and hardly-seen lawyers, our Michigan Family Law Attorneys keep our clients well informed and up to date about the status of their case.


Not only will we tell you how your case is proceeding, we also take the time to educate our clients about the various aspects of the law as it relates to their case. Instead of just going on with what we say – we want our clients to be a partner and able to contribute to the important decisions that need to be made.


At The Law Offices of Jannelle J. Zawaideh, our philosophy to the practice of law is that informed and educated clients make better decisions on how to proceed with their cases.


If you have any questions or wish to speak with one of our Michigan Family Law Lawyers, do not hesitate to contact our offices for a FREE CONSULTATION at

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Jannelle Jennifer Zawaideh
26677 W.12 Mile Rd. Ste 171
Southfield, MI, 48034

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4.9 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Such a great experience
I called Jannelle Zawaideh's office after doing a search online and researching reviews... she was the first attorney I called and I feel so blessed that I made that decision. Going into this I had an idea in mind of what a divorce attorney is like based on feedback of friends who have gone through the difficult process of a divorce, and it was not a great impression so I was nervous to even make the initial call. Jannelle called me herself, and she was absolutely amazing. She spent about 45 minutes talking to me, asking me questions about the current state of the marriage, kids, income, etc....but not just that....she asked key questions about the personal aspects of our relationship and how we can potentially work things out. She didn't instantly see $$ dollar signs of a potential client, but recommended strategies to make the relationship work if that was still something I wanted. Her compassion and honesty is so refreshing, and I'm so thankful that my first outreach was to Jannelle. The state of the marriage is TBD, but I feel so much more prepared and equipped with the right information and strategies.
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Posted by Roger A | April 8, 2015
Great Work
You will be in EXCELLENT hands with Jannelle and her staff!! Very down to earth and made this process go smoothly. She always made me feel comfortable whereas some attorneys can make you feel uncomfortable. Thank you for everything you did for me and my family!
Posted by Ron J | April 4, 2015
hardworking and sharp
This law firm is hardworking, caring and extremely sharp! They fought for my rights and I received full custody of my children, I got to keep my house, my 2 cats, and child support! I am so grateful and will refer anyone I know going through a divorce and custody battle. Very professional and always returned my calls and emails.
Posted by Matt P | April 4, 2015
My experience with this firm is nothing but a blessing. My attorney took it on as if it was her own case and not too many people can say that! She didn't treat me like I was just "another client" but rather a person fighting for what's best for his children. I cant thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Do not hesitate to call if you are in need of an exceptional divorce attorney
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Posted by Cindy C. | April 4, 2015
Highly helpful and appreciateable
I had a draining and emotional child custody and divorce case. My attorney helped me get through this difficult time in my life. The staff made me feel comfortable and that everything would be ok. She was very up front and honest about how things would turn out and did not lead me to believe otherwise. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this firm to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Stephanie R. | April 4, 2015
My attorney was GREAT and a class act. I would not hesitate to hire this firm. I had many consultations before I decided to hire the Law Offices of JannelleZawaideh and she was very genuine and caring about my situation.
Posted by John D. | April 4, 2015
Always notified me of what was going on with my case. I initially hired a different law firm who basically took my $4,000 retainer and after a couple weeks asked me for more money which was ridiculous!! If I ever have any problems with my now ex I will always call the Law Offices of JannelleZawaideh.
Posted by Greg H. | April 4, 2015
Great Attorneys
GREAT ATTORNEYS!! Jannelle and her staff helped me through every step during these difficult times in my life. They were aggressive and made sure I was treated fairly and got what I deserved. I definitely RECOMMEND to family and friends.
Posted by John D | April 4, 2015
Strong Background
I was served with divorce papers. I began my search for a divorce attorney and was referred to Jannelle by a co worker. She had a strong background in family law and after speaking to so many other attorneys she was the one that I felt very comfortable with. After I had told her my situation she told me exactly what the plan of action would be. She gave me options and helped me make logical decisions rather than emotional ones. There is nothing better than having an attorney who knows what they are doing and cares about you as a person.
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Posted by Bill F | April 4, 2015
Best Performance
I hired JannelleZawaideh after my initial attorney did not advocate for me the way he should have. Very knowledgeable and professional and guided me through this emotional rollercoaster. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Faith Y | April 4, 2015
high quality
BEST ATTORNEY! I was recommended to this firm by 2 different people. I felt like it was a sign so I scheduled a phone consultation with her and after speaking to her about my case and listening to the advice she gave me I knew she was the one I wanted to hire. She was very compassionate with me but a PITBULL IN COURT! She taught me how to stand up for myself and to never settle for less.
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Posted by Vanessa S | April 4, 2015
I recently finished my divorce and I have to tell you how pleased I am with the legal services provided by the Law Offices of JannelleZawaideh. Jannelle is very knowledgeable about the law and was very caring throughout the process. I would email her questions late in the evening and she would always promptly email me back answering all my questions. Thank you to you and your staff for everything!
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Posted by Denise | March 14, 2015
Jannelle and CO Rocks
Very intelligent and highly professional. I felt very confident with my choice. Within 10 minutes of talking to her I knew she would fight for what I was entitled to.
Posted by Anthony | March 14, 2015
Highly Recommended
From the time I retained this firm everything was explained to me from A to Z. I was always given options on how to proceed and what would be in my best interest. I have made a friend for life.
Posted by Dawn | March 14, 2015
I couldn't have picked a better firm to represent me. I was in a harmful relationship with my husband. I spent most of my life living with a man that was controlling and abusive. I have 2 kids and my self esteem was at its lowest. We ended up going to mediation and settled everything without having to go through a trial. Emotionally I don't think I could have handled going through a trial. I became a stronger person and I credit my attorney and her staff for helping me get through this process.
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Posted by Jones | November 21, 2014
Nicely Handled
I have used several attorneys in Michigan which in my humble opinion, have not acted in the most ethical of manners. However, I have been extremely pleased in the fashion in which Jannelle and her fantastic staff handled my divorce, which involved a very aggressive opposing counsel and ludicrous request for alimony, considering no children were involved.
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Posted by Williams | November 19, 2014
Thank you Jannelle
I found The Law Offices of Jannelle Zawaideh to be a good family law firm and one who inspired my trust and confidence. She was excellent as an attorney - very knowledgeable, meticulous concerning details, and kept she me well-informed throughout. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Alex | November 18, 2014
Recommended to everyone
I used Jannelle Zawaideh in 2012 for divorce proceedings. She was recommended by another attorney for whom I had provided some service. It was as painless as a divorce could be considering the circumstances. I remember calling on a Sunday and Jannelle answered my call. I’ll always remember her and her staff.
Posted by Mark | November 16, 2014
Thank you
Jannelle Zawaideh is also extremely organized and detailed. For the service she provides, her fees are very reasonable and affordable. It really pays to work with an attorney that enjoys her profession, because she cares for her clients and wants whats the best for them.
Posted by Christopher | November 16, 2014
Honest !
Someone had referred me to Jannelle Zawaideh and now I see why! Jannelle takes pride in what she does and it shows. She makes sure to not only work towards what you want from her, but is honest about what it takes to make it happen. She is very honest and upfront with what you need to be aware of during the process.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jannelle J. Zawaideh
  • 2005 - Present


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce In Oakland County
  • Father was awarded full custody and no alimony or child support was awarded to wife.


  • Chaldean American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013


Speaking Engagements

  • BWM of Michigan Chapter
  • Divorce
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (0)
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Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Zawaideh is not only a great attorney, but also an outstanding person. She has a unique skill that sets her apart from other great attorneys: she listens just as well as she speaks. Nothing escapes her. As a client, you will notice her focus and energy from your first meeting with her, and you will know that you hired the perfect attorney. I would sure want her on my team if I were ever in need of a family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jannelle has her clients' best interest at the forefront of her mind. Her high level of integrity and honesty is refreshing and demands the very best out of herself and her clients. She is an outgoing person with a love for her work and a devotion to her clients that makes her an excellent attorney. I would recommend her for any divorce case or family dispute."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jannelle is a sharp and courteous professional. I recommend her without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jannelle has been the only family law attorney I refer my clients to for the past 5 years. As I handle personal injury claims only, it is important that I have the ability to refer my clients to not just a capable attorney but one that will exceed their expectations. Jannelle has done that and more evidenced by the feedback I received and the fact that I have never referred anyone to another family law attorney. My clients have all been happy with her work and that's what is important. I highly recommend Jannelle"
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a partner in a business/real estate law firm, we do not have the ability to represent clients in their family law matters. However, when the occassion arises, we do our utmost to make sure that a client in need, gets in the hands of the right family law attorney. It has been our privilege to send them to Jannelle for the last 3 years. We know that when she gets involved in the case, that client has been referred into good hands. We always try to receive feedback from individuals that we refer to Jannelle. Time and time again, the results are terrific. She truly goes over and above what the client anticipated, and excels and getting them fair results. We are careful to who we refer to, and it has been an absolutely positive reflection working with Jannelle's office. -Adel Fakhouri Latinis Fakhouri, PLC"
General practice Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of work with Jannelle Zawaideh on several cases and she has proven time and time again that she is an excellent advocate. She strives to provide the highest quality legal services available to her clients. She is aggressive inside and outside the courtroom while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards. She treats each client with respect and each case with vigilance. She emphasizes courtroom prowess while ensuring her clients receive the best quality service at all times. I highly recommend attorney Zawaideh."
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Southfield Divorce and separation Lawyer Jannelle Jennifer Zawaideh
Jannelle Jennifer Zawaideh
Divorce and separation Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation