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Charles M. Penzien

Business Attorney at Chesterfield, MI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    My business practice involves both business planning and litigation matters.

  2. Probate
    I have a mixed combination of both probate court administrative and litigation matters.

  3. Family

  4. Securities and investment fraud
    We have extensive litigation experience involving security litigation matters including cases against stock brokers and financial advisers for breaches of the duties that they owe to their clients.

I have been practicing law in the Macomb County Michigan area for more than 15 years.  I have extensive business and securities law experience in Southeastern Michigan and throughout the Michigan.


I also have extensive zoning and municipal law experience.  I have been a member of the New Baltimore Zoning Board of Appeals for many years and have served in the capacity of Chairman for several years.  In addition to my ZBA experience I have also previously served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Mt. Clemens and an assistant village attorney for New Haven in Macomb County.  


As for Court experience I have been admitted before numerous federal courts including the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have also been admitted to and submitted matters to the United States Supreme Court.

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Penzien & McBride, PLLC
32901 23 Mile Road
Suite 170
Chesterfield, MI, 48047

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5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Lori | March 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We went to see Charles to have a Will made. Was a very pleasant experience. Charles took his time explaining everything, did not rush us and answered all our questions. I feel very comfortable that all our needs were met. We will recommend Charles to our family & friends.
Posted by Robert & DelMarie | March 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Drafted Will
Charles made us feel very comfortable from the first visit. Took the time to get to know us, our goals, and situation. Helped us in decision making for the type of document best for our situation. Highly recommend!!
Posted by David Denny | October 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Updated Will
We appreciated all the personal assistance we received from Chuck. He went out of his way to set up appointment times that were convenient for us.


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Penzien & McBride, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Penzien & Associates, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Managing Member
  • Penzien Hirzel, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2010


  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tkachik v. Mandeville, 487 Mich 38, 790 NW2d 260 (2010)
  • Remanded to the Macomb County Probate Court for further proceedings


  • Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • City of New Baltimore / Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admission
  • 2008 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • BNI - Team Referral
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • BNI - Team Referral
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English


Speaking Engagements

  • MICPA - Continuing Education
  • NASD Arbitration System - What it is and what to look for.
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Charles
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chuck is an extremely intelligent member of our Bar and works diligently for his clients. He is very well respected for not only his intelligence, but also his work ethic and demeanor. A truly invaluable member of our legal community."
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