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William Henry Hougaboom

Divorce and separation Attorney at Pinckney, MI

4.5   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2008
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    I am able to make the transition easier, while ensuring you get a fair and just result.

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    I help people preserve their driving privileges.

    16 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Ensuring at a minimum each client has their constitutional rights protected in every criminal case.

    16 years

  4. Probate
    I times of loss I can relieve the head ache of what to do next.

    16 years

Please call me for an appointment so we can discuss your problems without making any personal judgment, while we will consider all options for you.  All people have issues unique to them, and we take pride in our ability to help people while keeping privacy for our clients.


This office has many great successes in court, and in helping clients who do not need to go to court. 


 We are active in our local coummunity by volunteering in the DDA, movies in the park, Santa in the Park, and other events.  Most days we have our dogs in the office with us.




Stop by to see the dogs in the office.



Wm. H. Hougaboom JD PLLC
10364 Dexter Pinckney Rd
Pinckney, MI, 48169-8928

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Posted by Frank | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience.
Mr. Hougaboom handled a non-payment case for us. He was thorough, knowledgeable, tenacious and kept us informed of our case at every step. Unfortunately, the company was taken over by their bank and our case was thrown out because we were not a secured debtor......but he did an excellent job representing us and I would not hesitate to use his advice or hire him for any other legal issues we may need resolved in the future.
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Posted by John Fleming | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
professional with personal interest
Mr. Hougaboom has went above and beyond and I feel very comfortable with him. He has handled a couple of legal issues for me promptly and with perfect results. Now with any legal case, any lawyer worth their salt will tell you it's never a sure thing. But I know full well going into any courtroom with his representation, I am in good hands. He isn't a high priced attorney (which I have also had in the past!) But he has gotten me better results than I would've inagined. He is very well versed in what he does and has a simple passion for it that it's obvious this man found his calling. I highly recommend William Hougaboom over any other attorney I have had! P.S. I am a single man with custody of all 4 of my kids! Thanks to him and his dilligence.
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Posted by Jessica | May 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will update when case is closed
Mr. Hougaboom is my court appointed attorney. I am beyond grateful to report he has taken much time to consult with me (even prior to pretrial, the day he was appointed!) He gas been patient in explaining the process to me every step of the way. He has been realistic, open and honest. He has made himself available, promptly answering and/or returning my many calls.
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Posted by Thomas | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Lawyer for my Divorce
Every thing that William has done for me in my divorce from my wife Li Meizhen has been slow but not from my Lawyer but by the courts. my lawyer is doing every thing he can do at this time. and every thing is moving right a long as it should be. he is a very good Lawyer and knows what he is doing.


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


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Wm. H. Hougaboom JD PLLC
  • 2008 - 2015


  • Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Associates Degree
  • 2000
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Journeyman
  • 1996
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault & Battery
  • Case dismissed
  • Divorce
  • Closed.
  • Traffic Tickets
  • happy client
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  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Representative Assembly
  • 2014 - Present
  • Livingston County Bar Assoction
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hi-Land Lake Property Ownerrs Association
  • Past Vice President
  • 2010 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified MFG Engineer
  • SME
  • 2005


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  • None
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Speaking Engagements

  • Local Bar Meetings
  • Livingston County Bar Meetings
  • 2015
  • Law Practice
  • Law Practice
  • 2015
  • Semi-annual meetings
  • Repesentative Assembly
  • N/A
  • Client
  • Court
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hougaboom is knowledgeable and presents great answers here on AVVO. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was a pleasure to work with. He is a straight shooter and can be trusted."
General practice Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As I am semi-retired, when ever I get a call from someone and their issue is more than I care to deal with, I send them to Bill. Bill is an excellent attorney who listens to his clients."
General practice Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Bill since he began practicing. Becoming an attorney was a mid-life career change for him and he's taken taken the time to learn how to be an effective attorney."
General practice Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a very intelligent lawyer who practices in a wide variety of areas and is smart, effective, and fair."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill is a hard working and persistent lawyer."
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