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Christopher Eugene French

Estate planning Attorney at Taylor, MI

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Chris French

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    I work hard to reach your post-marriage goals. I prefer to use finesse when possible, and blunt force when necessary.

    8 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Trusts, Wills, DPOAs, and other documents prepared at your direction with my expertise.

    8 years

  4. Child custody
    15%
    The court only cares, and rightly so, about the best interest of the child or children. You need an attorney who understands this, but also understands how the courts' decision will affect you.

    8 years

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

  7. Probate
    5%

  8. Trusts
    5%

  9. Wills and living wills
    5%

I spent the first 30-years of my life listening to people tell me what a great attorney I would make. After 40-years, I decided I'd find out if they were right. I dedicated myself to law school at age 41. With the support of my wife and business partner, I graduated from MSU College of Law 3-years later.

My 41-years of life before becoming a lawyer has provided me with a unique perspective on the legal system. Court and legal matters can be very intimadating to people without any experience with them. I can explain to you the process and my plan to fight for what your goals are. I'm blunt and honest with all my clients. I don't represent the spitful or those looking for retribution. I represent clients who want an advocate for their best interests and to limit the pain and damage to them and their family during probably the most difficult time in their lives.

I love helping people. I am a natural fighter for all that is right.

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Location

Downriver Law Center
20600 Eureka Rd # 260 C
Taylor, MI, 48180-5343

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Reviews

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Posted by Samantha | April 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer EVER!
We used Chris for a parental revocation & step parent adoption. Chris answered everything in great detail, was always available, and made sure we understood everything we were about to embark on. He never sugar coated anything. You could tell he genuinely does this for us, the client and not the paycheck. I recommend him to everyone for everything.
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Posted by Ruth | April 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
great lawyer
I had consulted with chris concerning family estate and he was very efficient to handle it in a timely manner. I appreciate his honesty and recommend him to all my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Family Laywer
We had a very intricate family law/custody case and Chris did a great job winding through the mess and making sure there was an equitable outcome for our daughter.
Posted by Amanda | April 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Chris was wonderful and patient during a very emotional time. No one truly wants to go through a divorce. Chris understands that and does everything he can to make it a easy as possible. He is prompt at answering and returning calls/emails and makes you feel like you his most important client. Grateful I had him on my side. Because of him my divorce went as smoothly and painlessly as it could have.
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Posted by John | April 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dream come true
Chris handled my divorce with flying colors. He fought for what I deserved in the settlement and kept it out of court by using a mediator. Turned out to be the best,, fastest way to get the case done quickly. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who needed a family law attorney.
Posted by Sasha | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris is THE BEST.
If you are looking for a well-rounded, reliable attorney who is simultaneously knowledgeable, empathetic, and realistic; Chris is the one for you. His understanding of the optimal method of approaching a situation in family law is both comforting and effective, and his personal touch and dedication makes being his client a pleasurable experience. He worked with everyone involved to develop a solution that worked for everyone - a feat that I had believed unattainable - and the case was resolved almost as soon as I hired him. I couldn't be more impressed by his services. Thank you, Chris!
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Posted by John | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr. French represented me in a personal matter and was exemplary. He was knowledgeable and professional, and stayed on top of my case and in contact with me. And we won.
Posted by Kenneth | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris is a problem solver
Chris worked relentlessly on my case to find mistakes the court created. Chris fixed those mistakes, closed old cases, and combined them into one case. He found co-council in the county that my case had been filed, and saved me hundreds of dollars for travel and time. He is a very tough negotiator and can get you what you are seeking from your Divorce. I cannot recommend him more to anyone looking for an attorney who can get your case closed in a timely and professional manner.
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Posted by Josee | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer I could ask for.
Attorney Chris French, went above and beyond for me, he's professional and to the point he got everything thing I needed him to do and more. He will be my attorney from now on. My daughter's father was making accusations about me making me seem like a terrible mother which if anyone has seen me with my daughter you would know he's full of it because she is my whole reason for being put on this Earth. No matter what they said Chris never faltered. He was amazing and I say if you want a shark of a lawyer Chris French is your guy.
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Posted by Samantha | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
We hired Mr. French for a parental revocation and step parent adoption. Chris answered all our questions, answered our telephone calls and emails always as soon as he could. He made the proceedings super easy and he made sure we knew what to expect. If your looking for an attorney who genuinely cares, Chris French is your attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Member
  • Chris French Attorney at Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Services Of South Central Michigan
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Mediator
  • Wayne Mediation Center
  • 2014 - 2014

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Civil Facilitative Mediator Certification
  • 2015
  • Wayne Mediation Center
  • Domestic Violence Screening Protocol Certification
  • 2015
  • Wayne Mediation Center
  • Domestic Relations Mediation Certification
  • 2014
  • University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012
  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Step Parent Adoption
  • Putative father's rights terminated, adoption granted.

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Downriver Community Band
  • President
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Community Support Award
  • Downriver Community Band
  • 2015
  • Difference Maker
  • University of Michigan
  • 2012
  • Spanish Honors Award
  • University of Michigan
  • 2012

Publications

  • Michigan Journal
  • University of Michigan Smoking Ban Article
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Coffee with a Lawyer
  • The Basics of Divorce
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris French in all legal matters. He will put your needs first. He is the hardest working person that I've ever met. You'd do well choosing Chris French as your lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Friend
"Chris is an extremely hard working and caring individual."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Taylor Estate planning Lawyer Christopher Eugene French
Christopher Eugene French
Estate planning Attorney
Taylor, MI
Licensed for 8 years