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Bill Colovos

State, local, and municipal law Attorney at Southgate, MI

4.6   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1985
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. State, local, and municipal law

    38 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    If you've been charged with an OWI, you need the best representation possible. Successfully challenged alcohol-related charges for numerous clients and had them dismissed. Call on the assistance of the distinguished OWI attorney Bill Colovos.

    38 years

  3. Criminal defense
    As a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, he is at the forefront of the criminal defense field. We know how best to handle your case, pursuing your legal rights to the full extent of the law. Call today for a consultation

    38 years

  4. Estate planning

  5. Family

    38 years

  6. Personal injury

    38 years


Don’t yield any ground when it comes to your legal rights. If you've been charged with an OWI, you need the best representation possible. Call on the assistance of the distinguished OWI attorney Bill Colovos. As a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, he is at the forefront of the criminal defense field. We know how best to handle your case, pursuing your legal rights to the full extent of the law. When you must stay out of jail and must keep your driver's license, call him for a personal consultation wherein it will be explained to you exactly what to expect. The Law Firm of Bill Colovos will aggressively pursue a full defense on your behalf. They are the only firm downriver that has repeatedly challenged alcohol-related charges and had them dismissed. Call the firm that other attorneys refer their serious cases to: Colovos & Associates.


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Colovos Law Firm
13305 Reeck Ct Ste 140
Southgate, MI, 48195-3197


4.6 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Jay | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Straight Forward Defense
Bill was pleasant from the onset. He was true to his word that he would not sugar coat things or make unachievable promises. During all steps of my defense, Bill treated each scenario as if it were his own life and reputation on the line, while welcoming questions and open discussion along the way. Ultimately, I was allowed to make my own decisions while considering his wise input and guidance without an overpowering, overpriced "shark" breathing down my neck. I highly recommend Bill's services and would not hesitate to hire him again if needed.
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Posted by Chris | May 30, 2015
Bill Colovos A Real Good Attorney; Not Guilty OWI Second Offence
Not Guilty of OWI second offence; that is what Bill’s skill and hard work produced for me. I had hired another attorney before I found Bill; he charged me $5,000 dollars telling me he was going to get me off because the police made all kinds of mistakes. When we had the pretrial the judge denied both of his motions and set a trial date. After seeing that attorney in court I knew I was in real trouble. I told my story to several Attorneys and finally found one that actually listened and understood I really did have a defense. When I hired Bill I already had a jury trial date set and I didn’t even have the police report from my other attorney. Bill came to my house on 3 occasions and spent several hours going over all the details of my case. He helped me get all the discovery reports and audio video evidence that the police might use. He was honest with me from the very first about my chances of winning and my options; the other attorney had just been lying to me to get my money. My wife has a mental medical condition and had snapped around bedtime; I had to drive my car to keep her from hurting her self or me. The police contacted me by cell phone and ordered me to drive back supposedly for my side of the story. When I pulled up they had already made up their mind to arrest me for OWI. Bill found the breath machine they used on me was pulled out of service 2 weeks later. According to the police I was acting drunk flunked the sobriety test and after blowing 3 times in their Breathalyzer they finally got a reading of .11. When we heard the audio of the arrest Bill was honest with me that my chances at trial were not as good as we first thought. Bill was able to get the prosecutor to offer me a reckless non-driving deal but I had been through probation before and didn’t want to go through that again. Bill spent hours with me putting together a strategy to hopefully keep the tape from being shown during the trial. At the trial the police denied ordering me to drive and Bill successfully discredited the officer and proved him to be a liar. He also raised plenty of doubt about the procedures that they used to prosecute me. Bottom line was a not guilty verdict even with a Breathalyzer of .11 and a police officer swearing he knows a drunk driver when he sees one. If you are in trouble and want to hear the truth and get the hours of work you are paying for I highly recommend Bill Colovos. He wont charge you for a trial prep then tell you this is the best deal you can get. He has a win rate of 97% that fact alone will get you the best deal from the prosecutor if they really got you. Let Bill take a look at your case; he can tell you if you have a chance at trial or if you should be looking for the best deal you can get.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I had the privilege of hiring Mr Colovos to represent me. He was professional and prompt to reply to me. He was always kind and had good interaction with the Judge.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the Job Done
We hired Bill to work my husband’s DUI case. We had hired another guy who seemed timid and afraid of the court system, Bill was the total opposite. He came out the gate swinging and getting things done. We live in Texas and were being told that my husband had 14 days to turn himself in or be found in contempt. Bill went to the judge and handled this himself. My husband did not have to turn himself into the court. When the trial date arrived, we noticed that my husband’s name was not on the docket. The prosecuting attorneys office had dismissed the case but did not make anyone else aware of that fact. Keep in mind, we had to fly from Texas, get a rental car and hotel accommodations which all came out of our pocket. This upset Bill more than us. He then demanded that the case be dismissed with prejudice (they cannot come back and try to charge him later) to which the court agreed. Bill is also taking things a step further and helping us recoup some of the money spent since they could’ve told us earlier that the case was dismissed. My only regret is not hiring Bill first. If you’re looking for someone to fight for you, then this is your guy!
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Posted by Danielle | November 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney EVER! Like family!
Bill was the absolute best attorney I could have ever asked for! Not only did he listen to me, but he believed me that I was innocent of the crime I was being accused of. He was honest with me about all the steps or possible outcomes. By hiring Bill Colovos and following his expert legal advice, he got my case dismissed!! That was 100% ALL Bill's doing! He KNOWS how to talk and work with judges and prosecutors. I have a 100% clean record before and now thanks to Bill, I continue to. I have never been that person "in trouble" with the law. I couldn't believe I found myself in a situation where I was in trouble due to accusations of another. This situation cause me SO much stress and anxiety, Bill will treat you like family, he answered my texts even when late at night when I was worried about my case. Whether you are guilty or innocent, I 100% KNOW Bill will be your best chance at the best outcome for your case.
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Posted by Jesus | March 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and highly recommended
Bill, just Surpassed my expectations, He’s very reliable, very caring, very intelligent, and always kept me informed, highly recommend him!
Posted by Pamela | August 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Bill Colovos
Mr. Boll Colovos is a outstanding person and lawyer. He represented me and He knows the laws. He did an outstanding representation for me and I am very please. Hes number one in my book.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Outcome
Bill did the unthinkable for my drinking related probation violations. Initially, the judge looked shocked at what he was asking for me. He was able to successfully persuade and give me the best possible outcome for my case, despite my great outcome being very improbable! Thanks! Couldn't be happier with his work...
Posted by Nancy | February 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Patient, intelligent and understanding.
Bill could not have been more of a saint. He is driven and can pull a rabbit out of a hat!! So grateful as he helped my husband out of jam. Will recommend bill to everyone I know.
Posted by Chris | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bill The Real Deal
I have been very lucky to have found Bill Colovos. I seem to get myself in trouble more than I would like. Bill is not the first attorney that I have needed to hire. I am not rich and Bill is not cheap however he has never let me down. I went to trial with Bill and the result was not guilty. Recently I had two cases against me; and the result was case dismissed. I am a working man so when I say Bill is not cheap what I am saying is that his fee's hurt but the alternative would have been much more expensive. If you are in serious trouble I would recommend Bill; if I find myself in any more trouble I would do whatever it would take to hire Bill. I say that because I value my freedom and I know that Bill gets that and I trust him. To be honest, Bill can sometimes be frustrating because he may not explain what he is doing; however the more I get to know Bill the less I worry about the strategy. I have never spent a day in jail for a case Bill was handling and he was always there with me if I had to deal with turning myself in or any problems I had with police. Check other posts that I have made on previous arrests with Bill as my advocate.
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Posted by Shelley | July 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
After 5-1/2 years and two lawyers Mr. Colovos was able to (finally)help me get my life back. He is professional, honest, personable, and attentive. He is comfortable in the courtroom which in turn eased my level of distress. We went straight to Circuit Court and my drivers' license was fully restored. I am so grateful that he was recommended to me and I highly recommend Bill. He was outstanding!
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Posted by Sig | October 5, 2015
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Highly recommended.
I was given very little time to retain legal representation . Using the internet as my search tool I came across a legal site and submitted my inquiry . Bill responded and his telephone conversation convinced me he was the right guy. I was lucky to have hired someone like Bill Colovos. I was charged with a misdemeanor in a domestic violence case earlier this year, not a very serious charge but just the same it was very serious to me considering I haven't been in any trouble with the law since I was a very young man decades ago. Bill put my mind at ease, and was able to get me through this maze and in the end a fair judgment. His 29 years experience and fairness are hallmark. Thanks again Bill.
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Posted by Carlos | July 15, 2013
Great Attorney!!
I recently acquired Mr Colovos as my Attorney for a felony charge that I believed was unjust. He was very patient and answered in detail every question I had. I was never in any trouble in the past so there was a million questions and concerns i had. I felt very comfortable speaking to him and I never felt intimidated like a thought a attorney would make me feel. Myself and my Family really appreciate the help he provided. I would recommend Bill Colovos to anyone i know in need of a Attorney.
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Posted by wayne | May 2, 2013
a great lawyer to retain
i retained bill colovos recently for a dui in taylor mi. he assured me everything would go well and it did. i would retain bill in the future for any situation i had. having a good lawyer can make all the difference espescially when the judge respects him.
Posted by Joshua | January 6, 2013
Awesome Attorney. Would Highly Recommend!
I have used Mr. Colovos in my divorce and when I had trouble with my driver's license. He knew what he was talking about and made sure I was informed about what could and would happen. Because of him, I got full custody of my kids and was able to stay out of jail and keep my job and support my boys after license problems.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2012
Thanks to Mr. Colovos,
Mr. Colovos is a lawyer I respect and admire. He helped my son get out of trouble twice. He is personable, accessible, and attentive. He does not have a superiority complex. He is on time, every time you go to court. He is not arrogant. He is available 24 hours a day. He is very learned about the law. His staff is friendly, kind, and prompt. Thanks to Mr. Colovos, my son is out of trouble. He did not lose his scholarships, and he got his life back.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Save your self the stress
I hired this lawyer and his firm and I can safely say I will never hire him again . I had a serious matter he didn’t do anything that I could and did get myself I still had to pay over a 1000 for probation cost still had to do a bunch of community service he is lazy needless to say he put minimal effort and charged me thousands of dollars. Please save yourself the added headache and stress read all the reviews please save your money for a decent lawyer
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2023
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Worst Attorney I have ever retained.
Retained services. Hands down the worst attorney I have retained. Where do I even start? I wish I would write my entire story and tell how bad the experience was. False promises, not filing things on time, charges premium lawyer rates however literally the documents had spelling mistakes and called defendant the plaintiff and vice versa. I have a family case and had dire consequences because of his negligence. Please take my advice and go some where else. You will not regret it. I dont want anyone else to go through what I did.
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Response from Bill Colovos March 20, 2023
I'm sorry that you were not satisfied. Due to attorney/client confidentiality I can not discuss the details of this custody case. As you are aware, I was the third attorney you hired. You were not satisfied with your first 2 prior attorneys either. One of your prior attorneys had to sue you to collect attorney fees that you failed to pay. I represented you concerning your former wife's motion to terminate your physical and legal custody. After several days in trial, the trial court judge denied your ex-wife's motion to change joint physical custody. The court did grant your former wife's mother for sole physical custody of the minor children. Thereafter, you hired me to continue to represent you at the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals, after reviewing the trial court record, affirmed the trail court's decision, finding that it was in the minor children's best interest that their mother have sole legal custody. Thereafter, it was alleged that your more recent conduct caused your former wife to file another motion regarding your more recent wrongful conduct and ask for attorney fees. It is my understanding that you hired a 4th attorney to defend this motion. The court again ruled against you, ordered the relief sought by your ex-wife and sanctioned you with payment of attorney fees and costs to your ex-wife's attorney. In closing, I wish you well in the future, and hope you find the results you believe you deserve.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Colovos and Associates
  • 1986 - Present


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Wayne State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Southgate State, local, and municipal law Lawyer Bill Colovos
Bill Colovos
State, local, and municipal law Attorney
Southgate, MI
Licensed for 38 years
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