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Kenneth Edward Overwater

Criminal defense Attorney at Detroit, MI

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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 10 years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2013
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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About Kenneth

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Described as patient, honest, and understanding by his clients, Ken Overwater is dedicated to serving as a trusted legal resource who can solve problems for his clients.


Ken comes from a blue-collar background. He grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, where his father worked in the Steel Mill of the Ford Rouge Complex, and had a small business fixing trucks and forklifts throughout Detroit. Ken worked with him since he was old enough to fetch tools and from an early age, he developed a passion and skill for solving problems.


His upbringing and passion for solving problems inspires him to serve his clients with a candid, dedicated approach. Ken graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He went on to serve as a Civil Rights Attorney and a Public Defender for DuPage County-Felony Division.


His successful career has allowed him to work with defendants on a wide range of cases of varying severity. Through each case, he seeks to create authentic relationships with his clients, sort through the legalese, and make sure the client truly understands the options available to them.


Overwater Legal PLLC
547 E Jefferson Ave Ste 109
Detroit, MI, 48226-4324

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-225 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Overwater Legal, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Assistant Public Defender
  • Dupage County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Contract Attorney
  • Loevy & Loevy
  • 2007 - 2008


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
  • 2003


  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • New Lawyers Section Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership and Service Award
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 2007

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Detroit Criminal defense Lawyer Kenneth Edward Overwater
Kenneth Edward Overwater
Criminal defense Attorney
Detroit, MI
Licensed for 16 years
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