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Channelle Kizy-White maintains her own practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  She specializes in criminal defense and family law.  Her practice includes representation of business executives, engineers, doctors, religious leaders, business personnel, entrepreneurs, and other professionals and their families.  She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Chaldean.

Channelle was born in Southfield, Michigan.  When she was growing up she had dreams of becoming a lawyer, or maybe even a Supreme Court Justice.  While she always knew she wanted to be a lawyer, it wasn’t until college that she went through an experience that further solidified her dreams.

In 1999, a person very close to Channelle was accused of murder.  Over the course of almost eighteen months, she was able to experience first-hand the injustices that often occur because of the tremendous power the government possesses.  Channelle is able to fully understand and relate to the pain and suffering that a family and other loved ones endure when a person close to them is accused of a crime.  The government often times makes people feel as if they do not have a voice and have no control over the situation.  To Channelle, being a lawyer is not just about fighting for justice, it’s about fighting for individual families and helping people understand the process every step along the way.  After going through this extremely difficult experience, there was no doubt in Channelle’s mind that she would become an attorney so that she could fight for people and against the government every day.

Due to Channelle’s hard work and dedication to her studies, she graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with honors. She then went on to attend Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she achieved Dean’s List honors. While attending Loyola, Channelle had an opportunity to work with and learn from nationally renowned trial attorneys. She also earned a position on the Bankruptcy Moot Court Team and argued in front of the Bankruptcy Court in Illinois. Most interestingly, Channelle worked with professors in researching and helping to prosecute Augusto Pinochet, the Chilean president who before his recent death, was being investigated and criminally prosecuted for the terrorist acts he made his citizens endure.

After each year of law school, Channelle returned home for the summers to work as a law clerk for Neil Rockind.  During these summers, she had the opportunity to work on a number of high profile cases.  She helped defend a Farmington Hills woman accused of poisoning her husband and the next summer, Channelle assisted in the defense of a man accused of an eighteen year old murder in Tawas City, Michigan.

Channelle has represented individuals from all walks of life.  Each and every one of her clients receives the same enthusiasm, attention and determination that she would want for her own family.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
  2. Family: 35%
    6 years
  3. Child Custody: 13%
  4. Child Support: 12%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    10 years



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  • Ryan Mahlon Moldovan

    Channelle is an excellent attorney who has always gotten great results for the clients I have referred her in family law cases. I even entrusted her with a family member's divorce and she did an awesome job and got her a great result. I recommend her to anyone who has a family law issue.


    Ryan Moldovan Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
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  • Ryan Berrard Moran

    We refer clients of ours who need family law or criminal defense services to Channelle. Not only is she is an excellent, results-oriented attorney, but her customer service and approach to people is excellent as well. I would recommend this experienced and determined attorney to anyone.


    Ryan Moran Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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Contact info

Channelle Kizy, PLLC

30903 Northwestern Highway
Suite 270
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334


MIActive And In Good Standing200605/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Elite 40 Under 40Oakland County Executives2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyersdbusiness2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Lawyersdbusiness2012
Up and Coming LawyerLawyers Weekly2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Award for Academic Excellence in Legal ResearchCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerChannelle Kizy, PLLC2009 - Present
Of CounselBeals Hubbard, PLC2009 - 2012
AssociateNeil Rockind, PC2006 - 2009
Law ClerkRockind and Liss2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chaldean American Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
Chaldean American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2006 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)President Elect2014 - 2015
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)Vice President2013 - 2014
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)Treasurer2012 - 2013
Oakland County Bar Association, Diversity in the Legal Profession CommitteeMember2012 - 2013
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)WLAM State Representative2011 - 2012
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region)Secretary2010 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEconomicsOther - Bachelors2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Panel LuncheonThe Struggles of Women in the Legal Field2010