also known as Clarkston Legal
For over 25-years, I've helped people solve tough problems in divorce, criminal and probate court.If you need family law advice, call me for a free consult. Excellent service; reasonable fees.If you've been charged with a crime, contact experienced criminal defense attorney for free consult.If your world is rocked by a divorce, call me for free a consult to discuss your legal options.
Since 1989, I have been licensed by the State Bar of Michigan and have earned a Master Lawyer distinction. In my decades of general practice, I have served more than 2000 clients.
Among the first-50 attorneys in Michigan to complete the Family Law Certificate program offered by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor, MI, I have completed more than a thousand divorces from start to finish. Also, I present lectures and seminars to other lawyers and legal professionals on a regular basis.
In addition to family law, I have a robust criminal law practice, representing clients in jury trials and appeals across Michigan. Approved for felony assignments by the Oakland County Circuit Court, and as a former roster attorney for the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System, I know my way around the criminal justice system.
Two Michigan Attorneys General [Cox and Schuette] have appointed me to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General (felony child support) and to serve Oakland County as a Public Administrator. These appointments have provided extensive family law, probate and elder law experience as a professional fiduciary in more than 1000 cases.
My appellate docket has placed me before the Michigan Supreme Court, Mich Court of Appeals, and the U S Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Serving 2-years as a pre-hearing attorney for the Mich Court of Appeals was my 1st job out of law school, followed by another 5-years in the appellate section of Plunkett & Cooney, one of Michigan’s largest private law firms.
For 8-years in the middle of my career, I was an Asst Professor and Director of Legal Studies at the Univ of Detroit Mercy. The UDM Law Review published my article on civil rights claims in the law enforcement seizure context. As a professor of legal studies, I trained paralegals in all aspects of assisting attorneys in private practice, publishing a comprehensive article on this subject in the Mich Bar Journal.
Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law (1988)
Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, (1984).
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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I am happy to endorse Tim Flynn. Whatever your legal problem Tim is more than capable of helping you with it. He's a hard worker who not only knows how to fight but when not to fight as well. For clients there's also an extra added bonus with Tim in terms of his excellent ability to explain things and in so doing make the entire process less scarey. Like I said, I'm proud to endorse Tim Flynn because he's a great lawyer!
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1989||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Citizen of the Week||WWJ News Radio 95||1998|
|Owner & Founder||Clarkston Legal||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Karlstrom Cooney, LLP||2004 - Present|
|Assistant Professor||University of Detroit Mercy||1995 - 2001|
|Associate Attorney||Plunkett & Cooney, LLP||1990 - 1995|
|Prehearing Attorney||Michigan Court of Appeals||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Master Lawyer||2016 - Present|
|Supreme Court of the United States||Member||2010 - Present|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Michigan Guardianship Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1989 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Chairman - Criminal Law Committee||2013 - 2014|
|Oral Argument at the Michigan Supreme Court||Trial court decision affirmed.|
|Federal Civil Rights Appeal||The summary judgment was affirmed on appeal.|
|Simple Assault Case Dismissed||Judge dismissed the case against my client.|
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|Laches (OCBA)||Cyber Crimes||2014|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Should More Be Done to Credential Paralegals?||2001|
|University of Detroit Mercy Law Review||"Suicide by Police"||2000|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Michigan||Political Science and History||Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Brother Rice High School||N/A||High School Diploma||1980|
|Lawyernomics 2016||Branding a law firm in the digital marketing era.||2016|
|On-Demand Seminar||Legal Blog Writing||2015|
|Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series||Cyber Crimes||2013|
|When a Simple Status Update Can Backfire: The Growing Effects of Social Media in Family Law Issues||Social Media and Privacy Law||2012|
|Midland County Bar Association Presentation||Marketing Legal Services Via Social Media||2012|
|Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series||Defending Child Support Felony Cases||2012|
|Avvocating 2012||Legal Marketing in the Era of Social Media||2012|
|10th Annual Family Law Institute||Emerging Issues in Social Media||2011|
|Effective Law Firm Strategies to Improve Your Bottom Line||Law Firm Marketing and Social Media||2010|
|Criminal Defense - "Brown Bag Lunch"||Defending Felony Child Support Cases||2010|
|Attorney Seminar on Starting a Law Practice||Law Firm Practice & Marketing||2010|
|2010 "Solo & Small Firm Institute"||Social Media Marketing for Lawyers||2010|
|Solo & Small Firm Institute||Law Firm Marketing||2009|