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Timothy P. Flynn

About me

Since 1989, I have been an attorney licensed by the State Bar of Michigan. In my decades of general practice, I have served more than 1000 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 250 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 for criminal appeals through the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System, I know my way around the criminal justice system.

The Michigan Attorney General has 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 75 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 (1988)
Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, (1984).


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    28 years, 715 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    28 years, 700 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    28 years, 400 cases
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    28 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($190-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph A. Lavigne

    Tim is an excellent attorney. He is bright, hard working, well prepared and does a great job for his clients. He is the kind of attorney you want to have by your side when the chips are down.


    Joseph Lavigne Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Steven J. Reina

    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!


    Steven Reina Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Clarkston Legal

6480 Citation Dr., Ste A
Clarkston, MI, 48346-2945


MIActive And In Good Standing198908/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Citizen of the WeekWWJ News Radio 951998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner & FounderClarkston Legal2009 - Present
PartnerKarlstrom Cooney, LLP2004 - Present
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Detroit Mercy1995 - 2001
Associate AttorneyPlunkett & Cooney, LLP1990 - 1995
Prehearing AttorneyMichigan Court of Appeals1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMaster Lawyer2016 - Present
Supreme Court of the United StatesMember2010 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Michigan Guardianship AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1989 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationChairman - Criminal Law Committee2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Michigan Supreme Court Felony Murder Case4-3 decision by Mich Supreme Court
United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals6th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirmed Conviction
Not Guilty Jury Verdict - Nov 2009Client charged w/ assault but acquitted by jury.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Laches (OCBA)Cyber Crimes2014
Michigan Bar JournalShould More Be Done to Credential Paralegals?2001
University of Detroit Mercy Law Review"Suicide by Police"2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of MichiganPolitical Science and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Brother Rice High SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyernomics 2016Branding a law firm in the digital marketing era.2016
On-Demand SeminarLegal Blog Writing2015
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture SeriesCyber Crimes2013
When a Simple Status Update Can Backfire: The Growing Effects of Social Media in Family Law IssuesSocial Media and Privacy Law2012
Midland County Bar Association PresentationMarketing Legal Services Via Social Media2012
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture SeriesDefending Child Support Felony Cases2012
Avvocating 2012Legal Marketing in the Era of Social Media2012
10th Annual Family Law InstituteEmerging Issues in Social Media2011
Effective Law Firm Strategies to Improve Your Bottom LineLaw Firm Marketing and Social Media2010
Criminal Defense - "Brown Bag Lunch"Defending Felony Child Support Cases2010
Attorney Seminar on Starting a Law PracticeLaw Firm Practice & Marketing2010
2010 "Solo & Small Firm Institute"Social Media Marketing for Lawyers2010
Solo & Small Firm InstituteLaw Firm Marketing2009