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Kenneth V. Zichi

Estate planning Attorney at Howell, MI

4.8   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1986
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

    38 years

  2. Real estate
    New purchase / refinance review / easement or property dispute issues

    38 years

  3. Probate

    38 years

  4. Trusts

    38 years

  5. Wills and living wills

    38 years

  6. General practice
    Corporate organization / Real Estate / General Civil Litigation

    38 years

  7. Corporate and incorporation
    New corporations / LLC organization, and business founding advice

    38 years

  8. Landlord or tenant

  9. Personal injury

    35 years

I have been licensed and practicing in Livingston County since 1986, and received both my undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


I am a general practitioner, but concentrate in the areas of Probate, Estate Planning, Probate Avoidance, Elder Law, Personal injury, Domestic law, including divorce, and real estate matters.


If you have questions, please call. Many issues can be handled with a question on the phone, others I will suggest an in person conference for, particularly if there are documents that I need to review to get a full picture of the situation. And remember the addage: 'The only silly question is the one you don't ask'!



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Kenneth V. Zichi, J.D.
1360 W Grand River Ave
PO Box 1015
Howell, MI, 48844
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Brighton, MI, 48116
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Livingston County, MI
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Pinckney, MI
Kenneth V. Zichi
Williamston, MI, 48895
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Fowlerville, MI
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4.8 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Michael | March 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free consultation
I called Kenneth after being referred by another attorney. The issue concerned breaking a lease. We spoke for several minuets. He was very helpful, even though he was giving free advice. After our conversation, I had a clear understanding of what my next steps should be. I would (and expect to) hire him to represent me.
Response from Kenneth Zichi March 2, 2021
I'm pleased I could help and I HOPE the situation resolves without my having to represent you, but I'd be happy to help if needed. Good luck!
Posted by Bill. | April 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Direct and to the Point
Kenneth's answers are the ones I read first. He is direct and to the point and knows what he is talking about. He says what needs to be said in an answer that is short and easy to understand. I have learned a lot about the practical aspects of the legal practice from Kenneth and that's why I read the AVVO questions and answers.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Posted by Anna | April 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Mr. Zichi is thorough and very knowledgeable about every matter he has assisted me and my family with. He took the time to review my will and POA in detail with me and did not make me feel like any question I asked was a "stupid" question. In all real estate matters he has dealt with for me he has been prompt with his replies and is willing to go the extra mile to assure I'm getting the best deal possible. He is fair with his pricing and is willing to always go the extra mile for his clients. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Zichi to anyone looking for legal advice.
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Response from Kenneth Zichi May 4, 2016
Thank you for your detailed review. I strive to provide quality legal help and provide good value to all my clients! Please feel free to call with any questions that may arise in the future.
Posted by Nancy | June 2, 2012
A Good Experience
Mr. Zichi was very good at explaining my new Will and POA information. I would definitely recommend him to friends and co-workers.
Posted by Bela | July 14, 2010
Kudos to Kenneth Zichi
As a personal representative for the estate of my cousin, I needed an an attorney who is knowledgable, responsive and trustworthy professional in Michigan State law. I found that and more in Kenneth. He did everything he promised, when he promissed and within the cost we agreed to. His fee was not cheap but very reasonable for the amount of work he performed and the guidance he provided especially when compared to my experience with other attorneys. I should also mention that as a Maryland resident, we opened and closed the estate in Michigan with only one visit to his office, the rest was completed by long distance communication. I can unequvically recommend Kenneth to anyone appointed as a personal representative for an estate in the state of Michigan. It would have taken me substantially more time and frustration with the legal process and forms reqired to be completed and filed without his help and guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2009
Prompt and refessional
Dr Zichi did a wonderful job explaining things, and was genuinely concerned about getting documents we needed rather than charging us more than necessary. I feel very comfortable with what he did, and why what the 'free' seminars told us was wrong for us.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trust fund issues
He answered my question to the best of his ability , he needed to see the actual paperwork to given me a more accurate answer on my question. I will look into the legal documentation paperwork that was advised to do and go from there.
Response from Kenneth Zichi April 24, 2018
I am sorry you weren't completely happy with an honest answer, but I am always happy to completely review the situation if I am given the opportunity to do so. I frequently comment that this is like going to a car mechanic and saying "my car makes a funny noise, but you can't look at it or open the hood: just tell me what to do to make it stop making the noise" and then complaining that the mechanic doesn't know what to do. I hope you reconsider the 'average' rating....
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Private Practice Attorney
  • Kenneth V Zichi, J.D.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Mayor
  • City of Williamston
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Sutdent Lawyer
  • UofM Child Advocacy Law Clinic
  • 1984 - 1986


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • A.B.
  • 1981


  • State Bar of Michigan, Law and the Media Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association - Probate & Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Presbyterian Church of Okemos
  • Elder / President
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys - Village Law Update committee
  • Board Member
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Level One Education Award
  • Michigan Municipal League - Elected Officials Academy
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Basics
  • Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Zichi are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Personal injury