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Charles M. Kronzek

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lansing, MI

4.6   13 reviews

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, custody, relocation of custodial parent / "move away" cases, child support, alimony, Personal Protection Orders (PPO), prenuptial agreements, change of custody, property division, enforcement of court orders throughout mid-Michigan.

    29 years, 300 cases

  2. Child custody
    Nothing strikes closer to the heart than our children. Custody of our children will have a profound effect on them and on us as parents. I've been successfully fighting child custody for decades. Michigan family law and custody law is constantly changing, clarified and re-interpreted. I'm on the cutting edge of the latest developments. The right attorney is critical to your custody case.

    29 years, 250 cases

  3. Child abuse
    Representing parents in their fight against Children's Protective Services (CPS) in Michigan. We work to hold families together while we defend parents from being attacked by false allegations of abuse and neglect.

    29 years, 30 cases

  4. Sex crime
    Aggressively defending wrongfully accused people from sex crime, sexual abuse and rape charges. State wide throughout Michigan with decades of great results.

  5. Criminal defense
    Practicing criminal defense involving major felony charges throughout the state of Michigan.

    29 years, 100 cases

I have been helping clients with their family law issues for twenty years. Because I've walked in their shoes, I know the pain and trauma that goes along with divorce. I'm passionate about fighting for my client because I realize that in so many cases, my work can have an effect on my clients for the rest of their lives. Where children are involved in the case, it becomes that much more traumatic. I understand that. I've been there. I can help.

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Licensed for 27 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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420 S. Waverly Rd. Suite 100
Suite 100
Lansing, MI, 48917


4.6 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Jason | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There isn't enough characters to type all that this man and law firm have done for me and my now 17 yr old daughter. Lemme tell ya, read all the reviews you want to like I did, and throw out the negative ones. IF you do YOUR part and get ALL the information to this man, you will have NO problems! I've never been through a custody proceeding, I didn't know what to expect. I tried to file for what my daughter needed by myself and ended up being lost in the sauce until I found Mr. Kronzek through a Google search. Here I am at 43, never needed an attorney, trying to hire an attorney in another state from Maryland, and unsure of what was going to happen. It started with emails, I emailed ALL of my info to Mr. Kronzek, over 70 pages of stuff, this man and team had no clue as to what was what, but with the little bit I attempted to type up and all my notes, they put together EXACTLY what we needed!!!! I was BLOWN away. Look, You're gonna get frustrated with whatever you're facing and there may be times where you think "this guy don't make me feel very confident" because of how things are progressing, but TRUST ME when I say, BE PATIENT because this man knows his stuff!! As long as you are COMPLETELY HONEST and have your stuff straight. It's like he has this continuous ability to throw curve balls at exactly the right moment and time. Very respectful and to the point, but he listens to you and your thoughts. Don't expect him to sugar coat ANYTHING, as that is not what he's about. If there's a chance you could be in trouble, then there's a chance. He won't tell you otherwise, but if you do what you're supposed to, this man and his team will get things done for you and figure it out. Mind you, I've met face to face with this man ONE time, the rest of our communication during my case has been via email. I ALMOST and I mean ALMOST didn't listen to his opinion of how I shoulda went about something and after it was all said and done, if I hadn't took his opinion into consideration, and followed his advice I would NOT have had the very positive outcome I had. So if you're reading this and looking for someone to get the job done, then please go on ahead and give them a call about a consultation right now! I have no reason to be on here, on a Wednesday afternoon, typing up this long review, other than to give Mr. Kronzek and team a HUGE shout out and thanks for all the help and getting what was needed done!! As well as pass along a HUGE shout out and thanks from my daughter as well. Just.Call.Them.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent law firm!
I worked with the Kronzek Law firm (most of my contract was with Josh Pease), on a very complicated custody fight. I had been fighting for years to get custody of my child. In less than a year, and with help of Mr. Kronzek, Mr. Peaseand all staff, I had custody. Mr. Pease worked very hard on my case. He knew exactly what I needed to bring to the case and was very informative. If I had questions, he would answer them. If he didn't know the answer, he would admit he didn't and then do everything he could to find the correct answer. My child is now safe and so much happier. To see the smile on my child's face, day in and day out is priceless. I can never thank Mr. Kronzek and Mr. Pease enough for what they've done for me and my child. I would recommend this law firm to anyone in need of a law firm who fights for what is right!
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I am very pleased with the services provided by the Kronzek firm. Attorney Kronzek provided the guidance and support that I needed throughout my divorce process. I would definitely recommend him for anyone going through a divorce.
Response from Charles Kronzek November 3, 2017
I'm pleased we could step in and finish the job that your prior attorney could not complete. It was a pleasure working with you G.H.
Posted by Judy | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Very educated and updated on child custody laws. Kronzek and his staff went above and beyond to help my family in a rare and unique child custody case. I hired Kronzek a few years ago because my children refused to see their father. He traveled half way cross the state to represent them. Based on his knowledge of laws and willing to go the extra mile my kids don't have to be forced to go. Kronzek and his staff are very professional and have a great working relationship with other court officials. Very respected law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2015
Mr. Kronzek answered my question in no time and saved me from heading down the wrong path and $2K!
Mr. Kronzek answered my question very quickly--which was necessary. By doing so, he kept me from heading in the wrong direction. By redirecting me, he saved me $2K which was what I was getting ready to spend if I decided to go in the wrong direction. Thank so much! I really appreciate this!
Posted by Erika C. | October 13, 2014
Parenting time modification
After my previous attorney passed away, I hired Chuck to move forward with my parenting time modification. He helped me through the process. He even tried to save me attorney fees by suggesting that my ex and I work out the issues with a parenting time coordinator. Well, that didn't get me anywhere and he did not agree with anything that the coordinator came up with, so he filed a motion on my behalf. I ended up getting more time with my boys that my ex couldn't be there for. Thank you Chuck! I will for sure hire you again if I have any future issues!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2014
Highly recommend - an effective lawyer with character
Mr. Kronzek gave me reliable, wise advice during a diffficult time for my family. He helped me define my goals and make steady progress toward achieving them throughout several months. I very much appreciate his knowledge, experience, and character. He is a calming factor during chaotic times. I highly recommend him (and his caring, patient staff, who answered all of my questions, no matter how small).
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Posted by jen rice | January 21, 2014
a true super hero
Don't even know where to start. Beyond thankful for Mr kronzek. Not only is he the only attorney I will ever use but he is also a friend. Thank u ... seriously.
Posted by Jarod | August 11, 2012
Honest and won my case
When I first called Charles he gave me the honest opinion I needed. We met the same day and I hired him to take over my divorce case from another lawyer. In 3 months he got me what my previous lawyer did not get me after a year. Charles is the best.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2012
A winner
From the very beginning of my case this lawyer did exactly what he promised. He said he was aggressive and he sure was but that is exactly what I needed to win. He said he was not cheap and that was also true but I would hire him again any time.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2008
Charles Kronzek Michigan attorney
Very aggressive and got me great results. A bit expensive and worth every penny.
Posted by Sandy | April 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child Custody question
Mr. Kronzek was very helpful in his answer he let me know there wasn't enough information provided by myself for him to make any recomedation so I e-mailed him personally. He then answered my question and both times was late in the evening, he responded very promptly and he advised me the best methods to take.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would not recommend. Hurt my case.
Charles Kronzek did not file paperwork when he said they were. He then proceeded to bill me for unfiled paperwork and said it was strategy. I was unaware of his dealing for over a month. It was never a strategy I agreed to of or even was made aware of until the night before we were supposed to go to court.
Response from Charles Kronzek April 26, 2020
Mr. B., of course you'd leave an untrue review anonymously. I'm sorry that your strategy forced Children's Protective Services and the judge to remove your children from you to protect them from your abuse BEFORE YOU HIRED ME. I also am sad that you thought that you ought to make strategy decisions about your case despite each and every one of them being a failure which led to you losing your children. And I'm sorry that your acrimony and continuing bad conduct forced me to withdraw as your attorney DESPITE YOU REPEATEDLY ASKING ME TO NOT DUMP YOU because of the positive progress I was making on your case. And I'm sorry that you chose to not pay your bill to our firm which FORCED ME TO SUE YOU to get paid for the excellent work I did trying to help you get your kids back. That was another way you found to sabotage your own family. So, Mr. B., if you'd prefer to air your dirty laundry in public, come sign a release to allow us to reveal your name and all the truths about the very tragic loss of your children that you caused yourself. Or don't.....and continue to be an anonymous, disgraceful, coward. I believe the judge got it right and saved your kids.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • 1995 - Present


  • Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Parental Alienation
  • Victory for non custodial father / client.


  • Ingham County Teen Court
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Appointed to the Character and Fitness Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (17)
Endorse Charles
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read many of the responses to inquiries given by this attorney. I can say that he gives solid advice. Charles Keonzek is very knowledgeable and an aggressive advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Other
"Any one living in Central Michigan who is looking for legal representation in a divorce matter owes it to themselves to speak with Charles Kronzek. His experience and knowledge place him at the top of the family law profession. I recommend calling Atty. Kronzek with the utmost confidence that he will do his best to patiently and competently help you with your divorce issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this attorney. Charles M. Kronzek is a highly skilled lawyer that is well respected in the legal community. He works hard for his clients and is ethical and knowledgeable.I highly recommend him for any divorce and separation law matter."
Child abuse Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kronzek is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child abuse Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Chuck in any family law matter as he zealously represents his clients in a professional manner. He knows the law and applies it on behalf of his clients. Chuck is also well respected within the Mid-Michigan legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kronzek. He is a truly asset to our legal community. Very helpful on AVVO and a great expert in the field."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kronzek is one of the finest attorneys in his state. I highly recommend his legal services."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is aggressive, intelligent, and an extremely convincing litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kronzek is a highly dedicated professional in the practice of law. He genuinely cares and tirelessly works to get the best results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Child abuse Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional"
Child abuse Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer provides excellent personal service to each and every client. I endorse this lawyer."
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