McLain & Winters Attorneys at Law
Southeastern Michigan Area

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Divorce • Criminal Defense • Municipal Law • Personal Injury
Practicing 27 Years in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Michigan

Since 1978, McLain & Winters of Ypsilanti, Michigan has served the greater Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston, and Lenawee County areas, including the communities of Ann Arbor, Adrian, Saline, Chelsea, Manchester, Belleville and Brighton. Washtenaw County area with experienced, knowledgeable and effective legal advice and services.

Attorneys Dennis O. McLain, W. Douglas Winters and Angela B. King offer a combined 80 years of legal practice in municipal law, criminal law, personal injury, divorce and family law, planning and zoning and probate administration and estate planning.

Municipal Law
McLain & Winters is the longstanding legal counsel for Ypsilanti Township and Salem Township, and can advise other governmental bodies in southeast Michigan on a retainer fee or case-by-case basis.  They handle all municipal law issues, including the drafting of bylaws, regulations and ordinances, interpretation of ordinances, planning and zoning, public hearings, employment matters, law enforcement and police powers, environmental issues and litigation.

They also provide legal counsel to individuals and businesses in Southeastern Michigan area on planning and zoning issues: seeking a zoning change, opposing a zoning change, permit application issues, easements and defending ordinance violations.

Criminal Defense
Dennis O. McLain is a results-oriented criminal law attorney who is an effective litigator in the courtroom and experienced at negotiating on behalf of his clients.  There is no substitute for experience when you are charged with a crime.

As a criminal defense attorney practicing in Michigan for 30 years, he
has a professional relationship of mutual respect of the area judges. He has practiced law with many of these same judges when they were still practicing attorneys.  He knows what to expect from them and how best to approach them your case.

Each criminal case is different.  Mr. McLain will sit down with you during your free consultation to listen to the facts of your particular situation.  He will give you an honest assessment of your case and tell you what penalties you are likely to face.

If you’ve been arrested for OWI / DUI, for instance, the potential sanctions may vary.  Jail is not normally mandated for your first drunk driving offense, but judges may sentence you to jail under some circumstances.  McLain & Winters will provide a vigorous defense to try to preserve your driver’s license, avoid jail time and minimize other penalties.

McLain & Winters has successfully defended hundreds of Michigan residents against all types of misdemeanor and felony crimes, including:

  • Operating While Intoxicated (including subsequent offenses)
  • Drug possession (marijuana, meth, cocaine, prescription drugs)
  • Traffic violations (no insurance, no license, reckless driving, speeding)
  • Shoplifting and theft
  • Burglary and robbery
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic assault

Contact McLain & Winters immediately if you have been arrested before you talk to the police already.  They will take immediate action on your behalf to protect your rights and obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Divorce and Family Law
If you are considering a divorce, or have an issue regarding child custody or support, spousal support (alimony), McLain & Winters will aggressively represent your interests.

In your free initial consultation, the family law attorneys of McLain & Winters will sit down with you, listen to your personal history and help you decide what your next step should be.

In child custody and child support cases, they work with the client to ensure that the children’s interests are addressed. McLain & Winters always tries to find the reasonable, peaceful solution to these sensitive issues, but if your case does go to before the judge, McLain & Winters are the tough litigators you want on your side.

The law firm assists clients in the greater Southeastern Michigan area with all family issues, including domestic abuse and child abuse, protective orders, visitation/parenting time agreements, spousal support/alimony, establishing or defending paternity, modifying custody and support agreements, and enforcement proceedings.

Personal Injury

Have you been injured in a car accident or been hurt in a slip-and-fall on someone’s property? Have you been bitten by a dog?  Was a member of your family killed in what you consider a wrongful death? Do you have a worker’s compensation disability claim?

McLain & Winters has secured millions of dollars for clients over the years for medical treatment, lost wages and damages.  They are experienced personal injury lawyers who will aggressively defend your rights and work to get the best possible settlement in your case.

They invite you to a free initial consultation to discuss the merits of your case.  You do not pay any attorney fees unless they are successful at obtaining compensation for your.

Probate Administration and Estate Planning

If you or someone you know has been nominated in a Will to act as Executor/Personal Representative of anestatel, McLain & Winters can efficiently and thoroughly manage your Executor/Personal Representative duties with respect to the estate matters. They will assist in the collection and distribution of assets, pay debts of the estate, determining heirs, liquidating assets and assist in any other estate administration duties.  If you know someone who has died without a Will, McLain & Winters can assist in the probate of the estate and what is known as "intestate proceedings" through probate court.

If you are interested in contesting a Will, McLain & Winters also has experience in challenging estate documents and probate court decisions.

McLain & Winters can also help you draft a will to provide for your family in the event of your death or permanent disability. We can draft a health care power of attorney and living will so that others can make medical decisions on your behalf, as well as durable power of attorney for financial decisions.

Contact McLain & Winters today for a free initial consultation about legal representation in any of the practice areas mentioned above.  Evening and weekend appointments can be scheduled.

McLain & Winters
61 N. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Telephone: (734) 481-1120

McLain & Winters serves the greater Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston, and Lenawee County areas, including the communities of Ann Arbor, Adrian, Saline, Chelsea, Manchester, Belleville and Brighton. Washtenaw County area.

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