ABOUT ATTORNEY MATTHEW W. DELEZENNE

           While attending Wayne State University School of Law, Mr. Delezenne was the sole author of a full-length article published by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, another one of the most respected law schools in the U.S. He won awards as a member of Moot Court, as well as for his academics and writing in Torts and Antitrust Law. Meanwhile, he clerked for the Office of the General Counsel of Ford Motor Company while serving as President of the Intellectual Property Student Association, and as a member of the Student Bar Association.

           In practice, Mr. Delezenne has personally handled numerous cases from initial filing through trial in the areas of Probate, general civil and business litigation, and Divorce and Family Law. Mr. Delezenne has practiced in district, circuit, Probate, and Family Division courts throughout the State of Michigan, and has even had a decision published by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
        

         His Probate practice is unusual in that it encompasses not only Estate Planning and administration, but also Probate litigation, guardianship and conservatorship, and Medicaid Eligibility. 
          

         He also serves as a professional guardian and conservator, primarily for individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

         Mr. Delezenne is currently a member of the American Bar Association and the Michigan Bar Association. 

         When not practicing law, Mr. Delezenne enjoys playing guitar, various outdoor activities, and travel.

            A note from Matthew W. Delezenne regarding the difference between “aggressive” lawyering and effective, client-based, legal service:

           A note from Matthew W. Delezenne regarding the difference between “aggressive” lawyering and effective, client-based, legal service:

            “We often hear lawyers describe themselves as ‘aggressive.’ Sometimes, it seems as if ‘aggressive’ were the only term a client needs to know when selecting an attorney. Unfortunately, this is not accurate, and is often not in the best interest of the client. Far too often, being ‘aggressive’ really means the attorney over-works the case – and bills the client for the excess – with little regard for achieving the goal that the client hired the attorney to achieve in the first place, such as an amicable divorce, or a quick settlement of a civil lawsuit. 
            “I pride myself on focusing on achieving the result that is in the client’s best interest, at the lowest cost and in the shortest time reasonably possible. My litigation and trial experience clearly demonstrate that I can be as aggressive as any attorney. But if ‘aggressive’ lawyering will not best suit the needs and desired outcome of the client, then it is not the appropriate way in which to address the case. 
            “In other words, the client is always best served by the most effective attorney, which is not necessarily the most aggressive.”