Attorney Profile

About Probate Attorney Michael Colton

“Trust is the key to an effective client-attorney relationship. I believe I’ve earned the trust of my clients by personally providing them with individualized service and legal counsel.”

– Michael W. Colton


Michael W. Colton received his license to practice law in Michigan in 1979 and has since earned a reputation for taking a strong personal interest in every client he represents. He has handled hundreds of cases and is knowledgeable in Michigan probate law and court protocol.


Michael believes in the importance of being involved in his community. He volunteers his services to the City of Southfield’s Legal Aid Program and sits on the advisory board for Lewis College of Business in Detroit.


After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1975, Michael enrolled in the University of Detroit Law School and earned his law degree in 1978. In addition to his law degree, he holds a Real Estate Brokerage License. Michael has also kept up to date with current changes in the law and regularly attends continuing legal education seminars.

Member of:

  • The Estate Planning and Probate Sections of the Michigan Bar Association
  • The Oakland County Bar Association
  • The Wayne County Probate Bar Association


“In addition to their home, our parents had a vacation home and property in another part of the state. Because he’s both an attorney and a licensed real estate broker it made settling our parents’ estate much simpler when that time came.”

– Detroit, MI