Serving our community for over 70 years

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Carl V. Creighton


  • Partner


Livonia, MI





Carl Creighton was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1976 after receiving his Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1973) and his Law Degree from Wayne State University in 1976. He is one of the firm's partners and has been with the firm since 1988.

Mr. Creighton's practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate, business and commercial law, real estate, probate and estate planning law, as well as all forms of litigation. He holds the prestigious AV Martindale Hubbell rating, which identifies him as a lawyer with pre-eminent legal and ethical skills and abilities as selected by his peers.

A Livonia resident since 1963, Mr. Creighton is a 1969 graduate of Bentley High School. Mr. Creighton is extremely active in the local community. He was a long serving volunteer and board member of the Livonia Hockey Association (LHA) and is currently a consultant to the Association. Mr. Creighton is an active member of his local parish. Mr. Creighton has also served as a member of various mayoral Task Forces and several other local civic and service organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning 30%
  • Probate & Estate Administration 30%
  • Business and Commercial Law 20%
  • Real Estate 20%

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1976


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Michigan State University
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Bentley High School
    • 1969

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member, 1976 to 2016
  • Livonia Bar Association, Member, 1976 to 2016

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How We Are Different

We strive to become one of the most sought-after providers of legal services in the Metropolitan Detroit area.
We endeavor to meet or exceed the expectations of our clients in all aspects of their legal representation.
We promote a collegial atmosphere in which all individuals are encouraged to learn, improve and excel and to become leaders in the legal, business and civic communities.
We will pursue our belief that individuals with a sense of family and community and with interests outside the practice of law are better for it.
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14881 Farmington Road
| Livonia, MI 48154