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Metro Detroit
Law Firm

With over 50 years of combined experience in Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, and Family Law.

The legal team at Schouman and Schiano is at your service. We offer reliable advice and representation in legal matters concerning a variety of disciplines tailored to the needs of each client. 


More than just legal advice

In many legal matters, it is necessary to retain the services of professionals in other disciplines in order to win cases.  Choosing the right counselor, doctor, accountant, accident reconstructionist, or other professional and/or expert witness can make the difference in your case.  Our attorneys have established positive working relationships with some of the most qualified professions and expert witnesses in the United States.  Not only will we work hard for you, but we will also make certain that only qualified professionals become involved your your case.


From custody disputes to divorce proceedings, we will zealously represent you in all facets of family law. Without question, some of the most emotionally-charged issues in all of law fall under the domain of family law. Are you having legal issues regarding marriage, adoption, divorce, or seeking custody of children? We have over 30 plus years of experience in family law matters and will put our experience to work for you.

Commercial Litigation

Our firm has aggressively represented numerous businesses.  We have assisted clients with multi-million dollar deals.  We have taken on financial institutions and several fortune 500 companies and won.  We have set legal precedent with respect to the Manufacturer/Dealer Act and represent many motor vehicle dealerships throughout the State of Michigan.  

Personal Injury 

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, we are here to help.  We have over 31 years of successfully representing clients who have been injured in auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, premises liability, wrongful death, and false arrest cases.  If you retain us for a personal injury matter, there is no legal fee whatsoever until we win.   

Estate Planning/Probate

Over the past few years, Michigan's Probate law has dramatically changed as have federal tax laws affecting probate estates.  We are well versed in the current state of the law so that we can assist our clients with wills, trusts, powers of attorneys and advanced directives.  Whether your assets are modest or massive, we have the knowledge and experience to assist with your estate planning needs.  We also assist clients with guardianships and conservatorships and regularly act as guardian ad litem per the request of the Oakland County Probate Court. 


We have successfully defended people charged with crimes for over 30 years.  From drunk driving to major drug crimes; from minor in possession to attempted murder, we have the experience and are prepared to help you through the worst of times.


We are experienced in representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy, specifically in Chapter 7 bankruptcy.   


Expertise Born From Experience

Our firm understands that when people hire an attorney, they are often experiencing very stressful and complicated situations.  They are experiencing situations where mediocrity is simply not an option.  It takes experience and devotion to your clients in order to win cases.  Every attorney in our firm is experienced and devoted to our clients. 


Our mission is simply to win.  


For many years, our attorneys have been winning for our clients.  We believe that having attorneys who focus in different areas of law give us an advantage in the courtroom.  All of our attorneys have access to cutting edge legal research and regularly attend seminars to stay on top of the ever changing body of law.

  • We have over 50 years of combined experience in various fields of law

  • We provide expert advice and representation by experienced attorneys

  • We provide prompt communication with our clients 

  • We provide honest assessments of cases, whether good or bad

  • We perform all work with the highest level of care and attention to detail

Our Mission
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Experience-Driven Results
for Over 50 Years

Being accused of a crime is a stressful time, our experience in achieving results ​gives our clients the confidence that will help relieve some of that stress and may lead to relief from the charge itself.

  • Assault With Intent To Murder - Dismissed

  • Drunk Driving - Dismissed

  • Felony Drunk Driving - Dismissed

  • Narcotics Delivery - Dismissed

  • Narcotics Possession - Dismissed

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct - Dismissed

  • Domestic Violence - Dismissed

  • Assault and Battery - Dismissed

  • Felony Firearm - Dismissed

  • Felon In Possession - Dismissed

  • CCW - Dismissed

  • Retail Fraud - Dismissed

  • Embezzlement - Dismissed

  • Filing False Police Reports - Dismissed

  • Minor in Possession - Dismissed

  • Open Intoxicants - Dismissed

  • Disorderly Conduct - Dismissed

  • Driving With Revoked/Suspended License - Dismissed

  • Leaving Scene of Accident - Dismissed

  • Trespassing - Dismissed

— Criminal Cases —




"Met with Peg for assistance with Probate process. VERY helpful, compassionate and knowledgeable."

-Courtesy of Google Review-

"Margaret (Peg) Schiano was my divorce lawyer and she was incredible. She made sure everything was fair, and made the whole process as stress free as possible for me. She is kind, caring, warm and extremely talented at her job. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"

-Courtesy of Google Review-

"Dan and Peg are the best. Not only that they handle my case better than anyone could have paid attention to the small details of the care of a family member and made me feel extremely comfortable throughout The entire process I couldn’t have asked for more. A++++"

-Courtesy of Google Review-



"Excellent Family Law Attorneys!"

-Courtesy of Google Review-

"Excellent lawyer

She is very caring and attentive. Not what I have experienced in the past with other attorneys."

-Avvo review of Margaret A. Schiano-

"Ben was my criminal defense attorney, and I could not be more grateful for his assistance. He saw my side of the story and saved me from going to jail. I would recommend him to anyone facing a criminal charge!"

-Courtesy review by former criminal client"


 "I cannot say more about Atty Margaret Schiano. I was in a difficult legal position and with her assistance, the court actually saw things my way. I could not be more grateful for her legal assistance.

-Courtesy of Google Review-

Schouman & Schiano 

To set up an appointment please contact our office or fill out our contact form. 

1060 E. West Maple Rd.,
Walled Lake MI, 48329

Tel: 248-669-9830

Fax: 248-669-9840


Business Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M.

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