Tim Cordes concentrates his legal practice on family law and probate estates in the Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County Circuit Courts. He has also represented clients in Bankruptcy and Copyright cases in Federal District Court, and has drafted appeals to both the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

After a career in software and management consulting, Tim began law school in 2002 at what was then the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. By the time he graduated magna cum laude in 2005, the school had merged identities and became Michigan State University College of Law. He began working for Nesi and Associates, P.C. in the summer of 2004, and remained there for nearly 10 years, until Tim started his own practice, Cordes Law, PLLC. .

Using his consulting skills, legal knowledge and personalized style, Tim has been able to grow Cordes Law, PLLC into the thriving practice it is today.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys sailing the Great Lakes and writing and performing plays at the Players Club in downtown Detroit. He and his wife (and their dog, Spike) live in Bloomfield Hills.

Articles and Publications

December 2014 Tim Cordes, PLLC co-authored Between a Rock and a Hard Place-Ending Same Sex Marriages in the Wake of DeBoer with Mindy L. Hitchcock for the Michigan Family Law Journal

December, 30 2014 Tim Cordes, PLLC was a contributor to the ICLE seminar, “Estate Planning for Same-Sex Marriages” available for purchase.

May 9, 2013 Tim Cordes, PLLC, was interviewed by Sheila Pursglove of

August 10, 2012 Tim Cordes, PLLC was interviewed by Lori Frank of LACHES, a publication of the Oakland County Bar Association

May 3, 2012 Tim Cordes, PLLC, was interviewed by Crystal A. Proxmire of

April 17, 2012 Tim Cordes, PLLC held a workshop at Oakland Community College: LGBT and the Law

February 2012 Tim Cordes, PLLC was named LACHES’ “unsung hero” of the month


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