Board of Directors

Past President: Timothy J. Klisz is the Past President and of the Livonia Bar Association. A lifelong Livonia resident, Mr. Klisz founded the Klisz Law Office, PLLC, located in Livonia. Mr. Klisz is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. He maintains a full service General Practice including: Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Probate and Collections. He can be reached at (313) 402-0853 or tim@kliszlaw.com or online at www.kliszlaw.com/


President: Wendy Alton is the President and of the Livonia Bar Association.  She is a trial lawyer and certified mediator for divorce and custody.  She has practiced in Michigan courts for over 10 years, and presently focuses her practice in areas of family law, estate planning and probate.  She assists her clients with a variety of matters, including divorce, custody, support, estate planning, special needs planning, wills and trusts, powers of attorney, probate estates, guardianships, conservatorships and prenuptial agreements.  She can be reached at (734)821-1058 or walton@psedlaw.com or online at www.psedlaw.com/


Vice President: Jim Jolly is the Vice President of the Livonia Bar Association.  A graduate of Western Michigan University and the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law.  He is an administrator and adjunct faculty member at Lawrence Technological University where he teaches business law and leadership courses while maintaining a general law practice in the City of Livonia.  After passing the bar exam he served 4.5 years as a magistrate of the 16th District Court.  Through law school he worked as a court officer / law clerk for Judge Kathleen McCann and as a law clerk for Judge Marla Parker.  He lives in Livonia with his wife Katie and their two daughters. He can be reached at jim.jolly@gmail.com


Treasurer: Peter Behrmann is the Treasurer of the Livonia Bar Association.  He grew up in Livonia owns Phoenix Law, a bankruptcy law firm in Livonia.  He has limited his practice exclusively to personal Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 BankruptcyHe is a graduate of the Grand Valley State University and Cooley Law School.  He lives in Wixom with his wife Jeri and their two daughters.  He can be reached at (734)779-9999 or PeterB@PhoenixFreshStart.com or online at www.PhoenixFreshStart.com


Secretary: Melissa Cox is the Secretary of the Livonia Bar Association. Her expertise is primarily in criminal defense, municipal prosecution, and family law with a focus on divorce, child custody, adoption, and child support. She originally joined the law firm of Fausone Bohn as a law clerk in 2006, and then as an attorney in 2008.  She is a 2008 graduate of Ave Maria School of Law and also holds a degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.  She is a lifelong resident of the area, and lives in Livonia with her husband and three children. She can be reached at (248) 380-9976 or mcox@fb-firm.com or online at www.fb-firm.com


Board Member Kathleen L. Cole is a Board Member of the Livonia Bar Association.  She is a trial lawyer and has practiced law in Michigan for almost 19 years.   Her firm is Cole Family Law, PLLC and she specializes in family law matters such as divorce, custody, parenting time, support and adoptions.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1995.  She can be reached at (734) 466-9760 or kathleen@colefamilylaw.com or online at www.colefamilylaw.com