Timothy S. Wilhelm

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Mr. Wilhelm is a Shareholder with the firm concentrating primarily on municipal, zoning and land use law and litigation.  He is currently the City Attorney for the City of South Lyon and assists in providing general counsel services to Green Oak Charter Township.  His experience includes advising municipal entities on general municipal issues such as ordinances, land use agreements, ordinance and code enforcement, contracts and agreements, water and sewer issues, First Amendment issues, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Open Meetings Act.  

He has also handled all types of litigation with an emphasis on representing local governmental entities in land use and zoning disputes, including case involving land use and zoning disputes, civil rights, RLUIPA, billboard signs and the First Amendment, and environmental regulations.  His experience also includes handling real estate and business transactions and commercial litigation.

Prior to relocating to Michigan, Mr. Wilhelm practiced at a boutique firm in the Chicago Metro area that concentrated on eminent domain law and served as special condemnation counsel for various governmental entities in the Chicago area including the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, the Village of Lemont, and the McHenry County Conservation District.

Contact Information

Farmington Hills Office
Phone: (248) 489-4100
Fax: (248) 489-1726

Practice Areas

  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD 1996
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BBA 1993

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • United States District Court of Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court of Illinois, Northern District
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities / Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Public Corporation Section
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Child Care Network, Ann Arbor, Michigan
        Board Chair, 2009-2011
        Board Vice-Chair, 2008-2009
        Board Member, 2007-2008, 2012


Speaker at "Policing the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act" - Sponsored by the Leelanau County Planning Commission, May 2011

Speaker at Michigan Townships Association, Legal Institute, 2012