Joseph P. Buttiglieri

Joseph P. Buttiglieri

Kemp Klein

Recognized since 2009

Troy, Michigan

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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Joseph Buttiglieri is a shareholder concentrating his practice in the areas of probate litigation and administration, conservatorships, guardianships, wrongful death distributions, family law, and mediation.

Mr. Buttiglieri is a popular speaker and writer on topics in his focus areas. He is able to hold the attention of attorneys and non-attorneys. For years, he has often been a featured presenter at the annual ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Seminar and at other ICLE seminars. Recently he was the speaker at the Wayne County Probate Court Guardian Ad Litem seminar on the topic of probate litigations and spoke to the Macomb County Probate Bar Association on Creditors’ Claims in Estate Administration.

Mr. Buttiglieri has served as mediator on many cases over the years. In 2012, he became a certified mediator. For a number of years he served as a member of the Supreme Court Subcommittee on Standard Jury Instructions for Probate Court. In addition, Mr. Buttiglieri maintains an “AV” peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2008-2019 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan, published annually by Law & Politics. Mr. Buttiglieri has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Litigation – Trusts & Estates (Copyright 2019 by Woodward/White, Inc., of SC). He has been included in the Best Lawyers listing since 2009. Additionally, he was selected by a vote of his peers to be included in DBusiness magazine’s list of Top Lawyers in 2013 and 2017 in the practice area of Trusts and Estates.


  • 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 600
    Troy, MI 48084


  • Utica College, BA, graduated 1971


  • ICLE - Speaker
  • Italian American Bar Association - Member
  • Wayne County Probate Bar Assocaiatiomn - member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Troy (2022)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Detroit (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration

Bar and Court Admissions:

State Bar of Michigan, 1976
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals


J.D., Detroit College of Law, 1976
B.A., Utica College of Syracuse, 1971


State Bar of Michigan
Detroit Bar Association
Italian-American Bar Association
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association

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