William K. Fahey

William K. Fahey


Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC

Recognized since 2005

Okemos, Michigan

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Appellate Practice

Energy Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Litigation - Municipal

Municipal Law

Utilities Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Municipal Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Energy Law
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William K. Fahey is a Michigan lawyer serving public utilities and municipalities for more than 32 years. He represents electric and natural gas utilities in administrative, regulatory, commercial and appellate matters, and has been involved in nearly every major matter affecting Michigan public utilities over the last three decades.

Mr. Fahey has represented more than 100 Michigan municipalities throughout Michigan, both as municipal attorney and as special counsel, principally handling municipal utility projects, land use regulation and zoning, municipal boundary proceedings, intergovernmental agreements, special municipal athorities, litigation and appeals.

Location

  • 4151 Okemos Road
    Okemos, MI 48864

Education

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, JD, graduated 1977
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, BA, graduated 1974

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Municipal Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Energy Law

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

  • Litigation - Municipal, Lansing (2021)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Lansing (2019)
  • Municipal Law, Lansing (2018)
  • Municipal Law, Lansing (2016)
  • Energy Law, Lansing (2015)

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

  • Appellate Practice
  • Energy Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Municipal Law
  • Utilities Law

Special Focus

  • Administrative
  • Appellate
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Energy Projects
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Municipal
  • Oil and Gas
  • Public Utility
  • Regulatory
  • Utilities
  • Water

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"Never makes you feel like a dummy."

- Larry Degg (Caseville Township), Caseville, MI

"Mr. Fahey has always provided the most expert and exacting advice. We are very fortunate to have his firm represent us whenever we need legal help or guidance. I recommend his services to many other Township leaders."

- Dan Dysinger (Grant Township), Farwell, MI

"His knowledge and experience are well known throughout the state of Michigan."

"We have used William Fahey for the past 12 years, previously when he was with Foster Swift. We have always been very pleased with the quick response we get and his vast expertise in Municipal Law. We would not hesitate to contact him on any zoning matters. I would highly recommend him to any one in search of a law firm that will put your best interest at heart with diligence and effectiveness."

"William Fahey has a depth of knowledge and practical advice which has made him a recognized leader in Michigan Land Use Law. Bill has presented numerous seminars I have attended. He presents material in a clear and concise manner. He has a track record of quick and accurate reviews of matters submitted to him."

- William Woodruff (Union Charter Township)

"Bill is a tireless worker with fine skills."

- Jim Porter (Oshtemo Twp)

"Bill is accessible and provides prompt responses to requests for documents or legal opinions. We have a high degree of confidence in Bill's legal expertise."

- Al McFadyen (Delhi Township DDA)

"When I look at the reference list above, Bill rates a 10 plus in every category. As township supervisor, I have recommended his services to two other townships or government agencies, and they both have hired him for legal counsel."

- Robert Johnson (Edenville Township)

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