Attorney Profile

Kenneth R. Hotchkiss

1000 Laurence Avenue
Jackson, Michigan 49202


Office: (517) 784-6250
Fax: (517) 784-6011



  • Practice Areas:

    • Family Law

    • Criminal Law

  • Areas of Emphasis:

    Family Law:  Including; Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Guardianship, Child Abuse and Neglect.

    Criminal Defense:  Including; Misdemeanors, Felonies and Capital Cases

  • Background:

    Ken is a lifelong resident of Jackson County.  He graduated magna cum laude from Spring Arbor University with a B.A., and then went on to earn his Law Degree from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating cum laude.  Ken and his wife have two grown children, all continue to reside in the Jackson area.

  • Professional Activities:

    Ken is a member of the Michigan Bar Association and the Jackson County Bar Association.  He has served on the following Boards:  Community Corrections Board; Spring Arbor Township Public Safety Board; Jackson County Family Services and Children’s Aid Board; and the Child and Parent Safe Haven Project.

    The Firm is a member of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Expertise:

    Ken is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully tried criminal cases ranging from drunk driving, assault and battery and criminal sexual conduct, to a gang-related murder case.  He has handled hundreds of family law cases and is often appointed by the Jackson County Circuit Courts to represent children as the guardian ad litem.  Ken is a trained Domestic Relations Mediator and has successfully mediated countless divorce cases.  Ken has also acted as Arbitrator in many family law disputes.  When appropriate, Ken believes in Alternative Dispute Resolution as a means to resolve personal and family issues so as to avoid the lasting negative effects of contentious litigation.