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Robert S. Zawideh

Vice President and Shareholder
Phone: 248 619 2599
Practice Areas - Estate and Trust Litigation, Probate, Trial Attorney

Robert Zawideh is an attorney and shareholder in The Kemp Klein Law Firm, of which he has been a member since 2010. Currently the head of Kemp Klein’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Zawideh primarily represents interested persons in high net worth trust and estate disputes. This body of work is part of a more than 30 year history of successfully resolving complex litigation and business matters on behalf of individuals, businesses and municipalities. In addition to trust and estate litigation, Mr. Zawideh’s experience includes representing businesses and families involved in complex business and commercial litigation, employment claims, franchise matters, real estate claims and contract disputes. Robert Zawideh’s litigation practice has taken him before Michigan’s trial and appellate courts, including the Michigan Supreme Court, as well as before federal courts, state courts and arbitration panels across the United States. He has appeared in state and federal, trial or appellate courts in Michigan, Ohio, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Utah and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Zawideh was featured in the 2020 Michigan Edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine in the article, “Trust and Estate Lawyer Strives to Make a Lasting Difference.” He has been designated a “Leading Lawyer” in Civil Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law for the years 2018 to the present (a distinction granted to the top 1% of attorneys in Michigan). Mr. Zawideh is “AV” rated as “Preeminent”, the highest peer review rating for attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell, which recognizes lawyers for strong legal ability and high ethical standards. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in the field of Litigation – Trusts and Estates (Copyright 2021 by Woodward/White, Inc., of SC).

Probate and Trust Litigation: As a skilled and experienced trial and litigation attorney, Mr. Zawideh has successfully guided his clients through extremely difficult financial and emotional issues that are inherent in probate litigation involving will and trust contests, accounting disputes, as well as guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.

Commercial and Franchise Litigation: From simple breach of contract actions to complex franchise litigation, Mr. Zawideh has effectively represented his clients’ business interests before private arbitration panels, as well as trial and appellate courts in the metropolitan Detroit area and across the United States. Mr. Zawideh has argued and tried cases involving fraud, misrepresentation, construction law claims, breaches of noncompete agreements and violations of various state franchise investment laws at all levels of the judicial system.


J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1990
B.A., James Madison College of Michigan State University, 1987
(Justice, Morality & Constitutional Democracy)

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan, 1990
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estates Section

Client Success Stories

Mr.Zawideh has celebrated numerous client successes at Kemp Klein. Many of those are featured on our Client Success Stories page.

Additional articles can be found on the Robert Zawideh Articles page.

Boards, Committees and Leadership

Member, Board of Directors
Member, Strategic Planning Committee
Member, Associate Development Committee
Co-Chairperson, Litigation Practice Group
Chairman, Charity Events and Community Involvement

Member, Board of Directors of Jefferson Douglas Academy

Peer Recognition

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell which gives the rating to “Preeminent Peer Rated Attorneys are an elite group of attorneys who have been rated highly by their peers as having Very High Ethical Standards and an A grade.”
Recognized by “Best Lawyers” since 2021 in the areas of Arbitration and “Litigation – Trusts and Estates”
Recognized by “Leading Lawyers” since 2017 in the areas of Civil Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law