About Our Firm
At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Puzycki, our 3 staff attorneys have over 35 years of combined experience, bringing a comfortable level of professionalism and excellence to every client and case.
Kenneth A. Puzycki, J.D.
After graduating in 1988 from the University of Michigan-Flint Honors Program with a business degree, Ken attended Wayne State University Law School and graduated in 1991. Since then, Ken has been practicing law exclusively in West Michigan. He started his legal career with Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids, followed by a smaller insurance defense firm in Holland, and a short stint in commercial real estate. Ken started his own firm in 1996, where he decided to focus his practice on estate planning and estate administration. He then expanded to include Medicaid and Veterans’ Administration planning, special needs and disability planning, and probate litigation. As part of his practice, Ken also helps small businesses set up Limited Liability Companies and execute simple real estate transactions. The firm does NOT take any divorce, personal injury or bankruptcy cases, but if clients have such issues, Ken has a relationship with attorneys who specialize in those areas of law. Ken enjoys sharing his legal expertise with non-profit organizations, conducting seminars at churches and at his new office, which has a large classroom designed for that purpose.
Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 1991
University of Michigan - Flint, B.B.A. Honors Program, 1988
Andrew F. Wood, J.D.
Andy initially lived in Holland, but then his family moved to East Jordan, in northern lower Michigan. After graduating high school, he moved back “south” and attended Grand Valley State University where he met his wife. They lived in Grand Rapids for about 10 years while Andy attended law school. He began working for Ken shortly after passing the bar and has enjoyed working here ever since. Andy is married and has two school-aged children who keep him busy. When not working or doing school activities, he enjoys running, biking, and camping, exploring as much of Michigan as weather permits.
Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D. 2012
Grand Valley State University, B.A. History 2005
Sharmila graduated from the University of Delhi with a Masters in English Literature and a Master of Philosophy. She earned her law degree from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, magna cum laude. She joined Ken’s practice in 2015 where her focus is on probate and estate administration and estate planning. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar Association of Michigan. Sharmila enjoys travelling and spending time on the shores of Lake Michigan with her husband, two children, and their two dogs.
Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D. 2015
University of Delhi, M.Phil. Philosophy 1992
Carol- Legal Assistant
Carol has been working as a Legal Assistant for Ken’s office since 2002 and has four additional years of law office experience prior to that. Before starting her legal career, she accumulated 13 years of corporate office experience. Carol helps in a variety of capacities in the estate planning process, probate administration, and trust administration, and is referred to as Ken’s “right hand man” by Ken himself!
Muskegon Community College, A.A.S. 1986
Muskegon Community College, A.A. 1992
Teri - Legal Assistant/Billing Specialist
Teri started with Ken’s office in June 2017, but has been in the legal field her whole career. She started as a receptionist/secretary for a law firm in 1988 and has been a legal secretary, legal assistant, or office manager ever since. She has experience in Family Law, Worker’s Compensation Insurance Defense, Criminal Defense, and Estate Planning.
Colleen - Legal Assistant/Receptionist
Colleen is new to the legal field and joined Ken’s team in July 2018. She previously worked in Special Education for 8+ years and in the insurance industry around her years spent caring for her family. She is married and is the proud mom of two amazing children.
St. Bonaventure University, B.B.A. 1987
Grand Valley State University, BS Elem Ed
Theresa - Business Manager
Theresa has been working with Ken since early 2004 doing bookkeeping and payroll. She left her accounting practice and started working for Ken’s office exclusively in July 2018 as Business Manager. Prior to owning her own accounting business, Theresa spent several years in public accounting and corporate financial reporting, and more recently worked for a not-for-profit. She is married and is the proud mom of four beautiful children.
University of Michigan, B.B.A. 1992