William P Webster, Jr.
Bill Webster is a partner at Carey, Kirk, Webster & Kihm, PLC. He has spent his entire career representing the injured and disabled in their fight against unscrupulous insurance carriers and employers who deny legitimate workers' compensation or personal injury claims. Bill also has an outstanding track record as a Social Security Disability claimants' representative, being named a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star in Social Security Law for 4 consecutive years.
State of Michigan
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Albion College, B.A., cum laude, Economics and Management
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude
State Bar of Michigan
- Workers' Compensation Law Section
- Social Security Law Section
Nat'l Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
American Bar Association
Michigan Association For Justice
Mr. Webster was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, graduating from Portage Central High School. He grew up on a farm in eastern Kalamazoo County, and participated in 4-H as a young man while also earning all-conference honors in football. The son of auto workers, he was a dues-paying member of UAW Local 2093 (and the second shift arm-wrestling champion) while attending Albion College. While working at a tier one auto supplier, he graduated with honors and was an all-conference linebacker for the Albion College Britons football team.
After graduation, Bill attended Wayne State University Law School where he also graduated with honors. During law school he was a law clerk for the UAW International Union's legal staff.
Shortly after passing the bar exam, Bill moved back to his hometown of Kalamazoo where he has been representing the injured and disabled ever since. He's developed a knack for providing no-nonsense, straightforward advice to clients over the past decade.
Mr. Webster has taken his competitive spirit from the football field to the courtroom, where he fights for his clients' rights in workers' comp, social security, and serious personal injury claims all over Southwest Michigan. At your free initial consultation with Mr. Webster, you'll most likely notice that he's a no-nonsense attorney who rolls his sleeves up and gets to work. He isn't interested in putting on a show for his clients or for other attorneys. Bill often hears from his clients that he doesn't "look or act like a lawyer", and he takes that as a compliment.
Some lawyers claim that they "love the law". Bill Webster doesn't "love the law". He hates it and the red tape and procedural barriers that have been constructed by insurance companies and the political forces aligned with them to prevent injured and disabled people from getting the benefits they deserve.
If you want a lawyer that drives a foreign car, wears thousand dollar suits, and will tell you what you want to hear, only to let you down at the end of your case, then Bill probably isn't the attorney you want to hire. If you want an attorney that knows the law inside and out, will give it to you straight and pursue your rights vigorously if you have a claim, then you should give him a call for a free consultation. In a time when the laws are changing rapidly due to the shifting political winds in this state (mostly to the injured person's detriment) Mr. Webster has successfully adapted. His pragmatic approach to handling his clients' claims has endured.
When he's not practicing law, Mr. Webster enjoys spending time with his wife, April, and their two young boys. Bill is an avid outdoorsman, and whenever he gets the chance he can be found in the woods, on the lake, at the gym, or jogging in rural Van Buren County. He's a frequent speaker at the UAW Region 1D Leadership Conference and Fall School at Black Lake. He's also a frequent speaker at local labor meetings and conferences. Bill also engages in pro bono work, holding a free legal clinic at UAW Local 2093 in Three Rivers on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 2-4pm.