Jay Zelenock Law Firm

Wrongful Death
Auto Accidents and Insurance Claims
Products Liability
Workplace Injuries
Civil Litigation
Contract and Property Matters
Employment Law
Legal Advice and Counsel
Personal Injury and Insurance Law
Small Business Law
Wills, Trusts and Probate Law
Wrongful Termination
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Our Firm helps clients with a range of civil justice matters, including wrongful death, personal injury and automobile accident cases, as well as insurance claims, commercial and liability insurance coverage disputes, property damage, contract, employment, real property and probate matters.  In addition to civil litigation work in state and federal courts, the Firm also provides clients with professional advice, counsel and representation regarding civil matters not in active litigation, including advice about real property matters, employee benefits, and contract and employment disputes, as well as probate and small business matters.

The mission of the Firm is to provide our clients with high quality professional legal services that get justice and results for our clients. In an increasingly complex world, our clients are often confronted with difficult problems and powerful adversaries, such as insurance companies, corporations and government.  We can help. 

            We skillfully help our clients achieve their objectives in the insurance claim and civil litigation systems, including state and federal trial and appellate courts.  We also provide clients with high quality, professional legal advice and counsel to allow them to make informed decisions, resolve disputes and reach negotiated settlements “out of court” in many instances.  We exist to serve our clients and to provide them quality, ethical legal representation.  Our integrity is paramount. 


The Firm performs extensive pro bono work to benefit the local community and non-profit organizations in Northern Michigan.  In May 2010, Mr. Zelenock was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards and ensuring excellence in the administration of justice in Northwest Michigan.  Mr. Zelenock also serves as President of the Board of Directors of Inland Seas Education Association, a local non-profit organization that promotes education and stewardship of the Great Lakes.  ISEA operates out of Suttons Bay and teaches children and adults aboard the Schoolship The Inland Seas.  Mr. Zelenock is also proud to support Goodwill Industries/Traverse City, Interlochen Arts Academy, Third Level Crisis Center and the Indiana University-Maurer School of Law, where he serves as 1998 Class Agent and has returned to judge moot court.  He enjoys Traverse City’s natural beauty and resources, and often motorcycles, hikes, bicycles, skis and snowshoes our many scenic areas.