William M. Azkoul

Bill specializes in personal injury and wrongful death, complex commercial litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.


Denison University (B.A. 1983); University of Detroit School of Law (J.D. 1986)

Professional Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association- Awards Committee, Treasurer (2015 – 2017)
  • Justice Foundation of Michigan (Fellow)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • American Inns of Court
  • Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA) (2004 – present)
  • State of Michigan, Court-Selected Civil Court Facilitative Mediator (2004 – present)

Awards & Achievements

  • “AV – Preeminent Lawyer” peer review rating through Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and integrity
  • Peer selected for inclusion in Leading Lawyers, a listing of the leading lawyers limited to 5 percent of licensed attorneys in the State of Michigan
  • Contributing author and speaker for the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys: The Perennial Topics of Civility and Collegiality in the Grand Rapids Legal Community, 2015-2016
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association Recipient of 2018 President’s Award; Contributing author and speaker Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Appearance in Documentary, Democracy in America, an educational media project on high school civics, for role as lead trial counsel for the Michigan High School Athletic Association in Communities for Equity v Michigan High School Athletic Association, et al., April 2002

Community Service

  • Board of Elders, Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chairman 2018 – 2021, 2014 – 2017,  Chairman 2000-2003
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association 3Rs Program, Instructor of Civics Education Program at Ottawa Hills High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2014 – 2018
  • Facilitative Mediator for the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan
  • Pro Bono Counsel for Legal Aid of Western Michigan


“William is a detail orientated attorney who watches and recommends ways to alleviate extra expenses. He is a man of integrity and compassion and extremely trustworthy, a true gentleman and kind-hearted individual.” – PL

“I’ve been a Banker for 17 years.  I’ve worked with many attorneys in my tenure at Northpointe Bank. William Azkoul stands head and shoulders above them all.  He is highly skilled in litigation, commercial law, alternative dispute resolution, mediation and coaching.  His expertise has resulted in significant wins for Northpointe Bank.  Additionally, he prudently manages expenses and costs.” – RG

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for your help, determination and hard work you have put into our case. It was surely not a simple, quick case, but your beliefs in the case kept us moving forward. Your professionalism was so appreciated by me. Thank you for considering our case and seeing it through with a strong outcome. With Appreciation” – NA

“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism in your handling of the matter we worked on. Your firm but kind practice style is something all lawyers should strive to emulate” – Pam



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