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Serving Northern Michigan for Over 50 Years and Still Getting Even Stronger

APKH&C was established in Gaylord in 1969, and we are one of the oldest, most-experienced and trusted law firms in all of Northern Michigan. In 1978, Gene Petruska and his partners purchased the practice from the firm’s founding attorney. Elaine Hart brought an unshakable commitment to helping people when she joined the firm a few years later. Then highly celebrated and decorated litigator Linda Miller Atkinson joined our firm as a Senior Partner in the early 2000s, which allowed us to add her Channing, Michigan office (just north of Iron Mountain). We now serve clients throughout Northern Lower Michigan and the entire Upper Peninsula. We also brought in a former Detroit-based attorney, Gary Kozma, around the same time. Alan Couture joined us in 2018, bringing his 30 years of experience as a litigator, along with his insurance, business and real estate acumen, to expand the services of what we can offer our clients. We are now a full-service law firm.

We are proud that for over 50 years, the community-oriented and dedicated attorneys and staff at Atkinson Petruska Kozma Hart & Couture have been Northern Michigan’s Most Trusted Legal Team.

There’s A Good Reason We Have Been Around for Over 50 Years

No one works for their clients harder than the attorneys and staff at APKH&C. We keep on top of all the changes in the law and use the latest technology to give our clients the legal edge they deserve. We are not only avid courtroom litigators, but we also pride ourselves on being able to help our clients with all of their non-courtroom legal needs.

Our number one source of referrals is our past and current clients. We recognize and appreciate that prior clients refer their friends and family to us when the need arises. They know if you are represented by APKH&C, your case will be managed in the most professional and efficient manner possible.

Let Northern Michigan’s Most Trusted Legal Team provide YOU with the results you expect and deserve.