Firm History

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KeuschFlintoft, P.C. was founded by John Kalmbach, who began his practice in 1910, after serving in the Michigan Legislature. Mr. Kalmbach represented a variety of clients and commercial interests in Chelsea, including: banking, milling, manufacture, and trade centered on this intersection of railroad and highway.

John P. Keusch, a native of Chelsea and graduate of the 1933 Michigan Law School, initially served as an assistant attorney general to the United States Department of Interior. In 1937, due to Mr. Kalmbach’s ill health, Mr. Keusch returned to Chelsea to take over the practice where he continued until his death in June 2013, recognized as the longest serving tenure in the Michigan State Bar.

In December 1968, he was joined by Peter C. Flintoft, also a Chelsea native and a graduate of Northwestern University and the Michigan Law School. The firm then became Keusch and Flintoft.

Patrick J. Conlin, Jr., of Ann Arbor and Chelsea, a graduate of Notre Dame and Wayne State Law School, joined in 1998. In November 2014, the people elected Pat to the Circuit Court bench in Ann Abor where he serves.

Jeffrey D. Alber, a Chelsea native, a graduate of Albion College and of University of Detroit-Mercy Law School joined in 2012.

Since 1910, the firm has had its offices at the intersection of Main and Park Streets, across from the 1901 Chelsea State Bank building, which now houses the Michigan 14th District Court. Both the firm’s office and the local court are within the nationally registered Chelsea historic district.

The firm represents commercial, private and municipal clients in a variety of matters. In the recent years of practice, litigation has centered upon real estate, business, tax, construction, zoning and family law in the various Federal and State Trial and Appellate Courts. The firm regularly appears weekly in the Circuit and District Courts in Washtenaw County and very frequently in the Courts of surrounding Counties, including: Jackson, Livingston, and Ingham.


KeuschFlintoft, P.C. • 119 South Main Street • Post Office Box 187 • Chelsea, Michigan 48118

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