Senior Partner William P. Hampton Named in The Best Lawyers in America© in Multiple Practice Areas
Press Release 10/22/2013

SECREST WARDLE is pleased to announce that Senior Partner William P. Hampton was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Real Estate, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law  (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” (The Best Lawyers in America© 2014. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).

Recognition in multiple practice areas is unique. Mr. Hampton has been recognized by his peers in multiple practice areas as he possesses a wealth of experience and expertise, not only as a lawyer, but also as a former Oakland County Circuit Court Judge and former state legislator. Mr. Hampton’s extensive expertise in these areas provides his clients the best representation available by providing proven defense strategies for municipalities, counties, school districts, universities, and state agencies across Michigan.

Mr. Hampton serves as attorney for the Cities of Bloomfield Hills and Auburn Hills, as well as for the Townships of Bloomfield and West Bloomfield. 

Mr. Hampton is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition to being recognized in multiple practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America©, he is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Metro Detroit’s Dbusiness magazine with “Top Lawyer” designation. In 2012 he was named the Detroit Area “Municipal Lawyer of the Year”. Mr. Hampton has been consecutively voted for inclusion on the list of Michigan Super Lawyers® by his peers from 2006 to 2013. Also in 2013, he was chosen as of one of thirty lawyers in Michigan to be honored as a “Leader in the Law”.

To view additional information regarding Mr. Hampton or Secrest Wardle, please visit our website at To contact Mr. Hampton directly, please call 248-851-9500 x2540 or email via


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