Washtenaw County is located in the western half of the 734 area code and southeastern Michigan. The county’s population is estimated to be 347,962 people. Almost one third of the population lives in the county’s most populous city, Ann Arbor. Washtenaw’s largest industries are education, healthcare, manufacturing, and general professional services like accounting and legal services. Some of the most important employers in Washtenaw County are the University of Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Automotive Components Holdings, Eastern Michigan University, Ford Motor Company, Thomson Reuters, and ABN AMRO Mortgage Group.
Many of the communities in Washtenaw County serve as suburbs for the more urban areas of the Detroit-Flint-Ann Arbor metropolitan area. Within the communities of Washtenaw County are many lawyers who are general civil litigators handling the residents’ many legal problems ranging from real property law concerning foreclosures of their homes to labor law related to issues that they may have with their local labor union reps. These communities are also full of historical buildings that were once used by Henry Ford to help in the manufacturing of Ford vehicles that were located in these various communities so that former farmers could continue to live on their farms while working in manufacturing for the Ford Motor Company.
Members of the legal community who love the great outdoors regularly spend their free time at Waterloo Recreation Area, the largest park in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. German-Americans vacationing in the 734 area code enjoy going on the German Heritage Tour in Freedom, Lodi, and Scio townships. Racing fans working in the legal profession enjoy attending the races at the Milan Dragway, the region’s hotspot for drag races. Amateur baseball players in the 734 area code who are also history buffs annually participate in the Union Base Ball Club of Dexter, which plays 1860s vintage baseball. Lawyers interested in ghost hunting often make an attempt to contact the Dixboro Ghost in Superior Township in order to determine the validity of the testimony given by Isaac Van Woert in his affidavit claiming to have been visited by the ghost and given information regarding the ghost’s murder.
Attorneys who enjoy the thrill of going on a treasure hunt love participating in Washtenaw County’s annual Geocaching Adventure. Fishermen living in the 734 area code enjoy competing in Washtenaw County Parks’ Ice Fishing Derby, which is held every February. Lawyers who adore all things related to Elvis look forward to Ypsilanti’s annual Michigan ElvisFest. Gourmands residing in the 734 area code never fail to attend the annual Manchester Chicken Broil. Members of the legal community and other professionals enjoy networking and building a better local economic community by attending Think Local First events for the Washtenaw County business community.