The city of Westland is in the middle of Wayne County and along the eastern edge of the 734 area code. With a population of 84,094 people, Westland is the tenth-largest city in Michigan. Retail is the most important industry in Westland, as it is home to one of the four malls in the greater Detroit metropolitan area and the city’s retail sector draws customers from a 20-mile radius outside of the city limits. Westland’s largest private employers are primarily in the retail industry, and they include Meijer, Lowes, JcPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and K Mart.
Since retail is such a large part of Westland’s economy, there are a number of attorneys working in Westland that practice some form of consumer protection law, such as products liability. Real property is also a large practice area for lawyers who practice in Westland because must of the land in the city is used for residential purposes and the city has a number of ordinances and other regulations and programs set up exclusively to handle the residential use of property in Westland with the focus on creating stable and safe neighborhood communities. Manufacturing is also a sizable industry in the city, and the largest manufacturing employers in Westland are Plastipak and US Farathane.
Amateur hockey players working in the legal profession thoroughly enjoy participating in drop-in hockey sessions at the Mike Modano Ice Arena. Skaters residing in the 734 area code love to bring their decks to the Concrete Jungle Skate Park. Female lawyers who enjoy formal afternoon tea never miss the annual Ladies Cup of Christmas Tea charity event benefiting the city of Westland. Senior citizens living in the 734 area code enjoy testing their physical activity limits by participating in the annual Western Wayne County Senior Olympics.
Members of the legal community looking to do some pro bono work often volunteer their time to provide free legal advice to senior citizens through the Westland Parks and Recreations department. Fans of Christmas lights always look forward to the annual Wayne County Lightfest, which is the Midwest’s largest drive-through holiday lights display that starts in Westland. Warren Golf Course, one of the oldest golf courses in Michigan, is the preferred golf course among the lawyers in the area since its creation in 1922.