Why Mt. Clemens?

My Office is located on Main Street in charming downtown Mt. Clemens. People often ask me why my Office is there. I don’t live particularly close to my Office, and neither do most of my Clients. The best answer I have is “why not Mt. Clemens?” It’s as good a place as any to work, and far better than most. Everyone who comes to Mt. Clemens for the first time remarks about how nice it is. Over 20 years ago, I said the same thing. That’s why I stayed.

Mt. Clemens is known as the “County seat,” meaning it houses all offices for Macomb County operations. Affectionately known as “The Clem,” Mt. Clemens is a historic town, with a vibrant history reaching back more than 200 years. At times, it was best known as a resort town, famous for it’s “mineral baths.” If you like that kind of stuff, you can get lost in the city’s history.

But you won’t get lost in the city.

Getting around in Mt. Clemens is a breeze, and my Office is easy to find. “Main Street” may have a quaint name, but the truth is that “Main Street” is really Gratiot Avenue renamed for it’s run through the few blocks that make up the city of Mt. Clemens.

Downtown Mt. Clemens is rather conveniently sandwiched between M-59 (aka Hall Rd.) to its north, Metropolitan Parkway (aka 16 Mile Rd.) to its South, I-94 on its east, and Groesbeck Rd on its west. You can easily get to Mt. Clemens from anywhere; it only sounds far.

My Office is right across the street from the County Courthouse. A large, two-story clock tower sits almost directly in front of my front door. Parking is available up and down the block, and along all the city streets. Even if it’s raining buckets, you’ll never have to park so far that you’ll get soaked dashing to my front door.

The downtown area is dotted with great restaurants that feature everything from sliders (wonderfully delicious little burgers with grilled onions on steamed buns), Coney dogs and Thai food to gourmet sandwiches and more elaborate, executive fare. The best part is that it’s all within walking distance from my front door. Once you park your car, everything is just a short stroll away.

Many of my driver’s license restoration clients come from long distances, often flying in from out of state just to see me and then go and have their substance abuse evaluation completed. The local clinic I use to complete my evaluations is about 4 or 5 blocks from my office. On a nice day, it’s an easy outside walk to get there. Even on a stormy day, if you’re seeing me for a driver’s license restoration, you can hop across the street into the County Court building, and then go downstairs where there is a “subway” (an underground pedestrian tunnel) that will scoot you over to the County Administration Building a few blocks over, where you can exist almost at the front door of the clinic to have your evaluation completed.

I limit my DUI practice to Metro-Detroit, meaning Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. Even from the very edge of those areas, the comprehensive local freeway system means that you’re not much more than a half hour away from my Office. Whatever else, Mt. Clemens is a nice little place and it’s right around the corner from practically everywhere.

Instead of asking why Mt. Clemens, I’d prefer to ask, why not?