Get to Know Howard Linden


Southfield attorney Howard Linden has more than 42 years of experience in probate practice and procedure. He is the co-founder of the Wayne County Probate Bar Association and also has been a magistrate in the 48th District Court in Oakland County for the last 16 years.

As a state-certified facilitator, Linden can analyze, digest, and resolve complex family communication issues, and then apply his depth of knowledge of the process to each individual situation before him. In addition to guiding individuals through their options and the appropriate legal solutions available to them, he is also called upon to mediate and facilitate complex probate, estate and trust matters.

Linden is a graduate of Detroit College of Law, is the father of two and the proud grandfather of two granddaughters.

By Jo Mathis
Legal News

Residence: Bloomfield Hills.

What is your proudest moment as a lawyer? Founding the Wayne County Probate Bar Association.

When you were considering law school, what was Plan B? Medical School.

What would surprise people about your job? The fact that I like it a lot.

Favorite websites: Google, CNN.

What is your most treasured material possession? All my family photos throughout the years.

What is your happiest childhood memory?
Swimming in our backyard pool.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? “You really care.”

What do you wish someone would invent? A time machine.

When you look back into the past, what do you miss most? Having a sister.

What is your most typical mood? Happy.

What were you doing in your last selfie?
Sitting with my granddaughters.

What question do you most often ask yourself?
“What is the meaning of life?”

If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would that be? Donald Trump – to undo so many things!

What’s something you changed your mind about recently? Gun control.

What word do you overuse?

What is one thing you would like to learn to do? How to make my job less stressful.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I love dried apricots and order them online.

What is the best advice you ever received?
Make all major decisions after waiting 24 hours.

What’s the one question you like to be asked?
“Who’s your barber?”


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