Located in Southgate, and serving Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Monroe Counties

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Linda R. Souve is the Senior Partner at SOUVE, PENDRACKI, & BURKS and has been practicing law in the Downriver community for nearly 30 years. Ms. Souve’s primary focus is Family Law in Wayne County. She represents both men and women with an unbiased approach.


Ms. Souve is also a Family Law Mediator. In mediation couples work out resolve their own settlements with Ms. Souve acting as a neutral facilitator. Many couples have had their disputes successfully resolved through mediation with Ms. Souve.


From Eastern Michigan University, Ms. Souve earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree and a law degree from Wayne State University. She is a Member of the Michigan Bar Association, past President of the Downriver Bar Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Family Mediation Council for the State of Michigan. Ms. Souve is licensed to practice before both the Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.  She has been a volunteer speaker for local church groups, high schools, and other community based organizations.

Linda Souve

Jeremy M. Burks

Jeremy M. Burks is a partner at Souve, Pendracki & Burks, P.L.L.C. His practice is primarily in the field of Family Law. He practices primarily in Wayne, Monroe and Washtenaw counties. Mr. Burks is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Downriver Bar Association, He is a lifetime Downriver resident. Mr. Burks is admitted to Practice in the Eastern District of Michigan and the State of Michigan.


Mr. Burks received his Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1996 and law degree from Wayne State University in 1999.  


Michael Pendracki is a Partner at Souve, Pendracki, & Burks, P.L.L.C., with over 31 years experience. His practice is exclusively limited to Family matters such as divorce, adoption, child support, and getting judgments enforced by the court after the divorce is final. He practices in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties. His special emphasis is on custody cases. He has successfully taken many cases to trial for his clients.


Mr. Pendracki earned a Bachelor from Michigan State University in 1981. He received his law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1985.  Additionally, Mr. Pendracki participates in several local youth athletic organizations and is involved with local youth sports team.  Mr. Pendracki is a long time member of his local parish.

Michael Pendracki

Michael Jerard Scott

Jerard  M Scanland

Scott  P Mussin

Admitted 2011 State Bar of Michigan

Admitted 2016 United States District Court for Eastern District of Michigan

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2011, Juris Doctor

University of Detroit Mercy, 2004, Summa Cum Laude, B.A., Political Science


Attorney Jerard Scanland focuses his practice on criminal law, family law, auto-accident, and landlord tenant cases.  Having completed training for the Wayne County Court felony appointments and volunteering for Court appointments in the 33rd District Court, Mr. Scanland has established a vast experience in and outside of the court room defending clients with great success

Admitted 2004 State Bar of Michigan

Admitted 2005 United States District Court for Eastern District of Michigan

Admitted 2005 United Sates Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Michigan

Nation Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) 2005

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys – 2005

Michigan State University – College of Law, 2004, Juris Doctor

Eastern Michigan University – B.S., Public Law & Government, 1993 (Minor, Psychology)

Eastern Michigan University – B.S., Paralegal Studies, 1995

Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity


Attorney Scott Mussin’s background provides him with extensive experience in the court room and handling litigation cases.  Experience working for one of the premier proto-chemical companies in the United States and his work in The Office of the General Counsel at Ford Motor Company, provides a concrete foundation to understand complex legal cases from the perspective of both Plaintiff and Defendant.  Having moved to the private sector, Mr. Mussin now focuses his litigation experience on vehicles defects, family law, and negligence and auto accident cases