Maricella Rodriguez will do what it takes to help her clients navigate the often-confusing world of the court system. “The law is complex and can be frustrating. When people are dealing with laws they don’t understand, and emotions are running high as well, I can be the voice of reason,” Rodriguez said. “I can explain the law and remind them how their decisions will impact their future.”

Rodriguez works hard to give her clients the best legal advice possible. “That is my philosophy, and my promise,” she said. “I give clients my best counsel in ways they understand so they are able to apply it.”

She developed a fascination with family law while pursuing a degree in criminal justice. She initially volunteered with the Kent County Legal Assistance Center where she helped patrons who were filing divorce and child custody matters. The experience inspired her to study law. During her senior year at Grand Valley State University, Rodriguez interned at the Ottawa County Friend of the Court. That experience solidified her decision to focus on family law. However, she also enjoys other areas of the law.

Rodriguez is a Saginaw native who graduated from Arthur Hill High School. Her parents and six siblings, many of whom served in the military, now live in the area. A high achiever with a high-energy personality, she enjoys being a member of the CrossFit community and has participated in several competitions.

While she is a relatively new member of the Zolton Law Offices organization, she is eager and ready to serve and represent their clients. “I’m glad to be here helping people in my community, the community in which I grew up. It is very rewarding. It makes me want to come to work every morning.”

Above all, Rodriguez believes she holds a sacred obligation to act in her clients’ best interests. “I’m here to counsel first and foremost, and I’m here to argue on their behalf,” she said. “I will do whatever is necessary for my clients and will provide the best legal counsel in a way they can understand.”

  • 2017 - Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan
  • 2017 - Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2013 - B.S. Criminal Justice, Minor in Legal Studies, Grand Valley State University
  • Divorce and Family law
  • Creditors Rights and Collections
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Probate/Estate planning
  • Saginaw County Bar Association
  • Women in Leadership 
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • CAN Council – Board of Directors
  • National Association of Career Women Member