During my legal career of 37 years, I have focused on family law and other complex civil litigation matters. I have served by Court appointment as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, receiver and special master. For the past twenty years I have achieved an "AV" rating, the highest peer rating by Martindale Hubbell, a nationally recognized directory of attorneys, for my legal ability and ethical standards. I have appeared in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and have argued in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
My professional memberships include the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Oakland County Bar Association. ABA section memberships incude family law, business law and litigation. I am an arbitrator for the American Bar Association.
I am a past chairman of the Oakland County Bar Association's Circuit Court Committee. I am also a member of the City of Birmingham Board of Ethics, Grand Knight of the Holy Name Knights of Columbus, Director of the Birmingham Rotary, among other volunteer positions. I have served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, and have been past chair of both the Board of Managers of the Birmingham YMCA and the City of Birmingham Advisory Parking Committee.
I was recognized in the dbusiness magazine as a Top Lawyer in Metropolitan Detroit in the practice areas of family law, litigation and corporate law, as well as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law. I recently received this year's Michigan Top 10 Attorney Awards from both the Natiional Academy of Family Law Attorneys and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. I was the recipient of the Federal Bar Foundation Edward Rakow Scholarship Award at the Detroit College of Law, where I was the Editor-in-Chief of the Detroit College of Law Review. I also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Harold H. Bobier, Judge of the U.S. District Court in Bankruptcy for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Licensed since 1977
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John is hard working, well prepared, and dedicated to outstanding results for his clients. I have had a couple matters as opposing counsel in the past couple years and he has always been a complete professional to deal with and I have a high degree of respect for him. He fights hard for his clients but he fights fair and does an outstanding job.
Joseph Lavigne Criminal Defense Attorney
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1977||06/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Attorney||The National Advocates||2015|
|"10" Best Family Law Attorneys||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top 10 Family Law Lawyers in Michigan||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Leading Lawyer in Family Law||Leading Lawyers Network||2015|
|Super Lawyer Award||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|"10 Best" Michgan Family Law Attorneys||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Michigan||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|Distinquished Lawyer Award||Shamrock Bar Association||2013|
|Top Lawyer in Family Law||dbusiness||2013|
|Top Lawyers - Litigation, Family Law, Corporate Law||dbusiness||2010|
|AV Rating (consecutively for over 25 years)||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Shareholder/Director||Berry Moorman PC||2010 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||Alan R. Miller P.C.||1979 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Family Law Section; Litigation Section||1977 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Family Law Section||1977 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Family Law Committee||1977 - Present|
|Berry Moorman P.C. website||Business Emergency Legal Preparedness||2013|
|Berry Moorman||Judicial Disqualification in Michigan||2011|
|Michigan Lawyers Weekly||Marital Agreements||2011|
|Michigan Lawyers Weekly||Protecting Your Client's Business in Divorce||2010|
|Detroit College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Toronto||Business||MBA - Masters in Business Administration||1974|
|Wayne State University||Business Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||1972|
|Michigan Divorce Matters||Marital Agreements||2011|
|Introduction to Practice Series||Family Court Property and Economic Issues||2011|
|Michigan Divorce Matters||Tips for Divorce Avoidance||2010|
|Oakland University School of Business||Legal Aspects of Emergency Preparedness||N/A|
|American Arbitration Association||Use of Arbitration in Real Estate||N/A|