Leadership, knowledge and respect are the characteristics I believe most clients want from their lawyer -- especially when seeking advice on a major personal or business matter. I am committed to exercising leadership in both traditional cases and in innovative, out-of-court processes. I view an excellent outcome as one that not only serves and protects the client during a difficult time but one that helps the client approach the future on the best possible footing.
Clients often say they are looking for an agressive lawyer. If "aggressive" means determined and committed to serving the client's interests, then that's a description I identify with. When "aggressive" is equated with rude or oppositional behavior, in my experience, that type of conduct rarely produces the best possible outcome for the client. Leadership and a proactive, personalized approach are the hallmarks of my practice.
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse this lawyer. Denise comes from a family of legal professionals and has the highest ethical standards. She is meticulous and very attentive to clients and details of cases. In all my many contacts with her she demonstrates above average understanding of complex legal problems and is a compassionate and caring lawyer. I have known Denise for many years. Her father has practice law in the Flint area for nearly 50 years. Her mother is a top notch paralegal. The family has an excellent reputation for service to others in the legal community.
Arthur Busch Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer's work. Denise is a professional, caring, and highly capable lawyer. She cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases. She is terrific mediator and focuses on resolving matters out of Court whenever possible.
Jamie O'Brien Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1989||09/02/2015|
|Attorney||Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, PC||2009 - 2011|
|Referee||Genesee County Family Court||1998 - 2003|
|Attorney||Denise D. Couling, P.C.||1993 - 2009|
|Associate Attorney||Dykema Gossett||1990 - 1993|
|Law Clerk||U.S. District Court||1989 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|WSC Academy||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Works Skills Foundation Board||Board Member||2014 - 2015|
|WSC Academy||Foundation Board Member||2014 - 2015|
|Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan||Member||2010 - Present|
|International Association of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2010 - Present|
|FastTrak Entrepreneurship Program/Brighon-Howell Chambers of Commerce||Business coach||2010 - Present|
|Livingston County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Genesee County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Michigan Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|Green Oak Township Zoning Board of Appeals||Past Member and Chairperson||N/A|
|Genesee County Court||Past Family Court Referee and Mediator||N/A|
|Purchasing A Residence in Michigan||Due Diligence for Purchasers||1999|
|Michigan Institute of Continuing Education||Michigan Residential Real Estate Transactions||N/A|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Divorce/Family Law Seminars in Brighton||Important Topics and Trends in Divorce/Family Law||2011|
|9th Annual Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute||Marketing a Dispute Resolution Practice||2010|