As a recognized leader in Family Law, both in the state of Michigan and nationally, and as author of Michigan Family Law and Practice, Mr. Victor has taught lawyers and judges that divorcing couples must realize that divorce is an emotionally draining experience, born from loss, which usually does not allow individuals to think and act logically and emotionally at the same time. By creating the concept of a more honest, personalized and direct way to practice family law, Richard Victor has instilled a new philosophy, in his firm in order to bring integrity to the practice of family law. Mr. Victor’s personal belief is that lawyers who practice family law should have a higher duty to their clients then in most other areas of law. At Victor and Victor, PLLC, we know that the work that we do not only affects our clients and our clients’ businesses, but will most probably affect our clients’ children, and future generations.
Founding Partner, Richard S. Victor is listed in Best Lawyers in America; has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine; has served as President of the Michigan chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and served on the National Board of Governors of the Academy, receiving its highest honor, National Fellow of the Year, in 2006. He was elected chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and received its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1999. In 2004 he was recognized for his leadership in the practice of law by the State Bar of Michigan with its highest honor, the Champion of Justice Award. In 2000, he was asked to be a commencement speaker at Michigan State University College of Law and was given the law school’s National Alumni of the Year Award in recognition for his commitment on behalf of children and families going through divorce throughout the country. He is the co-founder of Michigan’s parent education program SMILE (Start Making It Livable for Everyone); Founder of the national nonprofit Victor Smile Foundation; Founder and Executive Director of the national non-profit Grandparents Rights Organization (GRO); and a co-author of You and Me Make Three, a nationally awarded children’s book dealing with children of divorce