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B. Andrew Rifkin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Birmingham, MI

5.0   1 review

also known as Andrew Rifkin, Andy Rifkin

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 31 years
    Michigan - MI 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and for each of the last 10 years, I have received the highest possible rating of legal ability and ethical standards, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5. I also have been recognized as one of the premier family law attorneys in Michigan: I again was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2015, as a Top Lawyer by Crain's Detroit Business and dBusiness Magazine, and as a Michigan Super Lawyer.

    32 years

  2. Family
    30%
    I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and for each of the last 10 years, I have received the highest possible rating of legal ability and ethical standards, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5. I also have been recognized as one of the premier family law attorneys in Michigan: I again was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2015, as a Top Lawyer by Crain's Detroit Business and dBusiness Magazine, and as a Michigan Super Lawyer.

    32 years

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and for each of the last 10 years, I have received the highest possible rating of legal ability and ethical standards, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5. I also have been recognized as one of the premier family law attorneys in Michigan: I again was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2015, as a Top Lawyer by Crain's Detroit Business and dBusiness Magazine, and as a Michigan Super Lawyer.

    32 years

  4. Domestic violence
    5%
    I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and for each of the last 10 years, I have received the highest possible rating of legal ability and ethical standards, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5. I also have been recognized as one of the premier family law attorneys in Michigan: I again was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2015, as a Top Lawyer by Crain's Detroit Business and dBusiness Magazine, and as a Michigan Super Lawyer.

    32 years

  5. Trusts
    5%

    32 years

Specializing in family law, my sole focus is to understand the complexities of your individual case and bring it to a quick, private and peaceful resolution. Family court judges are overloaded and often don’t have the time to take a deep dive into each family’s unique situation; this is often to the detriment of the family members, who suffer through courtroom conflicts that are dragged out — and which lead to steep bills. For that reason, I frequently work with our clients to resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom in a confidential setting, and recruit the aid of other specialists from our team of carefully selected professionals when it’s needed. In those cases where courtroom litigation is unavoidable, I use my decades of experience to provide unwavering advocacy before a judge in your defense. Family conflict can be extremely emotional, and I take every opportunity not only to counsel, but to listen. Having overseen the successful resolution of hundreds of cases, my outstanding approach has been nationally recognized year after year, including by Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected national peer-review publication in the legal profession. For the last three years I was named a “Top Lawyer” by dBusiness Magazine, as well as Crain’s Detroit Business. I’m an eight-time winner of the annual Super Lawyer award, and for over a decade I have consistently received the highest possible rating from the esteemed Martindale-Hubbell organization for my litigation skills and high ethical standards. A dedicated Wolverine, I earned my B.A. with Distinction and Honors in Economics, from the University of Michigan, and I received my Juris Doctor from U of M’s Law School, which consistently is ranked as one of the top 10 law schools in the nation. I am a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and I am a frequent lecturer and commentator on family law and divorce issues. I serve as an adjunct professor of law at Michigan State University, and I’m licensed to practice in both Michigan and Colorado.

Location

Bank | Rifkin
401 South Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 410
Birmingham, MI, 48009

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Posted by drtan | September 3, 2014
Simply the best!
Mr. Rifkin really is an outstanding lawyer to have fighting for you. When Mr. Rifkin fought my case, two things stood out to me - 1) His outstanding professionalism 2) His stellar communication skills. Right after the first meeting with him, I knew my case was in good hands. He navigated me through a tough case really well and he was always there explaining every step of the way. I do not understand court proceedings remotely and he made it so clear by explaining every step of the way. He is highly ethical, a real professional and he took care of my case really well and I came out with a really good settlement! I would highly recommend Mr. Rifkin. Simply the best!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bank | Rifkin
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Michigan State University College Of Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer
  • 2000 - 2016
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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.A. with Distinction and Honors in Economics
  • 1987

Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2011 - Present
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • Crain's Detroit Business
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers 2013
  • DBusiness
  • 2013
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition Winner
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • 1991
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Publications

  • ICLE Michigan Family Law Practice
  • Chapter 1 Update, Family Law Practice Issues, 2002 Supplement, § 1.35
  • 2002
  • Laches (OCBA)
  • Beyond Rinvelt: Where Do Prenuptial Agreements Go from Here?
  • 2001
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • Full Protection for the Injured Ward: Ensuring That Guardian and Conservator Fees Are Paid by the PIP Insurance Carrier
  • 2000
  • Laches (OCBA)
  • Shop with Care: Choosing a Forum in Recreational Accident Cases
  • 1999
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • Liability of the Physician in Charge
  • 1994
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • When Doctors Go Bare: Compensation Beyond the Underinsured Physician
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oakland County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference
  • Technology, Social Media, and Family Law
  • 2015
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar
  • Tax Aspects of Divorce
  • 2015
  • ICLE Family Law Institute
  • The Ultimate Evidence Refresher
  • 2014
  • AAML Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Making a Spousal Support Claim Based on Net Cash Flow Analysis
  • 2013
  • AAML Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Successfully Offering Real Evidence at Trial
  • 2012
  • Oakland County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference
  • Family Law Bench-Bar Issues
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse B.
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew is a consummate professional; a divorce lawyer's lawyer. I've handled a few high-net-worth divorces with John Schaefer's firm in Birmingham during the past year. In doing so, it has been a distinct professional pleasure to work with Mr. Rifkin. He is always well prepared and courteous. This makes the divorce process go much smoother. In the process, Mr. Rifkin provides excellent client representation. Consequently, I endorse this attorney for matters of divorce."
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Birmingham Divorce and separation Lawyer B. Andrew Rifkin
B. Andrew Rifkin
Divorce and separation Attorney
Birmingham, MI
Licensed for 31 years