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Bert Whitehead IV

Divorce and separation Attorney at Birmingham, MI

4.3   36 reviews

also known as Tiger Whitehead, Bert Tiger Whitehead


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Bert Tiger Whitehead provides free legal advice and affordable legal care to residents of Michigan, Illinois, Arizona, and several other states. Mr. Whitehead provides limited-scope and full-representation legal services related to many common State-law and some Federal-law matters. Mr. Whitehead offers fixed flat-fee pricing for many basic matters, custom-quoted flat-fee pricing for more complex matters,and regular payment plans.

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Licensed for 11 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2019
Updated 01/06/2023
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Bert Tiger Whitehead, Attorney at Law
114 S. Old Woodward Ave
Suite 2
Birmingham, MI, 48009

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Posted by craig | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney, outstanding results!
Bert was a gift from heaven who helped me navigate through the process of correcting a difficult custody situation regarding my 5-year-old daughter. A severe wrong was righted, and ultimately, I was legally granted virtually everything I had asked for from the court. I am not only impressed, but indebted to his skill, astute insights, and professionalism. He and his exceptional staff have my sincere gratitude!
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Posted by Ashley Smith | June 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Nothing but professional
Mr. Whitehead was nothing but professional and has compassion towards his clients, he knows what he's doing, if you need somebody to get the job done right I would recommend Mr. Whitehead. I Couldn't of asked for a better lawyer, he is reliable and trustworthy. I give him 10 stars!
Posted by Shawn | April 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Bert and his team are very good! My dog was considered dangerous and to be put down, he was able to get it so I got my dog back with few stipulations. He works very hard and very fast with affordable pricing! If I had any questions I was contacted within reasonable timing from either a text or email. If I ever need a lawyer I will be coming back to you! Thank you for great service and getting my dog back
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Posted by Josh C | May 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Bert Tiger Whitehead
Great Firm. Easy to use client portal. Awesome attorney, weekend consultations available. Affordable full representation or limited scope services. Current Client. Retained for the next 16 years
Posted by Lauren | April 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Client
Access Legal Care has been a tremendous help to me with going through a divorce. Everything about Access Legal has been user friendly from the initial phone call, followed by email reminders and emails explaining the next step to take, and finally completing the initial intake paperwork. The directions are very clear, however, if you do have questions, it's very simple to set up a phone call or to message through their client portal. I always received an answer the day of my questions. Every person involved at Access Legal was knowledgably, helpful, and supportive. When speaking with Bert Whitehead he always answered my questions and give me advice as to what needed to be done next or getting his comments on paperwork I completed myself, so they were accurate for the court. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for great affordable legal care. Thank you, Access Legal Care,
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Posted by Timothy | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
I consulted Bert 5 years ago on my case and was given information that I should have listened to then, I went with a different lawyer which I quickly realized was a huge mistake. Reached back out to Bert several times for a consult and he gladly helped me more times then I can think of. I hope I don't have to use a lawyer again for this type of situation but if I ever do Bert will be my first call.
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Posted by Shane | March 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
2 time defendant champion !
This has been the 2nd time that I've reached out to Mr. Whitehead for his services and he and his team pulled through with positive results in an almost effortless fashion. I was super surprised that after my prelim that it went totally in my favor without dispute. Thank you again Mr. Whitehead, your truly the tiger I needed in my corner once again !!!
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Posted by Brian | February 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
I had just fire my old i spent over thousands and thousands of dollars and got nothing from it. I was so far in the hole it wasn’t funny. I was throwing away money it was trash. So I decided to go on the internet and search i found access to legal care. It was the best thing i could ever ask for. They are affordable and reliable. They made me feel like i was a person not just a money cow. They doesn’t charge you for everything like email or phone calls which a plus for people that doesn’t have money to waste. From my lawyer bert to the paralegal they kick butt. Over as an law firm they really take care of their clients and make them feel like they are family. If i ever have an other legal problems they will be the first people i call. To me they are my lawyers for life. I want to thank all of the staff there. Without them i might still be in the same situation as i was before. I recommend them to everyone that needs someone to fight hard for you and not think of you as a cash cow.
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Posted by Bora | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Drivers license reinstated!
Attorneys and staff at Access Legal Care provided highly effective and comprehensive representation in my drivers license restoration matter (and at a very reasonable cost), walking me through every step and reviewing the appeal in detail before submitting to make sure the case was as strong as can be and nothing was missed. My hearing was delayed in Michigan courts due to Covid but staff were responsive to my frustration at the delay and reached out consistently to the state of Michigan until a hearing could be finalized. Prior to the hearing, attorneys and staff were again very supportive and available and helped me prepare for questioning before the judge. Because of this effective and skilled preparation we were able to successfully plead our case and win the reinstatement of my license at last. With Access Legal Care you can be assured of the best representation at an affordable cost for your drivers license appeal in Michigan.
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Posted by Dana | January 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Bert from Access Legal Care went above and beyond for my “Divorce” - partition lawsuit. Not only was Bert on time for every court date he was also extremely professional and handled my case better than I could have ever expected. I highly recommend Bert. Not only did I save thousands of dollars by choosing Bert from Access Legal Care I also gained a life time attorney for my everyday legal needs. Thank you so much Bert for all you did for my kids and I! I can never thank you enough!!
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Posted by Gabriel G | January 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Professional
You should not consider any other legal services except Access Legal. Their professionalism sets the bar for legal services. Their staff is friendly and extremely helpful. They were always available to answer my questions and keep me informed. Bert Whitehead went above and beyond for my case. The extra mile the entire Access Legal staff went lead to the positive outcome in my case.
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Posted by Sandi | January 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Advise
I can not say enough good things about Access Legal. From my very first contact with them, I knew I made the right decision. They were quick to answer emails and/or phone calls. They explained the Legal process and what to expect. They calmed fears of impending incarceration and from the very beginning said incarceration would not be the outcome. I would highly recommend Attorney Whitehead and Access Legal to anyone who is seeking legal assistance. There is no one I would have rather had in my corner, fighting endlessly for the outcome I was hoping for.
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Posted by Terri | June 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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The "Tiger" you need in your corner!
I had been living in "fight or flight" mode since the onset of my divorce in 2016, which was everything short of a "Jerry Springer" show! Three attorneys later, after depleting any money I had or could borrow, I found my self in bankruptcy and still in need of someone to protect the interests of me and my two daughters in post-divorce matters. After trying to represent my self as a "pro-per" defendant, I was broken both mentally and financially. Finding myself facing a "Show Cause" hearing, you could say I was "at the end of my rope." Then a friend referred me to Bert Tiger Whitehead. I found Mr. Whitehead to be a "High-End" attorney at an affordable price, who offered me excellent service with integrity for his profession. I couldn't believe how relieved I was from the moment I spoke with him. His knowledge and capability of handling my ex's very aggressive attorney in post-divorce matters, as well as knowing the laws of bankruptcy and how they affect divorce, allowed me and my family to "breathe" again! Not only a great attorney, but a compassionate negotiator who is able to get the job done. Recently when I found myself back in court facing not only one, but two of my ex's attorneys, I knew that Mr. Whitehead was definitely the "tiger" I needed in my corner! Any legal matter you are faced with.....I believe Bert is your guy!
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Posted by Lilian | May 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Atty. Bert Tiger Whitehead of Access Legal Care is an excellent Attorney, honest, knowledgeable and persistent, who devoted much of his time towards our case in a caring manner. Even during this pandemic, we were able to obtain a court order allowing us to officially change name (add middle name) of our daughter on her birth certificate. We would highly recommend Atty. Tiger Whitehead to anyone seeking legal representations that is within your best interest, easy to work with , affordable and very reliable.
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Posted by Samantha | May 27, 2020
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Best call I’ve ever made!
Mr. Whitehead and his staff were extremely helpful, and Mr. Whitehead was very knowledgable in both family law and criminal law. He helped me get an expungement of a felony. He showed up to my hearing on time and was very well prepared. He got me through the complex expungement process with no problems, and he did great in court. The judge had been considering denying my application for expungement until Mr. Whitehead spoke at length about my progress and improvements, and he convinced the judge to grant the expungement. Thank you so much!!
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Posted by Nicole | January 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and friendly
I hired him a few years ago for a child custody case, he made me feel comfortable during a very emotional and stressful time. He is very hard working and dedicated.
Posted by Ashley | October 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal
Thank you Bert!!! I appreciate your professionalism, knowledge, expertise, understanding and support. I would rehire you without a doubt. If anyone is looking for a phenomenal attorney, look no further. He is right here!
Posted by Chad | September 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Custody
Bert Whitehead IV represented my case personally. He was very thorough with every step throughout the process. The Access Legal Care website and portal are so easy to navigate, and he responded very quickly, even late nights and weekends! He was very direct and honest regarding what was wanted versus what was to be expected. The billing is very reasonable compared to most attorney fees, as well. Would recommend to anyone searching to reach out for a consultation, as he is direct and honest, and will tell it like it is. Thank you for representing my case.
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Posted by Jeff | September 27, 2019
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Common sense legal approach, masterful legal navigatior
Bert went to war for my family, he provided above and beyond service. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. We was up front about desired outcomes vs. probable outcomes and explained the system step by step to me. I cannot recommend this man enough!
Posted by Karol | June 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Excellence Above All
Mr. Whitehead did a superb job creating a Revocable Trust. Before contacting him I had tried 6-7 different lawyers but no one was willing to help me. When I contacted him his communication was clear and concise. I felt at ease after a very stressful search for the right lawyer. He is a man of integrity as he does what he says he will do. He is a professional who goes above and beyond ALL expectations and definitely someone that I would recommend to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 75-200 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, President, Primary Care Lawyer
  • Access Legal Care
  • 2011 - Present
  • Intern, then Associate
  • Harden Legal, PC
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • Thomas Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Grand Canyon University
  • MBA
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Saved a dog's life
  • We won the case, the order to kill the dog was vacated, and the dog was returned to the owner. The owner was extremely happy, and left a great review.

Associations

  • Federal Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District Michigan
  • Licensed Attorney 6/28/12
  • 2012 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Vice-Committee Chair, YLD Access to Justice Committee
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Louis M. Brown Access to Justice Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 1993

Publications

  • Motion Magazine - by Detroit Legal News
  • Easy Access
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (17)
Endorse Bert
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bert and I have worked together on several cases. His passion for helping his clients makes him an outstanding attorney. I highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bert is hardworking and dedicated. I would highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Through Access Legal Care, PLLC, Mr. Whitehead is able to provide exceptional legal services to all residents of Michigan at a fair and reasonable price. His dedication to improve the practice in this regard is highly admirable. For that reason, I endorse Mr. Whitehead."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Whitehead on numerous occasions and have seen how passionate he is about what he does. He truly cares about helping people and is a great person to have on your side."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer's contributions to this site are invaluable. I happily endorse this lawyer's work, ability and charity to those asking for advice. Further, I like to endorse good lawyers, because I find the AVVO rating system to be dishonest and corrupt. Frequently, disgruntled litigants on the opposing side (not your clients) will bash a lawyer on this site, pretending to be "your" client. When this situation is brought to AVVO attention, Avvo refuses to do anything to investigate and remove the false, slanderous "client" reviews. AVVO is a mean petty internet blog site trying to make money off of lawyers, and does not care if the public receives truthful information."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bert Whitehead IV is a great attorney. He is able to provide significant legal services at an affordable rate. I have worked for him and I also feel comfortable sending my own clients to him."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Whitehead is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
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Birmingham Divorce and separation Lawyer Bert Whitehead IV
Bert Whitehead IV
Divorce and separation Attorney
Birmingham, MI
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation