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John J. Schrot Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Birmingham, MI

4.3   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 46 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1977
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

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During my legal career of 39 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, Detroit 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 Arbitration Association.  I am a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit as well as the Federal Law Clerk Alumni Group.


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 and Michigan Inter-Professional Association, Past Grand Knight of the Holy Name Knights of Columbus, Past President 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 also named in Michigan Lawyer Weekly's "Leaders in the Law".  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.


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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Lawyer with Integrity
During a time when I should have felt the most alone and confused, John Schrot provided the support and peace of mind necessary to help me move forward. John always made me feel heard and understood. He supported my goals throughout the divorce process and was unwavering in his commitment to represent me zealously. John always communicated and updated me regarding my case. He encouraged me to take my time thinking over how I wanted my case to be resolved. I never felt rushed to make any decisions and he was always available to answer my questions and guide me throughout this process. His knowledge of family law, his guidance, his commitment, his professionalism, genuine kindness and care for his client makes him a one-of-a-kind Attorney. John guided me through this maze that is divorce and I could not have asked for anyone better. I would have been completely lost had it not been for John's knowledge and representation. His compassion, his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, his confidence will make you feel and know that you are in excellent hands.
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Posted by Denise | June 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John brought a great deal of professionalism and integrity through out the entire process of my divorce. He understands the process completely and assisted me with his calm, soft spoken demeanor to navigate a difficult situation and obtain positive results resolving all issues in a timely and efficient manner. He is exceptional.
Posted by Bill | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney/Highly Recommend
John represented me in a complex, ( 32 year marriage) divorce. He was a tireless and highly effective advocate for me and consistently demonstrated how extremely knowledgeable he is in family law. I quickly found out why he is so well respected by the bar and bench. Besides his impressive legal skills, John is a very nice person, and was very accessible which made it so much easier to go through a difficult time in my life. I was very satisfied with the divorce settlement. I highly recommend John.
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Posted by RichardC | June 24, 2015
Complex maritial dispute.
John is an experienced trial lawyer and the best in the city. He has a broad based experienced attorney with vast resources to win your case. He is detailed oriented and gets the job done. I have used him for over 20 years on various matters, divorce, civil litigation.
Posted by Greg | August 23, 2010
Positive Accolades for Mr. Schrot
Mr. Schrot has been and continues to far exceed all expectations. He brings his knowledge and communicative skills to all that he does. Mr. Schrot will go out of his way to make sure that the results he achieves are the best that can be obtained. He will take the time to explain the pluses and the minuses of the action you are contemplating taking. He will explore all avenues available to you and suggest some that you probably would not have thought of. I would not hesitate to consider using Mr. Schrot for any legal activities. He has been one of good moral and ethical character and able to fully represent me in all that he has been asked to do. I would strongly suggest that everyone think about at least talking with him. If he cannot handle your matter, he will find someone who can.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I can honestly and with good conscience not recommend Mr. Schrot. In my divorce I truly believe he fell short in helping me with my divorce at the expense of a hefty Lawyer bill in the end.
Response from John Schrot April 21, 2021
At Berry Moorman P.C. we take all client feedback seriously, however following an internal investigation the above review does not appear authentic. Reviewers are encouraged to in some way identify themselves so that they can be validated. We welcome transparency, and if this had been a verified client review it could have been responded to with detail or otherwise handled. This matter is not familiar, and we strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Director
  • Berry Moorman PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Alan R. Miller P.C.
  • 1979 - 2010


  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Toronto
  • MBA - Masters in Business Administration
  • 1974
  • Wayne State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Guy M Boike v. McLaren Health Care Corporation
  • Linda M Hall v. Michael Novik
  • Donald Davies v. Archdiocese of Detroit
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  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Michigan
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Leader in the Law
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer in Family Law
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer Award
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Family Law Lawyers in Michigan
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • "10" Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Attorney
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Michigan Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in Family Law
  • dbusiness
  • 2013
  • Distinquished Lawyer Award
  • Shamrock Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers - Litigation, Family Law, Corporate Law
  • dbusiness
  • 2010
  • AV Rating (consecutively for over 25 years)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Strafford Seminars
  • Substance Abuse and Child Custody
  • 2020
  • Ethics Informational Seminar
  • Ethics in Government
  • 2015
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse John
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known John professionally for over 20 years. Given the high stakes and sensitivity associated with divorce matters as well as the complex business divisions that often accompany marital separations, a advocate like John, who has vast business and litigation experience is invaluable."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is patient, intelligent and cares deeply about his clients' success. He is also a pleasure to deal with."
Business Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Schrot has always taken the time to ensure younger associates such as myself understand the legal process. Mr. Schrot is diligent and will go above what is required of him for a client's welfare, such as ensuring the client is fully aware of the progress of their case with regular updates. Mr. Schrot is an excellent advocate for his clients' rights and ensures that their legal matter is handled with the utmost care."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John supervised me as a young attorney and I worked with him for nearly 8 years. He taught me what it means to be an effective, honest, hardworking and respected attorney. John has decades of experience and is the most conscientious attorney I've ever seen. He works tirelessly for his clients and takes a great amount of pride in his work."
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