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James D. Moriarty is a proud graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Before beginning his practice of law, James served as a law clerk to the Honorable John C. Foster of the Macomb County Circuit Court. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Leo Bowman of the Oakland County Circuit Court. James co-authored the article Equal Is Not Necessarily Equitable When Distributing Marital Property, published in the July 2010 Michigan Bar Journal.


James primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Law. His experience includes conducting trials or hearings in the circuit courts for Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, Genesee, Livingston, Lapeer and Lenawee counties.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
  2. Child Custody: 35%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Child Support: 10%


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Friedman Law Firm, PLLC

414 W. 5th Street
Royal Oak, MI, 48025


MIActive And In Good Standing200905/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateFriedman Law Firm2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyBowyer and Midtgard, P.C.2011 - 2013
AssociateHauer & Snover2008 - 2010
Judical Law ClerkMacomb County Circuit Court2007 - 2007
Judical Law ClerkOakland County Circuit Court2007 - 2007
Law ClerkThe Law Firm Of John F. Schaefer2007 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Bar JournalEqual is Not Necessarily Equitable When Distributing Marital Property2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Michigan State UniversityN/AN/A2005