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Neil M. Colman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Clinton Township, MI

4.5   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1971
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Neil

Learn Neil’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    The Divorce/Separation process can be both stressful and emotional, affecting the lives of so many. There are also child custody, parenting time, child and spousal support/alimony issues which can be/are as stressful and emotional.This is the time for the experienced and effective representation which I have provided for 45 years in the area of family law. Please feel free to contact me.

    53 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    The Child Custody process can be both stressful and emotional, affecting the lives of so many. There are also divorce/separation, parenting time, child and spousal support/alimony issues which can be/are as stressful and emotional.This is the time for the experienced and effective representation which I have provided for 45 years in the area of family law. Please feel free to contact me.

    53 years

  3. Family
    20%

From 1974 until the summer of 2015 there was the  Law Offices of Colman and Goodman, PC of which I was proud to be an owner/shareholder.  In August, 2015 Colman Law Center, PLLC was created, and it will contiinue to provide the same skillfull and effective representation to its clients throughout Southeastern Michigan as in the past. Colman Law Center, PLLC, while providing legal services in many areas of the law, has a high concentration of its practice devoted to Family Law including:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Parenting Time
  • Change of Residence
  • Separation
  • Paternity

.Other areas of the law at Colman Law Center, PLLC include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Defense (misdemeanor/felony)
  • OWI 
  • Traffic Tickets (civil infractions)
  • Personal Injury
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Referrals Available in areas such as Bankruptcy, Worker's Compensation,         Medical Malpractice, Social Security Disability, Wrongful Discharge

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Location

Colman Law Center, PLLC
42500 Hayes Road
Ste. 100
Clinton Township, MI, 48038

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by Tracie | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Neil represented me during my divorce. He was knowledgeable, trustworthy, and above all empathetic. He achieved and exceeded my divorce goals. His patience and guidance made a difficult process much easier. I would highly recommended him for any legal matter. Even after my divorce I have hired Neil again for family law issues and couldn’t be happier.
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Posted by Michelle | June 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Neil Colman is a Top Notch Attorney
Neil represented me through a difficult divorce. He was professional, fair, and personable. He made the entire process much easier. I highly recommend Neil- he is extremely knowledgable and communicates well with everyone involved...
Posted by Abby | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!
Mr. Colman is an excellent lawyer. He was compassionate and accessible. I would highly recommend Mr. Neil Colman. He really does put his clients first.
Posted by Bill | August 13, 2015
Expert Representation!
Neil is hands down the best there is. He knows the system in and out and was able to guide me through the entire divorce process with expertise. Thanks to decades of experience, he knew exactly what to expect and made a difficult and challenging time far less stressful.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2014
The Best Attorney I've ever used period.
Hello, I am writing this review for anyone who struggling and feeling as confused as i was trying to find the right attorney. I researched extensively to find the best attorney possible to defend against not only my ex but any bad attorney she may employ that will muck things up even worse. I will tell you this, Neil is the BEST attorney i have even hired, i have used many attorneys for many different situations and let me tell you, though i hired Neil for a Divorce I would feel confident with this man defending my life at trial. he is the smartest, brightest, quick minded, sharpest, friendliest attorney you will find. Neil stays in contact and doesn't over bill and use time unnecessarily. Trust me, when you walk into the court building and every person you see is showing your attorney respect, its the best feeling there is because you just KNOW you made one of the BEST decisions of your life. Thank you Neil
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Posted by Veronica | August 9, 2014
Thank You! So Glad I Hired You!!
In 2012, I needed to file for a change of school district for my kids. I knew I was going to hire Mr. Colman after my first consultation with him. He took the time to LISTEN, and to explain the law and the procedure involved. He was very knowledgeable in the way he handled my case. The end result was positive. Mr. Colman also handled the property division and and a domestic violence proceedings after my divorce. In all, his advice and representation lead to a positive outcome. I will be using his service in the future. He is the best and I will recommend hiring him.
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Posted by Pamela | April 27, 2014
Great Lawyer
In 2012, I filed for divorce from my husband of 20 yrs. I was scared and unsure about everything. I had 2 teenage boys that I was very concerned about and no idea of where to begin. Neil settled my nerves and my fears and gave me the strength and courage to start a "new life" on my own. He is very professional, respectful and supportive. I have recommended him to several people that have consulted him with family issues and he will be the first lawyer I call if and when I am in need.
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Posted by Meggan | April 25, 2014
Finally a lawyer who is both knowledgeable AND Cares.
After three previous lawyers and almost five years of bad legal experiences I found Neil Colman. He listened to my case, looked over what had occurred up to that point and gave me his advice based on those experiences and what the law requires. Based on that initial interview, I decided to have Mr. Colman handle my case and see what he could do to put things back in order. Unlike my previous lawyers, Neil LISTENED to what I had to say and then actually remembered it when I visited him the second time to hire him to represent me. All I can say is that finding Neil Colman when I did was a godsend. He is the only lawyer I have had that was actually prepared when we went to court and who then actively argued my case and fought for me. The result was that, for the first time in five years, I was able to get the court to begin to treat my case in accordance with my divorce decree and the law. Unlike some of my prior attorneys, Neil fought to achieve an outcome instead of just extending the arguments and running up legal fees. While my case is far from over, I now have hope and some peace of mind because I believe I have a lawyer who cares about the law and making sure that I am treated fairly in accordance with that law.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2014
He has done a great job for me
Neil was my lawyer when I went through my divorce. Neil has a talent of understanding people, he is very knowledgeable about his professions. Not only he fights hard for me, he also personally cares about my well being. With his effort, my divorce process went very smoothly, I truely appreciate all his efforts and supports. He must be one of the best lawyers in Michigan.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Responded promptly and was very informative, knowledgeable and seemed to have a genuine care. I pray it does not get to that point but if I have to hire a attorney I will truly consider this attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2012
Phone consultation
My phone consultation with Mr. Colmen was very informative. He is knowledgeable, patient and kind. Thank Mr. Colmen for you time. It is greatly appreciated.
Posted by Gregory | April 18, 2014
Not helpful at all
Neil coleman represented me in my family matter and led me on throughout case that I had 100% chance of winning case. When court came he stumbled on his words and came up with rediculous answers to judges questions. I feel he just needed my money and would of told me anything I wanted to hear to get my cash
Response from Neil Colman September 15, 2017
In checking my files/records back to 2012, I don't see that I have ever represented a client by the name of Gregory.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Colman Law Center, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner/Shareholder
  • Colman and Goodman, PC
  • 1974 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Katz, Victor, and Yolles
  • 1971 - 1974

Education

  • Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law School)
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1971
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • Macomb County Circuit Court
  • Mediator - Divorce & Civil Cases
  • 1988 - Present
  • Attorney Discipline Board
  • Hearing Panelist
  • 1987 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Council
  • Past chair of MI Family Law Journal & Nominating Committees
  • N/A
  • Macomb County Bar Association, Domestic Committee
  • Past Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Council
  • Chair of FAMILY LAW PAC
  • 2000 - 2012
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Council
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2012
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Past Chair of Law Day Committee
  • 1973 - 1974
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor/Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rating - Superb
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor/Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor/Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • BV Rated (4.4 of 5)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor/Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor/Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)
  • Michigan Family Law Sourcebook
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (8)
Endorse Neil
Real estate Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I’ve had occasion to work on opposite sides of an issue with Mr. Colman and was delighted by his professionalism, efficiency and highly competent work. Mr. Colman is a credit to our profession and sets an example new attorneys would be wise to take note of and follow."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Colman has been opposing counsel on numerous matters and he has always been a pleasure to litigate against. Although we were "against" each other due to our respective clients' positions, Mr. Colman has always been respectful and courteous. He is a highly regarded and compassionate attorney that I have the utmost respect for."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is extremely well respected in the community and is looked up to by all fellow attorneys. Clients report fantastic experiences with this lawyer and their experience speaks for itself!"
Child custody Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Colman. He is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who achieves superb results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have reviewed Colman's history and his thoughtful, informative answers to questions on Avvo, He is experienced and relevant. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer. Well respected."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a top domestic relations lawyer and is known for his ability to be aggressive as well as being an excellent negotiator. He can handle any divorce whether it is uncontested or complicated with issues of extensive property, child support, pensions, 401k, medical insurance and spousal support."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Colman. His sound answers on Avvo are clearly evident of his 40 years of experience and wisdom. Truely a top-notch attorney. I am pround to call Mr. Colman a Michigan Colleague!"
Child custody Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Coleman exemplifies the professionalism, confidence, knowledge and skill to which we all should aspire. Dedication and a love of the law means helping others solve problems. Our collective wisdom and desire to counsel people is evident by participation in this forum. The combined experience of attorneys activity participating in this forum represent some of the best in our profession. This Attorney’s experience, skill and knowledge demonstrate a desire to provide appropriate information as seen from our perspective. All attorneys want to provide the best information we can. Most telling is this Attorney provides valuable information concerning legal issues and also fulfills the counselor’s role as the facts warrant. Collectively we provide multiple opinions, which provide an excellent starting point for those who inquire of us and tends to demystify the legal process for the uninitiated. I endorse and recommend this Attorney without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reviewing attorney Colman's history as well as his insightful answers to questions posted on Avvo, I believe he is a trustworthy source of legal information and experience."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Colman is one of the finest Divorce Attorney's in the country. He has an extraordinary reputation and is a credit to the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Neil Colman has litigated cases in a wide range of practice areas for about 40 years. He has earned this endorsement for his exceptional ability to combine legal and interpersonal skills in his relationships with clients, lawyers and the court system. His reputation and record of success are the results of a unique blend of broad-based knowledge of the law and an engaging personality. In other words, Neil is both smart and likeable."
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