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Steven Heisler

Divorce and separation Attorney at Port Huron, MI

4.7   15 reviews

also known as The Heisler Law Group, 1-800-HEISLER

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2002
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    When someone decides to end a marriage and the case is a contested divorce, the Judge will need to make decisions regarding children, property, and their new futures apart. It will be rough on everyone involved. Call today for a free consult.

  2. Family
    The legal team consists of talented, dedicated family and divorce attorneys and a well-trained support staff. The firm advocate for both men and women, in equal number, and skillfully educate, negotiate, mediate, or litigate to protect you.

  3. Criminal defense
    Attorney Heisler has been a premier criminal defense lawyer in Michigan since 2002. Accused of a crime? You'll need his aggressive approach to the bench by your side. There isn't time to wait. Call now for a free consultation at: 844.674.3407.

  4. Appeals
    The Heisler Law Group can review your case to see if the decision in your case can be appealed. Attorney Heisler is capable of handling your appeals claims. Call today for a free case evaluation.

  5. Child custody
    Of all the areas in family law, child custody cases tend to be the touchiest. When parents divorce or separate and they have disputes about what is in their child’s best interest, the courts intervene.

  6. Child support
    After going through a Child Custody issue one parent is may to end up with primary custody of a child or children. In normal circumstances, bother parents will be responsible for the support of the child and one parent will be paying child support.

  7. Domestic violence
    If you've been involved in unwanted physical contact between two people in the same household, it will be traumatizing for the entire household. You'll want Attorney Heisler by your side. Call today at 844.674.3407 for a free consultation.

  8. Expungement
    Record sealing, or expungement, may be possible depending on your situation. Don't let a conviction or something on your record destroy your chances of that job, or more, call now.

  9. Sex crime
    Attorney Heisler has years of experience with sex crimes, such as rape and sexual assault, as well as prostitution, solicitation, child sex abuse, child porn, and more. Call today to discuss your case further.

  10. Uncontested divorce
    An Uncontested divorce can still be one of the most difficult situations your family will ever have to go through. Having one of our attorneys at your side who is competent and who is dedicated to helping you achieve a positive result.

  11. Adoption
    The Michigan Supreme Court in 1988 defined adoption as the act that legally establishes relations of paternity and affiliation among people who are not related by nature. Call Attorney Heisler to talk about your case further.

  12. Alimony
    Spousal Support is a part of many divorce cases. In both a contested or uncontested divorce, the issue of Spousal Support will need to be addressed.

  13. Marriage and prenuptials
    Attorney Heisler is capable of handling your prenuptial and postnuptial marriage agreements. Call today: 844.674.3407.

  14. Mediation
    One method that may be used to help resolve disputes or disagreements during a divorce action is mediation. Mediation is a non-adversarial, meaning each side has an equal voice – it is not a “he vs. she” situation.

A life long Michigan resident, Steven A Heisler is a graduate of Saint Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan where he earned his A.D.G.B. (Associates Degree in General Business) degree. Mr. Heisler continued his business education at Baker College in Flint, Mt. Clemens, and Port Huron, Michigan where he earned his B.B.L. (Bachelors of Business Leadership) degree. Mr. Heisler’s legal education was from one of the nation’s most respected law school in the United States, Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where he earned his J.D. (Jurist Doctor) degree.

Mr. Heisler is highly respected by others in the legal community and is known as a very ethical attorney who fights for his clients. Mr. Heisler is not just respected in the legal community, he is also highly respected in the higher education community where he was a professor at SC4 (Saint Clair County Community College). Mr. Heisler has taught the defensive tactics and criminal court procedure classes at SC4. He has also spoken to graduating classes at the nation’ s largest law school.

Mr. Heisler has successfully represented other law firms, attorneys, individuals and corporations. Mr. Heisler has worked on cases featured on A&E TV’s City Confidential as well as local high profile cases. Mr. Heisler has also represented a member of Linkin Park, a top forty band. While Mr. Heisler enjoys working on high profile cases and representing high profile people, he also enjoys helping the little person too.

Mr. Heisler is consulted often by college professors and other attorneys for his legal views. If they can trust his view, you can too.  See what other attorneys are saying about Mr. Heisler by clicking here.

Attorney Heisler is not only respected, but also an award winning attorney. He has received a 10 of 10 AVVO Rating, is a 2014 Top 10 in Michigan Attorney award recipient from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and 2013 and 2014 Top 10 Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney award recipient from National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. While he is award winning he is very down to earth.

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The Heisler Law Group
411 Fort Street
Suite A
Port Huron, MI, 48060


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Posted by Krista | August 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassion and Respect
I hired Steven for a Family Law issue. His compassion and respect for my case were always present. His willingness to go above and beyond at times was an indication of how personal his clients are to him. I was never once treated like just another case, and always related to with both empathy and professionalism. I highly recommend working with Steven.
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Posted by Robyn | November 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
This lawyer was very hands on. He kept me updated on every matter. Very fast response time. When I felt uneasy about what was going on, he calmed me down. He is very understanding of the emotions that someone would go through when dealing with a custody battle. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is the best lawyer I have ever had.
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Posted by Fred | June 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Steven provides the very highest level of customer service, quality and honesty. He is both friendly and intently focused on fully representing his clients. He also has provided excellent outside referrals for additional related services. This was the second time we worked with Steven's firm, and we have been very pleased. Thank you Steven for all you have done to help us with our legal needs!
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Posted by Chanel Walker | September 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the best lawyer ever
Mr. Steven Heisler is my favorite super hero. I was in a tar pit of a marriage until I met Mr. Heisler. He helped me with my divorce every step of the way. He was there at every court case, showing up on time and putting my anxiety at ease. Even if I had a silly question to ask him, he always made time to answer the question. Even if I asked him the same question over and over he, was very patient with me and answered the question as best as he could. Mr. Heisler is the best lawyer for a divorce. I would recommend him to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Mr. Steve Heisler you are my hero!
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Response from Steven Heisler September 13, 2016
Thank you SO MUCH for the kind words. It means so much to me when a client takes the time to tell say such nice things for what I consider just doing what I promised to do. Few things I understand, I do what I do every day and my clients are not in court every day. I understand for many clients, when they come to see me, it may be the most stressful thing they have ever dealt with. I understand that I am dealing with their future and that can be stressful for a client. AGAIN thank you for the kind words.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When the innocent has to prove they're NOT guilty.
I think our story is kind of crazy but it was an eye opening experience to say the least! My friend was assulted in a public restroom by ex-husband. My ex-husband trapped my friend in the bathroom putting himself in front of the only exit. My friend did what anyone would do, he fought back & let's just say he didn't loose. My friend had the manager call the police & an ambulance, then he went down to the police station, fully cooperated with them, and proceeded to file charges. A few weeks later he gets a notice that the police never filed his charges but in fact the prosecuting attorney was pressing charges against HIM! We were friend was getting charged with assulted and battery all because he HAD to defend himself & thankfully was able to get the upperhand. When my ex husband lost the fight I'm sure he was very embarassed. He was also very drunk the night he assulted my friend & gave 5 different statements. The polce told him to come back the next day when he was sober, so he did & he falsely accused my friend of starting the fight. Because my ex husbad was physically hurt way more than my friend was the police decided to file the charges against my friend based on that evidence alone. We showed them texts & past police reports that showed my ex husband causing us all kinds of problems & making numerous threats, but none of that was taken into consideration. Long story short we had 20+ pages of evidence, prier police report's & pictures & witnesses ready for trial. Yesterday the prosecuting attorney called for an emergency hearing to THROW OUT ALL OUR EVIDENCT...seriously? All you had to do was read it and it CLEARLY stated my exhusbands numerous threats & intentions next time he had a run in with my friend but the prosecuting attorney cared more about getting a win & was not concerned at all if an innocent man was convicted of a crime he did not commit. (This shocked me to my core...this is our justice system!?) Steven Heisler fought for an innocent man to have basic right's & for justice to be served. The judge would not allow all of our evidence to be presented to the jury but he was going to allow some of it...and I believe it would have been enough for the jury to see my friend was innocent and my exhusband was lying about multiple facts. After the judges decision was made to allow some of the evidence to be preseted, the prosecuting attorney dropped all charges...I'll never forget how amazing it felt to hear Steve's voice say CASE WAS DISMISSED! This is not my first time using Steve Heisler, but it was the first time for a criminal case. I hope noone ever has to go through what my friend went through but if you find yourself in need of a lawyer call Steve Heisler before you talk to the police or give any kind of statement...anything you say can and will be used against you, doesn't matter if you're telling through truth & are innocent! I am So thankful for Steve's (& his staffs) hard work & smart thinking in our case. Today an innocent man walks free with his squeaky clean record in tact.
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Response from Steven Heisler July 21, 2016
I am truly humbled. Please thank your friend for allowing my staff and I to help him with his legal issue. It is so rewarding when you read comments from people how happy they are for what for me is just doing my job. I will pass along your message to my staff as they should know how you feel, they are the best!!!
Posted by Bobbi | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Heisler was impeccable
We sought Mr. Heisler's representation for parental right's termination followed by a step-parent adoption. His expertise in the current laws and his calm confidence made a potentially stressful and chaotic time for the family become an absolute breeze. He went above and beyond to provide us with care many times. Steven Heisler is a big part of the most important and ultimately happiest event in our lives. We trust him implicitly.
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Response from Steven Heisler October 20, 2015
Thank “YOU” for allowing my firm to help. While I tell client how it is based on the law, and some do not like to hear it, I am so glad your case went well, as many do for my clients. I will never forget that my clients trust their lives and their children’s lives to my care. I am always humbled when I see clients saying such kind words in such a public way about me.
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Posted by Lisa | June 6, 2015
Steve Heisler
I have recommended Steve Heisler and will continue to do so. He represented me through my divorce. I always found him to be professional, patient, honest, kind and encouraging. He kept me informed and was a strong and powerful advocate for me during a very trying time.
Response from Steven Heisler June 11, 2015
Thank you for your kind words. The words "professional, patient, honest, kind and encouraging" mean a lot coming from a client. With the views so many people have about attorneys overall, it is nice to see someone pointing out SOME of us care about our clients and see them as people, not a paycheck, and I am seen as person that cares about clients. I don't get these types of reviews from every client I work for, but it is nice when a client takes THEIR time to tell others how they were treated. People seem to be fast to post bad things, but it takes a stand up person to post as you did. THANK YOU for taking the time !!!!
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Posted by austin | October 19, 2014
efficent attorney
Steve is a great guy who completely helped me understand what I was going through and how I actually wanted to deal with it.he kept me updated on everything and gave me a great estimate and jus did an awesome job of encouraging me and teaching me about my case and how he thought it would go. He did an outstanding job and really got me the best deal possible I'm so thankful for his service and I would recommend him to all for there cases
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Response from Steven Heisler October 20, 2014
Thank you for the comment. I think it is important that an attorney educate his/her client about the process. If an account lets the client know how the process works, the client’s stress level goes down. Clients tell me a big problem is the unknown and they have no idea what to expect. Glad we could help !!!
Posted by Hannah Pitt | October 17, 2014
Great Attorney
Seriously the best attorney. After 10 months of going through a custody battle, and child support, attorney Steven Heisler gave it his all. Steve makes sure he gets his facts, you get 100% of his attention on your case, and he doesnt stop until he wins. And he did just that. When he says to trust him, he means it. Because of Attorney Steven Heisler, I was awarded sole legal and sole physical custody of my son whos 1 yrs old. Along with NO parenting time for the father. And child support. If you need a lawyer, Steves your main guy.
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Response from Steven Heisler October 19, 2014
Thank you for the kind words. While the same results cant happen for everyone, I’m glad we fought hard for you and got you the results you wanted. Thank you for putting your trust in me, I know people must in many cases put their futures in my hands and that is a special responsibility for me, and I know it, and will never forget it either. Again thank you for your kind words and allowing my firm to help you with your legal needs
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Posted by Amanda | October 15, 2014
Amazing Lawyer
Steve from day one was very knowledgeable and very helpful. He fought my case from every angle imaginable and got the best outcome for me and my 4 children. He was at every court appearance on my side informing me and guiding me. I truly feel that Steve had my very best interest at heart and was very driven to ensure I was getting everything I needed to ease and end a painful divorce.
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Response from Steven Heisler October 16, 2014
I am so glad my firm could help you in your time of need. While I was at every hearing personally, my firm acts as a team and I know my team is also in the background helping me look good and taking care of OUR clients. Thank you for allowing my firm to help.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2014
Assaulted father with little faith in the system
I have two problems with attorneys. One, you can never get in contact with them after they take your case. Two, they have a habit of blowing sunshine up your @$$ on your chances. Mr. Heisler was different on both counts. He always keep me well informed and presented me with his honest legal insight. I was a father subjected to every dirty trick in the book by my ex-wife. Mr. Heisler had the experience and knowledge to recognize and stay ahead of all these dirty tricks. The legal system favors the mother. Mr. Heisler can help even the odds and make sure the truth comes to light. I have already recommended Mr. Heisler to others. He is a loyal friend standing beside you when it feels the entire legal system is against you.
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Response from Steven Heisler August 28, 2014
Thank you for the kind words. I live by the motto “Always try to do the right thing”. I try to have my client do the same and in most cases when they do, it pays off for them. Most of my clients will tell you I have a passion for my client’s fights, it seems you see that. I agree, I have heard about the attorneys that blow that sunshine and “over sell” the client’s case to the client to get them to retain the attorney. Doing the right thing is telling the client the good and the bad about their case
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Posted by Cortney | May 30, 2013
Above Expectations!!
For many years my fiance had issues with his ex-wife being an Aggressive Alienator. After years of getting NOWHERE in the court systems (she would make an accusation and we would have to prove her wrong! She NEVER had the burden of proof), we hired Steve to help us. He fought for our family! He got us all our make up time plus soo much more. He also paved the path going forward that she will be held accountable for her actions. It sounds silly since you would think that is how our court system should work, but it doesn't, and when you need someone to assist, Steve is your guy!! At the conclusion of working with him for 6 months, we feel that we finally have security in our future!
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Response from Steven Heisler June 15, 2013
Thank you for the kind words and thank you even more for allowing me to help you. I consider it an honor to help people as they have options
Posted by Jackie | April 3, 2012
An excellent laywer. Very professional and personable.
Mr. Heisler has been my laywer from step one till the end three years later. He started by helping me through the whole process of child support and custody(when my daughter was not even one yet). Then we pursued going forward with the termination of my childs biological father's parental rights. Then finally he helped us with the step parent adoption of my daughter(when my daughter was 4 1/2). Mr. Heisler always returned my calls promptly; and always answered all my questions and concerns. I always felt like me and my family were a priority to him and not just another dollar in his pocket. I highly recommened him to everyone!!
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Response from Steven Heisler April 5, 2012
Comments like these that make me know my clients appreciate my hard work. THANK YOU for taking the time to express your feels.
Posted by Stephanie | March 26, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Heisler is an excellent attorney. He is ethical and is always available for his clients. He will make time in his busy schedule for you. He is punctual as well and is always well ahead of deadlines.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible. Very unprofessional
I hired Mr. Heisler for a breach of contract / judgment collections case. He never worked in my best interest, never filed and served paper work in a timely manner. He also loses pertinent information on the defendant. When I called to set up phone appointments he would call and leave voicemails instead of actually talking on the phone. Very unprofessional and would not recommend
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-34%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • The Heisler Law Group
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Steven A. Heisler, Esq.
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Paralegal
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Adjunct Professor
  • St Clair County Community College
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Paralegal
  • Meihn & Woodcock, PC
  • 1994 - 2000
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Baker College
  • BBL
  • 1997
  • St. Clair County Community College
  • Associates Degree in General Business
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Published Case
  • 12-968
  • Other side got his cloths, 1991 boat, and 25% of his own retirement. Client got 100% of her own retirment, 75% of othersides retirement, the marital home, two vehicles, newer boat, and everything else.
  • 12-653
  • LIFE in prison turns to as little as 7 years
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  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, Council
  • Council Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Michigan State Bar ~ Appellate Practice Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Michigan State Bar ~ Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar of the United States Eastern District of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Michigan State Bar ~ Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Thomas M Cooley Law School Alumni Assoc.
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • ICLE ~ Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • 2014 - 2014
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • BNI
  • Past Chapter President
  • 2002 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni
  • Thomas M Cooley Law School
  • 2022
  • Best of the best divorce attorney
  • Gannett Publishingublishing
  • 2021
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating ~ score of 10 of 10
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Review 5.0 out of 5.0
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys In Michigan
  • National Academy Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Lakeshore Legal Aid
  • 2012
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Book award in the area of Internet Law
  • Thomas M Cooley Law School
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • MentorZIP
  • Legal Mentor Program
  • 2013
  • Thomas Cooley Law School
  • Family Law Solo Practice
  • 2011
  • Thomas M Coley Law School Grad Lunch
  • Education
  • 2002
  • Thomas M Coley Law School Grad Lunch
  • Education
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (14)
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Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an aggressive advocate for his clients. I find him easy to work with, and very creative."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Heisler 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. He is one of the best attorneys in Michigan and the only one I would call if I needed legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney, well-versed in various areas of the law and passionate for all of his clients. Highly recommended."
General practice Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Steven and he is an attorney to look up to. He does the most for his clients and does not back down. His clients are lucky to have him on their side."
General practice Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Heiser. He has helped me in providing information that is not particularly well known to me as an attorney. Thank you for providing me with information I was not aware, and for this reason I endorse him, thank you for the information. The divorce courts in Ohio are very jealous of their jurisdiction."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He has the vital combination of intelligence and experience to advocate successfully for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve has a great understanding of criminal law and procedure. He takes care of his clients with personal touch."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Heisler is dedicated to family law and is ready, willing, and able to help those that need his help."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Heisler is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and is a regular contributor to the Family Law Listserv. His opinions in response to questions from other lawyers on various family law issues are rooted in his knowledge of the subject matter."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven because of his vast knowledge and professionalism in the area of Family Law."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have never met an attorney who knew the law better than Steve."
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Port Huron Divorce and separation Lawyer Steven Heisler
Steven Heisler
Divorce and separation Attorney
Port Huron, MI
Licensed for 21 years