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Steven D. Reinheimer

Family Attorney at Southfield, MI

4.8   13 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

About Steven

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  1. Family
    34%
    Attorney Reinheimer is a premier family law attorney that can help you with your family legal needs. He has over 25 years of experience helping people in Michigan through their family issues. Give him a call now.

  2. Child custody
    33%
    Your children are your most important asset. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call Attorney Reinheimer today for a case evaluation.

  3. Divorce and separation
    33%
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Reinheimer can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

Steven Reinheimer brings over 25 years of legal experience to bear in your Family Law case, over 20 of which have been almost exclusively in matters of divorce, child custody, child support, parenting time or post-judgment enforcement or modification.  Every case receives his personal attention from start to finish. He is recognized as a zealous advocate for his clients relying  on his extensive experience and knowledge to efficiently resolve Family Law disputes.

Mr. Reinheimer does not just dabble in Family Law. He served as both vice-char and chair of the Oakland County Bar Association Family Court Committee. Mr. Reinheimer's Family Law colleagues elected him him to serve three successive three-year terms as a council member for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.. In these leadership positions Mr. Reinheimer has been at the forefront of helping shape the laws which impact the practice of Family Law in Michigan. He has attended the ICLE Family Law Institute every year since its inception in 2002, making sure he remains on the cutting edge of developments in Family Law.

Mr. Reinheimer has presented on Family Law issues at seminars for new lawyers and has been published in the State Bar of Michigan's Family Law Journal. 

Licensed for 31 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact Steven

Bowyer, Midtgard & Nacy
2000 Town Center
Suite 2350
Southfield, MI, 48075

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Reinheimer handled my divorce supurlatively
I went through an ugly divorce because my wife wanted an unreasonable settlement (it was my first and only divorce). In fact, her demands were so unreasonable that she fired her first divorce attorney who was trying to arrive at a halfway equitable agreement. Fortunately, Steve Reinheimer was my divorce attorney and he provided me with not only incredible emotional support (which I needed) during the traumatic months of divorce proceedings but also, importantly, he was able to negotiate a divorce settlement that was fair and equitable for me. He was honest and up-front about his fees (which were reasonable). Throughout the proceedings he was always calm, reassuring, and professional. He brilliantly represented me. I recommend Steve without reservation.
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Posted by James | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Through the wringer, but none the worse for the wear
Hired Steven in January of 2005 for a divorce that started out of state (Wisconsin) but was transferred to Michigan. To make matters even more complex the case was then transferred to another county 70 miles away. Steven always worked in the best interest of the children, at times reminding me to get beyond my selfish anger and frustration, and by September of 2005 a fair and equitable Judgement of Divorce was entered granting joint legal and physical custody and 50/50 parenting time. But that turned out to be just the beginning. Over the past 11 years Steven has defended 13 motions for custody, 4 Friend of the court investigations, 2 child custody hearings, and multiple baseless accusations that never made it into a courtroom. All initiated by the other side. In each new court action, Steven had to travel up to my area and deal with a new attorney; I believe there were 6 or 7 in all. Each time Steven would work diligently to try to find an amicable solution, and every time he was successful. The end result was that Steven was able to do exactly what he promised in the beginning. To ensure that the children's best interests remain the priority. I have had sole legal and physical custody of the children since 2009. I sometimes look back and wonder why Steven would have ever kept me on as a client given all the effort he had to put into the case. Each day I thank the Lord for having Steven on my side through all of this and I know that I am a better person for knowing him. I would absolutely recommend Steven to anyone looking for to find a truly exceptional, compassionate, and dedicated attorney with a proven track record for doing the right thing for the right reasons.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2021
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Great Performance....
I could not ask for better. Even during times of self-procrastination, Mr. Reinheimer provided motivation to accomplish the goal. Happy Customer....
Posted by Christopher | May 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Family Law Attorney
Attorney Steven Reinheimer did an excellent job representing me in my change in domicile case. His research and methods were instrumental in bringing forth an excellent defense that resulted in the change in domicile motion being denied. Attorney Reinheimer worked tirelessly on my case to get the desired outcome. His legal experience and knowledge of family law undoubtedly were essential in us winning our case. He's awesome! :-)
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2021
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Professional and level headed advisor.
I found Steven to be a very professional and trusted advisor during this very stressful time. He stated early on "this is my first divorce but this is his 71st" and it showed. He knows the ins and outs of the process and helped guide me though the incorrect expectations and misconceptions I had early on and put me back on the tracks. After hearing how his colleagues viewed him throughout the process it really made me feel that I picked the right counsel to represent me.
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Response from Steven Reinheimer May 4, 2021
My 750th divorce case, but who's counting. Thank you for the confidence you placed in me!
Posted by Jesse | February 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Military divorce
Mr. Reinheimer was continuously available at all points of my divorce, be it for questions or explanations. At no point was I ever confused or lost in my divorce. Mr. Reinheimer displayed passion to do right by me and my children and always had the best interests of all parties in mind.
Posted by Damon | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superstar!
I feel so fortunate to have had Stephen Reinheimer represent me in my divorce. He was excellent in every way. This is not an exaggeration. He truly is an extremely knowledgeable and savvy lawyer. He cleverly was able to get my wife and her attorney to propose ideas for the divorce settlement that we actually came up with. They had no idea. As a six-figure earner in a 20-year marriage to a wife that doesn't work, not having to pay alimony was a huge win for me. Someone should make a movie about him!
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Posted by Kevin | June 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class
For those facing divorce, ADAM is a great place to start when seeking legal representation. I am very fortunate that the partners assigned my case to Steven. A quick Google search on Steven Reinheimer will provide a reassuring look at his credentials, but Steven’s real strength is ability to make a personal connection. His canny use humor also helped diffuse some of my unproductive moments of emotion – forcing a grin or chuckle at some of my darkest moments. But, a divorce is business, he will fight for the fairest settlement … and that does mean he may apply some pressure, make you think, before accepting any settlement. Thanks for ”getting me to the finish-line” Steven.
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Response from Steven Reinheimer June 16, 2020
Thank you Kevin. It was a pleasure to work with you!
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Specialized in matters of Family Law who keeps it real
Steven is extremely knowledgeable and specialized about matters of Family Law. You will appreciate the human elements of dealing with him in your legal matters, you can't ask for a more personable and friendly lawyer who is also intelligent and knows his business, always keeping it professional and above board. A lawyer with ethics, if that is your thing.
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Posted by Denise | June 30, 2016
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Highly recommend
I do not live in Michigan and needed an attorney to help with my divorce. Steven was recommended to me and he went above and beyond by working with my ex husband to get the correct paperwork agreed on, signed and recorded, also attempted to work with the court clerk. I was buying a house in my new state and he also worked with my realtor and mortgage person to get them the paperwork they needed as quickly as possible. Steven also kept me up to date on what was happening. I am very satisfied with professiona list and highly recommend him
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Posted by Michelle Kaner | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Steve was terrific. Was thorough and compassionate. A bonus to me was his wicked sense of humor. Helped me through some tough times. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Andrew | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better than Frank
I was not happy with Adam lawfirm and how they handled my divorce case. I was left in the dark for roughly a 5 month period. Until the day before court dates. I would get a call and get slightly filled in and still have alot of half answers questions or I would be told to not worrry about that now. I will get billed for every email sent. Even if it had one sentence in it. Steven did end up delivering at the end and I was content with the judgement. Just wish more could of been discussed about what my kids wanted instead of it just being swept under the rug.
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 29, 2016
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Costly
Divorce is never easy, but mine was both emotionally taxing and financially bankrupting. It is hard to sort out if it might have been far worse had I gone with a different attorney. Mr. Reinheimer mitigated a lot of very acrimonious situations fueled by an opposing party who was hell-bent on punishing me for daring to want to stop being married to him. Communication between Mr. Reinheimer and opposing counsel was minimal in the early months of proceedings, which delayed any sort of negotiation and pushed us into both mediation and arbitration. Again it is hard to sort out whether this could have been done differently, as it could very well have been driven by opposing counsel dragging the process out as long as possible. In the end, I felt my case was prioritized, and as problems arose, they were addressed in a timely manner. A 14-month divorce process proved excessively expensive, but again, I don't see how it might have been done any differently, given a lack of control of the process on Mr. Reinheimer's end.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Reinheimer Law Office, PLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Family Law Staff Attorney
  • Oakland Livingston Legal Aid
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Marc A. Fishman, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Logan & Associates, P.C.
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Principal
  • Law Office of Steven D. Reinheimer
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Kahn, Kahn & Gibson, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Earle I. Erman
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Council Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Committee of the Year-Family Court Committee
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • 1996

Publications

  • Michigan Family Law Journal
  • Mentoring: Chicken Soup for the Family Law Attorney's Soul
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been fortunate to work with Steve on more than one occasion. He is the epitome of professionalism and his commitment to his clients, as well as the law, is evident in every action that he takes. He is, without question, a wonderful attorney to work with because of his willingness to think outside the box to protect his clients' interest and approaches cases and his opposing counsel in a undeniably collaborative manner. I very much look forward to working with Steve again. I highly endorse Steve."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Steve. He is truly passionate about achieving the best results for his clients, and he is a dedicated family man. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for Steve. A top notch lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Reinheimer was an opposing counsel on a paternity matter last year. He was very professional and proficient in the law. He is also very active in the local bar association. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking advice on a domestic relations matter."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is knowledgeable, well prepared and professional. He is an excellent attorney."
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