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I specialize in Divorce and Family Law matters, practicing primarily in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Washtenaw Counties.   I am a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and have been recognized as being one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Family Law by Woodward & White since 2006. I have served as chairperson of the Oakland County Family Law Section and have lectured and presented at various family law seminars for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.


I served in the United States Marine Corps in the Judge Advocate General's Office as Chief Prosecuting Attorney from the United States Marine Cops with the rank of Captain.

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  1. Family: 90%
  2. Mediation: 10%

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2000 Town Ctr Ste 900
Southfield, MI, 48075

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing196605/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMichigan Super LawyersN/A
Best Lawyer, Family LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Fello, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1997 to presentAmerican Academy of Matrimonial LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior ShareholderSommers Schwartz P.C.1993 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Oakland County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPast ChairmanN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Attorney Discipline BoardHearing panelistN/A
Oakland County Public Advisory Committee on Judicial SelectionMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationArbitratorN/A
Florida Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Family Law JournalEligible Domestic Relations Orders in Michigna, Not as Much Protection as you Might ThinkN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationNegotiating Property Settlements in Divorce CasesN/A
Institute of Continuing Legal EducationChildren's Issues in Michigan Divorce CasesN/A
Institute of Continuing Legal EducationDivorce Taxation Seminar - Issues Regarding Sale of Marital HomeN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersDistribution of Pension Benefits, Tax Consideration and StrategyN/A