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I have represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies in complex business litigation matters to defending indigent individuals from criminal charges. Having represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants gives me perspective of what cases require from both sides of the bar, and offers me an advantage in negotiating matters to resolution or trying cases to verdict when necessary.
I am a member of the first generation of my family to graduate college, and one of the few of that group to have a graduate degree. I have stayed true to my roots, and prefer working with "regular" folks, though I handle myself well in so-called "elite" company, too. I relate to my clients personally, and refuse to use legalese. It's important for an attorney to be able to communicate with all of his different clients.
I am a tireless volunteer, giving time to Boy Scouts at many levels for the past 18 years; serving as a School Board member for 23 years; working with the St. Clair Shores Goodfellows for the last 14 years; and helping out at numerous school and community events. I'm a voracious reader, a passionate music fan, and I keep abreast of current events and politics.
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Marc Deldin, Litigation Attorney
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I endorse Don. He understands the complex dynamics that cause divorce and custody disputes. Don can be the fierce pit bull or the calming conciliator. Family law is not suited for a "one size fits all" solution, and Don tailors his approach based on the facts of the case. I do not hesitate to send family referrals to Don.
Gregory Dean, Divorce and separation Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. In my experience, Don has always been very attentive to his client's needs. He assesses each person's case carefully, and strives to find the best possible result for his clients. I believe Don to be a highly proffesional attorney who works hard to achieve his client's goals.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1989||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Vigil Honor||Noquet Lodge, Order of the Arrow||2012|
|Silver Beaver Award||Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America||2011|
|District Award of Merit||Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America, Lakeshore District||2010|
|President||Donald C. Wheaton, Jr., P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Consolidated Legal Services, P.C.||2007 - 2008|
|President||Donald C. Wheaton, Jr., P.C.||2005 - 2007|
|Associate Attorney||Richard L. Steinberg, P.C.||1997 - 2005|
|Associate Attorney||Haisch & Boyda, P.C.||1989 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|BNI Eastside Launchpad||Leadership Team||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Attorney||1989 - Present|
|Consumer Bankruptcy Association||Member||2009 - 2009|
|Corcoran v. Publow, 418 B.R. 231 (E.D.Mich. 2009)||Successfully defeated the Trustee's objections to the Debtors' exemptions in their tax refunds.|
|Ormsby v. Capital Welding, Inc., 471 Mich. 45, 684 N.W.2d 320 (Mich. 2004)||Changed Michigan caselaw regarding construction injury cases|
|Schoenherr v. Stuart Frankel Dev. Co., 260 Mich.App. 172, 679 N.W.2d 147 (Mich.App. 2003)||Successfully blocked the Defendant's dismissal motion at the trial court level, but lost on appeal.|
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|Black's Law Dictionary, 9th Ed.||Practitioner Contributor||2009|
|The University of Michigan Law School||Law||Juris Doctor||1989|
|Alma College||Religious Studies and Sociology (With Honors)||Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Aging Well In America - Cable TV Show||Issues Confronting Children of Aging Parents||2015|