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Daniel Joseph DeBene

Family Attorney at Troy, MI

4.9   31 reviews

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Licensed for 12 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Goldman & Associates
3150 Livernois Rd Suite: 335
Troy, MI, 48083

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Seeking assistance
I walked in to see Daniel regarding my divorce. I had some paperwork I needed assistance with. Daniel made me feel welcome and assured me he was here to help. I was skeptical, however, he did just that and with ease. He is someone who wants to help and make this process a smooth transition. I felt like I could trust him. Bottom line is I would definitely recommend Daniel to my friends and family. Thanks again!
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge is Power
I would recommend Daniel to anyone that may be facing divorce. He is well versed and knowledgeable from state to state and county to county on the requirements and laws helping streamline the process the best way possible. He is honest and forthright in his information. I felt I was in good hands with someone who was looking out for the best interests of me and most of all my family.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very friendly and passionate
I had Danny represent me after my case was finalized and I had many issues where my ex was being difficult intentionally and causing problems. Danny was able to fix the problems with ease. Hopefully my ex learned and will not play anymore games after Danny got involved! Thank you.
Posted by Holly | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Daniel was an excellent Lawyer for me that took my case and heard my concerns and acted professionally in my behalf. He knew my issues were tough and what I wanted, and did his best to work with me and for me. His effort, experience, and research were things he resourced to bring my case to an end with the results that I was looking for to the best of what is in the guidelines of the law. I have great confidence that I can refer him to a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
Danny did an excellent job handling my divorce. He was very knowledgeable and concise in his work. Everything was done well and the outcome was the best I could of hoped for.
Posted by Jacquelynne | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody, parenting, & support
We are not completely finished with our case. However Mr. Debene has been very clear & concise about the entire process. He has been very savvy & meticulous in his appoach to getting our goals addressed and accomplished. In my experience he has been economically respectful of my financial status. He provides me with options. When those options may cost me additional money, he has always provided me with a realistic perspective of the necessity of the cost vs the financial gains. Mr. Debene has been very accessible to meet in person, to talk on the phone, and to communicate via email. He has made this entire, exhausting process, much easier for me to get through. His professionalism and mannerisms have been EXCEPTIONAL.
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Posted by Morgan | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made a difficult process manageable!
Daniel was wonderful to work with. He was available for questions and issues that popped up throughout my divorce, and kept me in control of the situation from start to finish. Very nice guy and easy to talk to. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional with ethics
We hear all these negative comments about lawyers but that was not my experience with Danny. He was extremely professional yet sensitive to my situation at all times. I was not in town and had moved away from Michigan. He was so efficient that not once did I have to spend money or time to fly to MI. That was such a huge help. He was always concerned about my interest at all times. I don't understand law and he included clauses in my case/ document to protect me both in the present and in the future. My Divorce was quick and as painless as he could possibly make it. And later on there was another case about an asset and again he took care of it for me and I did not once have to travel to MI and it was resolved in my favor.
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Posted by Rich | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Fair and Efficient
In my business life I have had to deal with alot of attorneys. Danny handled my divorce and it was a great experience. He is not a "nickel and dime", bill your for everything kind of attorney. He is efficient, thoughtful, informative and very thorough attorney. He was very patient with my questions and got the job done as quickly as was possible. Thanks Danny!
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Posted by Erik | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel DeBene was such a pleasure to work with during a tough time
After hearing an ad for The Divorce Guy, I decided to go to Findling Law and met with Danny and the owner, Daniel Findling, to discuss my situation. I had already decided to pursue the divorce, but was truly "shopping around" for an experienced and affordable and competent law firm. After the thorough discussion during the consultation, I was sold... Throughout the entire process, Danny and his team were always responsive to my questions, on time with everything, organized, and had MY best interest always in mind. After it was all over, I truly felt like Danny was a friend and not just my lawyer. I always felt comfortable with him. He is professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and I would recommend him highly for anyone seeking divorce or other family legal situations.
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Posted by Rondy | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One Great Lawyer
I think he's a really great attorney he was very knowledgeable about laws pertaining to my situation and gave me a very optimistic view about my case. He explained what he could do for me and made me feel like I had a chance, while in court he clearly and calmly explained our position and laid out our case, ultimately winning for me!
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Posted by John | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All these 5 star reviews are the truth
I hired Danny for my divorce. He encouraged me after our initial consultation to get other options before making the decision to hire him. Even though I knew after meeting with him that would not be necessary I made a few calls. I felt no one else had the integrity that Danny had. He helped me though every step of my divorce and gave solid advice. The most important part is Danny helped me to get a fair deal with my separation well at the same time allowing me to keep my dignity.
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Posted by Michelle | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Hard Working Attorney
Danny was extremely helpful through out my divorce and also with some post divorce issues. He always gave me sound advice, even if it was difficult for me to hear. He was compassionate regarding my feelings towards the various issues that arise during divorce. Danny never forced me into a decision I was uncomfortable with. Many times he was able to offer a couple solutions so I could do what I felt most comfortable with. Danny was tough when he needed to be with the other party involved. I will continue to work with Danny as needed for post divorce issues and advice.
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Posted by Terrance | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exquisite and very thorough
Exquisite and very thorough. Danny has been nothing short of exquisite and very finely tuned into my needs on my case. Dani takes the time to work with you understand your case understand your circumstances and help do what's best for his client and their children.
Posted by John | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel's review
Daniel did an excellent job handling my divorce. He answered email and returned phone calls in a very timely manner. When it came to handling the opposing attorney and judge Daniel's experience and knowledge shined! Daniel negotiated and resolved my case to total satisfaction. I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone going through the same process.
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Posted by Nikki | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Mr. DeBene was able to help me during a very stressful custody battle. I believe he helped me achieve the best outcome I could possibly get. He was always very straight forward about everything. Mr. DeBene was very prompt when returning phone calls and emails. I could tell he had mine and my sons best interest at heart. I truly appreciate everything he helped us with, I have and will continue to recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by Jakey | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer!
Danny handled my family legal issues with kindness and consideration. His knowledge of the law and expertise served my family well through the many years of service he has provided us. I have referred Danny to friends who were in need of family legal assistance. I hope to not need future legal assistance, but if I ever do, I won't hesitate to call Danny!
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney; honest and forthright
I had Danny represent me in a parenting time modification a few years after my Judgment was entered. It was the first time I was back in court since my divorce. When I met with Danny, he explained to me in layman terms what the process entailed, and what to expect. After the initial free consultation, I called and spoke with him again regarding a question I forgot to ask. He happily answered and again, I was not charged. It was very generous. Ultimately, I hired him to help me change parenting time because our kids' day to day lives changed, and the old schedule was not working. Danny and I received everything we asked for with the exception of a later pick up/drop off for our kids. Although I initially wanted it later, I have since come to realize the time the judge ordered is best for the kids. Overall, Danny was very personable and genuine. He truly took an interest in the children's lives and even remembered each child's name and age. It seems trivial but it did show me that he cared, which was very important to me. Also, he seemed to know a low of people in the court room, which also made me comfortable that he clearly has a lot of experience in court. Very very pleased.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Do yourself a favor and look to "Danny" over other Attorneys at same firm. He actually understands and knows your case unlike the partners at his firm. He always gave an honest opinion and I respect him. Thank you for the great service.
Posted by JillS. | August 6, 2014
Danny is the real deal!! I highly recommend him.
Danny is the best, period. He does his job, has no interest in seeing you waste your money or time and is great at negotiating. He tells you exactly what is going to happen and what you can expect. If ever need to retain an attorney again, it will be Danny.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-295 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor
  • The Findling Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Head Law Clerk
  • The Findling Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2010
  • Western Michigan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, With Honors
  • 2006

Associations

  • Italian American Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • "10 Best Attorneys"
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Michigan's "10 Best" Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Michigan Top Lawyers 2015
  • Michigan Top Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier 100 Michigan - Recognition
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer 2013
  • dBusiness Top Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (22)
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Danny is an expert in family law. As someone who worked with him, his knowledge and experience is second to none. A very effective and likable lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Danny and his team are excellent advocates if you find yourself in need of a family law attorney. I've recommended several clients to them."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Daniel DeBene is a knowledgeable and reasonable attorney to work with. He looks out for the needs of his client's while accurately informing them regarding the cost of continued litigation and potential outcomes. This helps greatly in the negotiation process when opposing client's are deciding whether or not it is in their best interest to settle. He is strong in his defense and representation of his clients when necessary, while also working well with other opposing attorneys to negotiate the best resolution."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Daniel Joseph DeBene provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is the only family law and divorce attorney you will ever need! He is smart and skilled!"
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. DeBene. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Daniel DeBene and I have opposed one another on a number of occasions during our representation of our respective clients. Daniel is truly a compassionate and very well versed attorney in the arena known as Family Law. I have great respect for Daniel's work ethic, professionalism, and the quality representation he provides for his clients. Frankly, wouldn't mind having him on "my team.""
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Other
"Mr. DeBene has outstanding client reviews that evidence his commitment to finding his clients pragmatic solutions. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney has an great reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for his clients in court."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. DeBene. He is an excellent, hard working attorney who is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. A top notch attorney!"
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel is a fantastic attorney who cares deeply for his clients and their concerns. I highly recommend his legal knowledge as well as courtroom ability."
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