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John K. Kline

Family Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   5 reviews
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Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    I specialize in spousal support, property division, child support, and custody cases. I frequently litigate cases requiring the valuation & division of businesses - making sure that there are no issues of double-dips with spousal support.

    28 years, 150 cases

  2. Personal injury
    I specialize in Plaintiff's Auto Accidents involving serious and debilitating injuries and wrongful death.

    28 years, 55 cases

  3. Real estate
    I specialize in Construction Lien Litigation and disputes between builders and home-owners.

    28 years, 55 cases


I currently serve in the following community volunteer roles: Director at Large for the Washtenaw County Bar Association, Trustee and Secretary for the Ann Arbor First United Methodist Church, President and Board Member for the Kenyan Urithi Educational Fund, and President of an Ann Arbor Home Owner’s Association.   My hobbies include:  Skiing, Basketball, Sailing, Photography, and Travel.  

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Attorneys at Kline Legal Group include John K. Kline and Lillian K. Saba.


Kline Legal Group PLC
483 Little Lake Drive
Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103


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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Michelle | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best in the Worst Situation
John Kline and his office bring honesty, integrity, an ability to trust and an overall best interest for your children back into the legal system. My exhusband and I have been through battle after battle, John is the one person I can always trust for sincere advice and direction. I could never express how grateful I am to the Kline Legal Team. I am so tremendously appreciative that words could never do justice my true heart's feelings for the care and protection they have given over my childrens lives.
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Posted by S. Sood | November 18, 2013
You will have no regrets
Without Mr. Kline's representation, my life would have continued to be a nightmare. He put a stop to the injustice and got me results. He was worth every penny. He was professional, fair, approachable, hard working, and highly competent. He took the time to read/analyze the evidence I provided and apply what was useful strategically when the time was right. During my trial, I felt so armed because Mr. Kline knew the law inside and out and could rattle off precendent court cases to the judge with ease to make his points. He also had good rapor with the judges. Mr. Kline was always forward thinking and included language in the legal documents to protect me from things I never imagined. I very much felt I was represented by someone who truly had my best interst in mind. For all of the above reasons, I strongly recommend Mr. Kline.
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Posted by Ben | March 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly caring & talented lawyer who gets results
Couldn’t be happier with my experience with John. He was responsive & thorough, giving great advice and helping to a resolve a dispute with our condo board in a way that all parties walked away satisfied with the outcome. He goes the extra mile for his clients and was worth every penny (and more) we invested in pulling him in to represent us. John is a fantastic lawyer and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John was an amazing lawyer during the divorce process! Very knowledgeable and made the whole process easy and simple. Highly recommend!!
Posted by Bev | November 10, 2013
John K. Kline restored my Faith in the system!!!!
John K. Kline is a terrific lawyer and although I have worked with other "good" lawyers, I specifically hired him to represent me in court for an evidentiary trial hearing. When I first met John I told him I was looking for a "Bulldog" and his response was not what I expected. John told me, "I would not describe myself as a "Bulldog", but I can tell you that I am a competitive person and I do not like to lose". I learned quickly, after working with John that I would rather have a "competitive" lawyer, who is composed, knowledgeable about the law and who is an extremely persuasive speaker in the courtroom. In my case, John had all of these attributes. John prepared tirelessly and diligently for court and one of his main strengths is that he has a gift to persuade others with his knowledge of the case and the law. John blew me away in court because he conducted himself in a way, which won the respect of his peers and the judge in the courtroom. John has the innate ability to cross examine in a tough manner, but still remain the more likable attorney. I believe his success as a lawyer is tied to his charismatic, competitive and compassionate personality. John was easy to work with and he was straight with me on how important it was to display me in the best possible light to the courts. John did a great job preparing me for court and for cross examination. Cross examination terrified me, however John was excellent at building my self-confidence and I really felt prepared for the battle I was facing. In my trial, ironically, John was up against a ”Bulldog” type lawyer and I truly believe my case was won by John’s courtroom style, his ability to make the tough decisions on who would testify in my case, how he would go about cross examining the other side and most importantly how he would weaken the defendants case which was strong against me. After working with several lawyers prior to John K. Kline, I have the experience to not only recommend Mr. Kline; I can also say that without his help I would have lost my case.
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Work Experience

  • President
  • Kline Legal Group, PLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Faupel & Associates, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Pharmaceutical Sales - Hospital Specialist
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • 1987 - 1992


  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Kalamazoo College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Loutts v Loutts, 298 Mich App 21(2012)
  • Remanded back to trial court. The Court of Appeals stated that there is no bright-line rule but courts must employ a case-by-case approach to determine if the "double-dipping" will achieve a just and reasonable outcome.


  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • Evidence Under Fire: Strategies and Rules Refreshers for Winning in the Hot Seat
  • 2019
  • Family Law Institute
  • Managing Clients While the Divorce Case Pending
  • 2017
  • Family Law Institute
  • Making and Responding to Common Objections in Family Law Cases
  • 2016
  • Family Law Institute
  • The Top Takeaways From Loutts vs. Loutts
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Endorse John
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Kline for many years. I have had cases where he is on the other side as well as cases where we have worked together. He is skilled in the law and a real professional. I have sent a number of matters to him over the years trusting that he will properly represent the people I send to him and I have never been disappointed. I fully and completely endorse Mr. Kline."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for years. John is always prepared, always professional, a strong advocate for his clients and an attorney who stays current with all of the changes in the law. In addition, he is does a great job representing his clients, listening to his clients, not promising outcomes that are not obtainable and extremely ethical. Class act all the way around."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. I have sent my client's to John because I know they will be well taken care throughout the life of the matter. He is diligent, empathetic, knows the law and will represent my client's best interest. Further, he is a great communicator keeping his client's fully informed as the matter progresses."
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Ann Arbor Family Lawyer John K. Kline
John K. Kline
Family Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available