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Thomas B. Bourque

Divorce and separation Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 31 years
    Illinois - IL 32 years
    Florida - FL 42 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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About Thomas

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I have been representing people and businesses in court cases and litigation matters for thirty-three years. I understand that it is a great privilege and responsibility to speak on behalf of someone else and I take that responsibility seriously.  My first job is to help you solve your legal problem in the most efficient and effective way possible. When a case requires a court fight, I believe in fighting only the issues worth fighting but fighting them aggressively and fairly. I believe that even an aggressive trial lawyer must still work to solve problems.

Throughout my career I have helped people and businesses in various types of civil litigation. I help clients to resolve problems or present their cases in court in real estate, property and construction cases, divorce, custody and family law disputes, general business contract and sales disputes, employment and non-compete clause arguments and personal injury lawsuits. I encourage facilitation and mediation and alternative dispute resolution whenever those resolution methods make sense.

Location

Eby Conner Smillie & Bourque PLLC
320 Miller Avenue
Suite 190
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

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Posted by Daniel | August 4, 2016
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Excellent litigator
Mr. Bourque has a straightforward and clear approach that made him very effective, especially in deposition and cross-examination. He is not theatrical, but he can be incisive both in his written and oral arguments. He explained things clearly to me, even when it wasn't what I wanted to hear -- which I appreciated. He was also more than fair about not charging me for work he did that (through no fault of his) turned out not to be relevant. He is an effective, no-nonsense litigator, and I recommend him without reservations.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
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Hired Tom for trial litigation in divorce case that could not be mediated
I hired Tom after 1.5 years of work with a local mediator and a different divorce attorney could not achieve a settlement in mediation of my divorce. Obviously, I was involved in a very difficult divorce case. There was a farm property involved, nearly 20 years of marriage, and two high school children involved. Tom was brought in for his experience as trial lawyer when my case did go to trial. He has solid background in property laws, and was very helpful in sorting through the legal issues of the property division with the CPA we had working on my case. He was helpful sorting through property tax records to discover the truth needed when we went to trial. Tom is detailed, organized, and a quick thinker when in action in court. His cross examination of witnesses was superb in drawing out the truth and non truths in my case. He was able to do this in a non threatening or hostile manner. In the end, I got full legal and physical custody of the children, and a fair division of the marital property. I do not wish for any woman to go through the same lengthy (and costly) process that I did. However, if you find yourself in a difficult divorce with property and children involved... and end up going to trial.... I would highly recommend Tom.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2016
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Tom Bourque
Tom Bourque was thorough in his preparation for my case. His substantial experience was evident in the detailed way he went about preparing me for an emotional trial involving custody of the children. His guidance of the very and endlessly confusing process and knowledge of the law was what I needed most at this difficult point for our family. I would strongly recommend hiring Tom Bourque for family law and divorce legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2016
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Request for and termination of my marriage.
During perhaps the most difficult time of my life Tom was exceptional with both his time and expertise as a divorce attorney. His consultation and legal guidance throughout the process, as well as his follow-up after the divorce was final, provided me the clarity of information and facts as well as confidence that I so needed to manage the termination of my marriage. I am forever in his debt.
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Posted by Ken | July 23, 2016
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Divorce and Separation
Tom was referred to me by the arbitration attorney we were using in our divorce case. From the very first meeting I knew Tom was exactly the right attorney for me. Having been retired military there were a lot of points and issues that had to be right. We were trying to keep this proceeding as friendly as possible and Tom was exceedingly thoughtful and thorough. Tom is an exceptional listener and always took the time to make sure I understood the plus and minus of our agreement. I have learned that "counselor" is more than just a term when working with Tom. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone facing difficult issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Miami University
  • A.B
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Client obtained fair and equal property award
  • Request to move children to Canada
  • Court ruled children stay in Michigan

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Publications

  • The Construction Lawyer
  • "Strict Liability in the Construction Context,"
  • 1982

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Ann Arbor Divorce and separation Lawyer Thomas B. Bourque
Thomas B. Bourque
Divorce and separation Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 42 years
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