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About me

I receieved my Bachelor degree in Political Science and a minor in U.S. History from the University of Michigan in 2004.  I graduated from University of Detroit Mercy Law School in 2007 and was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in November 2007.


My practice is focused on family law, however I have extensive experience with state and federal criminal cases including felonies and misdemeanors. 


My geograpical practice areas include Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.



Contact info

Monica Brinkman PC

1360 Porter St
Dearborn, MI, 48124-2823

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    3 years
  2. Child Support: 25%
    3 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    3 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    3 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    9 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John O. Knappmann

    I endorse this lawyer. She is known as a good person to have on your side when you go to court on child custody and other divorce matters.


    John Knappmann DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Timothy J. Vanderweert

    I've referred clients to Monica in the past. She has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent attorney. I recommend her highly.


    Timothy Vanderweert DUI and DWI Attorney
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MIActive And In Good Standing200705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMonica Brinkman, P.C.2007 - Present
ClerkCity Of Detroit Law Department2006 - 2006
ClerkThird Judicial Circuit Court Of Michigan2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wayne County Family Law Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A2007 - Present
Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Custody with CPS InvolvementDad was awarded sole legal and physical custody. He and the minor child are living happily overseas.
Wayne County Felony Firearm/Felonious AssaultNot guilty on all counts
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004