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Robert S. Menders

Family Attorney at Livonia, MI

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Menders Family Law

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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1984
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Robert S. Menders & Associates PC


4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!! Highly recommend!!
Mr. Menders was amazing and was able to handle my divorce in a timely manner. I was able to get a consultation the same week, given a run down on what the divorce process would look like and etc. He’s also VERY supportive and knowledgeable. He ensures that he gets back to you soon. I thought getting a divorce would be a long, drawn out process, but with Mr. Menders, I didn’t have to stress about anything. It was great working with you. Thank you so much for all of your help!
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Posted by Rachel | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, Supportive of YOU
Robert Menders and his legal assistant Hailey, are a pleasure to work with. I had a rather odd divorce case that he assisted me with earlier this year. He was a wonderful help! I also reached out for legal advice a few months after my first case and he was ready to help me again. I'd suggest him to anyone looking for an attorney in a divorce case because he has YOUR best interest in mind and supports YOU. As I mentioned, my case was odd, but he went above and beyond his job requirements as my attorney to help me and offered great advice. He is very responsive and on top of everything he says he will do for you. I greatly respect him and Hailey. I wish them both the best.
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Posted by Kristi | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Robert has been amazing to have representing me during this custody battle. He knows what steps to take and what to argue. I have yet to be anything short of 100% satisfied. My children are everything to me and I wouldn't want just anyone fighting for us. Robert has and continues to keep my children and I's best interest his number 1 priority.
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Posted by Max | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good attorney I once underestimated
Some years ago I went through a terrible divorce and then after the judgement a lot of things happened to me that I never thought could happen. For a while I blamed my attorney for not warning me sufficiently, but eventually I realized: most of that went to my own inability to understand or deal with what was going on, and what could happen post-divorce, and my own inability to know how to respond when I ran out of resources. In retrospect I realized that no, this guy fought for me like an avenging angel, and he got things other attorneys wouldn't have even tried for, and he really works to have your back. I've re-hired this guy and I am looking forward to working with him again. He's the guy I remembered--a great attorney.
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Posted by James | June 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Automotive Service Manager
Mr. Menders did an outstanding job representing me in my divorce case despite the many unnecessary hoops and hurdles placed in our way by my ex's attorney. He resolved all issues in a professional and timely manner. I would highly recommend him. James K.
Posted by Lisa | March 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So far so good
I’ve met with Robert Menders twice, he was courteous, prompt, direct, respectful, and knowledgeable. He gave me suggestions and options on how I could proceed with my case. He suggested that I could handle the letter writing myself and save money or he explained I could hire him to do that, speaking clearly that would be a larger cost. He provided a name of a specialist to pursue to assist me with a non legal challenge. He gave me two free consultations. As I move forward, I feel comfortable in using his services.
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Posted by Sara | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honorable, Honest, & No Nonsense!
I was referred to Robert by a family friend who said he was an honorable and honest lawyer who was a great mediator but who got tough when getting tough was needed...I think you can imagine my skepticism right? But when I met him, I was truly lost, confused, and felt like the world was collapsing in on me and Robert said something that stuck with me through the whole process and is still with me today. He said, "This may not be easy and it may take time but it will get done, the sun will rise tomorrow and you will be able to move on with your life. When you hire me, you take care of the money and leave the rest to me." So I did and he did and sometimes it was hard when my husband was being a jerk and it felt like it took forever because of the stupid mandatory waiting periods but I am divorced now and the sun still rises and I have custody of my son and I got to stay in my home and my son and I get support and he gets to see his dad and slowly but surely we are all moving on with our lives and I know that Robert got me the best deal that I could have gotten and more than I thought and I'm so grateful and I will recommend him a hundred times over to anyone who really needs a good lawyer because there are so many crappy lawyers out there. I never really understood why they called lawyers counselors until I met Robert, but knowing him makes it all make more sense.
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Posted by Marlowe Hage | January 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney, Fabulous Guy!
In 2010, Robert was originally my husbands attorney in my uncontested divorce case. He still made sure both of us were doing what was best for our daughter and made sure things stayed civil and orderly. Later in 2014, when I was in need of an attorney myself, he not only came to my rescue and took great care of me, but he also knew all the right people to make sure I didn't pay too much to anyone including him. He really is one of the good guys!
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Posted by Maureen | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!!!
I would highly recommend Mr. Menders for any domestic case. He was professional and compassionate and kept me informed every step of the way. If he wasn't available by phone he returned my call within a few hours. He explained everything he did in detail and in terms I understood. Mr. Menders worked diligently and with unending energy to get me everything I wanted. He was committed to me and my case as if I was his only client. He also offered a payment plan for his services to eliminate additional stress in my life. I would highly recommend Mr. Menders to everyone!
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Posted by Michelle | January 16, 2014
Great Attorney
I would recommend Mr. Menders to anyone with a domestic case. He has been an absolute Angel through-out my case. He kept me 100% informed at all times. Even though he doesn't return your calls ASAP he makes sure your always in tune on what is going on. His secretary now is sweet and helps whenever Mr. Menders is busy or in court. She will have your questions answered if she is unsure within reasonable time as well. They are a great duo!! Mr. Menders works around the clock and if you have a problem he even lets you call his personal cell if you need anything, which most attorneys could care less once they leave their office, they are off the clock.. not Robert! He helped me get everything I asked for in my divorce and then some. He works and gets all of your paperwork done in great timing, and works with you on your payments if you're having a "rough spot" he doesn't just throw you to the wolves! I appreciate everything he has done for me and I know if I need anything in the future I will be going straight to him. Highly Recommended!!!
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Posted by Suzanne | January 15, 2014
My Lawyer
I call him "my lawyer" , my family and I have used Robert's services several times over the years. He has always told me the truth.. even when I didn't want to hear it. Always answers calls and charged a fair rate. No matter the situation, he's is the only lawyer I call.
Posted by Kristen | May 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There should be a 0 star rating. Stay away from this lawyer! Menders is loud, obnoxious, and pompous. He is completely unprofessional and disrespectful, not to mention his work ethic is horrendous. He prides himself on being deliberate and thorough, it is anything but. His work is so sloppy, that when I confronted him on his many mistakes, he raised his voice to me, slammed his hands on his desk and threatened to increase his lawyer fees on my bill! He also threatened to withdraw my complaint and said I could find a new lawyer to start all over with. Internally I was furious, but bit my tongue. He needs to retire ASAP!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Menders Family Law
  • 1988 - Present


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Robert
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob Menders is both very attentive to detail, conscientious, and effectively aggressive on behalf of his clients. I fully endorse him as a fantastic family law attorney."
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Livonia Family Lawyer Robert S. Menders
Robert S. Menders
Family Attorney
Livonia, MI
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