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Scott Joseph Longton

Divorce and separation Attorney at Trenton, MI

4.7   24 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Family Law is about more than divorce. There are a lot of different aspects that can be covered under “Domestic Relations.” At Longton Law Offices, we understand that there are many people involved in the process, and that it can be stressful.

    12 years

  2. Child custody
    25%

    12 years

  3. Car accident
    20%
    Being involved in a car accident can have a devastating toll on your daily life and that of those around you. It can also be a traumatic, life changing event, that must be handled carefully and properly.

    12 years

  4. Criminal defense
    20%
    Did you know that with many criminal charges, early involvement of an attorney could lead to a much more favorable outcome, including the possibility of a dismissed charge?

    12 years

Throughout the years Scott Longton has emerged as the number one family and auto accident attorney in Southeast Michigan because of the attention to detail he provides in your divorce or legal issue. When looking for a lawyer in Livingston, Wayne, Oakland or Monroe County look no further than Longton Law where our foundation is based on results. Call Today! 

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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Longton Law Offices, PLLC

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Brett | October 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal work.
Was great to work with. Really pushed to make the outcome in my favor. Was also a pleasure working with his staff. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2013
Truly A Child Support Specialist Attorney!
Scott J. Longton is a professional, kind and knowledgeable Child Support Specialist attorney. He truly ensured me that he will do his best for the welfare of my daughter in getting her what she needed. When my daughter and I first went to Scott's office, he said, "She is not to be left behind". From that statement, I knew he was the right attorney for me. If you are in need of an excellent attorney who will fight for your child's financial welfare, do not hesitate to give him a call. I recommend Scott with my highest reservation. MH
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Posted by Mike | July 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mike Hammoud
Scott Longton is a very professional and amazing attorney. Not only is he skilled in the law but he is also compassionate and empathetic when emotions are high. He fought extremely hard for me and consulted me in difficult matters; telling me what I needed to hear (even if I did not want to hear it) and was always there for me as my attorney and a friend. He cared very much for my child’s well being and future as much as mine. He did everything possible to work with opposing council (ex wife’s attorney) even when they we’re extremely difficult and did not back down when they became aggressive. Scott Longton is the family attorney for my entire family in various matters from business to separation and custody. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Scott Longton!
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Posted by Casey | June 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
I would most definitely recommend Scott. In my case I had a nasty child custody case which Scott was able to help me before, during and after custody. Always went above and beyond. The ladies in the office was extremely helpful. I will most definitely recommend and will use him again
Posted by David | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Highly Recommend Him
Longton! Thank you for successfully mediating my ex's latest claim; the sixth of a few more, I'm sure, lol. To everyone else: Scott Longton did all the things good lawyers are supposed to do, and I was particularly happy with how both judges involved in the matter responded to him - with obvious mutual respect between them all.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation, money well spent
I couldn't bee more satisfied with Mr. Longton's representation. He was attentive to the needs of the case. I have dealt with other attorneys in the past who were not as attentive. Mr. Longton fought for my rights and for my children. I can say that I now sleep better at night because they are safe. This was money well spent.
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Posted by Gelly | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Invaluable service
The service Scott provided me during my recent case was invaluable and I could not be more impressed with my results. I will definitely continue to use his services in the future and I highly recommend it.
Posted by Brian | June 10, 2015
A lawyer who will truely work for you.
A good lawyer is hard to come by these days and in Mr. Longton i had found a Great lawyer. In an unexpected turn of events in my busy life and in needing a great lawyer my friend turned me to Mr. Longton. He may have costed alittle more then other lawyers, but he is worth every penny. He made this terrible process and transition in my life go by so smooth. Mr. Longton was always informing me, guiding me, there when I needed him, would call me back if I left a message, and would always fight for what I was looking for. What i liked most about Mr. Longton is that he would tell me the reality and not try to "sugar coat" anything. He was really working for me. In the end I was more then pleased and recommend him to anyone. If you want a real lawyer, look no further. You get what you pay for and more.
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Posted by aaron | May 31, 2015
fast service, excellent results
I used Mr Longton to handle some civil issues I had going on and he was able to guide me throughout the entire process. His staff in his office is very friendly and helpful. Mr Longton's services are worth every penny. Highly recommend. Thanks! AJ
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2015
Divorce and Parenting Time
Scott is an AMAZING lawyer. I needed more just some lawyer to represent me, I needed guidance. I had no idea what I was doing and was totally scared. He explained everything in detail so I was clear what actions were be being taken during my case. He was always available or able to answer my questions through his wonderful staff and my questions and concerns were addresses promptly. He's a family man and that shows in his practice. He cares about his clients and the children especially. I couldn't have chosen a better lawyer and I recommend him to everyone I know.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2015
Outstanding!! couldn't ask for better
He is my go too attorney! Always there. Always willing to fight the needed fight. I recommend him highly, I've won two cases because of his knowledge. His is a true professional and his staff is amazing! His fees are reasonable and does allot without charging! If you want to win, Call him!!
Posted by Lauri | May 12, 2015
Lifesaver!! Treated me like family. Went above and beyond
I can't speak highly enough of Scott! I think he's awesome. He has represented me on multiple occasions and each time I have thanked my lucky stars! Scott worked hard each time and the outcomes of my cases always put me in the winners circle. He is kind, understanding, and vigilant. He knows the law, is prepared, prompt and professional. Scott and his staff were always there for me, pretty much holding my hand the whole way through. He listens with an understanding heart. He never made me feel like I was a bother, even though I felt like I was at times. His fees were way below what I know other attorneys would have charged. He DID NOT charge me every single time we spoke on the phone or in person! I think Scott was wonderful and did a Great job. I got what I wanted out of my cases and would use him again in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Mary | May 2, 2015
I would highly recommend Scott Longton
Scott represented me in my divorce. He was very professional as to knowing my case very well, and keeping me apprised as to what was happening. I would definitely hire him again, and recommend him to my family and friends. He took the time to hear my concerns and treated my like family.
Posted by James | April 20, 2015
My Go-To Lawyer
I've used Scott for the past three years and he has always been reliable and dependable. I would not hesitate to recommend him for friends and colleagues.
Posted by Mike | April 13, 2015
Exceptional attorney, exceptional results
Scott has handled my divorce, custody and criminal cases with ease. I couldn't be happier with the service and results he has provided me. He communicated with me clearly throughout the entire process so I would know what to expect and his advice was priceless. You definitely get what you pay for. He was always on time to court dates and he never ceased to amaze me while court was in session. You definitely want Scott representing you. I will continue to use Scott for all future legal matters.
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Posted by James | March 25, 2015
Patient, and explained every step of the way.
I went into this thinking it was going to be a disaster. Won't go into details, but my (Now ex!) wife is one of the most masterful spinners of fiction I have ever met, and as a result, I thought I was going to be one of those fathers that got to see their child only on every 6th Tuesday of July. Mr. Longton was upfront with me about everything, and when I didn't understand something he was saying (it happened more than I would like to admit) he explained it until I did. He worked with my sometimes hectic schedule, and when it did come down to meeting with "the other side" I knew what to expect .... and I was wayyy more comfortable than I thought I would be as a result. In my case it worked out much better than I expected. The "parenting time" ended up being better than I could have hoped for, and under the circumstances (come on it was a divorce) I couldn't be happier. I would suggest anyone finding themselves in need of a divorce lawyer give this one some serious consideration. Mr. Longton, thank you, and please don't take this the wrong way, but I hope I never have need of your (excellent) services again! ~J
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Posted by Megan | March 17, 2015
There is no better lawyer!!
I came to Scott Longton back in July 2014. He was highly recommended by many! From the first time meeting with him, I knew that he would be the one to fight for me. I have been in court, fighting for my kids for 9months now and Scott wins every every hearing for me. Every time that I need to get ahold of him, his staff is great about communicating. Scott always returns my phone calls promptly. He is also in the best interest of your family, not just making money. He constantly tries to handle things on his own time so that I am not charged the atrocious amounts that other lawyers will charge you. Me being a single mom of three children, Scott is always going above and beyond to make sure that we are safe and taken care of. I really could go on and on about what a life saver Scott Longton has been to my life. I will be forever in his debt for all he has done for me. -Megan
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2013
Scott Longton is an exceptional Divorce Lawyer
Scott and his team of experts handled every aspect of my divorce. Without him I have no idea where I would be today. He was honest, professional and communicated with me every step of the way. He understood that my main objective was to get out of the marriage with as little damage done as possible to our children. Our kids were able to spend time with his in office therapist and were able to really speak their minds without being in the middle of the chaos. Scott Longton and his office were all wonderful to work with especially in such a difficult situation.
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Posted by Jonathan | November 21, 2013
great attorney
I'll start by saying I am in dept to Scott for more than he charged me, I get to look my daughter in her eye's everyday because of his hard work and dedication he is very clear and knows his business well I would recommend Scott to anybody he is truly a great lawyer
Posted by andreathompson1111 | August 30, 2013
great attorney
I hired Scott for my divorce and it was a bad situation. I was pregnant and emotional and had been screwed by my previous lawyer. Scott and his staff were amazing. He helped me and got me a good deal and was so informative and friendly.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Police Commissioner
  • Grosseile Township
  • 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member
  • committee to Re-Elect Juge Kathleen McCarthy
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Committee Member
  • Committee to Re-Elect Judge Maria L. Oxholm
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Committee member
  • Committee to Re-Elect Judge Richard B. Halloran
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Committee Member
  • Committee to Re-Elect Judge Lita M. Popke
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Committee Member
  • Committee to Re-Elect Judge Muriel D. Hughes
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Student Attorney
  • Family Law Assistance Project
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Central Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Child safely with parent
  • Other parent is receiving the services needed to become a good parent.
  • Auto Accident $1.5 Million
  • $1.5 Million award
  • Child returned to Father
  • Mother has supervised parenting time

Associations

  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • 2019 Recognizition of Excellence Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Institute of Continued Legal Education 3rd Party No Fault Update- Attended
  • 2022
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Institute of Continued Legal Education Handling the Juvenile Delinquency Case- Attended
  • 2021
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advance Level Family Law- Attended
  • 2015
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advance Level Family Law- Attended
  • 2014
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Annual Nuts and Bolts of Family Law- Attended
  • 2011
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Annual Nuts and Bolts of Family Law- Attended
  • 2010
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Michigan Criminal Case Law Update- Attended
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Scott on several cases, and always found him to be very professional, reasonable to work with, yet passionate about his client's legal position. I fully endorse using Scott Longton as a family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is hard-working, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a great attorney to work with."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott is very thorough. He is following in his uncle's footsteps, who is one of the most respected, strategic and diligent lawyers in the community. It is always a pleasure when Scott is one of the lawyers on a case."
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