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Derek Jacques

Divorce and separation Attorney at Southgate, MI

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About Derek

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  Attorney Derek Jacques and The Mitten Law Firm specialize in personalized legal representation for divorce and custody disputes, bankruptcy, wills, and criminal matters. Each case is unique and requires the individualized attention and personalized focus that I pride myself in providing.

     I understand the annoyance, confusion, and, often times, anger associated with legal matters that can arise during one's life. These feelings are normal, and understandable, but they can be drastically alleviated with the correct representation. This is where I can help out.

     My goal is to work with you to efficiently and effectively navigate any legal hurdles that are thrown your way, to put them behind you, and to create a brighter future, today.

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Licensed for 5 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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The Mitten Law Firm
13615 Northline Road
Southgate, MI, 48195

Reviews

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Posted by John | October 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
More than I expected. Very knowledgeable and clear on what to expect and more reasonable than I thought. I won't likely need another attorney, but if I do, ill use Derek again!
Posted by Joe | March 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledge & Skilled
Derek knows his stuff! I've needed information, and without fail, he has provided useful and accurate info without pushing me in any direction. Very different from other experiences. Highly recommend!
Posted by Marisa Benke | October 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
My husband and I have been putting off making wills for years, something that everyone should have but no one wants to take the time to do! Derek made the process as painless as possible. He was really nice and whole thing was surprisingly fast and easy. If I ever needed an attorney for anything else I wouldn’t hesitate to call him again!, I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
I spoke with him on some matters of child custody and parenting time. He was more than happy to give me wonderful advice on how to handle the situation now and in the future.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointed
I hired the law firm for a divorce was previously legally separated (all financials were agreed except a one line clarification. I was alway the one making the calls for status about my case. Price was higher then was told (the standard rate) charged for filing fee for the divorce) maybe include that in the standard rate since I’m filing for a divorce . Ex received a copy of the divorce from the court before I did and she didn’t have a lawyer . Overall very disappointed with service.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Bristow Law, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner/lead attorney
  • The Mitten Law Firm, Plc
  • 2015 - Present
  • Legal clerk
  • The Sikorski Law Firm, Pllc
  • 2011 - 2015

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Madonna University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Business
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • No. 19−04232−mlo Martin v. Smith
  • Revenge Pornography damages ruled to be non-dischargeable in Bankruptcy

Associations

  • Grosse Ile Law Association
  • Chairman
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Westland
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Westland
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Deans list
  • University of Toledo, College of Law
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • private
  • Understanding Your 4th Amendment Rights
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (246)
Endorse Derek
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is responsive and enthusiastic about what he does. He is very enjoyable to work with and I look forward to in the future!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and appreciate his professional judgment."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Derek for all of your bankruptcy and divorce needs because he is truly committed to the success of all of his clients. The level of commitment he displays for every single one of his clients is remarkable."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jacques is a real asset to this legal community. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Other
"I fully endorse him for his Divorce and Separation skills."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jacques clearly cares about using his education and talents to help others. I gladly endorse him as an attorney"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommended a client to Derek, he was simply awesome."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Derek is a very knowledgeable and skilled advocate who truly cares about the well-being of his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him for all of the areas of law he practices."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jaques is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients and is a valuable resource to this forum. I will gladly recommend this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek Jacques is a knowledgeable attorney, who is determined to help any client in need of legal advice. I would recommend Derek to any of my clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney provides excellent advice to the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jacques is a very fine attorney dedicated to quality service and excellent representation of his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Derek is an outstanding lawyer and any client would be well served by hiring him."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Jacques for his advocacy and service to his community. He offers sound advice and truly cares about his clients."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Speeding and traffic ticket
Nursing home abuse and neglect
Wills and living wills
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Child custody
Bankruptcy and debt
Car accident
Employment and labor
Criminal defense
Child support
Southgate Divorce and separation Lawyer Derek Jacques
Derek Jacques
Divorce and separation Attorney
Southgate, MI
Licensed for 5 years
Free Consultation