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During my legal career of 39 years, I have focused on family law and other complex civil litigation matters. I have served by Court appointment as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, receiver and special master. For the past twenty years I have achieved an "AV" rating, the highest peer rating by Martindale Hubbell, a nationally recognized directory of attorneys, for my legal ability and ethical standards. I have appeared in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and have argued in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


My professional memberships include the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Oakland County Bar Association. ABA section memberships incude family law, business law and litigation. I am an arbitrator for the American Bar Association.  I am a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit as well as the Federal Law Clerk Alumni Group.


I am a past chairman of the Oakland County Bar Association's Circuit Court Committee. I am also a member of the City of Birmingham Board of Ethics, Grand Knight of the Holy Name Knights of Columbus, Director of the Birmingham Rotary, among other volunteer positions. I have served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, and have been past chair of both the Board of Managers of the Birmingham YMCA and the City of Birmingham Advisory Parking Committee.


I was recognized in the dbusiness magazine as a Top Lawyer in Metropolitan Detroit in the practice areas of family law, litigation and corporate law, as well as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law. I recently received this year's Michigan Top 10 Attorney Awards from both the Natiional Academy of Family Law Attorneys and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. I was also named in Michigan Lawyer Weekly's "Leaders in the Law" for 2016.  I was the recipient of the Federal Bar Foundation Edward Rakow Scholarship Award at the Detroit College of Law, where I was the Editor-in-Chief of the Detroit College of Law Review. I also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Harold H. Bobier, Judge of the U.S. District Court in Bankruptcy for the Eastern District of Michigan.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
    39 years
  2. Family: 15%
    39 years
  3. Business: 10%
    39 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Randolph Wright

    I endorse this lawyer. John is patient, intelligent and cares deeply about his clients' success. He is also a pleasure to deal with.


    John Wright Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Joseph A. Lavigne

    John is hard working, well prepared, and dedicated to outstanding results for his clients. I have had a couple matters as opposing counsel in the past couple years and he has always been a complete professional to deal with and I have a high degree of respect for him. He fights hard for his clients but he fights fair and does an outstanding job.


    Joseph Lavigne Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Berry Moorman PC

535 Griswold St.
The Buhl Building - Suite 1900
Detroit, MI, 48226-3679

Berry Moorman PC

255 E. Brown St.
Suite 320
Birmingham, MI, 48009-6209

Berry Moorman PC

900 Victors Way
The Atrium I Building - Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI, MI, 48108-2705



MIActive And In Good Standing197705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leader in the LawMichigan Lawyers Weekly2016
Top 100 Matrimonial and Family AttorneyThe National Advocates2015
"10" Best Family Law AttorneysAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Leading Lawyer in Family LawLeading Lawyers Network2015
Top 10 Family Law Lawyers in MichiganNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2015
Super Lawyer AwardSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
"10 Best" Michgan Family Law AttorneysAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in MichiganNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
Distinquished Lawyer AwardShamrock Bar Association2013
Top Lawyer in Family Lawdbusiness2013
Top Lawyers - Litigation, Family Law, Corporate Lawdbusiness2010
AV Rating (consecutively for over 25 years)Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/DirectorBerry Moorman PC2010 - Present
Attorney at LawAlan R. Miller P.C.1979 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Section; Litigation Section1977 - Present
State Bar of MichiganFamily Law Section1977 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationFamily Law Committee1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Guy M Boike v. McLaren Health Care CorporationN/A
Linda M Hall v. Michael NovikN/A
Donald Davies v. Archdiocese of DetroitN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Berry MoormanSocial Security Changes and Divorce2016
Berry Moorman P.C. websiteBusiness Emergency Legal Preparedness2013
Berry MoormanJudicial Disqualification in Michigan2011
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyMarital Agreements2011
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyProtecting Your Client's Business in Divorce2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of TorontoBusinessMBA - Masters in Business Administration1974
Wayne State UniversityBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethics Informational SeminarEthics in Government2015
Michigan Divorce MattersMarital Agreements2011
Introduction to Practice SeriesFamily Court Property and Economic Issues2011
Michigan Divorce MattersTips for Divorce Avoidance2010
Oakland University School of BusinessLegal Aspects of Emergency PreparednessN/A
American Arbitration AssociationUse of Arbitration in Real EstateN/A