Skip to main content

Christopher M. Drouillard

Child custody Attorney at Grosse Pointe, MI

4.4   13 reviews

Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Licensed for 27 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Christopher

Law Offices of Christopher M. Drouillard PLC
722 Notre Dame St
Grosse Pointe, MI, 48230-1240

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Henry | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
My wife and I hired attorney Christopher Drouillard to represent us during a Child Protective Services investigation. CPS told us that they were going to file a petition to remove our children before we hired Mr. Drouillard. CPS treated us a lot better after they realized who we hired represent us and, as a result of attorney Drouillard's representation, changed their mind and decided not to file the petition. This guy is good! He knew our case, pushed the right buttons with CPS and no petition will be filed against us. --
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got CPS off my back!
I hired Mr. Drouillard to represent me in a CPS investigation regarding my infant son. He guided me through a very stressful process that was totally unfamiliar to me and advocated on my behalf to the CPS worker. Thanks to his guidance and expertise, the investigation was closed without further action against me. I am very relieved that this is over and glad to have chosen Mr. Drouillard to take care of this.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beat CPS at trial
CPS falsely accused my wife and I of abusing our infant daughter and filed a petition to terminate our parental rights. We hired Chris to represent us. The case went all the way to trial and the judge denied the Michigan Attorney General’s request to terminate our parental rights. Chris fought extremely hard to the end while treating us with kindness and respect. Thanks for saving our family! M.B Westland, MI
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody / Child Protective Services
We hired Chris in December of 2015 to replace our daughter's former attorney. When we hired Chris, our daughter was under investigation with Child Protective Services and her time with our granddaughter was extremely limited. Chris developed and executed a plan that eventually resulted in the Child Protective Services case being dismissed and my daughter's parenting time with my granddaughter being restored in June of 2016. I was a long battle, but Chris never gave up or gave in. I would highly recommend Chris!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Abuse / CPS - case dismissed!
I hired Mr. Drouillard to represent my husband and I because CPS took us to court, accusing us of abusing our daughter. Mr. Drouillard was very kind and professional to us but fought CPS hard in court. The case against us was dismissed today! We are so grateful for Mr. Drouillard's services and for this outcome! I feel like a huge burden has been lifted from our shoulders. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CPS and Police Investigation
CPS and the police were investigating an alleged inappropriate touching but with Chris' help, CPS and the police closed their investigations without charges. He always answered calls or returned them and texts promptly. He gave me sound advice with pros and cons so I could make intelligent decisions.
Posted by Stacey | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
child custody won for father
I hired Chris because the mother of my children refused to let me see them. She even denied that I was their legal father and hired a lawyer to fight me tooth and nail. They called Fox2 News but Chris showed the reporter a video that proved they were lying. In court, her lawyer was no match for Chris. An excellent writer with a terrific presence in the courtroom, Chris destroyed her case. She surrendered the day before trial and now I can see my children again. Thank you Chris!
Read less
Posted by Tom | July 3, 2013
Excellent attorney - two thumbs up!
I hired Mr. Drouillard after my divorce was finalized. He handled a number of issues for me at the same time, including several false accusations of child abuse filed against me by my ex-wife. All issues were resolved in my favor. Thank you for your outstanding work!
Posted by Scott | June 25, 2013
Child Custody
Chris was the third lawyer that I hired to gain full custody of my son. The two lawyers before him failed but Chris won. We had a trial and Chris was prepared with an extensive knowledge of the law and facts of my case. He listened to me and used the information that I gave him. I highly recommend his services to anyone seeking a top-notch family law trial attorney.
Read less
Posted by Julia | March 23, 2010
Excellent!
Met with me promptly, identified issues in the case and went to work. He did what was promised and was an excellent communicator.
Posted by katie | April 24, 2013
child custody
Mr. Drouillard represented me in a parenting time case, I was concerned for my childs safety when in the care of his father. I am 100% satisfied with the out come of my case.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
$$$$$$$
I was a desperate man. I was having an affair and fighting daily and called cps on my wife. I had no idea how serious it would get. My wife was innocent and had never more than spanked our child. The investigation took a turn for the worst with cps digging deep and twisting things. I hired Chris and immediately was asked for a 5k retainer. Chris met with cps and it was then determined a case would be started. 10k was the next dollar amount to proceed. I was desperately wanting this to go away so I dug up every penny I had now 15k in debt. Before we had our next cps meeting I received a call from Chris I would need another 5k to proceed. Chris ended up getting 20k from me for a case that never went to court. I was truly taken advantage of in a desperate time. He was a good lawyer don't get me wrong but he makes fees as he goes along so be prepared.
Read less
Posted by Matt | May 21, 2013
reinstatement of license and others
I called Chris Drouillard for a price and he quoted me at $1500 which I declined. He called me back within 5 min and said "I'll do you for 1000", sounding unprofessional and desperate. I made a BIG MISTAKE and hired him. When I met with him he asked for the money immediately and feeling pressured, I payed. After that he had free reign to be short with me. He asked me few questions, was very short with me then acted in a hurry and booted me out within 15 min. I'm quite sure he wasn't busy with work when he practically begged me to hire him in the first place. He barely let me talk at all! He got what he needed and insisted that the next time we me was at the trial. Now I don't have much experience with lawyers but the two that I've had, and based on other peoples experience, I realized I was getting hustled. Too late. He showed up looking hung over with a beat up briefcase. Of course he had no defense because he never heard me out and knew nothing about me. His closing argument sounded like that of a high school speech class. He stuttered and stammered and there was nothing I could do at that point. After the trial he wanted to hear nothing from me. I had a lot to say and he actually said "don't talk" in a cocky manner!. I told him the results weeks later which he could care less about. I said "that's it?" and said that I would leave a review about our experience. I didn't even have to tell him I thought it was a horrible job...he knew. He threatened immediately that he would turn around and call me a drunk liar and disseminate information about my case! He even said he would sue me for slander!!! But he knows that's not possible because I'm telling the truth and if you're reading this review then you know that never happened! He doesn't do his job and just tries to get your money; then it's too late. I'm trying to help those who were in my situation to know that there are people like this out there and to be careful.
Read less
Response from Christopher Drouillard May 10, 2016
I am very sorry that your experience with my services was not to your satisfaction. While this review is the first communication of your dissatisfaction, I personally strive to ensure that every client is treated with the utmost in competence and professionalism. Although I dispute most, if not all, of the factual assertions in your review as patently false, I invite you to contact me to discuss a mutually agreeable resolution of your concerns.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Western Ontario
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Attorney endorsements

Received (0)
Given (0)
Endorse Christopher
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney.
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Grosse Pointe Child custody Lawyer Christopher M. Drouillard
Christopher M. Drouillard
Child custody Attorney
Grosse Pointe, MI
Licensed for 27 years