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Christopher J. Nesi

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Family Attorney at Grosse Pointe, MI

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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 23 years
    Florida - FL 27 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2001
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Christopher J. Nesi
722 Notre Dame Street
Grosse Pointe, MI, 48230
Nesi & Associates, P.C.
722 Notre Dame St
Grosse Pointe, MI, 48230-1240
Nesi & Associates PC
722 Notre Dame St
Grosse Pointe, MI, 48230-1240
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Posted by Rachel | February 14, 2024
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Awarded sole physical and legal custody because Chris Nesi KNOWS HIS STUFF.
I feel incredibly lucky that I found Chris Nesi when I did. I left my (now ex) fiance after witnessing physical abuse by him against his daughter. I was 2 months pregnant with his child at the time, and I was terrified of a court deciding the fate of my child. I consulted several attorneys, and Chris was the ONLY one who didn't simply tell me there was nothing that could be done until the child was born. He took me on as a client immediately, and coached me through every step of the process, from retrieving my belongings from my ex's house all the way to the custody trial a year later. Despite my ex's essentially limitless bank account and his threats to drag me through the mud in court until he got what he wanted, Chris didn't back down and was prepared to take my case as far as it needed to go in order to protect me and my child. I was awarded sole physical and legal custody of my daughter, who is now 8 months old. There aren't enough words to explain how grateful I am to Chris for helping me through the most difficult time of my life and using his knowledge of the law to empower me and my daughter. Chris eats, breaths and sleeps family law, and will go the extra mile at whatever time of day or night to help his clients. He is one of those old-school lawyers, with over 25 years' experience and an unrelenting desire to help people get what they deserve. I am convinced Chris is the best attorney out there when it comes to contentious custody matters, and I recommend him to anybody for their family law issues.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2024
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No case is too difficult for Christopher Nesi
An individual that I barely knew, and who did not even know how to spell my child's name, tried to blackmail me and my family for money, a car, and other such things. When that did not work, they used the court system and delusional lawyer (who believed this individual's lies) to gain full custody of my child- without any evidence of parentage and all without me even knowing what was occurring because they sent court papers to an address I was not living at and failed to notify me any other way. I lost full custody of my child overnight- a child that I had never been separated from a day in their life. My case was considered "one of the worse circumstances in the history of child custody cases," and deemed "hopeless" by the police, court personnel, support groups, and multiple lawyers. I went through four lawyers before I met Mr. Nesi. They were happy to bill me for everything they could think of, ignore all of the evidence of my child being abused and neglected (by multiple reputable sources, videos, pictures, and medical reports), and told me outright "to keep my mouth shut because (we) do not want to upset the judge with such stuff." After all, it would look bad if the public knew a judge, out of their own haste to punish a good parent who they thought was ignoring the court, gave an innocent child to a monster that was abusing them day and night, wouldn't it? The judge refused to listen to or look at the evidence, refused to talk to my child, and allowed this monster to attack me both physically and verbally in court on more than one occasion. And the previous lawyers? They enjoyed new cars and fabulous vacations while my family and I were selling everything we owned to keep paying for their useless services and empty promises of how "close" we were to saving my child. As a matter of fact, I lost even more rights and privileges under their guidance. Mr. Nesi was the FIRST lawyer to actually listen to me and my child. He was there through my anger, through my tears, and through my fear. He was the FIRST lawyer to take the evidence and DEMAND the court review it. It was not an easy process. The court and the other lawyer did all they could to silence him, but he did not stay silent or compliant to their commands. He was there fighting for my child's life as if it was his own child. I never would have believed there was such a lawyer out there that would stake their own reputation on my case if I had not witnessed it first hand. When the judge spoke down to me, he was right there to call them out for doing so. When I was scared to face even one more court appearance, he was there with his arm around me, reminding me to breathe, encouraging me to find my strength. When I did not understand a court process or some other legal aspect, he took the time to explain it to me at any hour of the day. Most importantly, Mr. Nesi only made promises he could keep. Mr. Nesi brought the evidence to court, and refused to allow the judge to put it aside or discount it. And even when that monster lunged at me in court and right in front of the judge during our hearings, it was Mr. Nesi who physically put himself in front of me, keeping me physically safe until the sheriff could restrain that monster. And it was Mr. Nesi who demanded that the judge speak to my child on more than one occasion to understand the real truth of what was happening to them. I will never forget the day that Mr. Nesi told us the words we never thought we would ever hear: "IT IS ALL OVER." It was Mr. Nesi who got full custody of my child back (and relatively quickly with all things considered). It was Mr. Nesi who saved my child's life. My child NEVER had to see or even speak to that monster again. It was Mr. Nesi who gave me back my dignity as a parent and as a person. There is no one that I or my child would ever trust more than Mr. Nesi. No one.
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Posted by Steven | January 11, 2024
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Best divorce and custody Attorney in and around Grosse Pointe and Metro Detroit.
Chris has handled my divorce and custody cases both. If you are dealing with a narcissistic ex that continues to lie over and over Chris has the ability to navigate through the ridiculous lies. We just ended a trial where I was awarded sole legal and physical custody. A big shout out to the entire team at Nesi and associates, they worked diligently to get this handled. From filing emergency motions to winning the trial they were amazing.
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Posted by Gil | January 11, 2024
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Top Lawyer
Chris represented me after a 9 year custody battle with my ex. After many "top" lawyers had been hired on my behalf, Chris jumped in with determination and aplomb and got the case settled to my satisfaction. My family is better for it today. my wife and I cannot recommend him enough! Gil P.
Posted by Janet | January 10, 2024
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Best attorney
Chris Nesi is a great lawyer. My husband went through a very contentious divorce followed by a bitter custody battle, resulting in another lawsuit with his ex seeking attorney fees for all the years of litigation. Chris was the only lawyer that was able to stop this madness. He is very professional, very knowledgeable, has a no-nonsense attitude, and only billed for the work he actually did. He always responded to calls and texts.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2018
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Happy Client
Mr. Nesi was professional and throughout. My ex wife was trying to never let me see my kids again. I know have joint custody. My kids are my life. I'm grateful for a get-it-done attorney!
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2018
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Skilled Attorney
Mr. Nesi assisted me through a complicated divorce. He was aggressive, responsive and attentive. He understood my concerns, calmed my fears and was highly effective in the courtroom. He is confidant and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Posted by Nicholas Strunk | April 21, 2011
seems to be very helpful
this is the first time i have ever had a lawyer i seen him in court with another client of his and his representation for his was excellent. My friend went out of the court room personally to get his business card and i called him the same day for his help. He is currently representing me and I am excited of it. Hire him he is very good at his profession.
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Posted by summer tocco | January 11, 2011
Chris is a wonderful lawyer
Ive had past experiences with lawyers, they were too busy to answer phone calls, but quick to bill.... Chris was different, he was amazing... he was kind, knowing our case very well, and really cared about our family.. he was so wonderful ,that i cant find the words to express what a great job he did for us....
Posted by Lisa | July 10, 2010
Client of Christopher Nesi
Mr. Nesi was able to achieve everything I ask of him. He was professional and an outstanding lawyer. I recommend Mr. Nesi to anyone in need of a divorce lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2009
client oriented
I have been through many lawyers in my quest for custody of my kids. Chris is the first lawyer that gave me his cell phone number and actually called me back on the weekends - regardless of the time. Usually, I would wait days for a lawyer to call me back. And that's not all, when we got to court, he mopped the floor with my ex's attorney. I now have sole custody and am receiving more child support than I expected. I would recommend Chris to anyone who wants a lawyer who will fight for you and your kids!!! Thanks a million Chris.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2020
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One word: Horrible
Chris is the most unprofessional person I have every come across. My case is a "simple, first year law type of case", his words not mine. I have bene dealing with him for almost a year and he has done nothing but tell stories of his other cases and telling me how he got his girlfriend out of a ticket, yet he cannot do a simple task that he was hired to do. It is like pulling teeth to even get a sit-down meeting with him. He does not respond to calls to his cell or office, text messages or emails. He is also a liar. He outright admitted that he lied about setting a court date after delaying my case for God knows what reason, therefore delaying the process even further. He hides behind his office manager, who also does not respond. Do not waste your time and your money on this low life.
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Posted by Erma stewart | June 18, 2018
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Very. Bad Experience
My son pass away , I hired Christopher Nesi & paid him the amount he requested to represent my son estate , $500 .00. He Never called me , or sent me any form of correspondent , WHN I called & texted numerous of time he blew me off , the couple times he did answer ! I called him from a different number & he promised 2 GET back with me , he stayed, he was in court , bottom line , I put $500 .00 IN this man's hand , walked out his office door & never HER anything from him again !
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2018
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Lazy, won’t fight for you, don’t hire him.
He was late to my court. I stood alone in front of the judge until Nesi finally showed up. He lies, doesn’t do his job. I had to read the contract myself and point out the mistakes to him, even though that’s his job. He will do everything in HIS best interest not yours. He’ll take your money and then will do the bare minimum. He won’t do things you ask him to do even though you paid him. He won’t return your calls. He screwed me in my divorce. Unprofessional, lazy, and horrible at his job. Don’t waste your money on him.
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1996

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Christopher J. Nesi
Family Attorney
Grosse Pointe, MI
Licensed for 27 years