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David A. Sebastian

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

5.0   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Effectively and aggressively representating clients in divorce, child custody and child support proceedings in the metro Detroit area.

    33 years

  2. Litigation
    35%
    Aggressive and effective litigator with over 27 years of experience representing numerous high-profile clients in state and federal courts nationally. Sixteen cases litigated in the past decade in the Michigan Court of Appeals.

  3. Domestic violence
    20%
    Effectively and aggressively representing the wrongly accused in relationships.

    33 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Effectively and aggressively representing those accused of drinking and driving.

    33 years

  • Licensed attorney rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Ratings signifying preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards for over 30 years.
  • Aggressive and effective litigator representing numerous high-profile clients nationally in state and federal courts, as well as individuals in divorce, child support/custody and domestic violence cases. 

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Location

Law Office of David Sebastian
7 West Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Brittney | October 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Case
Dave was amazing every step of the way. He listened to every little detail and made sure that I was always informed and my questions were always answered. He truly was a blessing to work with and I have used him multiple times so far and wouldnt ever go elsewhere!
Posted by David Sandercott | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Sandercott
David Sebastian handled my divorce for me was very professional and efficient. I would highly recommend his firm.
Posted by Amber | October 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David went above & beyond to defend my case!
David went the extra mile to make sure I was defended in my lawsuit. He was realistic about setting up my expectations for the outcome & walked me through the entire legal process. He did research on previous lawsuits of this type & fact checked all my documents to ensure I was fully ready for the deposition. David was compassionate towards my situation & worked hard to understand my side of the story. He was able to get a better outcome for me than I had anticipated which I am fully satisfied with. I have used David's services in the past & he is always consistent about his process, the fees associated & the expected outcome. I would recommend his services to my closest friends & family members.
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Posted by Chris | October 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
David is very experienced and helped me through the entire Divorce process. He was always available to answer questions, address concerns, and listen. He was always on top of the process, unlike my ex's legal team, and he balanced the necessary legal actions and responses with a strong effort to control legal expense. Divorce is not pleasant and outcomes are never good, however, I trust David and know my outcomes are as strong as they could be.
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Posted by Susan | October 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
David Sebastian is an excellent choice for an attorney. He is very knowledgeable and a wonderful person to work with. I cannot express enough about him being the perfect choice for your legal representation. Thank you Sir for your help in handling my case and being a superb individual.
Posted by Garrett | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend
David is knowledgeable, superior in his industry, has mastered his craft, but most importantly-trustworthy. He will get the job done for you regardless the issue at hand and handle the case with the utmost professionalism along the way. You will be treated respectfully and with dignity and have someone in your corner when you need them the most. If you want to be taken advantage of or lose your case, go with anyone else. If you want someone in it to win it and advise you lawfully, choose David.
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Posted by Lisa Adderley | February 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
David Sebastian Intelligent & Kind
After reaching out to 36 different attorneys and having the phone hung up on me, I was at a final point ready to give up. After praying about the situation, I felt like God said, "Don’t give up." So I reached out one more time. I punched in my Facebook and said, I’m looking for a Christian attorney. One attorney answered the phone with kindness and respect. He took time out of his busy schedule to listen to everything I said. And even when the phone was disconnected from a bad connection, he called back. He never thought he was too good or too important to ignore my call or not attentively listen to what I had to say. He acted as if what I shared was the most important thing he had heard all day. And he was the first attorney who let me know he was sincerely interested in helping me.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Win win win
David is a rockstar. He was professional, organized, on top of everything, and communicated very quickly with any questions I had. We tackled a 72 paragraph, 18 page motion today and we came out winners. I’ll be hiring David again when the next motion comes along.
Posted by Brenna | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce attorney
I hired David for my divorce. It should have been a straightforward case as I had a prenup. David was assertive with my now ex-husband and his attorney and worked diligently and patiently with me to get me a quick judgement. He was quick to respond to all my questions.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All star
David went above & beyond, he made the process very easy, he knows all the ins & outs of the law and was very prepared, thank you David
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
We were recommended David by a few friends. We were going through a case where my fiancé’s daughters mother was trying to move out of state with their daughter. David knows all of the laws and beat our case within one 15 minute court session basically leaving the defendant and her lawyer both speechless. The judge 110% sided and agreed with everything that was said on our side. I would 10 out of 10 recommend.
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Posted by Adam | September 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
David is not just an outstanding attorney, he knows the law and tirelessly fights for his clients. He can handle any legal matter that he is presented. His compassion for his clients is second to none, and he will make sure his clients get everything that is due and owed to them.
Posted by Brianna | August 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer !
Very happy with Dave. As professional as it gets. He was aggressive yet respectful and intelligent. He got me the best possible outcome and I couldn’t be happier .
Posted by Zachary | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Efficient, and Professional
From the first phone call I knew Dave was the right attorney for me. He was my chosen advocate for two complex cases which he took both on simultaneously. Without skipping a beat, he gave both cases the time, attention to detail and expertise to achieve my desired legal goals. He was very responsive and always answered my many questions thoroughly and promptly. I never felt like another client or case was more important.
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Posted by Frank | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David A. Sebastian defines excellence.
David Sebastian is exactly the attorney for those seeking successful resolutions to legal issues. He is honest and forthright. He does the right things for the rights reasons. For me, he was and is the seeker of solutions. I received all the pay due to me, including 100% compensation for unused sick time and vacation leave days. David is an experienced attorney. I know David to be an excellent communicator, which also brings excellent results. Respectful, disciplined, bold, and confident! It is without reservation that I wholeheartedly recommend David A. Sebastian for your consideration.
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Posted by Robert | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Tale of Two Attorneys
This past year I have found myself in the unfortunate position of a bitter long-distance legal battle. I first hired an attorney recommended by a friend whom I wanted to believe in but was unresponsive and ineffective at best. As time went on I became more and more aware of my attorney's indifference. As luck would have it, I had been in Detroit tending to details (that any conscientious attorney would have be doing for an out of town client) and I met David serendipitously. There are "attorney's" and then there is David Sebastian. In a short 6-week period Mr. Sebastian accomplished more on my behalf than my first attorney did in six months! I feel very fortunate to have Mr. Sebastian as my counsel and he can only be best described as a VIRTUOSO!
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Posted by Andy | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
David was hired during my divorce when the original attorney team that was involved with the case was unable to get me anywhere! After vast sums of money were spent with no progress being made, the decision to hire David came at a recommendation at the right time. He was able to not only counsel me correctly, but was able to ensure that the settlement was fair for all parties, and done with class! Thank you for all your hard work!!!
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Posted by Mike | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I hired David to handle an issue I had and it was resolved promptly and professionally, I was very impressed!
Posted by Ben | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce attorney
I hired David after another attorney did not settle my divorce in almost a year. Opposing counsel as well as myself were very impressed with his efforts to move the case along. We reached a settlement that was better than I expected and I can not recommend him enough!
Posted by Casey | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I’ve made!!
I hired David for an issue I’ve been having with my trust. It was the best decision I’ve made. He was so diligent and explained everything so thoroughly. He got a result for me better than I could have ever expected and that I know I would have never gotten if I didn’t hire David. He was the most hardworking attorney that didn’t back down when the case got hard nor stop pushing forward until he got the best result possible.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-395 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Shareholder
  • Law Office of David A. Sebastian, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Member
  • Clark Hill, PLC
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Of Counsel
  • Timmis & Inman, PLLC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Wayne State University
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Principal Shareholder
  • Sebastian & Associates, P.C.
  • 1993 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe 1 v. Doe 2
  • Full amount awarded to Mother
  • Doe 5 v. Doe 6
  • Case dismissed
  • Doe 3 v. Doe 4
  • Father Reduced Child Support from $900 to $19 per month
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Associations

  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • Top Lawyer
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of Michigan
  • 2017 - 2019
  • State of Michigan Athletic Board of Control
  • Chairman (Boxing Commissioner)
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Republican Committee of Oakland County
  • Chairman & Vice-Chairman
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Birmingham Board of Review
  • Chairman
  • 1994 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys (Top 1%)
  • American Registry
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Family Law
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Litigator
  • The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Professional Who's Who
  • 2018
  • "Top 10 Best Attorney Selection for Michigan"
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Lawyer 2018
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Most Accomplished
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in Michigan
  • The Legal Network
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Most Accomplished
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professional
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Most Honored Professional
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Lawyer
  • Detroit Business Monthly
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Boat US Members
  • The Revised Drunk Boating Laws
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • BoatUS
  • The Revised Drunk Boating Laws
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Other
"David is intelligent, detail-oriented, highly responsive and has achieved great results for his clients in a variety of different types of litigation matters including complex commercial, securities, professional liability, and labor and employment. David is also experienced in matters involving regulatory processes and procedures, and regularly counsel clients on compliance and risk management. David and I worked together previously, and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced and creative problem solver."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an exceptional and skilled advocate. Being that most of my work is criminal defense, any time I pose a question related to a civil case he gives great answers, insight, and perspective. I fully endorse Mr. Sebastian."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With nearly 20 years of litigation experience, David has the depth and breadth of knowledge to handle nearly any litigation matter. He is without doubt an attorney whose reputation precedes him into the courtroom."
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Bloomfield Hills Divorce and separation Lawyer David A. Sebastian
David A. Sebastian
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation