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J. Matthew Catchick Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

5.0   57 reviews

also known as Matt Catchick

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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CATCHICK LAW, PC. PERSONAL SERVICE. PROVEN RESULTS.

My passion and devotion to client service and satisfaction is my highest priority.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2017 2016 2015 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2016,2015,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2016 2015 2014 + 1 ...

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Location

Catchick Law, P.C.
36700 Woodward Avenue
Suite 107
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by LR Clawson | April 19, 2013
Expert in his field and well respected by his colleagues!
After interviewing numerous attorneys, I decided to select Matt to represent me in my divorce. From the moment I hired him, I felt very confident I would be well represented. He thoroughly explained everything every step of the way. I felt totally comfortable sharing the most intimate details which lead to my divorce (which is not easy). Matt was a very consciencious attorney and very mindful in his billing. Compared to Matt, my ex-husband was horribly represented and he was forced to hire a new attorney. Matt is a is a expert in his field and well respected by his colleagues. He made the whole process a little bit easier. Looking back, I would trust no one but Matt. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Matt to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2014
Amazing!
I had the privilege to have Matt represent me during my Driver's License Restoration case. Going through the process, the State is looking for every possibly reason to deny you. Luckily Matt has the knowledge and patience to go in 110% prepared. During the year and a half I worked him, Matt was extremely personable, and answered every single call and question, not only with an answer, but with an honest one. If it wasn't for the help of Matt, I wouldn't have been granted my driver's license, and the chance to move forward with my life. I definitely will be using Matt in the future on different cases.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2019
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Reputable Attorney
After being ripped off by an unscrupulous Attorney who left me with what seemed to be a hopeless judgement, I was referred to Matt. I walk out after are first meeting with realistic hope. He continued to be professional yet kind and respectful. Matt responded to all calls and texts. He kept me in the loop, never left my questions unanswered and I was always prepared for what was next. Matt is an excellent attorney! He turned my hopeless judgement (that other attorney refused to take on) and made a satisfying judgement within months. I would recommend J Matthew Catchick to anyone with the confidence that they are in knowledgeable, professional, compassionate hands! Matt is an example of what an Attorney should be!!!
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Posted by Albert | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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The Best of the best.
I can not say enough for the great legal service given to us by M. Catchick. We had a situation for my daughter that seemed hopeless that would have resulted in a misdemeanor for my daughter. The worst part about this ticket was it was my fault, her father. Matt explained things to us in a calm but realistic fashion. He gave us hope and always comes across like an old family friend. This is not acting, this is how he always treats his clients. He made sense of a very complicated situation and would not just take our money without a good fight. This amazing lawyer walked us through it and explained every option. In the end, we got better than he told us. The misdemeanor was gone and reduced to almost nothing. This is our third time working with him and it’s always been a very positive experience. I could not recommend this extraordinary professional enough to anybody in need.
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Posted by Jonathan | June 6, 2018
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Matt Catchick did an amazing job with my divorce
My now ex-wife and I retained Matt to help us with our divorce. Matt's role was to help my ex-wife and I with the entire divorce process, with the objective of saving money by not having to retain two separate lawyers. Matt did an exceptionally good job keeping us focused during this very difficult process. He was fantastic with our very sensitive issues, especially as they related to our children. Matt was very empathetic with our issues and worked very hard to make sure we ended up with a fair and reasonable result. He went over and above to accomodate us throughout the entire process. I recommend Matt to anyone in the divorce process or who may be contemplating divorce.
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Posted by Jen | May 29, 2018
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Very Thorough Attorney
Matt was very easy to work with. He explained every part of the process as it was happening. He was also flexible when we could meet. An overall kind attorney.
Posted by Mark | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
Mr Matt Catchick is a true proffessional. He was a prepared expert in guiding me through my legal troubles. My case was resolved with a best possible outcome. i recommend Matt to all.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing and accessible
I called him and left a voicemail. He called back himself and let me know that he does not practice in my county (Northern Michigan), however, he stayed on the phone for 10 minutes answering anything he could help me with. Really patient and up front. Would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well respected, and knowledgeable advocate
Matt was my divorce attorney. I initially consulted with him based on the recommendation of another attorney who spoke of him as very well respected in the legal community and highly knowledgeable. I hired him because of his experience and his reputation. In one of the most difficult times of my life, I couldn't have asked for better representation. I was ignorant of this process, but Matt guided me through it keeping me well informed and remaining sensitive to how emotionally difficult this was. I have recommended Matt to a friend already, and would recommend his services to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2017
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Thanks for representing me
I hired Matt for domestic violence case. He did an excellent job representing me. He thoroughly studied my case and explained me all the possible outcomes and prepared me for it. This was my first time getting into trouble with law.When I started to search for an attorney, I did not have any idea what it would have cost me. I was looking for a smart and eloquent attorney. After meeting/ talking probably 10 different attorneys, finally I met Matt. In Matt, I found the qualities I was looking for and his fee was also very reasonable though I was ready to pay lot more. He was very transparent about the fee plan. After I went through it and came out with my expected outcome, I realized Matt charged me fairly.
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Posted by Kathy | April 2, 2017
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Excellence on Every Level!
We recently had the good fortune of having Matt represent a family member during divorce. His compassion, attention to detail, and expertise guided us with confidence and ease through what would have otherwise been a very difficult process. Matt made us feel as though we were a team, and always took our point of view into consideration. We would highly recommend Matt's services, and won't hesitate to call on him again should the need arise. Thank you, Matt -- we consider you a true friend and a professional in your field.
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Posted by Dale | March 30, 2017
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A man of his word and more.
This is the second time someone from our family was in need of legal assistance, and the second time we utilized Matt Catchick's professional services and came out smelling like a rose. Matt is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who never oversells what he can do, but consistently over-delivers. Whether it's for a traffic violation or a misdemeanor, Matt is now the only lawyer we trust.
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Posted by Mathew | March 22, 2017
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Mr. Catchick is honest and got me results
I found Mr. Catchick very upfront with my case from day one, which no other legal representative had ever done with me in the past. I'm so glad he laid out my position in my case and what needed to be done by me and him. He quickly worked to resolve my case and continuously informed and updated me every step of the way. When I entered my legal situation I was willfully unprepared the first time, and Matt made sure that would never happen again. Thanks to Mr. Catchick I go about legal situations, contracts, with a more educated approach. I can never tell him how much I appreciate his time and ever on my behalf.
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Posted by Peter | March 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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Free consultation, very clear, helpful - will work with him if I have the opportunity
Mr. Catchick promptly returned my call regarding questions I had in the family law arena. He spent a good deal of time with me on the phone answering all of my question and providing very open, honest expectations and next steps. I appreciated his willingness to provide advice in very clear terms and would recommend giving Mr. Catchick a shot if you have a need.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
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Outstanding
Matt represented my daughter in a OUI case which he was able to get reduced. He did a great job working with us, and helping coach my daughter through the whole process. He is excellent on all fronts and he really cares. Very glad we went with him. Great guy and attorney, highly recommended. Very reasonable on cost.
Posted by Bridget | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Catchick represented my daughter for a traffic violation. Not only did he get her ticket reduced so she did not receive any points on her license but he was very thorough in explaining the process to my 17 year old daughter, which I believe is extremely important, especially to a teenager!
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Awsome
Attorney Catchick is absolutely awesome. He represented my case, explained everything thoroughly, advised me what is best for me. I took by his advise and I am glad I did. He is experienced, knows what he is doing and very honest and truly care about his clients. We did better than expected in the court and I am happy to have hired Matt Catchick to represent me. And indeed the customer satisfaction is his highest priority. By the way, his fees are very reasonable. Thank you Matt.
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Posted by Kelly | November 24, 2016
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Matt Catchick is your guy.
Matt Catchick is such a pleasure to work with. He has been a wonderful help in my divorce case and when it comes to being reliable, loyal, and professional he's on top. When you're going through a divorce, with an abusive spouse, it can be hard to find someone you can trust. Luckily I found Matt, I really appreciate how supportive and sincere he's been with me throughout my tough times. If you're in need of a lawer Matt Catchick is your guy.
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Posted by Kenneth | September 13, 2016
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Great Experience
I hired Matt Catchick as my lawyer for an OVI offense. Matt was excellent in the way he explained and walked me through the whole process. I highly recommend him for anyone who may need a lawyer
Posted by Susan | June 16, 2016
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Appreciation for a Lawyer
Mr. Catchick was an excellent Lawyer. He walked me through my case every step of the way with knowledge, kindness and understanding . He was professional, compassionate and worked hard to get me the best possible out outcome. I believe his experience, hard work and integrity are what make him such a great lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Catchick Law, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Dailey Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Trial Attorney
  • Asker, Chapp & Clos, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Randall J. Gillary, P.C.
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of J.M. Catchick, L.L.P.
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Intern
  • Attorney General Of Massachusetts
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Judicial Intern
  • Hon. William B. Murphy, Chief Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Judicial Intern
  • Hon. Dennis C. Kolenda, Chief Judge, 17th Circuit Court
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • Western New England University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • The Lawrenceville School
  • Diploma
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: Justin Ellsworth
  • Secured Court Order for release of e-mails to parents.

Associations

  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2004 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor Award - Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Community Champion
  • ICLE
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award - Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Michigan Family Law, ICLE
  • Paternity Chapter
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law
  • Domestic Violence Issues in Divorce
  • 2017
  • OCBA University
  • What it Means to be a Family Law Lawyer
  • 2016
  • OCBA Nuts and Bolts Seminar
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • 2016
  • Introduction to Family Law Practice
  • Property, Spousal Support and Attorney Fees
  • 2016
  • Family Law Institute
  • Marketing Your Law Practice
  • 2016
  • Adoption, ART, and Paternity
  • Paternity and the Revocation of Paternity Act
  • 2016
  • Family Law Institute
  • New Uniform Child Support Orders
  • 2015
  • The Law Show (broadcast on WJR, 760AM)
  • Legal Q&A Show
  • 2013
  • "FORE the Kids" Fundraiser
  • Families with Special Needs Children
  • 2013
  • Clawson and Royal Oak Public Schools
  • Autistic Children in the Classroom
  • 2012
  • Seeking Removal from the Michigan Sex Offender Registry
  • Michigan Sex Offender Registration Act
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (54)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Catchick is a wonderful attorney who knows his stuff. He is an excellent member of the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the privilege of serving with Matt on the council for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. His positions on matters that have come before the council are valid and well-reasoned. His knowledge of the law is such that I often seek out his opinion on complex issues. His passion for the practice of law (and for life!) is beyond compare."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Catchick in the area of family law. I like to refer to him as the human domestic relations case law encyclopedia. He is always updating the Michigan family law community with his wealth of experience and knowledge. He has also served as a mentor to me in many ways. Often times, when I am dealing with a tough issue where the law is ambiguous, I turn to Mr. Catchick for his practical guidance. Finally, his positive outlook and enthusiasm for the practice of law is something I have learned to try to emulate. Mr. Catchick is one of the rare attorneys who shines through darkness and high-stress so commonly involved in this crazy field of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Catchick posts accurate and thoughtful answers to many Avvo user questions. I would certainly recommend consulting with Attorney Catchick if he is in your area and you are in need of an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Catchick is a highly experienced attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"Matt has a tremendous amount of knowledge and I sight in the area of family law and is an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Catchick is an extremely intelligent attorney, that is always willing to go the extra mile to offer advice. He is very well-versed in the area of family law. He is a huge asset to his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Nearly 20 years of litigation experience have shown Matt to be a leader in his field; his knowledge of the law, attention to detail, and willingness to fight for his clients raise each client's probability of success."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a highly experienced attorney well respected among his peers and he has outstanding trial skills."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a zealous advocate for his clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt does a great job for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Family Law advocate!"
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Catchick gives frequently well thought out and correct answers to legal questions on Avvo. Whenever I read his answers, I am learning something new or agreeing with his responses."
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Bloomfield Hills Divorce and separation Lawyer J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation
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