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Max Spencer Emmer

Family Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

4.9   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Max

Learn Max’s areas of practice.

As both a licensed attorney and certified mediator, I represent and work with clients in every facet of family law in Southeast Michigan.

I am also certified by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan to practice collaborative law. Collaborative divorce is a unique, interdisciplinary and primarily out of court process that removes much of the venom and tension from typical divorce proceedings and focuses on solutions and the well-being of the parties and their family. I pride myself on being direct with clients and fully apprising them of their options and the realities of their particular case, matter or situation. I always treat clients with respect and do my best to bring kindness, thoughtfulness, humor and compassion to every client interaction, conversation and representation.

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Location

Emmer Law PLC
41000 Woodward Avenue
Suite 350 East
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Gabrielle | November 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Max Emmer is a great person and attorney. He is kind , knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. I had a complex case and he was amazing and professional throughout the entire process. I couldn’t be happier with him and the outcome and would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Joe | May 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and responsive
Max came recommended by a good friend of mine and I was not disappointed. After a cordial consultation I selected Max to represent me in my divorce. He was very easy to work with and very responsive to any questions I had. Highly recommended!
Posted by Tray | April 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing work
Couldn’t recommend Max enough. He did a great job making sure I was represented in the best way possible. It felt like it was going to be a long hard journey because of the details of my case. I don’t think I would have made it through the way I did if I didn’t have his help. Thank you Max!
Posted by Kelly | January 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect fit
I received Max's name from a friend when I was first considering divorce. After meeting with Max and discussing my options/next steps, it was clear to me that he was going to do a fantastic job! Max and my ex's attorney worked very well together during my collaborative divorce. Max always listened to what I wanted but also clarified other options that I may have. I would highly recommend Max if anyone asked me for a recommendation for a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Alexandra | October 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable, Responsive, & Thoughtful Lawyer
I cannot speak highly enough about my experience working with Max and Emmer Law on my pre-nup agreement. Max was responsive, timely, and dedicated in all his support and efforts. He was extremely thoughtful and personable in educating me throughout the process. I had complete trust in his guidance and felt empowered as I navigated this process.
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Posted by Jessica | August 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incredibly Knowledgeable Attorney
Max Emmer is incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful. I am so appreciative of the time he spent with me to explain the legal divorce process and how collaborative divorce is different.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, very responsive
We have worked with Max several times and have been exceptionally impressed with his attention to detail and his responsiveness. I highly recommend considering his firm.
Posted by Deena | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Maxx Emmer
From our initial meeting Mr. Emmer was informative, respectful and compassionate. During the entire process he communicated necessary information timely. As brutal as divorce can be Max made the process more "palatable."
Posted by Mark | March 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reliable and Knowledgeable!
Max is reliable, responsive, knowledgeable and extremely professional. I would absolutely recommend Max to anyone needing his expertise - both clients and other professionals.
Posted by Martin | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and professional
I consulted Max with help with a divorce case and he gave me a clear and thorough overview of what to expect and my options on how I could progress all the while checking in on other aspects of my life leading to an unrelated referral pertaining to my work. Definitely a lawyer with a sense of compassion seeing the person in his client.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Max was competent and professional
I consulted Max and asked about his approach to mediation. His explanation was very clear, and I thought his approach made a lot of sense. Overall, I found him to be insightful and thoughtful. He seems to be a great source of legal advice.
Posted by Rob | July 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful, knowledgeable and supportive.
Max is a true professional with knowledge, experience, care and compassion. I would recommend to anyone needing his expertise.
Posted by Marlene | July 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top-Notch Lawyer
Max is a true professional who gave me excellent advice. I found him to be considerate, knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
Posted by Jennifer | May 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Communicator!
Communication with Max was great! He was always quick to respond to our emails and was efficient in conveying our thoughts and feelings to opposing counsel.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney & Counselor
  • Emmer Law PLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Findling Law PLC
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Parker + Lynch
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould PC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Chambers of Past Chief Judge Nanci J. Grant
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Gangs Unit Intern
  • Miami-Dade Office Of The State Attorney
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010
  • Cranbrook Schools
  • High School Diploma
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Exclusive Use and Effective Eviction of Dangerous Family Members
  • Obtaining Exclusive Use for Client and Effective Eviction of Other Problematic Family Members
  • Religious Divorces
  • Successfully negotiated and resolved both legal as well as religious divorces and marriage dissolution requirements.
  • Promissory Note Arbitrations And Repayments
  • $6,000,000 obtained in awards and repayments for client
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Associations

  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association (MIPA)
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Ambassadors
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professiona
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • ORT America Rub-A-Dub Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Michigan Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022

Publications

  • The Psychologist-Manager Journal
  • What is an essential function? A review of evidence used to define essential functions.
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Members Trust Company
  • The Intersection of Family Law and Estate Planning
  • 2023
  • UDM School of Law
  • The Future of Family Law
  • 2022
  • HelloPrenup
  • How To Negotiate A Prenup
  • 2022
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • The Practice of Family Law
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (13)
Endorse Max
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Mr. Emmer for many years and highly recommend him for any of your legal needs. While attending law school together, he would always provide sound and poignant thoughts and arguments during our lectures. He is very compassionate and cares for his clients' needs and rights."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Max Emmer both as Opposing Counsel and as a colleague in the family law community. He is a dedicated, smart attorney who sincerely cares about his client's experience."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is a dedicated and diligent attorney that is truly compassionate about his client's. His ability to represent client's is second to none and I fully endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is an up-and-coming attorney, who has worked diligently to establish himself a top-tier collaborative divorce attorney. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him, if ever the need arose."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max truely cares about his client's interests and goals and works for the best outcome, he's ready to have the difficult conversations and fiercely advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is the real deal. Knowledgeable, empathetic, and a bulldog when necessary."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max and I took our Collaborative Divorce training together. He is energetic and thoughtful, and takes the time to understand and be understood. He is an insightful judge of character, and has a broad network of family law practitioners that he has worked with. Any client looking for an smart and compassionate attorney - and one who knows how to get the job done - would be very happy to work with Max."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a top notch Family law attorney look no further. Max excels in all aspects of the practice and will continue to be a staunch advocate for you throughout your case. Further, Max will handle your case with care, professionalism, and attention to detail not frequently seen from other attorneys."
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Bloomfield Hills Family Lawyer Max Spencer Emmer
Max Spencer Emmer
Family Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation