The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, PLLC, a Bloomfield Hills based Divorce and Family Law firm, now Of Counsel to Hertz Schram, PC, believe that all parties to Divorce - divorcing couples, Lawyers, and Judges - must realize divorce is an emotionally draining experience, born from loss. Because of that fact, for over four decades, our Family Law attorneys, through Mr. Victor's guidance, have led parties through this difficult process and helped individuals to think and act logically even while they faced such emotionally driven issues.
By creating the concept of a more honest, personalized and direct way to practice Divorce, Child Custody and Family Law, the Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, PLLC instilled a new philosophy, which they practice throughout the state of Michigan. They bring integrity to the practice of Family Law.
They believe that lawyers who handle divorce, child custody and parenting time cases have a higher duty to their clients than in other areas of law. They know that the work they do will not only affect their clients and their business and financial interests, but will most probably affect their children and future generations of their family. Based in Oakland County, they represent clients throughout Metropolitan Detroit, including Macomb, Wayne, Genesee, and Ingham Counties. U.S. News and World Report has ranked them with a tier one rating, as one of the top Family Law firms in Bloomfield Hills and Metropolitan Detroit.
Richard is listed as a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and listed in Best Lawyers in America; and has been named a Super Lawyer by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine every year, since its inception and was featured on the cover of Super Lawyers publication with a special feature story in 2008. He has served as President of the Michigan chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was elected to the National Board of Governors of the Academy, receiving its coveted National Fellow of the Year award in 2006. He was elected Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and received its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000 upon his 25th anniversary from graduating Michigan State University College of Law he was honored with the National Alumni of the Year Award. In 2004 the State Bar of Michigan presented him with one of its most prestigious awards, the Champion Of Justice Award, honoring him for his work on behalf of families and children. He was named as one of the top ten lawyers in Michigan by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and was awarded the Meritorious Service to the Children of America Award by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Richard is the national founder and has served, pro bono as the Executive Director of the national nonprofit Grandparents Rights Organization, since 1982. He also founded the national nonprofit Victor Smile Foundation, providing benefits to children of divorce. He, along with Judge Edward Sosnick of the Oakland County Family Court, created the SMILE (Start Making It Livable for Everyone) program (an educational program for divorcing parents) for both the state of Michigan and around the United States, as well as for the country of Australia.