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Philip G. Vera


My passion is fighting to defend my client's rights and obtain the best outcome possible under their unique circumstances.  Whatever your legal challenge, I encourage you to contact me without hesitation. 


When you need a lawyer for your family law challenge, criminal defense or disability claim, in or near Macomb County, Michigan, I am here to personally assess your situation and help you deal with the problem.


Michigan Law Services, PLLC

At Michigan Law Services, PLLC, you will find well-educated, highly focused lawyers dedicated to delivering the personal service and aggressive representation you need. We welcome your call when you need a lawyer who will hear you out, relate to you on a human level, and take the right steps to resolve your problem.

We take pride in strong, current legal knowledge across our practice areas, along with our ability to put our experience in southeast Michigan courts to work for you. Equally important are factors that set us apart from some lawyers you might contact — we return calls promptly and truly make your case a priority.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    10 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    10 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    10 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

22 total 

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  • Paul S. Kowal

    I endorse this lawyer. Phillip Vera and I have been opposing counsel on several family law matters. Phil is courteous to both opposing counsel and parties. Phil is knowledgeable in family law matters and works hard for his clients.


    Paul Kowal Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Luis Toribio

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Contact info

Michigan Law Services, PLLC

48645 Van Dyke Avenue, Suite 202
Shelby Township, MI, 48317


MIActive And In Good Standing200608/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 BestAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Client's Choice - DivorceAvvo2015
Client's Choice - Child CustodyAvvo2015
Dawn C. Beachneau AwardThomas M. Cooley Law Review2006
Managing EditorThomas M. Cooley Law Review2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal AdvisorHelping Hands Across Michigan2014 - Present
AttorneyMichigan Law Services, PLLC2006 - Present
ExternMacomb County Prosecutor's Office2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Helping Hands Across MichiganBoard of Advisors2014 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter)Member2006 - Present
Macomb County Family Law CommitteeMember2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Student Division - Cooley Law School Auburn HillsPresident2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
J.L.G. v. P.J.G.After trial, client J.L.G. was awarded 100% of the marital home along with her 100% of her retirement account, 100% of her bank account, all of her personal property and even the dog.
People v. WilsonCase Dismissed
J.T. (Father) v. J.L. (Mother)Mother awarded Sole Physical Custody and Father Awarded Every Other Weekend Parenting Time
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Law Services. PLLC - Blog Spot.comMICHIGAN DIVORCE BASICS2008
Michigan Law Services, PLLC - Blog Spot.comYour Rights and the Police2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Oakland UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Cooley Solo NetworkSmall Firm Practice2012