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Michael E. Thomas

Family Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2005
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Attorney Michael E. Thomas is a graduate of the The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and is the founder of the Law Office of Michael E. Thomas, PLLC,. Oakland County family attorney Thomas developed a very distinctive negotiation style through years of drafting contracts and resolving issues with labor unions and corporations. This unique approach allows him to best position clients for trial as an Oakland County family attorney while working towards case settlement. With a strong background in business, Thomas applied his passion for justice specifically to family law and child custody cases after his own divorce and maintains a passion for divorce litigation, child custody and parenting time issues.


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The Law Offices of Michael E. Thomas, PLLC
29630 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Good man that will stand in your corner
Michael worked with me and constantly advised the best in a bad situation. He did his best and was consistent. He was down to earth and extremely helpful. Understood my budget and still provides advice after the case was closed.
Posted by Anthony | May 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I am very pleased to have had Mike in my corner. I felt as if my big brother was defending me from a school yard bully. Needless to say, it was nearly like that. He made sure I and my son got the fairest treatment and saw the issue through. He is a great attorney and a good friend. Thank you Mike! I'm glad I know you.
Posted by Chris | May 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mike handled a prenup for me. He did an outstanding job. I've also referred him to family and friends that have told me they had very positive experiences as well. He knows his practice area very well. He will get you the best result possible.
Posted by Charlie | July 15, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Results Oriented Winner
Michael is an outstanding attorney. He constantly finds solutions to resolve very difficult situations. He's well versed in all aspects of divorce and family law and provides logical pragmatic advice and counseling.
Posted by Gary | October 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Mike did an outstanding job with my divorce. He was there for when I went thru some tough times. Thank you Mike. You are a true friend
Posted by Eric Cassie | October 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Thomas took care of me like I was family.
Throughout a difficult divorce, Michael Thomas was there for me with advice, support and sound council. He was aggressive, but allowed me to take the high road in order to reach my ultimate goal of 50/50 custody with my 2 wonderful kids. I would highly recommend Michael Thomas to anyone facing a difficult situation.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2011
Trustworthy & Caring
I will always be thankful to Michael E.Thomas. It is very uncommon that you find an attorney that will hold your hand and be a cell phone call away at all times like Mr. Thomas. Even on the weekends... He is just like family. Every step of the way I have had his companionship, advice and even humor to guide me through some very dark times. I am sure that God had lead me to this man. I have gotten through some very difficult times through his advice alone. Anyone that is going through a difficult divorce & truly needs help would be lucky to have Mike Thomas working in their favor..I thank God for him every day.
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Posted by Henry | October 25, 2011
Experienced, Trustworthy and Responsive. You can't do better!
I was referred to Michael by a friend of my neighbors. Upon meeting with Michael, we spent a good deal of time discussing my issues and options prior to moving forward. He is extremely competent, straight forward and gets to the heart of the issues. Since hiring him in 2009 (and after leaving behind my original lawyer) I have gained, solely through the actions of my attorney Michael, full custody of my son (Age 11). But most of all I have gained respect back for myself and my reputation which was falsely represented by my exwife and her lawyer and never rightfully defended. I have the utmost confidence in Michael, and he always has a fair and open door policy when it comes to new legal matters which arise.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Michael E. Thomas PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kay Schwarzberg and Associates
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Honorable Rae Lee Chabot
  • 2002 - 2005


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Northwood University (Midland, MI)
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1991


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Dads and Moms of Michigan meetings
  • Frequent contributor to Dads and Moms of Michigan Legal Symposium and presenter at regularly scheduled meetings speaking on topics such as parental alienation and surviving a child custody fight
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
Endorse Michael
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with and against Michael. He is experienced, aggressive, and intelligent. I endorse and refer Michael."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Michael many years. He is very bright and devoted to his clients' interests."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Michael Thomas in law school. Even then he had a passion for family law. Since then I have referred him many family law matters. He has always zealously represented his clients. Michael is a tough negotiator, highly intelligent, well prepared & principled attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a top-notch family attorney. His knowledge of his practice area is unparalleled, his presentation before judges is consistently flawless, and he treats every client's matter as if it is the most important case of his career. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It never ceases to amaze the positive results Mike gets for his clients. He is diligent, caring and knowledgeable. He cares about his clients and gets the results they want."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is extremely professional to work with as an opposing counsel. He is respected by the Judges and their staff. Responsive and friendly to work with, while still a zealous advocate."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great attorney. Cares about his clients and works hard to get the best settlement possible."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael truly is relentless about achieving his client's goals. He works diligently in his client's best interest and makes ethics a priority. I recommend Michael as a knowledgeable attorney and thorough counselor at law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael Thomas and I have fought back and forth in a divorce case that involved complicated domestic issues. I found Michael to be well versed in the law and a fighter for his client's best interests. I believe that Michael Thomas provides the time and necessary care into his client's case, and he has their best interests at heart."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael truly cares about his clients, and he never gives up on his cases. He has great knowledge and experience in all areas of divorce law. He is well respected among fellow lawyers. If you are facing a divorce, or you know someone who is, I would recommend for you to consult with Mr. Thomas."
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