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Lise M. Spresser

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lake Orion, MI

4.9   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lise

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Lise Spresser focuses her entire practice on all aspects of family law representing clients seeking divorce, change of domicile, child and spousal support modifications, changes to child custody and parenting time arrangements. Her goal is to educate, support and passionately advocate for her clients so as to help them navigate through the difficult legal process and ultimately achieve their goals.

Lise is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and she practices predominantly in the counties of Oakland, Lapeer, Macomb, Genesee and Wayne.

Lise has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in the field of Family Law by dbusiness and was ranked one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Michigan by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. She has also received awards from Lawyers of Distinction and The Best Lawyers in America.

Lise recognizes the importance of continuing education in this ever-evolving area of law. She guest lectures for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and she attends a multitude of advanced level training seminars to stay on the cutting edge in her field.

She served as a member of the Oakland County Citizens Advisory Committee and she gives back to the community as a Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Association. She has also handled a number of pro bono matters for low-income clients through the Oakland Family Law Assistance Program.

Lise graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, where she received top accolades in the Legal Studies Program. Lise earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and she continues to support her alma mater by volunteering as a judge for student moot court competitions, sharing her expertise in the adversarial court environment.

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Location

Spresser Ogden P.L.L.C.
106 W. Shadbolt Street
Lake Orion, MI, 48362

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Farjana | June 9, 2021
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excellent
She is an excellent Attorney. She gave me good suggestion how I handle my divorce process.All her stuff members are also very nice and helpful.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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Best Lawyer!
Best Lawyer I know! Answered every question I had in a professional and with a caring great attitude! Hurray Im free! If you ever see my ex tell her I'm not interested!
Posted by Adriana | January 10, 2021
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An excellent attorney & highly recommended
My experience with Lise was excellent. I hired her to handle my divorce case. I was very comfortable throughout this process. Lise was a calming and confident presence during a very difficult time. She gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful in the outcome. She is very well organized, easy to talk to, kept her word and was very understanding. She is extremely knowledgeable and her hard work and diligence resulted in a favorable outcome in my divorce case. Couldn't have asked for more. They went above and beyond my expectations for my case. Without the help of Lise and Jen, I know that I would not have had the successful outcome I have had. Jen also stood by every one of my requests and guided me through the entire process. I will continue to retain them for all legal matters that may arise as I know I am in the best hands. Thank you Lise and Jen! I am grateful for your hard work in helping me towards a new beginnings.
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Posted by Kev | July 12, 2020
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The Avenger
Lise was always well prepared and on top of my case. She was aggressive on my behalf and always a pleasure to work with. Lise understands what you are going through and her team at the law firm are very supportive and on target. Having many years experience has forged great relationships that help cut through the red tape and resolve issues quickly, allowing the client to move forward with their life. She was my Avenger.
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Posted by Jason | December 18, 2019
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Custody Help
Lise was informative and helpful. She gave us the truth about the different laws when it comes to custody arrangements. She was very professional in hard conversations with a not-so professional opposing attorney. I will continue to use Lise if ever needed.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2019
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Above and beyond! Highly recommended!!
Lise, is an incredible attorney. She very knowledgeable and goes out of her way to fight for you and what you need not only as spouse and as a parent. She has truly changed my life in so many ways that I am able to start fresh and have a better life. I am so grateful for all she has done for me and my family.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
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Absolutely Excellent: Honest, Forthright, and Thorough
When speaking with Lise for the first time she was honest about the expectations of the case and didn't just tell me "yes" in order to book another client. Lise was honest, forthright, and thorough with my case. She was clear and concise with exceptional communication skills. Lise not only was bold, strong, and efficient in the courtroom, but was understanding to my needs and concerns. I was beyond satisfied with her meticulous nature, communication skills, and quick, smart responses to any updates in the case. Lise M. Spresser is an exceptional attorney who will advise you in the most proper way and ensure every concern is addressed in your case; I'd absolutely recommend her to take care of your legal needs.
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Posted by Holly | June 16, 2019
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Thank You Lise!
The first time I met with Lise I knew that she was the perfect match for my situation. At our initial consultation she patiently took the time to thoroughly explain the divorce process to me. I appreciated her taking the time to assure me that she was willing and qualified to represent me during my divorce. She was so kind and helpful throughout the entire process. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and was able to help me determine which battles were worth fighting and which were simply a waste of time and money. I felt like Lise was always careful not to waste any time and made every attempt to avoid running up unnecessary billable hours. I could go on forever about how great she was, but at the end of the day it would all boil down to the fact that she is a fantastic and incredibly qualified attorney who achieved the best possible outcome for me and my kids in an extremely difficult situation. Lise is amazing and I am so thankful for her and the child custody agreement that she was able to negotiate. Her work will positively impact my kid’s lives for years to come!
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Posted by Steve | May 25, 2019
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No worries, Lise will take care of it!
Lise Spresser made an ugly process as navigable and understandable as humanly possible, and was a pleasure to work with. The office staff is top-notch and very friendly as well. When I needed to speak to Lise, she was easily available and worked tirelessly on my case for almost one whole year. I hope to not need her services very much in the future, but if I did, I would be confident going back to her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2019
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Thank You Lise
Lise was a tremendous help to us in navigating the morass of (our son's) very difficult divorce, which had dragged on for months under the auspices of a different firm. She was caring, responsive, and supportive, and quickly identified what path we needed to take. She listened extremely well, moved purposefully, and guided us expertly through mediation. We are grateful to have found such a calm and knowledgeable professional, and would recommend her without reserve.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2019
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Excellent Family Law Attorney with Superb Attention to Detail
Lise worked hard to help me through a divorce case and get me my desired outcome. She worked with the opposing counsel in a manner that was both firm and respectful, which resulted in the case being finalized without delay and with the outcome I desired. Lise's knowledge of family law is second to none, and this knowledge base was clearly evident throughout my case, as Lise always formulated responses to the claims of the opposing side in a manner that was not argumentative or tangential, but rather purely focused on statutes regarding the issues at hand . Lise always efficiently responded to my phone calls and emails dealing with issues that popped up throughout the case, and always provided sound legal advice as to exactly how I should proceed. For these reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend Lise Spresser to anybody involved in family law litigation and I am highly doubtful that one would be able to find superior counsel for a family law case in Michigan. I am eternally grateful to Lise for her work in helping me to look towards a bright future.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
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Complex Interstate Custody and Divorce
Ms. Spresser did a great job handling my situation, which was unfortunately a complicated UCCJEA/ custody matter between myself in Michigan and my ex-spouse in another state. She is an excellent lawyer to have at your side in the courtroom and will represent your interests in an ethical manner. I also appreciated Lise's positive attitude on life and sense of humor. These were nice characteristics to have in an attorney during a difficult period of my life. Although the matter took about 2 years to resolve, Ms. Spresser did a great job navigating me through the process. We attempted mediation and we were able to agree a reasonable short term parenting agreement that greatly increased the time I could be with my son. She was diligent in her preparation for the UCCJEA evidentiary hearing and the later divorce hearing. Throughout the divorce and proceedings, my legal team did their best to represent me and push for the most ideal outcome The results of the hearing and divorce were very positive from a custody standpoint. I appreciate Ms. Spresser's efforts and support throughout the process.
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Posted by Colin | March 18, 2019
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Fantastic family law attorney
I knew Lise was a great fit for me as soon as I consulted with her. She was honest during the consultation and throughout the duration of my case. I really appreciated the time she took to explain everything and I was extremely pleased with the end result. I would highly recommend Lise to anyone for a divorce matter.
Posted by Crestina | March 4, 2019
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Lise really is the best
I hired Lise after I consulted with a few other attorneys and I have no regrets. Lise is diligent and responsive. If you want a lawyer that will know your case inside and out and not run the clock, Lise is for you.
Posted by Keith | August 17, 2018
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QDRO Renegotiation
Ms. Spresser was recommended to me by a retired family law attorney to renegotiate a historical QDRO settlement. My desire was to reach a more equitable financial settlement and end date in a non confrontational and expedited manner. Ms. Spresser totally supported that approach. My experience with Ms. Spresser has been one of high level of customer focus, regular updates of ongoing case status, promptly returning any phone calls, and most importantly establishing trust with me as a client. Her expertise in negotiating resulted in a fair and equitable result. In short, Ms. Spresser met all my expectations resolving this issue and I would recommend her to anyone with family law matters.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
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Tough year gone good
Lise was fantastic. She was very good at navigating an illogical situation or more to the point an irrational defendant as we progressed through the divorce process. There were numerous meditations held and I thought for sure we were going to be heading into court. However, Lise worked her magic and was able to get the defendant and their lawyer to come back down to reality. In addition, she beat a motion that really helped to get an agreement from the opposing side. She also did a very good job coaching me up for each step of the process as well as keeping me grounded as the absurdity coming from the defendant was getting under my skin. I really appreciated her efforts and the time she took bring my case to closure. Thanks Lise!
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
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If you only want the best, avoid the rest and see Lise Spresser.
My divorce case was a complicated one and Lise and her office were recommended to me by my estate attorney. Lise spent a lot of time understanding the complex details of the case and I was impressed by her knowledge as well as her grasp of the details of my situation after the first couple of meetings. Lise always answered my emails sometimes in the late evening hours and was always willing to talk and explain things I did not understand. I highly recommend Lise as a competent and tough negotiator who will do her best to get you the best outcome.
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Posted by Virginia | January 11, 2018
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The Best Attorney I Could Have Asked For
About eight years ago my son used this firm to obtain full custody of his son. His attorney was Maureen McGinnis. He gave this law firm high marks. When I needed an attorney for my divorce, I did not hesitate and called. I was assigned Lise Spresser. That was truly my lucky day. She is the “best”. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to represent me. She was always well prepared and walked me through the process and was always there for me. The outcome was better that I expected and can’t thank her enough for all she did for me. Her staff is also amazing, always friendly and willing to help anyway they can.
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Posted by Peggy | January 6, 2018
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Child Custody Hearing
Very professional and very intelligent. She made this stressful process simple and worry free. Her office staff is very timely and courteous. I would recommend this law firm to anyone needing legal services.
Posted by Kevin | November 29, 2017
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A job well done
I originally hired Don McGinnis as I was personally referred to him for my case. Shortly after, Lise was brought in as my primary attorney with Don involved when needed. At first I was nervous about my divorce being handled by a woman asI am a man. From the start I felt comfortable around Lise and I never found her to be lacking or incorrect in her advice or counsel. Both my attorneys told me that I was to let them do the work and not to negotiate myself. That was hard for me to do, but the best advice ever. Not only do they know the law, but they also are objective and have experience in what is deemed reasonable or unreasonable. Lise brought the matter to a close very much to my satisfaction. She was mindful of the time (money) spent as well as communicating with me on a regular basis the status and progress. Due to other factors, the process took longer than it should have, but I would certainly say that Lise did everything to move us forward and conclude the divorce. She was pleasant to work with, very helpful, and I would highly recommend her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McGinnis Chiappelli Spresser P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • Oakland Family Law Assistance Program (F.L.A.P.)
  • 2015 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein P.L.L.C.
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Bowyer and Midtgard, PC/ADAM
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Litigation Attorney
  • The Law Firm Of Victoria, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Student Intern
  • Hon. Eric Cholack
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Waterloo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellows
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Michigan International Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family (MIPA)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member of Family Court Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • LinkedIn
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oakland County Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein
  • Your Divorce Guide
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Family Law & Divorce
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
Endorse Lise
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lise is an extremely knowledgeable family law attorney with strong litigation skills. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and attains remarkable results. Her tenacity and professionalism in the courtroom is remarkable and she is highly respected within the legal community. I have worked with Lise in the past and I can attest to her notable work ethic and dedication to her clients. I am happy to endorse Lise."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lise is an unbelievable attorney. She is able to deal with the most difficult client situations and often difficult opposing counsel in the most respectful way while still zealously advocating for her client and achieving incredible results."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure to work with Lise on a client matter or two; work against Lise on a matter; and have referred business to Lise. She is as professional as can be in all aspects of her practice. I trust her so much, I've referred family members to her. She and her firm have a stellar reputation in Oakland County, and throughout Southeast Michigan."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I think Lise is a fabulous attorney and an even better person. I would trust her and her partner in any matter that would impact my life."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lise is a great family law and custody attorney. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing her legal expertise in action and I would not hesitate to recommend this lawyer to any client in need."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lise and I have worked together as sometimes criminal and family law intersect. She is very dedicated to her clients and passionate about her cases. I found her to be prepared, knowledgeable, and personable. I also witnessed her ability to negotiate without losing her advantage, and without being afraid to walk away from a failed negotiation and engaging in battle. I would refer a family member to her as I trust her and her skills."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lise is a brilliant attorney. I worked with her on several matters in the past and for a time at the same law firm, and I have seen her in action many times. She is both a tough negotiator and a creative litigator. She crafts her strategies in each case to the particular needs of each client, which is particularly important in her chosen practice areas of family law, divorce, and custody cases. Her clients know that she truly cares about them and their situation. I give Lise my unqualified endorsement."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer for a multitude of reasons: she is highly ethical, always well prepared, and vigorously represents her clients within all the boundaries of ethics and compassion. Her knowledge of the law is excellent and her courtroom experience is superb"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lise Spresser for about three years. My first contact with her was as opposing counsel in a divorce action. During those proceedings I was very impressed with her performance and demeanor. She was extremely well versed in the law and represented her client in a highly dignified manner. Since that time I have had a number of other professional contacts with Ms. Spresser. She is at all times very professional and an impressive member of our legal community. I am very happy to endorse Lise as she truly is one of the best young family law lawyers that I know."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lise dedicates her career to domestic relations matters and zealously advocates for her clients. She is knowledgeable, practical and doggedly committed to providing her clients with the best representation possible. Without hesitation, I give her my absolute and unqualified endorsement."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lise Spresser is a very well respected, excellent lawyer. She is a tough negotiator and she has the skills, knowledge and tenacity to take a case to trial if necessary. Her clients have told me that she is compassionate, responsive and fair with them. I know her to be a very ethical person."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Lise is smart, tenacious, and she devotes 100% of her practice to family law. Lise is well respected by both the bench and her peers, which is crucial for any divorce and family law client."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lise is an excellent lawyer. She is aggressive, fights hard and wins for her clients while maintaining her integrity and compassion. I recommend Lise to anyone in need of a family law lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lise Spresser is an excellent attorney. She is compassionate, works well with clients, understands the legal system and is not afraid to go to court. She loves family law and does her best for each client. She also understands the limits of litigation and is an excellent negotiator, She is willing to mediate where that is the best for a client. I heartily recommend her for anyone who needs an attorney in a divorce, child custody case or any other family law matter."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lise is a fantastic attorney. She advocates for her clients, always keeping their best interests at the top of her priority."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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