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Susan L. Elkouri

Divorce and separation Attorney at Novi, MI

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Susan

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Location

Susan L. Elkouri
39555 Orchard Hill Pl Ste 215
Novi, MI, 48375

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Jennifer F | August 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical and caring! Highly recommend
Much gratitude to Susan for guiding me through a very sensitive and complex child custody situation. She consistently provided guidance that promoted what was best for my child, while putting me at ease during the process. Susan saved me money, time, and heartache. I appreciate her hard work and dedication to my unique case. Thank you Susan!
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Posted by Patricia | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend!
Excellent and knowledgeable lawyer that will get things done. Very timely on requests. I would highly recommend and use her services again as needed. Thank you Susan and your team for all your help and support. Sincerely, Patricia S
Posted by Reuben | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Michigan
Susan is the best and efficient lawyer I could have ever asked for. I live out of state but I am from Michigan, and it was so easy to communicate with her through phone, email and zoom. She helped me get out of a divorce easily even though Covid made some setbacks. Being in the Military sometimes can make things difficult when trying to get divorced but Susan helped and came up with a game plan right away that fit my work schedule as well. Her legal assistant Brittany also is a great part of her team that helped answer questions along the way.
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Posted by Bob | November 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful, Honest, Caring Attorney
Susan handled my divorce. I can not tell you which well advertised law firm (more like cash cow) my ex hired but all they did was bleed us dry with fees. My outcome was similar to what was originally predicted by Susan but ultimately the law fees were high due to the other firms unwillingness to negotiate with integrity. I had one attorney recommend that I make my wife pay her fair share of the bills while we were settling the divorce. While that most likely would have resulted in a more fair but temporary financial improvement, Susan pointed out that between attorney fees, the added time, and the resentment that would potentially lead to, it would not be a practical approach nor would there ultimately be any real financial benefit. I could go on and on about how many times she steered me in the right direction and how much money I saw my ex waste on the other firm charging for phone messages let for client, internal attorney to attorney consultations, etc. Why would a good attorney need to consult with their coworker piers if they knew what they were doing? Even if they did ask a fellow attorney for an opinion why would they charge for it as it is an admission to either not knowing what they are doing or their lack of confidence in what they are doing? You should be hiring a attorney like Susan with years of valuable experience not a firm that will assign you to a junior attorney that is not allowed to do anything without consulting with the senior attorneys that have more experience. A team of attorneys sounds great in theory but one good attorney with supportive office staff and a great partner is much more valuable. Know who you are hiring. Check how long they have been in practice. I highly recommend interviewing multiple attorneys before anyone makes a decision on who to hire but I also recommend that Susan be one of them.
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Posted by Allison | November 3, 2014
Very highly recommended!
Susan is a great attorney. Over the last 5 years, she's represented me several times. She's always prepared, which means a lot, in a very stressful court situation. She does a thorough job of walking you through the process and giving you straight forward advice on what to expect...even if it's not what you want to hear. I wish I had hired her from the beginning of my divorce process!
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Posted by Max | June 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Deceptive adverrtising, deceptive office practice
Advertises mediation services, avoiding family court through alternatives. Had an important case with extensive documentation with an emergency where I needed legal advice, was assured by office staff she was definitely interested and was merely reviewing my case, made sure the day before to send her a summary of what I wanted, and within a few minutes she became hostile and said "what is it that you wanted?" when I flabbergasted told her what I wanted was what was in my correspondence, someone to help me enforce my custodial rights under clear law, and negotiate something without having to necessarily go by the judge, and navigate tricky situations in a hostile climate. Got a rude "not interested." Asked for a referral. She had none. She and her office staff wasted my time during a very traumatic time for me and my chldren. Wasted my time and was rude. Her staff was nice but obviously not telling the truth, she had not reviewed any materials before talking to me. I suspect an an anti-Male/.anti-Father bias, common in too many attorneys these days.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Elkouri Heath P.C.
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • University of Detroit Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Federal Bar Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Northville Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Canton Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated preeminent client review
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated Client Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV rated preeminent client review
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV rated preeminent client review
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Inside the Minds: The Impact of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. Published by Aspatore Books a Thomson Reuters business
  • Inside the Minds: The Impact of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, Chapter: Understanding the Collaborative Law Process and its Applications
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Support Group
  • Legal Aspects of Divorce
  • 2014
  • Schoolcraft College - The Divorce Support Group
  • An Overview of the Divorce Process
  • 2013
  • Divorce Support Group
  • An Overview of the Divorce Process
  • 2012
  • Divorce Support Group
  • An Overview of the Divorce Process
  • 2011
  • Divorce Support Group
  • An Overview of the Divorce Process
  • 2010
  • Divorce Support Group
  • An Overview of the Divorce Process
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Susan
Child custody Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan 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."
Child custody Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan and her office are highly efficient, very professional and always appropriately responsive in matters."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Elkouri is an experienced and knowledgeable domestic relations attorney and I am pleased to endorse her."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Susan both as opposing counsel and as a mediator. She is hard working, knowledgable and dedicated to her clients."