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Brett R. Schlender

Divorce and separation Attorney at Holland, MI

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 13 years
    Indiana - IN 12 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2011
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2012
    Suspended No misconduct found

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Schlender Law PLC
36 W. 8th Street, Suite 200
Holland, MI, 49423

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Posted by Patricia | February 14, 2024
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My Go To Attorney
I have worked with Brett as my attorney twice now in the past year and a half. For my Divorce and my Will. I found him to be reliable, responsive, easy to talk to, and a good listener. And he always took the time to listen to my cares and concerns and answer my million questions. I never felt he was impatient with me which was important as I navigated through the divorce and will process. I will definitely use Brett in the future if any legal issues come up for me.
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2022
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Beyond expectations
If you are looking for an attorney for a custody/divorce I would highly recommend Brett. He put my best interest first and fought for me. He went above and beyond what I could have ever expected. These situations are never easy and have a lot of emotions involved and Brett was there to help guide me through the process and help calm me down when needed. The attention to he gave me was beyond expectations. He helped put me at ease and gave me a lot of advice that helped me through a very emotionally draining, tense situation. He relentlessly fought for my rights ever second of my divorce. I don’t believe I could have made a better choice when selecting an attorney. Im confident that anyone that chooses Brett to represent them will not be disappointed with the work, effort and attention to detail he will give them. I truly could not have asked for a better attorney to represent me during this very difficult matter.
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Posted by Joe | December 15, 2020
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Professional and Thorough
I hired Brett twice to represent me in challenging cases. Brett and his team were responsive, available, thorough, had a very high attention to detail, and they kept me informed throughout the processes. In both cases the issues were presented to the judge in formal hearings, and Brett was well prepared and professional in his presentation and discussions. I felt I had a knowledgeable and fair counsel, and I was pleased with the outcomes. I highly recommend Brett!
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Posted by Thomas | June 28, 2020
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knowledgeable, Accessable, and highly professional
First off, being able to speak to your attorney when you need them is key, and Brett made himself available as much as possible even during off times. His professional knowledge and his caring personality make his services above the rest and top notch. My case was located outside of his normal area but he provided his services and time where my custody case was located and provided me with the best possible outcome I could have hoped for. He fought for my case more than I could have asked for, along with a very competent and professional office staff, I would recommend this Attorney to anyone looking for that specific representation that is above the rest and you can count on him getting you the best outcome possible and someone that you can trust. Thank you
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Posted by Don | June 25, 2020
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Creative and Tenacious
Brett handled my support case with amazing professionalism and creativity. His approach and thorough research resulted in a better outcome than anticipated. I highly recommend him for any divorce related matters. He has also successfully assisted some of my clients with real estate transaction expertise.
Posted by Lisa | June 24, 2020
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professional and kind
I contacted Brett with a difficult case. I needed a lawyer who could handle a messy custody dispute, special consideration of a handicapped minor, a complex real estate issue, and a domestic and financial situation. Brett treated me with respect and kindness. He fought aggressively for me and advised me when I became overwhelmed. He did a tremendous amount of legwork to ensure that we were prepared if we went to trial. Brett answered all of my questions quickly and professionally. Having Brett in my corner was like having a knowledgeable powerful and dedicated friend backing me up. He quite literally moved a mountain.
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Posted by Ciara | February 22, 2019
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Got it done!
I contacted Brett while my family was beginning an establishing custody battle. We had a tough situation because there wasn’t really a bad side and a good side. Both parties had wanted similar things and it was a process that we needed so that we could move forward with our lives and could not just make the decisions personally and needed a court involvement. Brett was so professional and detailed. He took a lot of time to listen to my needs and wants and executed beyond professionally. We ended up in a trial and I was so impressed with the way Brett carried himself and the way that Brett pleaded my case to the judge. He is very intelligent, articulate and all of his hard work for my family ended up in a victory (for lack of better words, we got what we wanted!). I am thankful for his hard work and would recommend him to any one in search of legal help! Thank you Brett!
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Posted by Dana | January 29, 2018
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Above and Beyond
We have nothing but great things to say about Brett. We live in California and contacted Brett to represent us in a hybrid business/real estate transaction in Michigan that was complex and detailed. He went above and beyond in helping us conduct due diligence, sort all the details and analyze how it would impact our situation all while facilitating communication with the sellers. Brett is knowledgeable, honest, candid and socially graceful. It was fantastic to have him in our corner. In addition – Brett has a great sense of humor; laughing as much as we did amidst all the dense legal/business stuff was refreshing and kept the process painless. We highly recommend Brett!
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Posted by Don | October 5, 2016
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Defense lawyer
Brett helped in solving a case that involved partnership in a business
Posted by Matt | May 24, 2016
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Knowledgeable attorney
Brett assisted me in getting all of the appropriate paperwork filled out and filed to have the original custody orders for my children amended since they now live with me fulltime. There is no way that I could have done this as quickly as it needed to be done without his help. Brett was very knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient through the entire process. He continually kept me updated and made sure that I fully understood the entire process. Brett made a very stressful, yet extremely happy time in my life a lot less stressful.
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Posted by Carol | May 10, 2016
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Very Thorough and complete
Brett has assisted me on multiple real estate related transactions and has always been professional and knowledgeable. I have recommended Brett to my clients as well.
Posted by Nick | May 5, 2016
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Divorce/Family Law attorney
Brett represented me in my divorce. I had certain incorrect assumptions about what would happen during the divorce process. Brett set me straight and was honest with me and it made the process much easier to deal with. He also fought for my best interests and was prepared in doing so. I recommend Brett highly.
Posted by Kevin | May 2, 2016
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Indiana Lien
Our company hired Brett Schlender to perform a Construction Lien in Indiana. His extensive knowledge in construction litigation was noticed. Brett Schlender's practice helped us through the complications and complexity of the mechanics lien law. We would highly recommend Schlender Law PLC.
Posted by Mike | April 28, 2016
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Very Professional and Knowledgable
Brett has been assisting us with many aspects of our growing business through the past 3 years. From personal trust integration to agreement creation and launching a new company, he has been an amazing resource for us. Thanks Brett and team!
Posted by Tracy | April 27, 2016
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My first meeting with Brett was a consultation in regards to my divorce. I wasn't even sure where to start but I know I had to start somewhere. Brett was extremely helpful in guiding me on what was going to happen, made suggestions, and reassured me he would be there. Most of all, he listened to what I specifically wanted (even though he didn't necessarily agree). He listened and respected my wants/needs. He had my best interest at heart. It was such a relief to have a Lawyer I could trust and count on. His confidence, wisdom, and mild manner was/is reassuring. He is what I like to refer to as the "Velvet Hammer". I definitely would highly recommend Brett!
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Posted by Lisa | April 27, 2016
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Excellent, Aggressive, Knowledgeable Attorney
If you are looking for an Attorney to get the job done quickly, aggressively and effectively, this is the one to hire. After spending over 10 years of my own career managing a statewide Criminal Defense Law Firm, I found myself in need of representation on a Real Estate matter and chose Attorney Schlender. He was able to handle my case efficiently and achieved a more than favorable outcome. Since then I have referred many people needing assistance with real estate, business and divorce cases. They too have all been highly satisfied. His communication skills and knowledge of the law and how it is applied is extremely impressive. Excellent Attorney!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC
  • 2017 - Present


  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Hope College
  • B.A.
  • N/A


  • Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity
  • President of Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present


Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • Discovery Guidelines; Case Management Tips
  • 2019
  • Lakeshore Women's Council of Realtors Business Resource Conference
  • Due Diligence for Residential Buyers' Agents
  • 2016

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Litigation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Friend
"Brett is an extremely talented and motivated attorney. He's experienced in the courtroom and can be counted on to advocate well for your interests."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett is very knowledgeable in real estate and business matters. He is an honest, ethical person and I fully trust him with matters, so much that I have referred clients to him."
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Holland Divorce and separation Lawyer Brett R. Schlender
Brett R. Schlender
Divorce and separation Attorney
Holland, MI
Licensed for 13 years