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Allison E. Sleight

Family Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Allison

Learn Allison’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%

  2. Family
    40%
    Divorce / Separatation / Family Law - Start Over Smart on issues of property, custody, support, and appeals.

  3. Child custody
    10%

  4. Litigation
    10%

Divorce, Family Law, Custody, Support, and Appeals.

 

While adept at negotiating successful resolutions to complex litigation matters, Allison is equally proficient in effective trial advocacy handling all aspects of litigation through and including numerous hearings, trials, and post-judgment issues in the state and federal courts.

 

Allison’s unique experience in general business litigation and family law provides an invaluable element of efficient attorney representation when the issues to be resolved or litigated include complicated compensation issues, accounting and business valuation issues, a need for income tracing, or result in collection efforts.

 

Allison has recently contributed to published works in the Michigan Family Law Journal related to electronic privacy, social media, and complex stock option issues in divorce litigation. Allison has also been nominated by her peers to serve a three-year term on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council.

 

Allison volunteers with the Women’s Resource Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, , and provides a divorce seminar the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. devoted to unveiling myths and providing answers to women contemplating divorce, in the process of their divorce, or dealing with post-judgment issues. 

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Location

Thacker Sleight PC
445 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
Allison E. Sleight
414 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI, 49417
Allison E. Sleight
7125 Headley St
Ada, MI, 49301
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Posted by Marc | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Divorce Attorney - Incredible Value, Great Listener, Confident Leader
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a divorce, I highly recommend that you take your time and find yourself an outstanding attorney to help represent you through this difficult process. In my opinion and experience, Allison Sleight is hands down the best attorney to do that. From the first moment that I knew divorce was eminent, my heart raced with fear. Fear that I would lose everything I had worked for. Fear that I would lose my family. Fear that I would spend the rest of my life working and paying support that I felt was undeserved. I called around and talked with many people asking for recommendations. I then interviewed three attorneys. The first seemed too relaxed. The second I felt was beyond my budget, but referred me to the third, Allison Sleight. The second lawyer told me that when selecting a lawyer, you want someone with enough testosterone, but not too much. Allison fit the bill perfectly. From my first meeting with Allison, I knew she was the lawyer for me. She is a fantastic listener. Through her listening, she addressed each of my concerns with logical reasoning and confidence in her understanding of the situation. Her confidence fed my confidence and security that things would be ok and that they would work out. She also gave me comfort by taking leadership of our plan of action. Throughout the entire process, I would frequently receive new information or another letter in the mail from the other attorney. Each event would have my heart pounding with anxiety and get my blood boiling. For each of these situations Allison was right there to give me confidence and security that we were fine, we were still executing our plan, this was something she would handle. This gave me great comfort and confidence in her as my attorney. Allison’s process and personality are what set her apart. She knows the divorce process, has the knowledge, skills and experience to help you through it no matter how complex the situation. She does a great job of staying focused on your goals and executing a plan. She is also known locally and has a great reputation which is valuable when dealing with other lawyers or judges. She is direct and to the point. She is no BS. This helps to keep the costs down and helps to challenge your thinking when you are off base. While my entire divorce drug out for a long time and ended up being pretty expensive, this was no fault of Allison’s. She was worth every cent. I would never consider trying this myself or have been as successful without her help. Allison is a great coach and a confident leader. Because of her effectiveness to execute her plan, I achieved 85% of my goals which were extremely lofty to begin with. Finally, Allison cared for me beyond just the scope of my case. During this process I was starting a new business. Allison generously helped me make new connections for my business too. More than just an attorney, I would even call Allison a friend. I know that I could call on her personally any time and she would be there to help any way she could. Because of my experience working with Allison, I give her my highest recommendation. Sincerely, Marc Head Coach - Balanced Leadership Center
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Posted by Wendy Mack | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Litigator
I hired Allison to represent me in my complicated divorce that took nearly a year to accomplish. My businesses were at stake and a she assisted in sorting out the details. Allison is an extremely insightful, strategic litigator. Her analytical ability and experience enables her to provide thoughtful, thorough, and most importantly creative legal advice regarding a wide variety of issues. She listens carefully to her clients questions and responds clearly with analysis and advice aimed directly at the issue. Regardless of the complexity of the matter, she is someone I know will not only consider legal strategy, but business practicalities as well. She is sensitive yet determined. Allison does not get intimidated, she is focused and assertive in her clients best interest.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
divorce representation
I first met Allison during a workshop at the Women's Resource Center for women divorcing and knew she would be a great attorney to represent me. She is very thorough, responds in a timely manner, professional, looks out for your best interests, asks all the right questions and a great listener. She is a valuable resource and very supportive. It has been a year since my divorce was finalized and she continues to help me through challenges that may arise with quick responses to my questions. I would highly recommend having Allison help you through the divorce process.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2015
Excellent Grand Rapids Family Law Attorney
I've worked with Allison on several occasions on various matters and I regularly recommend her. She has a strong knowledge of the law, extremely professional and is honest as to the potential outcomes. I always feel that I have a partner when working with her and that was critical to putting me as ease while navigating difficult legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2013
Child custody battle dealing with deported father
She contacted us after i sent her an email, in met with us. Was straight forward to what we would expect and and what we would try for in court. She let us know what information was important to have and that no matter how unimportant I think something is she needed to know because it might just help my case. I loved her honesty.
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Posted by Adam Schomaker | February 13, 2012
Always Looking Out For You
I utilized Allison's services when I was separating from my wife. She not only provided valuable information to help protect myself and my interest during that time but went well above and beyond what was required. She would meet with me when I needed morning, lunch or evening, promptly provided any documents and services that were required and made sure I fully understood what was taking place. Allison's knowledge of law is vast and it was demonstrated during every interaction we had. She made sure every moment I was being protected and her recommendations on handling issues were top notch. I would recommend Allison to anyone looking for representation for business or personal matters, you will not be disappointed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 415-415 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Thacker Sleight PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, PC
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Rhoades McKee
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Clerk
  • US District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Rhoades McKee PC
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Mediation
  • 2013
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • Michigan State University
  • B.A.
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Grand Rapids Tax Service, LLC v ITS Financial, LLC
  • Win

Associations

  • Van Andel Institute
  • Junior Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Chairperson - Social Media
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2012 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kitchen Sage
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Trustee
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Kitchen Sage
  • Executive Committee
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Women Lawyers in Michigan
  • Michigan Lawyer's Weekly
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer's Rising Star 2017
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Up & Coming Lawyers 2016
  • Michigan Lawyer's Weekly
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Family Law Certificate
  • ICLE
  • 2014
  • Probate and Estate Planning Certificate
  • ICLE
  • 2014
  • Mediation Certification
  • Mediation Training
  • 2013
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Facebook Article Resource
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • 2013
  • 49503
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • Ticking Time Bomb
  • 2012
  • Michigan Family Law Journal
  • Unvested and Non-Exercised Options
  • 2012
  • Michigan Family Law Journal
  • Facebook and the Rules of Evidence
  • 2012
  • Michigan Family Law Journal
  • The Electronic Scent of Another
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Workshop
  • Basic of Divorce Process
  • 2016
  • Spousal Support
  • Divorce Seminar
  • 2015
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Top Ten Tips on the Established Custodial Environment
  • 2015
  • Child Support Collection
  • Divorce Seminar
  • 2015
  • ICLE Annual Family Law Seminar
  • Hot Topics in Divorce Law
  • 2013
  • Divorce Seminar
  • Motion Hearings
  • 2013
  • Divorce Seminar
  • Judgments
  • 2013
  • Divorce Seminar
  • Parenting Time
  • 2013
  • Divorce Seminar
  • Property Division
  • 2013
  • Divorce Seminar
  • Spousal Support
  • 2013
  • Divorce Seminar
  • Child Support
  • 2013
  • Divorce Seminar
  • Custody
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Allison
Family Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allison E. Sleight is a great family law 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 | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Allison is a strong and effective advocate. She is very knowledgeable, and works tirelessly for her clients. I have seen her in court and she is an excellent advocate. She seems to really care about her clients, and goes the extra mile for them."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Allison and will continue to refer clients to her in the future. She is an excellent litigator. My clients and I have consistently been impressed by her aggressive advocacy, her superior knowledge, and her practical advice. I highly recommend Allison."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Allison for several years. She has a reputation for providing excellent legal representation as well as empathy for her family law clients. She is a knowledgeable and zealous advocate for her clients and I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Allison in regard to a custody dispute. Allison was extremely professional, efficient, and great to work with. She demonstrated clear knowledge of the law and its application in our issue. I definitely endorse Allison as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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