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Michael Lincoln

Divorce and separation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
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About Michael

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I grew up in a military family and, like most, was stationed at various bases throughout the country and overseas before finally settling in Arizona.  I stayed close to home and attended the University of Arizona for my undergraduate studies, before venturing out to California for law school, where I graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2003. Shortly thereafter, I moved back to Arizona, and began my legal career and gained valuable courtroom experience as a juvenile public defender.

In 2010 I transitioned into private practice, and since then I've focused my practice almost exclusively on family law, divorce and child custody issues.  I like to think I bring a reasoned and compassionate approach to my cases, and understand the emotional stress often involved in family matters. With over a decade of combined experience as a litigator, I'm also well equipped to handle contentious disputes when necessary. When I'm not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, running and hiking.  I'm also an avid sports fan – especially when it comes to my favorite teams, the San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Antonio Spurs, and the University of Arizona football and basketball teams (“Bear Down”). When time allows, I also try to give back to the community by volunteering my time with Wills for Heroes and the Family Law Assistance Program.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

Location

Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC
20830 N. Tatum Blvd.
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ, 85050

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top-notch Attorney Who Knows Hard for his Clients!
Mr. Lincoln is an attorney, who is willing to go to bat to his client. He and his staff are professional and courteous and kept me updated on my case. I was very please with the outcome of my criminal traffic case. I hope I never need to, but I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Lincoln again. Thank you!
Posted by Mike | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mike!!!
I can't imagine a more professional, more qualified, more personable attorney than you were while representing me during a very difficult time. I'm forever grateful to you and your amazing team! 5 stars just isn't enough to show my full gratitude.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Stop the search— you found your lawyer.
Michael was a god-send through a very turbulent divorce. He has a keen attention to detail and knows what he’s doing. We cannot thank him enough for working so diligently and calmly throughout the entire situation. He fought for us and for that, we are forever grateful.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 star service
Mr. Lincoln handled both my divorce & follow up custody/support hearings. I always received a quick response to any questions I had & his guidance was always spot on.
Posted by Jean | December 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Michael, was very kind and understanding to my needs. He listen to every thing I had to say, which I thought was a lot. Then he explained to me what may or could happen, with my requests. So I would not get blind sided and start to worry. I was very proud to have him as my lawyer. God Bless him.
Posted by Pam | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce/Child Custody/Child Support/Spousal Maintenance
My divorce was an emotional, life changing event for myself and my children. Michael Lincoln helped me navigate the entire divorce process. He was an advocate for myself and my children at a time when I truly needed someone to be.
Posted by Victor | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
From the start Michael was impressive, he represented me in a divorce and custody case. We won every challenge that came across my divorce and child custody. I highly recommend Michael Lincoln.
Posted by Julie | September 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer
I had never expected to be put in such a life altering situation as going through a divorce and having my children endure the difficulties that went a long with the proceedings as we negotiated through the divorce process. Michael came highly recommended through colleagues who went through a divorce and were satisfied with their end results. Michael was very professional and courtesy and listened to my concerns in regard to my children and what was fair and just for me and my children. The proceedings took a lot longer than I anticipated but satisfied with the end results of the divorce.
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Posted by William | September 10, 2016
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Excellent Friend and Lawyer all in one.
I hired Mr. Lincoln to see me through divorce proceedings. Mr. Lincoln heard me and reviewed what my ex-wife wanted when she filled. She wanted everything. Mr. Lincoln quickly put my mind at ease and helped me get through a very tough, and frustrating period. Mr. Lincoln was level headed, even when I wasn't, and took care of everything. All I needed to do was follow his instructions and now I am able to live, and breath again. Thank you very much Mr. Lincoln. William Allen
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2014
Helped put my mind at ease
Michael helped me navigate through a difficult time in my life. My circumstances were something I never thought I'd ever personally experience, but from our first meeting, Michael put my mind at ease. He took over and let me focus on healing my family.
Posted by James | December 4, 2014
A professional you need on your side!
Michael made the legal process easy for me as he is very knowledgeable, professional, and most importantly personable. I have and will continue to recommend.
Posted by Milt | December 4, 2014
Measure your professionalism by this Attorney
Michael is the consummate of Attorneys that I have worked with. He was consistently on time, on the mark for accuracy and communication. He made a bad point in my life manageable and easier. He has an excellent knowledge of Arizona law and made sure it was followed throughout the process. His knowledge of Family Law was flawless going through my divorce. He is a very personable person and made it very easy to talk to. I cannot say enough good words about him. He needs to be emulated so others can enjoy what I experienced.
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Posted by Jennifer | September 10, 2014
Extremely Professional and Great to work with
After interviewing 3 lawyers for a child custody case I hired Michael Lincoln to represent me. He was the only lawyer I interviewed that actually listened to my unique concerns and adressed my case rather then reading me text book answers to the child custody laws. He was professional, knowledgeable and very quick to respond to any of my emails or phone calls. He helped guide me through the process and create a unique parenting plan that fit my situation. I highly recommend Michael for any family law matter.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Trullinger & Wenk, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Maricopa County Juvenile Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2009
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Arizona versus E.M.
  • I worked with the State's attorney and was able to negotiate an opportunity for my client to have the charged dismissed. The case was dismissed on October 18, 2016.
  • Pamela M. versus Louis M.
  • Through negotiations, my client was awarded child support, spousal support, annual support for the children's activities, and attorney's fees. My client was awarded primary custody and opposing party was responsible for all insurance coverage.
  • Joaquin M. versus Reyna M.
  • After taking the case to trial, final legal decision making authority was awarded to my client as well as primary custody. Additionally, the mother was no longer allowed to reside at her former residence.
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Associations

  • Wills for Heroes
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • West Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Premier Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section
  • Annual Conference State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section - Attendee
  • 2023
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Division of Retirement, Maricopa County Bar Association-CLE Attended
  • 2023
  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section
  • Annual Conference State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section - Attendee
  • 2022
  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section
  • Annual Conference State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section - Attendee
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Michael for more than 8 years. He is passionate about his cases and advocates zealously for his clients. Michael is very knowledgeable about the law and rules of procedure in family court. He is always professional and respectful of counsel and the Court. I highly endorse Mr. Lincoln."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a consummate professional. He is detailed and works toward settlement. I have seen Michael in the courtroom and his litigation acumen is quite effective. He is very knowledgeable in the area of family law."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is an experienced litigator who does a great job for his clients. He is well spoken, extremely knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a very knowledgeable, compassionate attorney. He maintains the highest level of professionalism when dealing with his opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently opposed Michael on a family law matter and found him to be very knowledgeable, responsive and professional. Aside from that, Michael is a very nice guy and was a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a fantastic attorney. I have had the privilege to work with him on a handful of matters and found him to be professional while advocating for his client. I look forward to working with Michael in the future."
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