I have been a licensed attorney and member of the State Bar of Michigan since 2006. My practice focuses solely on divorce, custody, and parenting time proceedings. I work both in litigation and Collaborative Law Practice, and I sit on the Executive Board of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, the State body for Collaborative Practice. I am proud to have been honored with the Michigan Super Lawyer award in 2019, and I am also a four-time recipient of the Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Stars award. These awards are voted on by other lawyers and extended to less than 5% of attorneys practicing in Michigan.
Prior to starting my own firm, I worked as an Associate Attorney at Carlo J. Martina, P.C. in Plymouth, Michigan and as a Staff Attorney at Lakeshore Legal Aid. At Lakeshore Legal Aid, I was the sole family law attorney in Macomb County providing full-time, free representation to low-income members of the community, the great majority of whom were victims of domestic violence. In this position, I developed experience in high-conflict family law cases and built on my significant prior litigation experience acquired representing clients in complex commercial and medical malpractice cases.
I graduated in the top 10% of my class at Wayne State University Law School, where I worked at the Free Legal Aid Clinic representing impoverished Wayne County residents in family law cases. While at Wayne State, I was selected to the nationally-ranked Moot Court team. I participated in several national tournaments, including the National Championship Competition, where my team placed in the top 18 teams in the U.S. Prior to attending law school, I majored in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where I graduated with Distinction.
I grew up in Huntington Woods, Michigan, where I returned with my wife, Rachel, in 2012 to raise our two daughters. We enjoy visiting the Detroit Zoo, Greenfield Village, and all the other great resources we have in our community.