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Michael A. Robbins

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Location:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Phone:
248-646-7980
Fax:
248-646-7989
Email:

Michael A. Robbins has been practicing law in the State of Michigan since 1982. His practice concentrates exclusively in the area of Family Law. Family law includes such areas as divorce; child custody; parenting time; spousal and child support; property division; division of retirement benefits; tax consequences of divorce; mediation and arbitration; annulments; paternity; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; change of domicile; grandparent's rights; domestic violence; and post-judgment proceedings.

Michael A. Robbins is past chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, past president of the Michigan Interprofessional Association and past president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Robbins has not only been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in family law, but was also showcased in Newsweek as one of the Eight Leaders in Family Law in the United States. He has also been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Michigan by the New York Times and Super Lawyers.  He is a frequent lecturer on the subject of "Family Law" in Michigan. He has appeared as a guest on such television programs as "Good Morning America", "The Today Show" and "CBS Good Morning". He has taught Family Law and has authored numerous articles in the area of Family Law. Based upon Mr. Robbins' extensive experience in the area of Family Law, he often assists the courts as a mediator and arbitrator in the resolving Family Law disputes.

Mr. Robbins has a unique philosophy in handling Family Law matters. He believes that every client deserves individual attention and the best representation possible. Based upon this philosophy, he has developed a successful Family Law practice. He also recognizes the emotional trauma and pain individuals suffer when going through a divorce. As a result, he offers his clients the time and the experience necessary to guide them through one of the most difficult experiences in their life. In every case, Mr. Robbins, first attempts to bring about a quick, civilized, fair and inexpensive resolution. However, if that cannot be accomplished, Mr. Robbins offers aggressive professional representation. Mr. Robbins has developed a reputation not only as an expert in the area of Family Law, but also in attending to the individual needs of his clients.

Media Appearances:

  • Kelly & Company
  • Closer Look
  • Both Sides Now
  • Due Process
  • Trial Watch
  • Detroit News
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Daily Tribune
  • Oakland Press
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly; Guest Family Expert for WXYT Radio  "Ask the Family Lawyer"
  • Guest Family Expert for WJR Radio "Mitch Albom Show"
  • Good Morning America
  • The Today Show
  • "CBS" Good Morning Show
  • Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today
  • New York Times
  • National Law Journal
  • Areas of Practice

    • Divorce
    • Family Law
    • Father's Rights
    • Same Sex Family Law

    Bar Admissions

    • Michigan, 1982
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1982
    • U.S. Supreme Court

    Education

    • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
      • J.D. - 1981
    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
      • B.A. - 1977
      • Honors: Graduated with High Distinction
      • Major: General Studies

    Published Works

    • Divorce in Michigan, 1986
    • Joint Custody, 1989
    • Joint Custody, 1996
    • Visitation/Parenting Time An Overview, 1989
    • The Child Custody Questionnaire, 1989
    • Outline to Domestic Relations Orders, 1989
    • Outline to Domestic Relations Orders, 1994
    • Third Party Rights Regarding Custody, Visitation and Support, 1991
    • The Power of the Press, 1994
    • We are What we are Perceived to be, 1995
    • A Step Back in Time, 1995
    • The Side Effects of Divorce, 1995
    • The Side Effects of Divorce, 2001
    • A Family Court for Michigan, 1995
    • Preparing Your Clients for the Custody Battle, 1995
    • New Third Party Custody Bill, 1995
    • How to Prepare and Try a Family Law Case, 1999
    • Divorce Reform Ideas in the New Millennium, 1999
    • Disputes in Arbitration Orders and Agreements, 2000
    • Coping With the Tragedy of September 11, 2001, 2001
    • Tips for Divorcing Parents, 2002
    • Michigan Family Law - Marriage and Annulment, 2003
    • The Debate Over Same Sex Marriages, 2004
    • What is a Parent?, 1995
    • Antenuptial Agreements - Enforceable or Unenforceable?, 2000

    Representative Cases

    • Atkinson v. Atkinson (Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court 1986)

    Classes/Seminars

    • Faculty Member, Instructor in Family Law, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
    • Guest Lecturer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Michigan Inter-Professional Association
    • Parents Without Partners
    • Grandparents Rights Organization
    • Father's For Equal Rights
    • Southfield County People's Law School
    • Macomb County People's Law School
    • Guest Lecturer, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section
    • Southfield Bar Association
    • Family Law Section Seminar
    • Rochester Bar Association
    • Guest Lecturer, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
    • Guest Lecturer, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
    • Michigan Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    Honors and Awards

    • Named to Best Lawyers in America in Family Law
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan by New York Times
    • Named Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan by Super Lawyers
    • Named to Super Lawyers in Family Law
    • Past President Michigan Chapter Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Past President Family Law Section State Bar of Michigan
    • Past President Michigan Interprofessional Association

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • State Bar of Michigan, Admitted June 4, 1982, Family Law Section
    • State Bar of Michigan, Council Member, Family Law Section, 1986 - 1993
    • State Bar of Michigan, Recording Secretary, Family Law Section, 1989 - 1990
    • State Bar of Michigan, Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Section
    • State Bar of Michigan, Chairperson, Family Law Section, 1990 - 1993
    • State Bar of Michigan, Corresponding Secretary, Family Law Section, 1991 - 1992
    • State Bar of Michigan, Treasurer, Family Law Section, 1992 - 1993
    • State Bar of Michigan, Chair-Elect, Family Law Section, 1993 - 1994
    • State Bar of Michigan, Chairperson, Family Law Section, 1994 - 1995
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, (President of the Michigan Chapter 2008-2009), 1994 - Present
    • Michigan Interprofessional Association, Board Member, 1994 - Present
    • Michigan Interprofessional Association, Vice President, 1998 - 1999
    • Michigan Interprofessional Association, President, 1999 - 2002
    • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2001 - Present
    • State Bar of Michigan, Representative Assembly, 1988 - 1991
    • State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Southfield Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1984 - 1990
    • B'Nai B'rith Barristers

    Past Employment Positions

    • Victor and Robbins, Partner, 1986 - 2000
    • Law Firm of McKenzie & Robbins, Associate
    • Law Firm of Carson, Fischer & Potts, Associate
    • Honorable Hilda R. Gage, Law Clerk, 1978 - 1981

    Family law and Divorce attorney at Law Offices of Michael A. Robbins represents clients throughout the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan area and the Metro Detroit area including the cities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, Troy, Novi, Northville, Walled Lake, Commerce Township, Berkley, Grosse Pointe, Auburn Hills and Clarkston. Our divorce lawyer also represents clients throughout the counties of Oakland County and Macomb County. Whether you need an Oakland County family law attorney or a Bloomfield Hills divorce lawyer, we can help.