University of Michigan, B.A., General Studies, with high distinction, 1977
Law School Attended:
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1982, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1982, Michigan; U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Michigan (Family Law Section; Past Chairperson, 1994-1995); Michigan Inter-Professional Association (President, 1999-2001); American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Member, 1996—; President of the Michigan Chapter 2008-2009); Best Lawyers In America (Member, 2011—).
Detroit, Michigan, May 3, 1956
Atkinson v. Atkinson, Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, 1986.
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; What is a Parent?, 1995; 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; Antenuptial Agreements - Enforceable or Unenforceable?, 2000; Coping With the Tragedy of September 11, 2001, 2001; The Side Effects of Divorce, 2001; Tips for Divorcing Parents, 2002; Michigan Family Law - Marriage and Annulment, 2003; The Debate Over Same Sex Marriages, 2004. Classes/Seminars Taught: 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.