Dawn M. Prokopec

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Clair Shores, MI

Ihrie O'Brien
 | 24055 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 2000
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: 586-778-7778
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (10%)
Attorney Profile

Dawn M. Prokopec is an associate at Ihrie O'Brien, located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Assisting clients in the metropolitan Detroit area and throughout the state, she focuses her practice primarily on family law matters, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, adoptions and parenting time order modifications. Ms. Prokopec also participates in her firm's governmental law practice, providing advice and counsel and other forms of representation to local municipalities.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Prokopec attended The University of Michigan-Dearborn and received a Bachelor of Arts in political science with distinction in 2000. She then attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law on a Jerome P. Cavanagh Scholarship and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2004. While in law school, Ms. Prokopec served as an executive editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, was an active member of the Women's Law Caucus, and was honored as a member of the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society.

Admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts, Ms. Prokopec is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She has written several articles for the monthly magazine of the Macomb County Bar Association and other publications on topics including the termination of parental rights, child support, change of domicile and governmental immunity. Ms. Prokopec is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Macomb County Bar Association. She is a past president of the Macomb County Bar Foundation and the current Secretary of the board of directors of the Macomb County Bar Association. Highly regarded by her colleagues, Ms. Prokopec holds a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property

State, Local & Municipal (10%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property


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Rising Stars: 2011 - 2017

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About Dawn Prokopec

Admitted: 2004, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.ihrieobrienlaw.com/Attorneys/Dawn-M-Prokopec.shtm...

Honors and Awards:

  • Avvo Super Rating 10.0
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011 - 2015
  • Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society Inductee, 2004
  • Jerome P. Cavanaugh Scholarship Recipient, 2001 - 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Family Law Committee, Macomb County Bar Association, 2014-present
  • President, Macomb County Bar Foundation, 2015 - 2016
  • Director, Macomb County Bar Association Board of Directors, 2012 - 2014
  • Chair, Macomb County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2011 - 2012
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Treasurer, Macomb County Bar Association, 2015-2016
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2004
  • Michigan, 2004

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President, Macomb County Bar Foundation, 2015-16

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Governmental Immunity - Highway Exception - a County Road Commission Has the Duty to Repair and Maintain the Existing Roadways but Not the Duty to Correct a Defective Design or a Problem Relating to That Defective Design, 81 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev, 405, 2004
  • Change of Domicile Cases in the Face of Michigan's Economy, Macomb County Bar Association Bar Briefs, 2009
  • Termination of A Parent's Rights Does Not Relieve A Parent Of The Duty to Provide Support To The Parent's Child, Macomb County Bar Association Bar Briefs, March, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A., With Distinction, 2000
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Office Location for Dawn M. Prokopec

24055 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 2000
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Phone: 586-778-7778


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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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