Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Birmingham, MI

Transitions Legal - Law Offices of Alisa Peskin-Shepherd
 | 280 N. Old Woodward Avenue, Suite LL20
Birmingham, MI 48009-5303
Phone: 248-290-0560
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd is an experienced family law attorney and mediator in Birmingham, Michigan. With her law firm, Transitions Legal - Law Offices of Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, Ms. Peskin-Shepherd handles a wide range of cases involving family law topics such as divorce, alimony, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, parenting agreement, parenting time, property settlements, stepparent adoption, post-judgment issues and more. She represents individuals in Birmingham and throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.

Ms. Peskin-Shepherd is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a degree in community development and urban planning. She earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and has also received additional training in collaborative divorce, divorce mediation, child custody mediation and domestic violence. She has been licensed to practice in all Michigan state courts since 1987.

Using her extensive training and experience to educate and help others is something that Ms. Peskin-Shepherd greatly enjoys. She has led workshops on topics such as divorce and mediation for educational institutions such as Wayne State University and organizations including Michigan's chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Active in Michigan's legal community, Ms. Peskin-Shepherd is a member of bar associations including the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. She also serves on the board of directors of the Women's Divorce Resource Center and the Family Mediation Council of Michigan.

Ms. Peskin-Shepherd also participates in alternative dispute resolution organizations including the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

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About Alisa Peskin-Shepherd

Admitted: 1987, Michigan

Professional Webpage: www.transitionslegal.com/about/

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Lawyers, 2013
  • Top Lawyers, 2012
  • Top Lawyers, 2011
  • Pro Bono Service Award, Oakland County Bar Association, June, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • Michigan, 1987
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Women's Divorce Resource Center (WDRC),  Board of Directors
  • Congregation B'nai Moshe, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and Family
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • Family Mediation Council-Michigan, Board Member
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Committees on Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Michigan Bar Association Member, 1986 - Present
  • Vice-Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2004 - 2006
  • Family Court Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Attorney for Various Legal Aid, 1995
  • Attorney Consultant, Jewish Family Service

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Michigan Court of Appeals Opinion, Kessler v Kessler, 2011
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar, Speaker, 2007
  • Editor, Guide to Charitable Giving, 1988
  • Wayne State University and the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers on topics related to divorce, counseling and mediation, Workshops
  • Reducing the Harmful Effects of Divorce Through Counseling and Mediation, Instructor
  • Oakland County SMILE Program, Speaker
  • Employment Law, Oakland County Bar Association Speakers Bureau, Speaker

Educational Background:

  • Collaborative Divorce Training, 2005
  • Divorce and Custody Mediation Training Workshop, 2004
  • University of Michigan Bachelor of Arts Major Community Development & Urban Planning, 1982
Office Location for Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd

280 N. Old Woodward Avenue
Suite LL20
Birmingham, MI 48009-5303

Phone: 248-290-0560

 

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Last Updated: 4/27/2017

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