Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd

Top rated Family Law attorney in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Transitions Legal PLLC | Law Offices of Alisa Peskin-Shepherd
Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd
Transitions Legal PLLC | Law Offices of Alisa Peskin-Shepherd

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1987

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024
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Transitions Legal PLLC | Law Offices of Alisa Peskin-Shepherd

4190 Telegraph Rd
Suite 3100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 Visit website


Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd is an experienced family law attorney and mediator in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She takes a unique approach to the practice of family law to align with her mission and values providing her clients the opportunity to learn and grow through a difficult and usually chaotic time in their lives. With her team at Transitions Legal, Alisa brings innovative approaches to each matter that directly benefit her clients' legally, financially and emotionally. One such example is the Our Family in Two Homes resource package which provides clients with a workbook that prepares them to work efficiently with Alisa and her legal team, reduces stress and gives clients more control over their process.  Alisa handles a wide range of cases involving family law topics such as divorce, alimony, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, custody, change of domicile, parenting agreements, parenting time, property settlements, stepparent adoption, post-judgment issues and more.  Alisa successfully represents individuals throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.

Alisa 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, the insight approach to conflict resolution, 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 Alisa 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, as well as the community at large, Alisa is a member of bar associations including the Oakland County Bar Association, the Women's Lawyers Association of Michigan and the State Bar of Michigan. She also participates in alternative dispute resolution organizations including the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Alisa serves on the board of directors of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan and the Fundraising and the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committees of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Locally, Alisa is involved with Gesher, providing pro bono legal services, and the National Council of Jewish Women serving on the Legislation and Advocacy Committee.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

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

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1985, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Wayne State University and the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers on topics related to divorce, counseling and mediation, Workshops
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Opinion, Kessler v Kessler, 2011
  • Editor, Guide to Charitable Giving, 1988
  • Employment Law, Oakland County Bar Association Speakers Bureau, Speaker
  • Oakland County SMILE Program, Speaker
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar, Speaker, 2007
  • Reducing the Harmful Effects of Divorce Through Counseling and Mediation, Instructor
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member, 1986 - Present
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and Family
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • Michigan Bar Association Member, 1986 - Present
  • Vice-Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Michigan, 1987
  • Congregation B'nai Moshe, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • Family Mediation Council-Michigan, Board Member
  • Committees on Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Family Court Committee
  • Women's Divorce Resource Center (WDRC),  Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2004 - 2006
  • Pro Bono Service Award, Oakland County Bar Association, June, 1996
  • Top Lawyers, 2011
  • Top Lawyers, 2013
  • Top Lawyers, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Attorney Consultant, Jewish Family Service
  • Attorney for Various Legal Aid, 1995
Educational Background:
  • Divorce and Custody Mediation Training Workshop, 2004
  • University of Michigan Bachelor of Arts Major Community Development & Urban Planning, 1982
  • Collaborative Divorce Training, 2005
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Kessler v. Kessler, 295 Mich. App. 54, 811 N.W.2d 39 (Mich. Ct. App. 2011), 2011

Office location for Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd

4190 Telegraph Rd
Suite 3100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Phone: 248-290-0560


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024

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