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Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Transitions Legal PLLC | Law Offices of Alisa Peskin-Shepherd
4190 Telegraph Rd, Suite 3100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-327-2053
Fax: 248-282-5363
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd is an experienced family law attorney and mediator in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. With her law firm, Transitions Legal, Ms. Peskin-Shepherd brings innovative approaches to each matter that directly benefit her clients' legally, financially and emotionally. She handles a wide range of cases involving family law topics such as divorce, alimony, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, parenting agreements, parenting time, property settlements, stepparent adoption, post-judgment issues and more.  Ms. Peskin-Shepherd represents individuals 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, 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 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, 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. Ms. Peskin-Shepherd serves on the board of directors of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan and has served on the Equity and Inclusion Committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals since 2019.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

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


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

About Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd

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
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Office Location for Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd

4190 Telegraph Rd
Suite 3100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Phone: 248-327-2053

Fax: 248-282-5363

Last Updated: 5/17/2022

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