Anthea E. Papista

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Detroit, MI

Papista & Papista PLC
 | One Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-965-1688
Fax: 313-965-8150
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Anthea E. Papista of The Institute of Continuing Legal Education has a practice devoted to the areas of estate planning, divorce, family law, and trust and estate litigation. Ms. Papista represents a wide variety of clients in the metropolitan region of Detroit, Michigan, as well as throughout Southeastern Michigan. She has extensive experience dealing with matters of asset division, business valuations, custody, parenting time issues and more.

    Ms. Papista began her legal career by graduating from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan. She has been admitted to practice law in the state since 1993.

    Due to her continued passion and dedication, Ms. Papista has received recognition for her contributions to the legal field, including being listed as a “Top Lawyer” in the area of family law by DBusiness Magazine, a Michigan business journal, in 2012.

    Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Papista stays actively involved in her professional community by participating in a wide variety of groups and organizations in numerous roles. She is a member of the Macomb County Probate Bar Association and the Wayne County Probate Bar Association.

    Also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Ms. Papista belongs to the organization’s family law section and probate and estate planning section. She was also made a fellow in both the Oakland County Bar Association and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and is the editor and chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s family law section’s family law journal.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Family Law
    • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Will Contests, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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    About Anthea Papista

    Admitted: 1993, Michigan

    Professional Webpage:


    • Voted as "Top Lawyer" in Family Law, "Dbusiness" magazine, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
    • Member, Oakland County Bar Association
    • Member, Macomb County Probate Bar Association
    • Chair and Member, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council
    • Member, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member, Wayne County Probate Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
    • Fellow, Oakland County Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Editor, Family Law Journal, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council
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    Office Location for Anthea E. Papista

    One Woodward Ave.
    Detroit, MI 48226

    Phone: 313-965-1688

    Fax: 313-965-8150

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    Last Updated: 2/17/2020

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