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Carol F. Breitmeyer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Detroit, MI

Breitmeyer Cushman PLLC
607 Shelby Street, Suite 550
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-566-4252
Fax: 313-962-3600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Carol F. Breitmeyer is a partner at Breitmeyer Cushman PLLC in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Breitmeyer devotes her practice to family law and attendant matters involving divorce, child custody, child support, prenuptial preparation and enforcement, paternity, separate property issues and spousal support disputes. She serves clients throughout the metropolitan Detroit area.

Admitted to practice law in Michigan since 1983, Ms. Breitmeyer has more than 30 years of experience. Over the course of her career, she has received recognition for her work in the field of family law. She was named one of the “top lawyers” by DBusiness magazine and listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” multiple years in a row.

In addition, Ms. Breitmeyer was elected to the family law council and executive committee of the State Bar of Michigan. She also served as chair, moderator and treasurer to the Wayne County Family Law Bar Association and moderated the association’s annual seminar from 2010 to 2014.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Breitmeyer serves as a faculty member, moderator and panelist for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and a moderator for the National Business Institute seminar on family law. She is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the Detroit Bar Association, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and the American Bar Association.

Ms. Breitmeyer holds a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and earned her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. She is certified in collaborative law, serves as a court-appointed guardian ad litem and parenting coordinator and is a fellow in the Oakland County Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Carol F. Breitmeyer

First Admitted: 1983, Michigan

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Educational Background

  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges, B.A., 1978

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Harmony Montessori, Director

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Council and Executive Committee, 2011
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, Probate & Estate Planning Section
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council, Chair-Elect, 2014-2015
  • Oakland County Subcommittee B, 2009-Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, Standing Committee
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association, Chair, Moderator and Treasurer, 2010-2014

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Collaborative Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, faculty, moderator and panelist, 2008-Present
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association, Moderator of Annual Nuts and Bolts Seminar, 2010-2014
  • National Business Institute Seminar on Family Law, Moderator


  • Named to Super Lawyers, 2012-2014 (Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan)
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2014
  • Named to Dbusiness Top Lawyers, 2012-2014

Industry Groups

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Recording Secretary
  • State Bar Of Michigan
  • State Bar Of Michigan Character And Fitness Committee
  • State Bar Of Michigan Family Law Council
  • Top Lawyers 2012
  • Treasurer
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • Women's Lawyers Association Of Michigan
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Office Location for Carol F. Breitmeyer

607 Shelby Street
Suite 550
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313-566-4252

Fax: 313-962-3600

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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