Mathew Kobliska

Mathew Kobliska

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Farmington Hills, MI

DeBrincat, Padgett, Kobliska & Zick
 | 34705 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Suite 311
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Phone: 248-553-0800
Fax: 248-489-1453
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Mathew Kobliska received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in 1988, and was awarded his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Wayne State University Law School.  He was admitted to practice law in Michigan in 1991.  Mr. Kobliska has practiced at all levels of trial and appellate courts in the State of Michigan, including the Michigan Supreme Court, and has filed pleadings with the Supreme Court of the United States.  He has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Supreme Court. 

     Mr. Kobliska is a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”). The AAML was founded in 1962 “to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.”  Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity.  There are currently only 43 attorneys in the State of Michigan who meet the AAML standards.

    Mr. Kobliska is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, a lawyer rating service which has been conducting peer review ratings since 1896.  The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from anonymous evaluations of the lawyer by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.  The AV Preeminent® rating means that the lawyer has attained the highest level of professional excellence.  Legal ability is based on performance in five key areas: (1) legal knowledge; (2) analytical capabilities; (3) judgment;  (4) communication ability; and (5) legal experience.  Mr. Kobliska was awarded the AV Preeminent® rating in 2013.

    In September of 2014, Mr. Kobliska was reelected by his peers to the 21-member State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council, for a second three-year term. The Council performs a variety of functions, including the formulating and influencing of proposed legislation on matters pertaining to matrimonial law, the development of proposed amendments to the court rules and the professional ethics rules, the filing of amicus curiae briefs with the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court, and the publication of the Michigan Family Law Journal, among other functions.  In 2012, Mr. Kobliska was appointed Chair of the Court Rules & Ethics Committee of the section.  Mr. Kobliska is also a member of the Legislative Committee.

    About Mathew Kobliska

    Admitted: 1991, Michigan

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    • Mr. Kobliska has been named as a Michigan Super Lawyer for 2012, in a statewide nomination process. Super Lawyers is an annual jurisdictional listing of outstanding American lawyers from more than 70 areas of private practice. Only five percent of the private practice lawyers from any state or region are included each year. Super Lawyers, as division of Thomson Reuters, uses a rigorous multiphase selection process, considering a wide range of objective indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Kobliska has been conferred with this honor for calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 as well.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • As of April 2013, Mr. Kobliska completed his training as a collaborative law professional.  Collaborative law provides a team approach to resolve disputes between two parties who would otherwise litigate their case in court.  Collaborative law, as an alternative to court advocacy, is a new movement in the Family Law field, and very small percentage of attorneys in Michigan have the requisite training., 2013
    • Mr. Kobliska has been approved as a mediator in six county circuit courts in the State of Michigan, and has fulfilled the requirements set forth in Michigan Court Rule 3.216 by completing SCAO approved course work and training under the instruction of internationally acclaimed mediator, lawyer and author, Forrest S. Mosten.  Mr. Kobliska is also qualified for court appointment as an arbitrator pursuant to §5073 of the Revised Judicature Act. , 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mr. Kobliska is a Mentor in the Oakland County Bar Association Mentor/Mentee Match Program.  The program pairs young lawyers with experienced lawyers to render needed services to the indigent.  Mr. Kobliska is also a regular participant in legal aid clinics which are hosted by the OCBA at different venues in the county.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lectured on the new discovery rules effective January 1, 2020., Speaker, Discovery: The New Architecture, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Michigan Chapter 2019 Advanced Level Seminar, 2019
    • Article pertaining to the new discovery rules effective January 1, 2020., Author, Discovery Reform and the Family Law Practice, Michigan Bar Journal , 2019
    • Scholarly article addressing lien issues., Author, To Lien or Not to Lien, Michigan Family Law Journal , 2019
    • Author for article pubkished in trade journal., Author, Moving from Evocative Pleading Captioning, Michigan Family Law Journal, 2018
    • Contrupted to Article published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education., Contributor, Effectively Tackle Tough Custody Issues through Postjudgment-No Matter How Many Cases You’ve Handled, The Institute for Continuing Legal Education , 2019
    • Update on law regarding paternity., Moderator, Paternity Update, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Mid-Summer Seminar , 2015
    • Author, Traversing the Chasm: Representing the Claimant in a Meretricious Relationship Case, Michigan Family Law Journal, 2013
    • Presented for a video for lawyers regarding legal representation in a motion for change of domicile of minor children., Speaker, Handling the Change of Domicile (Move-Away) Case, The Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2018
    • Mr. Kobliska presented on the legal and ethical implications of attorneys' liens in Michigan., Speaker, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Advanced Level Seminar, 2017
    • The Modifiability of Agreements to Deviate from the Michigan Child Support Formula: from Burba to Holmes and Beyond, Lecturer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Michigan Chapter 2016 Advanced Level Seminar, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, 1988
    • Domestic Relations Mediator Training, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), University of Michigan, 2007
    • Family Law Certificate, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), University of Michigan, 2008
    • Juris Doctorate Degree, Wayne State University Law School, 1991
    • Collaborative Law Training, 2013
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    Office Location for Mathew Kobliska

    34705 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
    Suite 311
    Farmington Hills, MI 48331

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    Last Updated: 2/22/2021

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