Roquia K. Draper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Southfield, MI

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
 | 2000 Town Center, Suite 2700
Southfield, MI 48075-1318
Phone: 248-784-5081
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Roquia Draper advocates on behalf of her clients in both family law and in business contract disputes. In the unique practice of domestic relations, she impacts her clients’ lives during difficult divorce proceedings and child custody cases by being the client’s strongest advocate and at the same time, providing reasonably aggressive but measured advice. In addition to her strong advocacy skills, Roquia is also skilled in successfully resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution.  Negotiating successful resolutions is rewarding for Roquia and helps bring closure to otherwise challenging situations.  Case in point: Roquia recently negotiated a failure to disclose a significant asset by a spouse following trial, which resulted in the client obtaining rights in a pension of a significant value, thereby securing a strong financial future for a client. “Divorce is one of the most important, life-changing events,” she says. “I’m very solution oriented and help individuals focus on the important issues now and provide direction to the next stage of their lives.”


 In addition to her family law practice, Roquia solves business dilemmas concerning contractual disputes. In a recent business contract dispute, Roquia won summary disposition for a commercial client concerning the issues of liability and damages on a breach of contract claim. “Resolving disputes quickly is gratifying,” she says. “It saves my clients from spending any more valuable time and money on litigation and focusing instead on growing their businesses.”

As an undergraduate, Roquia attended Wayne State University, majoring in psychology and receiving a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in 2007. Remaining in Detroit, she pursued her legal studies at Wayne State University Law School and obtained her Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2011. Upon graduation, she was named to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Roquia was the senior articles editor of the Wayne Law Review. She also served an internship at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and clerked for a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals. Roquia is admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Roquia is an active participant in a variety of legal organizations. In addition to the State Bar of Michigan, her memberships include the Wayne County Family Law Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Roquia Draper

Admitted: 2011, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.wnj.com/Professionals/Attorneys/Roquia-Draper

Honors and Awards:

  • Order of the Coif, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Completed Certification from the ICLE Family Law Certificate Program, 2015
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2015-Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Treasurer, 2012
  • Federal Bar Association, 2011
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2011
  • Oakland County Bar Assocation, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011
  • Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court, 2013-Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Secretary, 2016-Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 2013-Present
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2012 Leadership Class

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Michigan Supreme Court abolishes the “one-parent doctrine,” protecting incarcerated father's right to direct child placement after mother found unfit, 6/4/2014
  • Senior Articles Editor, The Wayne Law Review, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Editor, The Wayne Law Review, 2009-2010

Educational Background:

  • Wayne State University, magna cum laude-with honors, B.S., 2007
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Office Location for Roquia K. Draper

2000 Town Center
Suite 2700
Southfield, MI 48075-1318

Phone: 248-784-5081

 

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Last Updated: 5/11/2018

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