Donald C. Wheaton, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Clair Shores, MI

Donald C. Wheaton Jr. PC
 | 22811 Greater Mack Avenue, Suite 111
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: 586-489-7665
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Donald C. Wheaton, Jr., is an attorney in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Don serves a wide variety of clients throughout Michigan, particularly in the Detroit metropolitan area. He litigates in areas including divorce/family law, Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, criminal defense law/DUIs, civil disputes, commercial/contracts, mold infestation and contamination, and probate.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Wheaton has represented a diverse range of individuals and businesses, including some that have been featured on the Fortune Top 25 list. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.

Outside of his legal practice, Don is actively involved in volunteer work in his local community. For more than two decades, Don has served as a Trustee of the Lakeview School Board and as a volunteer leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the St. Clair Shores Goodfellows and has participated in numerous other community and educational-related events.

Don graduated with honors from Alma College with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and sociology, and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He has been admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan since 1989 and has contributed to publications including Black’s Law Dictionary and the Michigan Family Law Journal.

In addition to his legal practice, Don is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and its Family Law Section Council, its LGBTQA Section Council and Executive Board, and its Master Lawyers Section. He also belongs to the leadership team of BNI Eastside Launchpad.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (60%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

General Litigation (10%)

Bankruptcy (10%): Bankruptcy Law

Criminal Defense (10%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Bankruptcy Law, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Donald Wheaton, Jr.

Admitted: 1989, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://lawyerhousecalls.com/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected by the youth of the Lodge for this prestigious honor as a recognition not of the service already performed, but for the service expected from you in the future., Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow, Noquet Lodge of the Great Lakes Field Service Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2012
  • Awarded for Distinguished Service to Youth., Silver Beaver Award, Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2011
  • District Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Named to Lawyers of Distinction, recognizing excellence in the area of Family and Divorce Law., 2018
  • Named the "Member of the Month" of the Macomb County Bar Association, May 2019., 2019
  • Named to Lawyers of Distinction, recognizing excellence in the area of Family and Divorce Law., 2019
  • Elected to the Council of the Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan., 2018
  • Elected to the State Bar of Michigan, LGBTQA Section Council., 2017
  • Named to the Executive Board of the LGBTQA Section Council of the State Bar of Michigan., 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served as the Course Director for Wood Badge C2-784-18-2., 2018
  • Served as the District Chair of the Sunrise District, and on the Executive Board of the Great Lakes Field Service Council, Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America., 2015
  • Served as the District Chair of the Sunrise District, and on the Executive Board of the Great Lakes Field Service Council, Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America., 2016
  • Serving as the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1490, St. Clair Shores, Michigan., 2019
  • Served as a Trustee of the Lakeview Public Schools Board of Education., 2015
  • Served as the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1490, St. Clair Shores, Michigan., 2018
  • Served as the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1490, St. Clair Shores, Michigan., 2017
  • Served as the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1490, St. Clair Shores, Michigan., 2016
  • Served as the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1490, St. Clair Shores, Michigan., 2015
  • Served and was Re-Elected as a Trustee of the Lakeview Public Schools Board of Education., 2016
  • Served as a Trustee of the Lakeview Public Schools Board of Education., 2017
  • Served as a Trustee of the Lakeview Public Schools Board of Education., 2018
  • Serving as a Trustee of the Lakeview Public Schools Board of Education., 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Industry Groups

  • Family Law Section
  • LGBTQA Section
  • Master Lawyers Section
  • Solo & Small Firm Section
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Office Location for Donald C. Wheaton, Jr.

22811 Greater Mack Avenue
Suite 111
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Phone: 586-489-7665

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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