Donald E. McGinnis, Jr.

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Troy, MI

McGinnis Chiappelli Spresser PC
 | 2265 Livernois Rd., Troy, MI 48083
Phone: 248-643-6002
Fax: 248-643-4320
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Attorney Donald E. McGinnis Jr., is the founder of Donald E. McGinnis Jr. PC, in Troy, Michigan. Mr. McGinnis practices all aspects of criminal and family law, representing clients throughout the Detroit metropolitan area in cases, involving divorce, custody and drunk driving.

    Mr. McGinnis earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. Before founding his law firm, he gained valuable legal experience by clerking for a circuit court judge in Oakland County, Michigan. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Michigan for more than 40 years.

    In addition to his law practice, Mr. McGinnis has been actively involved in a variety of professional organizations. He serves as chairman of the Civil Service Commission for the Troy Police Department and the Troy Fire Department, is a member of the Oakland County Community Trust, and has held several different roles in the Oakland County Bar Association including president.

    Mr. McGinnis has also dedicated himself to serving his local legal community throughout his career. He has presented on various legal topics for the Michigan Association for Justice, authored articles that have appeared in publications such as DBusiness magazine and served on the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners. Committed to further the education of the community, he also spent more than a decade teaching adult education in the Troy school district and also served as president of the Troy Board of Education.

    Recognized for his significant contributions to the legal profession, Mr. McGinnis has attained an AV* rating from the attorney peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He also received the Oakland County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award in 2006.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


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    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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    About Donald McGinnis, Jr.

    Admitted: 1973, Michigan

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    • “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell
    • Professionalism Award, 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Michigan
    • Oakland County Bar Association, President, 2005 - 2006
    • Oakland County Bar Association, Board of Directors
    • Act 78 Commission for the Troy Police, Chairman
    • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Family Law and Criminal Law sections of the Oakland County Bar Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Oakland County Community Trust, Member

    Educational Background:

    • University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts
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    Office Location for Donald E. McGinnis, Jr.

    2265 Livernois Rd.
    Troy, MI 48083

    Phone: 248-643-6002

    Fax: 248-643-4320

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    Last Updated: 4/13/2020

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