Kristen L. Robinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Troy, MI

Mellin Robinson, PC
 | 1755 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-800-2292
Fax: 248-614-9095
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kristen L. Robinson is a senior partner of Mellin Robinson, P.C., in Troy, Michigan. Serving clients throughout the greater Detroit metro region and surrounding areas, Ms. Robinson focuses her practice primarily on family law and domestic relations, with a particular focus on high-asset divorces.

    Over the course of her more than 20 years in practice, Ms. Robinson has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of her clients to help them secure the favorable outcomes they seek for their legal issues involving child custody and support, complex property division, spousal support, parenting time, and other related matters. She also provides exceptional support for those seeking to modify or enforce an existing court order, and she has extensive experience assisting business owners and licensed professionals with protecting their interests in their companies and practices.

    In all cases, Ms. Robinson delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support to all she serves. As a trained neutral mediator, she strives to help her clients resolve their conflicts and come to terms on their issues in the most efficient, cost-effective and amicable fashion possible. However, should her clients need to take their matters to court, Ms. Robinson has considerable litigation experience, and she will fight hard to ensure the best possible odds so that her clients achieve the positive results they expect no matter how complicated their situations are.

    A 1993 graduate of Hope College, Ms. Robinson obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude from Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law) in 1999. The State Bar of Michigan admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

    Regarded as one of the top family law attorneys in her region and a Leading Lawyer in Michigan in 2018-2019, Ms. Robinson holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and she has earned numerous other accolades from her peers, as well as many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients. She is also a fellow with the Oakland County Bar Foundation and the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

    In recognition for her selfless service to those less fortunate in her community, she received the Charitable Service Award on behalf of her law firm for her contributions to the Oakland County Bar Association's Family Law Assistance Project. Additionally, she received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Women's Survival Center for her advocacy and support of domestic violence victims.

    Widely regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. Robinson has several publications to her credit, and she conducts lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of family law topics. She is also an elected member of the State Bar of Michigan's Family Law Council and past president of the Rochester Bar Association. Furthermore, she is an active member of the Michigan Inter-Professional Association and the Oakland County Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.

    *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

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020

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    About Kristen Robinson

    Admitted: 1999, Michigan

    Professional Webpage:


    • Oakland County Bar Association Charitable Service Award To Mellin Robinson, Pc, Family Law Assistance Project, 2009
    • Certificate Of Appreciation, Women's Survival Center
    • Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow 
    • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Selected As A Michigan Leading Lawyer 2018-2019
    • Super Lawyer Top Michigan Women Lawyers, 2018
    • Michigan Super Lawyer 2013-2018
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rated

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Domestic Relations Mediator

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Michigan Inter-Professional Association, Member
    • Rochester Bar Association, Past President
    • Rochester Bar Association, Member
    • The Oakland County Bar Association, Sustaining Member; OCBA Family Court Committee, Member
    • Chairperson Of The Family Law Section Winter Conference
    • The Family Law Council, Past Elected Member Serving For 10 Years
    • Michigan, 1999
    • The Family Law Council, Elected Member
    • The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Member
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2002

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • OCBA/FLAP Pro bono Service Award, 2009

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Family Law for Senior Citizens, OCBA Senior Law Day, 2011
    • Initial Pleadings, State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, Drafting Divorce Practice Documents, 2002
    • Creative Outlets for Lawyers, State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, Annual Meeting, 2006
    • Child Support and Spousal Support, OCBA Intro to Practice Series Family Law, 2009
    • Attorney Solicitation, State Bar of Michigan, Representative Assembly, 2009
    • Spousal Support, OCBA Intro to Practice Series Family Law, 2011
    • A discussion of the ramifications of attorneys soliciting clients in divorce and family law cases., Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide: Solicitation Letters in Family Law Cases, Oakland County Bar Association Laches, 2007
    • Judgments in Family Law Cases, OCBA Intro to Practice Series Family Law, 2012
    • Did you know? Little known facts to better represent your family law clients, State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, Mid Winter Seminar, 2013
    • Trial v. Arbitration in Divorce, OCBA Intro to Practice Series Family Law, 2013
    • Initial Consultations, OCBA Intro to Practice Series Family Law, 2014
    • Tax Tips For Practitioners, Family Law Institute, 15th Annual 2016
    • A practice guide for Michigan lawyers that covers substantive family law and also includes helpful practice tips and checklists., Contributing Author - Parenting Time Chapter, Michigan Family Law , LexisNexis Practice Guide, Family Law, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Hope College, B.A. - 1993

    Industry Groups

    • Alimony
    • Asset Division
    • Custody
    • Divorce
    • Matrimonial Law
    • Parenting Time
    • Paternity
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    Office Location for Kristen L. Robinson

    1755 West Big Beaver Road
    Troy, MI 48084

    Phone: 248-800-2292

    Fax: 248-614-9095

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    Last Updated: 7/7/2020

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