B. Andrew Rifkin

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Birmingham, Michigan 48009
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I realize that every family and every case is unique, and I tailor my approach accordingly. My overarching belief is that busy family court judges do not have time to fully understand and creatively solve complex problems, making public courtroom litigation often a poor choice for resolving difficult issues. Since litigation also is acrimonious and expensive, it rarely leads to a lasting peace or a thorough, cost-effective result. For that reason, I frequently work with my clients (and often one or more other specialists from our team of carefully-selected professionals) to resolve their disputes privately and confidentially, outside of the courtroom. Sometimes, for example, I am able to work with an experienced counselor to put a couple on a path to reconciliation; other times, I use private negotiation or mediation to help resolve difficult issues. In those cases where courtroom litigation is unavoidable, I use my experience and expertise to advocate zealously on behalf of my clients. I have tried cases to judges and juries in federal and state courts throughout Michigan, and I successfully have represented clients in proceedings in Michigan, Illinois, California, and Colorado.

My approach has won the trust and confidence of my clients as well as my peers. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and for each of the last 10 years, I have received the highest possible rating of legal ability and ethical standards, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5. I also have been recognized as one of the premier family law attorneys in Michigan: I again was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2016, as a Top Lawyer by Crain’s Detroit Business and dBusiness Magazine, and as a Michigan Super Lawyer.

I graduated with Distinction from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and as a member of the Honors College. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School for a year, I went on to the University of Michigan Law School, where I won the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition and taught legal research and writing. I am also an adjunct professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law, and I previously taught at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

My additional credentials are available at www.bankrifkinlaw.com.

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Job Types Attorney
Areas of Practice 1) Divorce, 2) Matrimonial Law, 3) Separation Agreements, 4) Marital Agreements, 5) Premarital Agreements, 6) Postnuptial Agreements, 7) Marital Property Law, 8) Marital Property Distribution, 9) Marital Property Settlements and 10) Spousal Support
Law School University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1991)
Education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.A., Economics)
Most recent firm Bank | Rifkin
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewrifkinattorney
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