Divorce lawyer Alisa Peskin-Shepherd chose to practice family law after spending the early years of her life witnessing family dysfunction, relationships that came and went, and yearning for security through strong family dynamics.
“My early personal experiences taught me empathy and an easy connection to people experiencing family struggles,” she says.
An approved Michigan mediator and Collaborative Divorce professional, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd has more than 30 years of experience practicing law in the state of Michigan, in Oakland County, Wayne County and Macomb County. She is specially trained as a family law expert, divorce lawyer and mediator as well as a Collaborative Divorce attorney.
Alisa also has experience in school and employment law, and acts as a guardian-ad-litem, protecting the interests of children within the legal system. Alisa has completed special training in domestic violence through the State Bar of Michigan Open Justice Commission and led workshops for Wayne State University and the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers on topics related to divorce, counseling and mediation.
She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, serving on its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, as well as a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Michigan Bar Association.
Alisa’s memberships also include the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan and the Michigan Interprofessional Association on Marriage, Divorce and Family. She was a Board Member for the Women’s Divorce Resource Center from 2015-2018, and served as Board President for One Earth Writing from 2016-2020.
“I strive to be a strong advocate for my clients, bringing compassion and cooperation,” she says. “It serves no one to be needlessly aggressive! I do what it takes to achieve the outcomes my clients deserve and desire. And at the same time, I view this process as a powerful transition for people seeking change and second chances.”
A graduate of the University of Michigan and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Alisa has been named a 2020 Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a Super Lawyer every year since 2015, a Top Family Lawyer by business Magazine since 2011 and a Best of Michigan by the Jewish News for three years.
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