150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Richard S. Victor

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The Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, PLLC, Of Counsel to Hertz Schram PC

Contact Information

1760 S. Telegraph Road
Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills MI 48302
Work (248) 646-7177
Fax (248) 646-9722

Practice State



As a recognized leader in Family Law, both in the state of Michigan and nationally, and as author of Michigan Family Law and Practice, Mr. Victor has taught lawyers and judges that divorcing couples must realize that divorce is an emotionally draining experience, born from loss, which usually does not allow individuals to think and act logically and emotionally at the same time. By creating the concept of a more honest, personalized and direct way to practice family law, Richard Victor has instilled a new philosophy, in his firm in order to bring integrity to the practice of family law. Mr. Victor’s personal belief is that lawyers who practice family law should have a higher duty to their clients then in most other areas of law. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, PLLC, now Of Counsel to Hertz Schram, PC, the attorneys know that the work that is done not only affects their clients and their clients’ businesses, but will most probably affect their clients’ children, and future generations.


Practice emphasizes High End Divorce and Support cases as well as Traditional Client Representation and Litigation Divorce, Child Custody, Grandparent Rights, Matrimonial Agreements, Adoptions, and Parenting disputes.


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  • Genesee, Michigan
  • Lapeer, Michigan
  • Livingston, Michigan
  • Macomb, Michigan
  • Oakland, Michigan
  • Saginaw, Michigan
  • Washtenaw, Michigan
  • Wayne, Michigan


B.S. Wayne State University 1971; J.D. Michigan State University College of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law) 1975

Legal Organizations

Diplomate American College of Family Trial Lawyers; Life Fellow American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation; Life Fellow Oakland County Bar Foundation; Life Fellow State Bar of Michigan Foundation; Sustaining member Oakland County Bar Association; Member State Bar of Michigan; Founder State and National SMILE (Start Making It Livable for Everyone) Parent Education Program for Family Courts, 1989-pres.; Oakland County Bar Assn., Family Law Task Force; National Non-Profit Grandparents Rights Organization, Founder and Executive Director, 1984-pres.; State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, President, 1990.


First recipient of the AAML annual national Professionalism of the Year Award 2016

Diplomate American College of Family Trial Lawyers; Recognized as a Tier One Law Firm in Family Law by US News and World Reports and Best Lawyers in America; Named to Best Lawyers in America; Named a "Michigan Super Lawyer," (featured with cover story in 2008) Super Lawyers Magazine (2006-present) as well as being named to top 50 lawyers in the state of Michigan; AAML Fellow of the Year Award, 2006; Champion of Justice Award, State Bar of Michigan; Named one of 2014 Top Lawyers of the Year in Business and Family Law by dbusiness Magazine;  Distinguished National Alumni Award, Michigan State University College of Law, 2000; Lifetime Achievement Award, State Bar of Michigan, 1999; Recipient of the "Meritorious Service to the Children of America Award," National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1993. Distinguished Service Award, Oakland County Bar Association; Child Advocate of the Year, Child Abuse and Neglect Council; Named as one of the Top Lawyers in the State of Michigan by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Named as Michigan Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine and named to Leading Lawyers Magazine Advisory Board.

CLE Presentations

Presenter at AAML National mid-year meeting in Panama, 2015 discussing "Promoting Professionalism through Better Communications Skills and Techniques";

As Chairperson of all Continuing Legal Education for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan for 10 years (1985-95) and for the Michigan chapter of the AAML for 15 years (1995-2010), I attended all family law CLE Programs in the state for 25 years; In addition, served as National AAML CLE chair from 2004-2007 and attended all National AAML seminars during that period of time, in addition to seminars presented at other national AAML conferences since becoming an AAML member. In addition, I was the Commentator, in 2005, for the Thrower Symposium on Family Law at Emory University School of Law.


Over 60 articles published in various state bar journals including the American Bar Assn., Michigan State Bar Journal, and the Michigan Family Law Journal, 1984-pres.; Attorney Code of Conduct, 2006; "Grandparents Visitation Rights in the 21st Century," 2000 Law Review, Michigan State University College of Law; Author/Editor, "Michigan Family Law Practice," West Publications, 1997; "Biology, Destiny, and Children's Rights," National Law Journal, 1994; "You and Me Make Three", Edco Publications, 2008 (National award winning children's book on divorce).

AAML National

Chair National Professionalism and Collegiality Committee, 2014-15; Chair Emeritus, National Professionalism and Collegiality Committee, 2015-17; National Board of Governors, 2004-2007; National CLE Chair 2003-2007. Fellow of the Year-2006

First recipient of the AAML annual national Professionalism of the Year Award 2016.

AAML Chapter

Chair Board of Examiners 2015-16; Michigan Chapter, President, 2003-2004; Co-Chair CLE Committee 1995-2010.; Board of Governors representative, 2004-2007.

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