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

James J. Harrington, III

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Contact Information

42400 Grand River Ave.
Suite 204
Novi MI 48375
Work (248) 347-9620
Fax (248) 347-9634

Practice State



Traditional Client Representation and complex Family Law  Litigation; mediation & arbitration; co-counsel throughout State of Michgan.


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  • Oakland, Michigan


University of Michigan; Juris Doctor (1973) Ann Arbor, Michigan; University of Detroit; Bachelor of Arts (1968) Detroit, Michigan; Honors Program; Magna Cum Laude; Blue Key; Alpha Sigma Nu; Phi Sigma Kappa-President.

Legal Organizations

Chair of Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan (2013/2014); State Bar of Michigan; Member; Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan; Estate Planning Section, State Bar of Michigan; Wayne County Family Bar Association; Oakland County Bar Association; ICLE Family Law Certificate Program Graduate; American Bar Association Family Law Section; Michigan Inter-Professional Association; Admitted to Practice:  United States Supreme Court-1990; 6th Circuit, Court of Appeals-1974.


Recipient of Blaine B. Johnson, Jr. Award for outstanding contributions to continuing legal education, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2012).

CLE Presentations

September 16, 2010-ICLE, Seminar, Plymouth, MI, Panel Moderator:  "Handling Property Division & Spousal Support Issues"; Speaker:  Equitable Division in Divorce Cases"; June 11, 2010, 2011. 2012. 2013. 2014 Upper Michigan Law Institute, ICLE/State Bar of Michigan Mackinac Island, MI-Speaker:  "Divorce Property Update"; November 1-2, 2007 Family Law Institute Moderator "Basic Track"; presentation to Judicial Track:  "Post Judgment Change of Custody; What the Judges Want to Hear; What the Attorneys Need to Know"; presentation "Tax Tips For Dummies"; The EITC Credit & The Alimony Trap"; "Penalty Free Withdrawals From a 401(k)"; Presentation:  "Receivership & Foreclosure Issues In a Down Real Estate Market".  2014 Family Law Institute, Family Law & Legal Malpractice;


Article on "Use of Experts in Custodial Clashes:A Practical Primer" was published in the Family Law Journal and re-published in 2007 as one of the "Best of the Best" rticles over a fifteen (15) year period; Article on "Discovering Hidden Gold In Financial Records"; was published in the 2008 special Edition of the Family Law Journal; In March, 2010 the Family Law Journal published his critical analysis of "Attorney Solicitation in Divorce cases:The Constitutional Case for Controlling Trolling"; this was followed by the May 24, 2010 Michigan Lawyers Weekly article: "Suprem Court To Consider Divorce Ambulance Chasing"; The Michigan Bar Journal published his article on Litigation & Trial of Marital Property Disputes in the July, 2010 special Famil Law edition. He also analyzed remedies for defaults in marital mortgage obligations in the May 16th, 2011 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly:  "Unjust Enrichment and Damages from a 'Strategic" Marital Mortgage Default".

AAML Chapter

Chapter Liaison with Family Law Council/ Family Law Section State Bar of Michigan. Legislation Committee.

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