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William M. Brukoff

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For more than 25 years, Bill Brukoff has focused his practice on divorce and family law matters, primarily in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Washtenaw Counties. Bill has assisted families in custody disputes, the division of assets (including family businesses), and the divisions of retirement accounts and pensions.

Bill is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has been recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Family Law by Woodward & White since 2006. He has served as chairperson of the Oakland County Family Law Section, and has lectured and presented at various family law seminars for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Michigan Association for Justice, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Bill is married and has two children. He served in the United States Marine Corps in the Judge Advocate General's Office as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the 1st Marine Division, and was discharged with the rank of Captain.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor
  • University of Florida, BA with Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Family Law Section (former chair)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Attorney Discipline Board, Hearing Panelist
  • Florida Bar Association

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – 1997 - Present
  • Michigan Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – 1997 - Present
  • Woodward & White, Best Lawyers in America, Family Law – 2006 to Present
  • Super Lawyers (Michigan) – 2009 to Present
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer – Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 (Martindale-Hubbell)

Published Works

  • "Mediation Matters: Social Security Retirement Benefits and Mediation," Michigan Family Law Journal, October 2013 (cited as source) 
  • "Eligible Domestic Relations Orders in Michigan Not As Much Protection As You Might Think," Michigan Family Law Journal, Summer 2001

Seminars/Lectures

  • “Understanding Residential Real Estate Appraisals,” 2011
  • “Distribution of Pension Benefits, Tax Considerations and Strategy,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1999
  • “Divorce Taxation Seminar - Issues Regarding Sale of Marital Home Presenter,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1997
  • “Children's Issues in Michigan Divorce Cases Presenter,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education, April 1994
  • “Negotiating Property Settlements in Divorce Cases Presenter,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, November 1991
  • Domestic Relations Mediation Training, Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Michigan State Court Administrative Office