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Amy B. Folbe

Partner

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
  • Mandell Legal Aid Clinic
Dartmouth College, A.B.
  • cum laude; Fulbright Scholar Finalist

Prior Employment

  • Mayer Brown, Attorney, Chicago, IL, 1989-1995
  • Leo Burnett Advertising, Account Executive Trainee, Chicago, IL, 1984-1985

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Clerkships

  • Justice Charles L. Levin, Michigan Supreme Court, Clerk, 1988-1989

Languages

  • German

Professional Affiliations

Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family

Oakland County Bar Association

  • Family Law Division

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

State Bar of Michigan

  • Family Law Section

American Bar Association

  • Family Law Section

Dartmouth Lawyers Association

Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow

Overview
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Overview

Ms. Folbe concentrates her practice in the areas of matrimonial and family law. She represents both men and women in divorce, custody and family law trials and proceedings involving a wide variety of issues. Ms. Folbe has particular experience working with physicians and other professionals in complex prenuptial, postnuptial, separation and divorce agreements. She is a compassionate advocate in all family law litigation matters who provides a unique level of one-on-one attention to all of her clients.

  • Advises spouses on divorce issues, including alimony/spousal support
  • Represents individuals in child support, child custody, guardianship and parenting time proceedings
  • Analyzes complex asset and business valuations
  • Negotiates lump sum and creative property settlements
  • Represents clients in connection with personal protection order proceedings
  • Represents family law clients with international issues
  • Serves as a member of the firm’s Committee on Women Attorney Initiatives and mentor for newly hired attorneys

Community

Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit

  • Board Member

Jean and Samuel Frankel Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit

  • Board Trustee
  • Executive Board
    • Treasurer

University of Michigan Hillel

  • Board Trustee

American Jewish Committee, Detroit Chapter

  • Board Member

American Technion Society, Detroit Chapter

  • Board Member

Huntington Woods Environmental Advisory Committee

  • Board Member

Pro Bono

  • Handles a wide variety of pro bono matters, including criminal expungements through the Legal Aid and Defender Association and name changes through the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)

News & Resources

Press Releases

Publications

Seminars & Events

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated