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Amy B. Folbe

Partner
Co-Leader, Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group

Education

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

Admissions

Court Admissions

Overview
Experience
Recognition
News & Resources

Overview

Amy 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. Amy 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 and spousal support
  • Represents individuals in proceedings involving child support, child custody, guardianship, paternity, grandparents’ rights, and parenting time issues
  • 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
  • Ombudsman representative for the firm’s Oakland County Office

Experience

Prior Experience

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

Clerkships

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

Languages

  • German

Recognition

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2021
    • Recognized in practice area of Family Law
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017 and 2020
    • Recognized in practice area of Family Law 
    • Named as one of the:
      • Top 10 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers
      • Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers
  • 2020 American Lawyers Magazine Woman Leader in The Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2013 and 2018-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

  • 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
  • Jean and Samuel Frankel Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit
    • President of the Board of Trustees
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
    • Board of Governors
  • University of Michigan Hillel
    • Board of Trustees
  • American Jewish Committee, Detroit Chapter
    • Board of Trustees (Former Member)
  • American Technion Society, Detroit Chapter
    • Board of Trustees (Former 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

Publications

Seminars & Events

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