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Attorney John F. Schaefer to Deliver MSU College of Law Commencement Address

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Michigan State University College of Law has chosen John F. Schaefer, founder and managing partner of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer, and long-time professor and Trustee Emeritus, to deliver its 2017-2018 commencement address for the law school’s 2017 fall, and 2018 spring and summer graduates. The commencement will take place 11 a.m., Friday, May 11 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the MSU campus in East Lansing. “I’m humbled and honored to…

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John F. Schaefer Chosen as Leader in the Law

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Michigan Lawyers Weekly, has chosen John F. Schaefer, founder and managing partner of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer, for its Leaders in the Law Class of 2018 distinction. Thirty (30) attorneys statewide are chosen based on their reputable work and success in the legal community and will be honored in April at the 2018 Leaders in the Law ceremony in Troy. The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer was founded in 1996 and is…

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Attorney John F. Schaefer Elected to Michigan Humane Society Board

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The Michigan Humane Society has elected John F. Schaefer, founder and managing partner of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer, to its Board of Directors. Schaefer, a dog lover and longtime supporter of the nonprofit, said he looks forward to contributing to the board.  “As an animal lover and proud owner of Apollo, a rescued terrier mix, the welfare of animals has long been a concern of mine,” said Schaefer.  “I am humbled to…

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John F. Schaefer to Speak on Gray Divorce

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John F. Schaefer, managing partner and founder of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer held a seminar entitled “Gray Divorce and its Causes,” at Macomb County Community College, as part of the college’s SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) Macomb initiative, a community-based lifelong learning series of non-credit courses on a variety of topics. Schaefer, who has more than 40 years experience practicing family law, has been interviewed in the media on the rising divorce…

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John F. Schaefer Recognized on Top Lawyer List

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DBusiness magazine has recognized John F. Schaefer, founder and managing partner of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer, to its 2018 Top Lawyer list under the category of Family Law. Top Lawyers is a peer review recognition based on a survey of 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties.  The polled attorneys were asked to nominate lawyers among 48 legal specialties. The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer was founded in…

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Best Lawyers in America & Leading Lawyers Recognize John F. Schaefer

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Best Lawyers in America and Leading Lawyers have recognized John F. Schaefer and The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer in its listings.  Best Lawyers named Schaefer and The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer to its respective 2018 Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms lists; and Leading Lawyers listed Schaefer to its 2017 Michigan Leading Lawyers list. The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to the practice…

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Divorce Law and Entertainment Law Ace Never Settled on Par for the Course

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They say you can tell a lot about a person from a round of golf. You can gauge someone’s good will, we’re told. You can also measure the level of sportsmanship and adherence to a spirit of fair play and integrity. If his showing on the golf course is any indicator of his performance in the courtroom, then John F. Schaefer of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer is a hole in one. Schaefer,…

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Bill would create joint legal custody presumption

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Legislation draws ire of State Bar’s Family Law Section By: Lee Dryden in News Stories June 26, 2017 A bill touted as protecting a child’s relationship with both parents has drawn opposition from the State Bar of Michigan’s Family Law Section. House Bill 4691, sponsored by Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake Township, would change the name of the Child Custody Act to the Michigan Shared Parenting Act. It would create a presumption of joint legal custody and substantially equal…

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