Daniel Joseph MarchesePrincipal
Leading Oakland County Michigan Divorce & Family Attorney
Mr. Marchese focuses on realistic problem solving techniques to resolve often times stressful legal situations. Daniel is highly experienced in divorce and family law matters, and he has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in the most contentious matters. Although he is always willing to fight for you if needed, his primary focus is on resolving cases amicably without the need for contentious and protracted litigation leading to high cost and stress. 98% of his cases are either resolved at or prior to mediation. Conflict resolution is his defined and never changing goal. Daniel is efficient in his work and provides prompt and timely communication to his clients. Not only does Daniel want to accomplish your goal or win the case, he wants you to be satisfied and confident throughout the legal process.
Daniel has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for four straight years in Estate Planning and Probate from 2015-18. He was recently recognized as one of Michigan’s Top Lawyers by Michigan’s Top Lawyers and a Top 10 Family Law Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has listed Mr. Marchese in the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorneys from 2016-18. He holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, he has an Avvo “Superb” rating and he was recognized in DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers. He has been recognized as a Top Litigator by the American Lawyer, he is one of the Top 10% of Lawyers in America – Civil Litigation as awarded by Lawyers of Distinction, he is a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Michigan as awarded by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc., and he is one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan as awarded by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. In addition, Daniel is recognized as one of America’s Top Lawyers by the American Law Society and was recognized as one of the Best Attorneys in America, designated as an Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer by the Expert Network, was awarded as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys by the American Jurist Institute, was honored as one of America’s Most Honored Professional by American Registry, was awarded as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer and a Top 100 Lawyer Nationally by the National Advocates, is a 2018-19 Top 10 Family Law Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine, and is a 2019 Power Attorney as awarded by Power Attorneys . The Marchese Law Firm has also been recognized as one of the best law firms in America.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan in 2006, Mr. Marchese received a Master of Public Administration from the same school in 2007. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 2011 from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Mr. Marchese is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.