Jeffrey S. Sherbow

Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Sherbow,P.C.

Detroit, Michigan 48127


Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Civil, Copyright, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Family, Intellectual Property, PreNuptials, Trademark

Jeffrey S. Sherbow has over 40 years of experience as an attorney in all areas of litigation. He has vast experience in the field of matrimonial law. He has guided many of his clients to successful, highly satisfactory out-of-court resolutions through the mediation process. Mr. Sherbow has also tried numerous cases in the District, Circuit and Federal Courts throughout the State of Michigan and other states Pro Hac Vice.

Mr. Sherbow is a Wayne County Mediator, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and the Association of Defense Trial Counsel. Mr. Sherbow was formerly the elected Mayor of the City of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan for six years, serving three consecutive terms. These activities and his reputation for ethical standards and professional ability among his fellow lawyers have earned him the highest rating, AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martin Dale-Hubbell.

Mr. Sherbow’s preferred mediation style is basically facilitative, but directive where appropriate, in the belief that the best and most durable resolutions are those achieved by the parties themselves. The parties better understand their issues and priorities, the personalities involved and the obstacles to a successful resolution than any mediator or arbitrator. On the other hand, a dose of gray-haired reality is sometimes needed, particularly when the process may have stalled due to unrealistic expectations of attorney or client, a failure to focus on needs rather than demands, or when one or more parties need to be reminded of the potential consequences of their failure to reach and agreement.

Due to Mr. Sherbow’s over 40 years of experience, he uniquely understands the economic impact that matrimonial disputes have on the parties involved. That is why Mr. Sherbow strives to offers affordable mediation in all areas of matrimonial law including but not limited to Divorce, Family law, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreement, Spousal Support, Alimony, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Settlements and Post-divorce Modification

In mediation, the parties attempt to settle their dispute through active participation of a third party (mediator) who works to find points of agreement and make those in conflict achieve a fair result. Mediation has become very common in trying to resolve domestic relations disputes (divorce, child custody, property division). Generally, the financial cost for mediation is less than fighting the matter out in court and may achieve early settlement and an end to anxiety.

For many divorcing couples, mediation has become a viable alternative to the financial costs and emotional toll of traditional adversarial legal representation. Sensibly used, mediation provides the opportunity to find fair and realistic solutions to the economic and practical issues facing the family and also helps to heal the psychological rift. Mediation is based on the promise that the people getting divorced are in the best position to make decisions that will have long-term personal and financial consequences on their lives.


B.Ph., Monteith College,
Wayne State University, 1972
J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1975
2446 Orchard lake Road
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320

P; 248-481-9362
F; 248-481-9406
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