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David J. Deeg, Esq.

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David J. Deeg, Esq. is a licensed attorney and member of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Deeg has dedicated his legal career exclusively to the representation of individuals in family law cases. Prior to co-founding Goldner Deeg PLLC, Mr. Deeg worked as a family law attorney at the Law Firm of Victoria in Birmingham, Michigan, where he maintained a busy caseload, provided zealous representation, and regularly conducted family law seminars for women in the metropolitan Detroit area. Mr. Deeg is passionate about helping individuals find solutions to family conflicts and finding the best way to accomplish his clients' goals in what are often complicated, case-specific, and challenging situations. Mr. Deeg serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Collaborative Institute of Michigan. Mr. Deeg received the Rising Star award by SuperLawyers in 2019 (an award based on peer review and extended to less than 2.5% of attorneys practicing in Michigan).

 

Mr. Deeg earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Theory, Ethics, and Globalization from the University of Michigan, where he served on the prestigious Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights. He attended Wayne State University Law School on a full academic scholarship and earned his juris doctor, cum laude. While a student, Mr. Deeg clerked with the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Friedman is best known for his March 21, 2014 opinion striking down the State of Michigan's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage.

 

In his spare time, Mr. Deeg enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, visiting art galleries, and finding new restaurants. He also loves spending time in the Traverse City area with family.

 

Bar Admissions
  • Michigan

 

Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude

    • Honors: Dean's Scholar Award (full academic scholarship)

    • Honors: Freeman Fellow

    • Honors: Public Interest Law Summer Fellow

    • ​Honors: Moot Court

    • Honors: Journal of Law and Society

 

  • The Hague Academy of International Law (the Netherlands)

 

  • University of Michigan, Bachelor's of Arts

    • Major: Social Theory, Ethics, and Globalization

    • Honors: University of Michigan Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights

 

  • SCAO Civil Mediation Training and Internship

  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan Basic and Advanced Trainings

 

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section Member

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, Board Vice President

  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage

  • Oakland County Bar Association

  • Oakland County Bar Association Foundation, Fellow

  • Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce

  • American Constitution Society of Michigan, Board Member

Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Custody Dispute - Change of Schools Demonstration, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, 2019

  • Collaborative Divorce Practice, Wayne State University Law School Alternative Dispute Resolution Class, 2019

  • Ultimate Family Law Checklists, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Annual Family Law Institute, 2017

  • Collaborative Divorce Practice, Insights with Dr. C., 2017

  • The Intersection of Psychology and Family Law: Considerations for a Clinical Practice, The Michigan School of Psychology Didactic Training, 2015

  • Introduction to Family Law for Practicing Psychologists, Michigan School of Professional Psychology Consortium Training, 2015