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Divorce and Family Law | Probate | Estate Planning and Administration |

Daniel Marchese

Mr. Marchese focuses on realistic problem solving techniques to resolve often times stressful legal situations. He is efficient in his work and provides prompt and timely communication to his client. Not only does he want to accomplish your goal or win the case, he wants you to be satisfied and confident throughout the legal process.
The Marchese Law Firm
(3 Attorneys)

Family and Divorce
Probate, Estate and Elder Law

805 Oakwood Dr., Suite 125
Rochester, MI 48307
Oakland County

6 years



What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

The mission of the firm is to treat every client like family, zealously advocate for clients, and provide results that meet and exceed expectations.

I provide clients with quick feedback on their questions for highly personalized service. Whether the client likes to call, email, or fax, we will be there to meet their needs. This client service model has lead to high client satisfaction ratings and outstanding legal results.

Thus, the experience of solving problems while providing a high level of quality service is why we continue to be the best attorneys in our practice areas.

Areas of Practice: ♦ Probate ♦ Estate Planning ♦ Estate Administration ♦ Business ♦ Contracts ♦ Litigation ♦ Business Litigation ♦ Civil Litigation ♦ Debt Issues ♦ Chapter 7 Bankruptcy ♦ Real Estate ♦ Land Contract ♦ Wealth Management ♦ Asset Protection ♦ Business Protection ♦ Michigan ♦ Oakland County ♦ Macomb County ♦ St. Clair County ♦ Rochester ♦ Rochester Hills ♦ Shelby Township ♦ Auburn Hills ♦ Troy ♦ Oakland Township ♦ Sterling Heights

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I choose to practice in areas which afford me the best opportunity to help others by solving their problems in addition to providing great customer service.

What makes your law firm unique?

Personal attention sets us apart.  Each attorney in our firm is the main point of contact for their clients.  This means that I will always be the person who answers when you call me or I will call you back within 24 hours. I also strive to provide prompt and thorough email responses. 

Describe your ideal client.

My ideal client is one who is willing to take the necessary steps to resolve their situation, and understands that we must work as partners to solve problems. At the end of the day, we will have solved the client's problem and also built a great professional relationship. This is in part because I help educate my ideal client to understand the legal ramifications of what is happening so as to empower the client.

Family and Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Joint Custody
  • Spousal Support
Probate, Estate and Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Wills

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
JD Law, 2011

Bar Association Membership

Macomb County Bar Association
State Bar of MI
Oakland County Bar Association


Daniel has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in Estate Planning and Probate from 2015-17. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has listed Mr. Marchese in the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorneys. 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 Under 40 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. Lastly, Daniel is recognized as one of America’s Top Lawyers by the American Law Society and was recently recognized as one of the Best Attorneys in America and designated as an Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer by the Expert Network. The Marchese Law Firm was recently recognized as one of the best law firms in America.

Court Admissions

State of MI
Eastern District of MI
Western District of MI

Board/Committee Membership

3rd Year Trustee, Membership Director: Knights of Columbus #3950

Continuing Education

Premium Partner at MI Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Bar Admission Date


Significant Cases

$1.3 million trial win and district and circuit court LT case - St. Clair County

$210,000 Settlement, In re: Richard R. Marzolf Sr. - St. Clair County Probate Court

$25,000 Settlement, in re: Eldon Hutchinson, St.  Clair County Probate Court

$15,000 Judgment, Hidden Hills & Anne Mosson v. Case, Oakland County Circuit Court

24 Recent bankruptcies eliminating over $1 million in debt in the East District of MI 

Judgment to turn over property with attorney's fees awarded, In re: Pamela J. Labenz, Oakland County Probate Court

Among various others.

Summary of Firm

When you need legal representation, you deserve a skilled attorney and legal team who provides exceptional customer service. At The Marchese Law Firm, with an office in Rochester, Michigan, we limit the number of cases we take so as to provide a focused client based and results oriented approach.

Whether you are seeking help with your divorce matter, probate issues, or some other civil legal concern, the firm’s attorneys draw on more than 40 years of combined legal experience in developing and executing winning strategies in even the most complex cases. The firm’s principal, Daniel Marchese, is highly awarded both locally and nationally. Mr. Marchese is an AV Preeminent attorney and the law firm is a 2017-18 Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion – Platinum.

Exceptional service in pursuing strong results.

Since the firm’s founding, the firm has vigorously protected the rights of the people represented while providing highly personalized service. This model has led to satisfied clients and outstanding legal results. These results are achieved by accessible lawyers and paralegal staff who help explain the law and advocate for obtainable results.

As a firm dedicated to protecting your rights, a free initial consultation is offered so that you can get the assistance you need immediately.

Oakland County Advocates Assist with Divorce, Probate and Wills/Trusts.

The firm represents clients throughout southeastern Michigan in numerous practice areas, including:

  • Divorce & Family Law — If you are going through a divorce or require some other type of family law assistance, the firm will protect your rights as related to asset division, alimony/spousal support, child support and custody.
  • Probate & Estates — Our firm delivers comprehensive and compassionate legal support for probate and estate concerns, including the preparation and execution of wills and trusts. The firm also handles contested and uncontested probate and trust issues, and certain guardianship and conservatorship matters.
  • Litigation — The firm is prepared to protect your rights in court. Whether your litigation matter is simple or complex, the firm will advocate for you and your position.


No matter what type of legal concern you have, the firm will calculate a strategic course of action tailored to your specific needs.

Summary of Previous Employment

Principal Attorney
The Marchese Law Firm

Recent achievements in providing outstanding results to clients:

♦ Defended major banquet facility from eviction in a $1.3 million landlord tenant case with a verdict in favor of clients at trial.

♦ Guided Plaintiffs and Defendants through contentious divorce and family law cases involving division of assets, child custody, spousal support, and other divisive issues in the Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair and Wayne County Circuit Courts. Won a trial in regard to defending against abuse of the grand parenting rights statute.

♦ Successfully litigated or mitigated probate cases and represented numerous personal representatives in Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair and Wayne County Probate Court(s), achieving settlements and distributions in the millions of dollars for our clients.

♦ Successfully litigated or mitigated civil cases in the United States Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair & Wayne County Circuit Court(s), in addition to Waterford, Shelby Twp., Rochester, Marine City and Port Huron district court(s), among others.

♦ Provided tens of millions of dollars of asset protection through estate planning techniques using wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, and other documents, in conjunction with sound advice.

♦ Provided guidance through millions of dollars of real estate transactions, both commercial and residential, including leases, mortgages and agreements to purchase.

♦ Provided millions of dollars worth of debt relief to clients either through bankruptcy or debt relief/debt settlement.

♦ Formed numerous businesses including LLCs and Corporations, including drafting of Operating Agreements, By Laws, Shareholder Agreements, and the like.

♦ Aided businesses in purchase and sale agreements and contract disputes.

♦ Provided numerous other out of court relief to clients through strong negotiations or favorable settlements.

♦ Always treated each client like family.

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free initial consultation on all matters.

Typical Retainer Fees

Typical retainers start at $1500 and up.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Matters pertaining to Estate Planning creation, Bankruptcy, Small Debt Settlement, and Business Formation may be handled on a fixed-price basis where appropriate.

Fees by Hourly Rate

Divorce, Family Law, Estate planning review and modification, civil litigation, business and contract disputes, and other matters may be billed on an hourly basis. 


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