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N. Rick Unger

N. Rick Unger

I am proud to be a member of a result oriented law firm that provides quality representation at affordable rates. We never take a case that we are not qualified to handle
Rodnick, Unger & Kaplan PC
(3 Attorneys)

Family and Divorce
Probate, Estate and Elder Law

3280 Thirteen Mile Road
Warren, MI 48092
Macomb County

42 years



Why did you become an attorney?

I have always been interested in people, relationships, and the challenges that people are confronted with in their day-to-day lives.  I found the area of law to be both interesting and challenging, particularly in terms of how it impacts on people's lives.  I felt that I would be an effective counselor and advocate on behalf of other people.

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

Prior to becoming a lawyer, I worked as an investigator for J.L.Hudson's.  My employment responsibilities included dealing with both employers and members of the public who got involved in various illegal activities.  During my years as an investigator, I had the opportunity to interact and work with members of law enforcement from time to time which allowed my to expand my knowledge of the law even before going to law school. 

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I started out my career as a business attorney.  However, the law firm that I worked for began to provide me with family law matters to handle.  The more I worked on this type of case, the more my interest in the area of family law began to grow.

What makes your law firm unique?

Our law firm prides itself on being a result-oriented law firm. We try, whenever possible,to take both a strategic and practicial approach when representing clients and try to guide them accordingly.   We understand many of the things that frustrate clients and try to do our best to avoid the types of things that get clients frustrated and ultimately make them unhappy.  Our law firm is committed to providing quality representation at affordable rates.  The best example of this is the fact that we allow our cllients to enter into payment plans and we try, whenever possible, to make those payment plans as affordable as possible. 

Describe your ideal client.

The ideal clients is one who is willing to listen and who is seeking to pursue results that are fair and equitable. The ideal client is one who keeps his/her commitments, particularly as they relate to the obligation to pay for services that are rendered and costs that are advanced on his/her behalf. 

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

Both my wife and I have, in the past, and continue to donate to multiple charities.  I am particulalry interested in charities that benefit families and which do not allow or incur excessive administrative costs.  I have over the years personally handled and have allowed atorneys working for me to represent indigent clients from time to time.  When I take a pro bono case, I do not do it for the attention or any publicitiy that it may garner but rather becasue, at the time, it feels like the right thing to do.  Our law firm has no set policy regarding pro bono work.  Our decision to do pro bono cases is discretionary. 

Family and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Child Custody
  • Dissolution/Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Guardianship / Conservatorship
  • Joint Custody
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Neglect
  • Legal Separation
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Restraining Orders / Personal Protection Orders
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Support
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Support
Probate, Estate and Elder Law
  • Adoptions
  • Asset Protection
  • Probate
  • Wills

Detroit College of Law
Juris Doctor, 1982

Bar Association Membership

Macomb County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan


During law school I was on the honor roll from1980 to 1982. I was awarded the American Jurisprudence award in the spring of 1980.  I served during law school as the student faculty ombudsman.  I've founded and managed a private investment company for ten years.  I have served as the managing partner of Rodnick, Unger and Kaplan, PC for the past thirty years.  I have been married for more than thirty years and have six wonderful children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. 

Court Admissions

State of Michigan
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Board/Committee Membership

Macomb Couonty Bar Association Criminal Law Committee

Continuing Education

Regularly participate in Continuing Legal Educaiton Seminars.

Bar Admission Date


Licensed In

Michigan (1982), #P-33829

Significant Cases

I have successfully settled and or tried over two thousands cases.

Summary of Firm

Rodnick, Unger & Kaner, P.C. is a general practice law office with a special emphasis on providing quality legal representation in the areas of bankruptcy, divorce/family law, personal injury, criminal law and probate. Our attorneys have combined experience in excess of 110 years and routinely handle legal matters in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties as well as throughout Michigan. Our attorneys are results-orientated and see to help each client achieve their goals by taking the time to explain the law and their rights. [Macomb Michigan Lawyers, Oakland County Attorneys, Wayne County Lawyers, personal injury lawyer, bankruptcy attorney, criminal defense lawyer, family law attorney, divorce lawyer, probate, warren michigan lawyers] The goal of our attorneys is to help clients prevail either through negotiations or litigation.

Summary of Previous Employment

Rodnick, Unger & Kaplan PC, formerly known as Rodnick, Unger and Kaner, PC, from March 1, 1985 to present. 

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Typical Retainer Fees

$500.00 to $5000.00 depending on the case.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Fixed prices depends on the type of case.  Some cases are taken on a contingency and some cases are taken on a flat fee basis. 

Fees by Hourly Rate



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