Transitions Legal is a full-service family law firm in Birmingham, Michigan led by attorney Alisa Peskin-Shepherd. The firm helps clients through divorce, child support, alimony, step-parent adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child custody, parenting time, property settlements and post-judgment issues.
Driven by a “mediative” approach to family law, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd and the Transitions Legal team view every case through a lens of mediation, guiding clients toward resolution outside of court when possible. When court is the best option for a difficult case, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd is the bulldog you want on your side. A versatile attorney who can argue in front of a judge as well as present a compassionate, caring stance, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd gives clients the emotional and legal support they need.
“I love what I do – I love helping families find peace and strength, and I love helping individuals smoothly transition from one stage of life to the next,” says Alisa Peskin-Shepherd. “It is a gift to help people through difficult times achieve manageable outcomes. I am honored to guide my clients through emotionally challenging times; it requires bravery to leave a marriage that isn’t working and build a new life. My clients are my inspiration.”
An approved Michigan mediator, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd has nearly 30 years of experience practicing law in the state of Michigan, focusing mostly on Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and surrounding counties. She is specially trained as a family, divorce and custody mediator as well as a collaborative family law attorney.
She also has experience in school and employment law and acts as a guardian-ad-litem, protecting the interests of children within the legal system. Alisa has special training in domestic violence through the State Bar of Michigan Open Justice Commission. She has led workshops for Wayne State University and the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers on topics related to divorce, counseling and mediation.
In law school and in early career positions, with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and with Tucker & Rolf, P.C., Alisa was mentored by talented business and legal professionals.