Hello! My Name is Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, and I am a Divorce Lawyer

Hey there – you may already have met me on my “About” page or on the bio page of my website listing my experience. If you haven’t, let me introduce myself: I am Alisa Peskin-Shepherd.

Alisa Peskin-Shepherd is a divorce lawyer in Michigan

I have practiced family law for more than 30 years, and I love my work.

Why would Alisa Peskin-Shepherd enjoy helping people end marriages, you may ask?

It’s not the ending of marriages that I love; it’s the opportunity to work with different kinds of people and to help people understand themselves and their emotions better. 

I love making people feel better. And working in family law as Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, attorney and counselor at law, I can do that.

The other day, I mentioned to a client that I was thinking about inviting co-counsel into our case who had an expertise that would help. The client said she didn’t want that person joining our team because “she was very cold and she didn’t feel a connection with her” the way she feels a connection with me.

Alisa Peskin-Shepherd wears a Ruth Bader Ginsburg face mask

I get it, says Alisa Peskin-Shepherd.

I am the kind of lawyer who wants my clients to feel a connection with me. That makes us a good team in the divorce process

Some things you might want to know about me:

  • I’m not very tall, so when I was a new attorney, I made sure to dress conservatively (and wear heels), so judges and other attorneys took me seriously. It was how I stepped into confidence as a lawyer. I looked younger than my age, but I dressed the part! (I still do. And I love to wear bright colors.)
  • I still get butterflies in my stomach before a court appearance. The adrenaline helps me prepare.
  • I do a TON of research and preparation. For trial, I use a Trial Notebook to go through the steps and stay organized, so I don’t forget any detail.
  • I love being outside – even more since this pandemic hit! Some days, I’ll leave the office in the middle of the day to take a walk, and my favorite kind of time off is time spent in nature – hiking, kayaking, anywhere beautiful (these days, in Michigan).
  • The best part of my work is my clients. I love the one-on-one, hearing their hopes and dreams, and doing what I can to make them come to life.
Alisa Peskin-Shepherd stands on a dock at a lake in Michigan

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