Lawyers of Distinction recently recognized Birmingham, Michigan based John F. Schaefer, founder and managing partner of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer, as a member. Mr. Schaefer is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, class of 1969, and is also a trustee emeritus, generous donor, and adjunct professor at the Law College for more than 30 years. The Law College’s library is named after him.
Lawyers of Distinction, a national private marketing organization, confirms less than 10 percent of attorneys in any given state. Selected attorneys are evaluated based upon their professional achievements; peer recognition; and a vetting process that includes background checks and an ethics review.
The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to the practice of matrimonial and family law. Schaefer, an internationally recognized family law expert, specializes in complex and high-profile divorce cases and keeps offices in Birmingham, Grosse Pointe and Harbor Springs. The Michigan State University College of Law library is named after Schaefer, where he has served as trustee emeritus and adjunct law professor for more than 30 years. He serves, and has served, on numerous boards and associations including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where he was past president of its Michigan chapter, and past president of the Oakland County Bar Association.