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Ms. Harriet B. Rotter has been in private family law practice since 1980. She is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Oakland County and a frequent lecturer and media consultant. She is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of family law since 1995, Michigan Super Lawyers in the area of family law since its first issue in 2006, and in DBusiness Magazine’s top family law lawyers of Metro Detroit since 2007. In addition, she was named one of the "Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan" by Michigan Super Lawyers and by Crain's Detroit Business and Hour Detroit. Leading Lawyers named her to its Michigan lists of "Top Ten Family Law," "Top 10 Women's Consumer" and "Top 10 Women." Leading Lawyers also featured her on the cover of their 2018 edition, calling her "Detroit's Celebrity Divorce Lawyer."
She has served on various boards and commissions, including the board of trustees at Central Michigan University and the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad and the President's Advisory Committee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a trustee of the Detroit Historical Society.
Harriet B. Rotter is an experienced litigator, mediator, arbitrator and negotiator in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, visitation, property, asset division, spousal support/alimony, post judgment issues and more.
Harriet B. Rotter is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability.
Law School: University of Detroit Law School, J.D.
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude
Graduate School: University of Detroit, M.A., political science and urbanology
Undergraduate School: Wayne State University, B.A., history
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Phi Beta Kappa
Faintuck, Shwedel, Wolfram, McDonald and Zipser
Oakland County, Michigan
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Oakland County Community College
Assistant Professor, political science and urbanology
Berkley High School
Teacher, government and contemporary history
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Economics of Law Practice Committee
Michigan Chapter President
State Bar of Michigan
Family Law Section
Child Support Chair
Standing Committee on Awards
Oakland County Bar Association
Michigan Inter-Professional Association of Marriage Divorce and the Family
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Best Lawyers in America, 1995-present
- Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-present
- Michigan Super Lawyers, The Top 50 Women
- dBusiness Top Lawyers, 2006-present
- Crain’s Detroit Business and Hour Detroit, 2015 Top 50 Attorneys
- AV rated, Martindale Hubbell
- Crystal Apple Award, Michigan State University, 2009
- Women Official's Network Wonder Woman Award, 2009
- Salute to Justice Practitioner Award, 2009
- Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award, Zionist Organization of America
- Distinguished Women Award, Northwood University
U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
President's Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Michigan Municipal Bond Authority
Board of Trustees-Central Michigan University
Board of Trustees
Michigan Civil Service Commission
Michigan State Building Authority
Board of Trustees
Michigan Consumers Council
Governor’s Commission on Higher Education
Oakland County Economic Development Corporation
Board of Directors
Save Orchestra Hall, Inc.
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
Board of Directors
Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums
Michigan Board of Directors
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Detroit Historical Society
Television commentator: Legal advisor, WXYZ-TV, Detroit; news commentator, frequent appearances on "Company," "Kelly & Co.," "Good Afternoon Detroit," CNN, "America's Talking" and other programs.
Lecturer and speaker on issues regarding women and children, including divorce, custody, credit, employment, housing, consumer and criminal law.
With over 60 years of combined experience among Rotter & Stone’s principals, Harriet B. Rotter and Nancy K. Stone, Rotter & Stone is one of the most recognized Michigan family law firms in Oakland County.
We provide comfort, compassion, patience, understanding and a high level of discretion to help you make informed, practical decisions. We are well-established trial attorneys, negotiators, and mediators with a vast understanding of complex marital estates and custody issues. We are often sought after by those with high net worth estates and complex issues because of our skills, business acumen and excellent reputation developed over the years in and out of the courtroom. We often coordinate a team of highly skilled professionals from a variety of disciplines to obtain the best result for your case.
Our reputation and skills are recognized by many in the industry, as evidenced by the frequent referrals we receive from other attorneys, financial experts, judges, therapists and our own past clients. In fact, spouses on the opposite side of cases have referred clients to us as they were impressed by our skills and the results achieved. What sets Rotter & Stone apart and why we receive countless awards each year is not only due to our proven track record, but it's our method of making each client feel part of our own "family" throughout the process and beyond.
Our motto is "the day the final divorce decree is entered is the first day of the rest of your life." We will do everything we can to make you feel whole again and prepared for the future. Please contact us today to set up a confidential consultation to see how we can help you. Your privacy will always be of utmost importance to us.
Ms. Rotter is married to Norman J. Rotter, M.D. She has three adult children.