Meet Our Team of Compassionate and Skilled Family Law Attorneys
- Brent Bowyer
- Jon M. Midtgard
- Elizabeth J. Nacy
- Lori K. Smith
- Tracey A. Kane
- Frank L. Briguglio
- Michael A. Hoffman
- Douglas J. Wartell
- Joseph Reiss
Brent Bowyer: Co-Owner and Partner ADAM, Southeastern Michigan
Brent Bowyer is a co-owner and partner of the law firm Bowyer and Midtgard, P.C., practicing family law exclusively. Mr. Bowyer earned his B.B.A. from Western Michigan University and his J.D. degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Ill. He is admitted to the Michigan Supreme Court, Federal District Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Bowyer is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Oakland and Wayne County Bar Associations.
Mr. Bowyer has practiced family law exclusively since 1996, litigating hundreds of divorce cases in that time. He has been a repeat guest on the Hardcore Mortgage and Business Show on 97.1 FM talk radio, and has been quoted as an expert in many news media articles including Metro Parent Detroit Magazine. He has also been a guest speaker on the national Fox News Network, and is a frequent speaker at the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Mid-Winter Seminars.
Jon M. Midtgard: Co-Owner and Partner ADAM, Southeastern Michigan
Jon M. Midtgard is a co-owner and partner of the law firm Bowyer and Midtgard, P.C. Mr. Midtgard graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University with honors and the Detroit College of Law; a recipient of a jurisprudence achievement award. Jon is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and Federal District Court. He has practiced family law exclusively since 1996, and has litigated hundreds of divorce cases in that time.
Jon is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, as well as the Oakland County Bar Association for which he has served on the Family Court Committee, American Inns of Court, Law Day Committee, and has participated in Bench/Bar conferences relative to family law. He is also a frequent speaker on family law topics for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and a member of the Michigan Inter-Professional Association. Jon was a recent guest on the Michigan syndicated news talk radio show, WJIM AM 1240 with Michael Patrick Shiels. He is a repeat guest on the Hardcore Mortgage and Business Show on 97.1 FM, and he was a commentator on 'Due Process' WDIV Channel 4 Detroit
Jon Midtgard, Co-Owner of the Metro Detroit ADAM office, was recently interviewed by Channel 7 Action News in Detroit. Click here to see his interview!
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Elizabeth J. Nacy: Partner
Elizabeth J. Nacy is a 1999 graduate of Michigan State University, James Madison College, where she earned a B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy with honors. Ms. Nacy earned her J.D. from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where she graduated cum laude and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2002. She is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court - Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
Ms. Nacy's practice experience includes Civil Rights and General Civil Litigation. She now practices exclusively in the area of Domestic Relations Law in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. In 2008, she completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Family Law Certificate Program and is a member of the Family Law section of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. In 2015 Ms. Nacy became a partner of the Firm.
Lori K. Smith: Associate Attorney
Lori K. Smith graduated from Walsh College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2003 and earned her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008. Ms. Smith practices exclusively in the area of Domestic Relations. Her prior practice experience includes general civil litigation and criminal law matters.
Ms. Smith was admitted the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. She completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Family Law Certificate program in 2010 and maintains her certification. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Macomb County Bar Association. Ms. Smith was elected and serves on the Advisory Counsel for the Young Lawyers Section for the State Bar of Michigan, and as a Director for the Young Lawyers Section for the Macomb County Bar Association.
In addition, she has earned the Super Lawyers Rising Star award for four consecutive years, and was nominated and selected for the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 in 2014. Ms. Smith also actively serves on the Advisory Board for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen's Jefferson House, is an Ambassador for CARE of Southeastern Michigan, and a Board Member for the Carol Ann Substance Abuse Recovery Corporation.
Tracey A. Kane: Associate Attorney
Tracey A. Kane is a 2004 graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Ms. Kane earned her Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2007. Since 2008 Ms. Kane has practiced exclusively in the area of domestic relations law in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.
Ms. Kane is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Association. During her career, she has tried multiple cases involving issues including but not limited to child custody, parenting time, child support, change of domicile, property division, debts and alimony/spousal support. She has successfully argued before the Court of Appeals, resulting in the case being reversed and remanded to the Circuit Court.
Frank L. Briguglio: Associate Attorney
Frank L. Briguglio earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Oakland University with Departmental Honors and subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Mr. Briguglio is licensed in the state of Michigan and in Federal Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. After receiving his degree, he furthered his education by earning a certificate in Family Law from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
He was nominated as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and a DBusiness Top Lawyer in the area of Family Law. Mr. Briguglio is also active in the Macomb County Bar Association and currently serves as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section.
Michael A. Hoffman: Co-Founder of ADAM
Michael A. Hoffman graduated from Kenyan College and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1983 and the United States Supreme Court in 1994. Michael has devoted more than 20 years to strictly representing men in family law matters since he and partner, Douglas Wartell founded the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM).
He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Michigan Inter-Professional Association. He has been commended by the Better Business Bureau, ALS of Michigan, Children's Wish Foundation and Metro Detroit Youth.
Douglas J. Wartell: Co-Founder of ADAM
Douglas J. Wartell graduated from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1980. Since founding the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM) more than 20 years ago, Mr. Wartell and partner, Michael Hoffman, have aggressively advocated men's rights in family law matters.
Mr. Wartell is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Michigan State Bar, and has been commended by the Better Business Bureau, ALS of Michigan, Children’s Wish Foundation and Metro Detroit Youth Day. Having appeared on numerous television and radio shows (including Bonds Tonight) as leading experts in domestic law, these pioneers have also been the subject of several newspaper and magazine articles, including the cover stories, “Revolt of the Ex-Husbands” (The Detroit Free Press Magazine), and “In the Domestic Garden of Eden” (Benchmark Magazine).
Joseph Reiss: Associate Attorney
Joseph Reiss earned his bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University in 2002. He later graduated from the Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. While at Cooley, Joseph participated in the Family Law Assistance Project, a clinic that afforded him the opportunity to practice domestic relations law while still in school. Mr. Reiss was also an associate editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, and participated in the Moot Court competition. In subsequent private practice, he continued practicing family law and took Probate Court assignments in the Oakland and Macomb county probate courts. Mr. Reiss now practices family law exclusively. It is his passion to achieve the best result for each and every client that keeps him focused and driven.
Additionally, Joseph is active in the Oakland County Bar Association through his involvement in the Young Lawyers Section. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, and is in the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.