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Meet Our Team of Compassionate and Skilled Family Law Attorneys

 
 

Brent Bowyer: Co-Owner and Partner ADAM, Southeastern Michigan

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - 296862_brent_bowyerBrent Bowyer is a co-owner and partner at ADAM. He faced divorce head-on at a very young age when at 8 years old his parents divorced. As a child, he didn't understand the impact a divorce would have on his suddenly changing life. His father, a lawyer and alcoholic, was gone, and his older sister no longer lived in the same house. It felt like everyone was leaving, and the people closest to him had failed him. He understands now that divorce can feel this way for his clients. There is an overwhelming sense of confusion, lack of direction and lack of trust for the adults as well as the children involved. 

"At ADAM, the experience from our personal lives and our work as family law attorneys helps us to better understand what our clients are facing every day. It is easy to end up feeling very alone, like everything is stacked against you. We try to assure our clients they do not have to feel this way and guide them with a strategy and direction to put their lives back together."

In his personal time, Brent enjoys traveling to northern Michigan and spending time with his totally awesome wife, two daughters and his dog, Buddy. Brent is a lousy golfer, but loves the outdoors and the camaraderie of golf. He likes to play guitar and enjoys simple things like driving his Jeep Wrangler. "The world could be a better place if we would all wave to each other like Jeep Wrangler owners do." Brent also loves snorkeling in the Caribbean and boating on lakes, but gets motion sickness easily. 

Brent has a B.B.A. from Western Michigan University and a law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. "There is nothing more satisfying than helping a client and seeing how happy they can be as a result of the work we do here at ADAM." His life's work is helping men through divorce and family law related issues.

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Jon M. Midtgard: Co-Owner and Partner ADAM, Southeastern Michigan

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - 296866_jon_mJon Midtgard is a co-owner and partner at ADAM. He has always been fascinated with the rule of law and how it is intended to protect good people going to through difficult times. Jon grew up in Pontiac and Clarkston, Michigan, the son of a special education/history teacher and a direct care worker for developmentally disabled adults. It was a household where education was valued and history, government and current events were discussed regularly.

Jon is grateful for his close relationship with his father as a child and into adulthood. His father routinely worked 2-3 jobs and still found time to co-parent his four children and instilled a strong work ethic along with the values of justice, equality and civic responsibility. This relationship cemented Jon's belief that children need both parents in their lives and laid the groundwork for his career protecting fathers' rights in divorce and custody.

Jon studied at James Madison College/Michigan State University, graduating with honors in political theory and international relations. This program was a deep dive into the foundations of American politics and equal protection under the law. After considering a career in international diplomacy, he decided to attend law school. While attending the Detroit College of Law at night (in a building which is now right field at Comerica Park), Jon was fortunate to be hired as a full time law clerk by one of Michigan's pre-eminent divorce and family law attorneys. This experience introduced him to the value of the practice of family law and the positive difference a good lawyer could make for people in their time of need. This Firm was involved in many of the important decisions that the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court handed down which still guide much of what we do in family law today. Jon found that working with clients going through divorce challenging but rewarding and realized his skill set lent itself to providing good advice to and effective advocacy for his clients.

Jon graduated from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University and was licensed to practice in Michigan in 1996. He parlayed his working experience in law school into an associate position at a well-respected firm for several years until he found his true calling at the American Divorce Association for Men. For nearly two decades he has been proud to represent countless men as they navigate this difficult time in their lives. He's been an active participant in professional associations and has been honored to teach other family law lawyers at seminars and to speak on current family law topics in the media.

Fatherhood has given him a true appreciation for the rewards and responsibilities of parenting and has made it easier to relate to men going through divorce. Jon understands how high the stakes are for his clients.

In addition to hanging out with his wife and son, Jon is a big sports fan and enjoys working in his yard and around the house. After watching his son train in the marital art, Choi Kwang Do for a year Jon followed in his footsteps and advanced in the program to the rank of second highest degree black belt. Jon has since become a head instructor at the Rochester Hills Academy of Mixed Martial Arts and enjoys training children and adults in self-defense, discipline and respect. Even so, his son never misses an opportunity to remind him that he outranks his dad. Jon couldn't be more proud.

 

Elizabeth J. Nacy: Partner

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - 296863_elizabeth_jElizabeth 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.
 

Tracey A. Kane: Associate Attorney 

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - 296870_tracey_aTracey 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

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - Frank_BriguglioFrank 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.
 

Steven D Reinheimer: Associate Attorney

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - 2014-09-18_dd45407_Reinheimer-8966_copy_black_(1)Steven Reinheimer earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and Sciences from Michigan State University in 1985, and his Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1991. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1991; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in 1992; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 1996. Mr. Reinheimer has dedicated the majority of his 25 year-plus law career representing clients in family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, and parenting time enforcement or modification. He also provides counsel for clients seeking to create, modify or administer wills, trusts and estates, guardianships, conservatorships, and powers of attorney.
 
A seasoned advocate in family law matters in Michigan, Mr. Reinheimer has served as vice-chair and chair of the Oakland County Bar Association Family Court Committee, and was elected by his peers for multiple terms as council member of the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section, where he continues to serve. These positions put him at the center of helping to shape laws that impact family law practice in Michigan.
 
In addition, Mr. Reinheimer completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Family Law Certificate program and has attended the ICLE Family Law Institute every year since its inception in 2002. He mentors lawyers new to family law, and has been published in the State Bar of Michigan’s Family Law Journal.
 

Greg J. Calabrese: Associate Attorney

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - Screen_Shot_2018-02-13_at_10Greg Calabrese is a 2009 graduate of Albion College where he earned a B.A in Political Science and Sociology. Mr. Calabrese earned his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 2012. Since then, his primary area of practice has been representing clients in family law matters such as divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support and spousal support in several southeast Michigan counties. Mr. Calabrese was recognized in 2017 as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
 
 
 

Michael A. Hoffman: Co-Founder of ADAM

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - 273017_attorney_michael_hoffmanMichael 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

Divorce Attorneys For Men Southfield MI - Attorney Profiles - ADAM | American Divorce Association for Men - 273012_attorney_douglas_wartellDouglas 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).
 
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