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Super Lawyers

A-V Rated Preeminent

Detroit Top Lawyer

Listed in Top Attorneys in Michigan Since 2012

New York Times and Crain’s Top Lawyers

Top Women Attorneys in Michigan

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

More than 100 years combined legal experience

Honored with awards
from other lawyers

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Professionals—Top 1%

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and advisors


Resident of Birmingham, Michigan; Admitted to Michigan Bar, 1981. Admitted to practice U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1981; Western District of Michigan, 1984; 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981. Founding member, Roy, Shecter & Vocht, P.C., 707 South Eton Street, Birmingham, MI 48009. President (1982-1983); Vice President-Treasurer, (1983-); Managing officer, (1987- ).

EDUCATION: University of Michigan (B.A., with honors, 1978) Honors Thesis: “The Role of the Female Offender from Arrest to Conviction,” (1978-Graduate Library, University of Michigan); Phi Eta Sigma (University of Michigan, Honors Fraternity for upper 2% of class).  Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 1981). Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity (President, 1980-1981); Teaching Fellowship, Civil Procedure, 1979-1980.

ACHIEVEMENTS: State Bar of Michigan, General Practice Section, (Chairperson, 1984-1986; Vice Chairperson, 1983-1984; Secretary, 1982-1983, Ex-officio, 1986-1988); Fellow, State Bar of Michigan Foundation (2012-). Barrister, American Inns of Court, 1984-1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; Master of the Bench, American Inns of 2009-present, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Member: Civil Procedure Committee, 1983; Representative Assembly, Rules and Procedure Committee Chairperson (1995-1996), elected member of Assembly for 6th Judicial Circuit (1993-1996). Annual Meeting Coordinating Committee (1984); Associate Member of Lawyers & Judges Assistance Committee. Mediator, Wayne County Circuit Court (1989- ); Hearing Panelist, Attorney Discipline Board (1982-1989); Michigan Association for Justice (Member, Employment Discrimination Committee,1982-1999); Oakland County Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1992-1995; Member, Executive Board, 1982-1985,1988-1998, Secretary, 1990-1991, Vice President, 1991-1992). Member, Advisory Board, Arbor Clinical Group, Inc. (1989-1992), 48th District Court, voluntary probation officer (1989-1990); Member, Oakland County Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol (1990-1991); Executive Board, Birmingham Women’s Center (1987-1989); Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Seminar instructor on employment/labor related topics. Member and Director, Birmingham Lions Club (2012-), Member, Christ Child Society of Metropolitan Detroit (2012-). Parishioner, Holy Name Church, Birmingham, MI.

AWARDS AND HONORS: Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders, Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in American Women; Who’s Who in Finance and Industry; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the Midwest. AV rated (Highest rating Legal Ability and Ethics–Martindale Hubbell).

AREAS OF PRACTICE COMMITMENT: Labor and employment counseling and negotiation; complex litigation, including construction, commercial transactions, property and banking; business counseling, negotiations and contract and instrument drafting.

AVOCATIONS: Photography,  Paleontology-field work at the University of the Rockies, Montana State University (1990), History, Biology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Ecology, Philosophy, Literature and other related areas of study; wilderness hiking, travel.


1185B South Adams
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: (248) 540-7660
Fax: (248) 540-0321