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Wendy is a trial lawyer and certified mediator for divorce and child custody matters. Her practice focuses solely on family law, a field to which she is passionately dedicated and in which she enjoys a reputation as a knowledgeable and highly effective advocate and litigator. Wendy assists her clients with divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support and property settlements. Wendy also brings to her practice a background in estate planning, trust administration and municipal prosecution. She has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars.” Attorneys named as “Rising Stars” have demonstrated a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in Michigan receive this prestigious designation.

Wendy educates about family law issues, trends and best practices through Pear Sperling’s blog and has been a guest columnist in local newspapers, including the Northville Record. She has been interviewed on family law issues by ABC News and print media, including the Detroit News.

In 2009, Wendy was certified as a Divorce and Custody Mediator following rigorous training at the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute. She completed the Domestic Violence Screening Protocol Training in 2009 and the Collaborative Practice Advanced Mediation Training in 2012. She is often called upon by her family law peers to serve as a divorce mediator.

Areas of Practice
• Family Law
• Divorce
• Custody and Parenting Time
• Child and Spousal Support (Alimony)
• Property Settlements
• Divorce Mediation
Professional Associations
• State Bar of Michigan
• Washtenaw County Bar Association
• Livonia Bar Association, President 2014-2015
Community Service
Wendy earned her undergraduate degree in English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, with dual minors in History and Physics. She has remained active in alumni service to the University and is a former member of the Board of Governors for the College of Arts, Sciences & Letters Alumni Affiliate.
Bar Admissions
• State Bar of Michigan
• U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
• U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
Education
• J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2002
• B.A., University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1998