Eileen J. Slank
Chair of the Michigan Family Mediation Council.
Member, State Bar Attorney Discipline Board and Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation
Member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, and the Livingston Interdisciplinary Professional Association.
“My goal is to help you though the divorce process so that at the end you and your family are as whole as possible. A cookie-cuttre approach should never be applied to a divorcing family. We will look at the unique dynamics of your situation and apply effective strategies to help you achieve the best future for you and your family.”
Eileen J. Slank draws on her training as a lawyer, mediator, collaborator, and social worker to represent her clients exclusively in family law. She has 25 years of experience in the areas of divorce, child custody, property settlement, and mediation, working in both Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
Eileen is a trained mediator and an active member of the Family Mediation Council. She has experience in mediating family law disputes and representing her divorce clients in the meditative, collaborative, or court forum.
Eileen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Bar Association (Executive Board member, 1990-91). She is a member of the Washtenaw County Friend of the Court Liaison Committee (Chair, 1996–2000), Family Law Section (Co-Chair, 1995–96), and Juvenile Law Section. Eileen is also a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution as well as the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.
Her community service activities include presenting and lecturing on family law and mediation issues for Washtenaw Community College and for community education programs. She served as Chair of the Friend of the Court Citizen Advisory Committee and the Advisory Council for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Washtenaw County. Eileen is also very active in Dexter Community Schools and her church community.
"Eileen is always professional and an expert at what she does. I appreciated getting all the documents in a timely way, and I always knew what was going on. Your firm is THE BEST family law practice in the area." — Single woman, Saline
"Eileen was so professional and knowledgeable. She took control of the case and was considerate and fair to the other side, which was the way I wanted it from the beginning. I had two law firms handling my case, and yours was light years ahead in terms of professionalism, availability and overall ability." — Father of 2, Ann Arbor
“I can’t thank you enough for your tenacity, diligence, support and guidance. The conditions under which you worked would have tested the most patient person…I’m certain that my case has earned you sainthood status!” — Mother of 2, Livingston County
“My case was complicated, and I felt as if I was in an emotional fog. Eileen helped me sort things out.” — Wife, Ann Arbor
“Unlike the opposing attorney, you acted fairly toward everyone (which is a good thing), while I know you worked hardest to help me.” — Father of 2, Ann Arbor
“I would recommend Eileen and your firm to anyone.” — Mother, South Lyon
“I always felt that I could call or e-mail Eileen at any time, and she always kept me informed. I also really appreciated her sitting beside me when we went to court.” — Wife, Ann Arbor
“You and Penny made the process easy and comfortable. I felt your sincere efforts in working on my behalf. I will definitely recommend you to others.” — Mother of 1, Dexter
“Thanks for all your support on my case. The process went very smoothly and the outcome was good. You honestly cared about me and my kids.” — Mother of 2, Ann Arbor
“Eileen was excellent to work with and handled a difficult, emotional and time-consuming situation very professionally.” — Husband, Tennessee
"Eileen, I appreciate your professional services, encouragement and support. All the best as we go forward." — Husband, Saline
"I could tell by my attorney's attitude and knowledge of the law that I was going to be OK. The settlement had everything I was fighting for—joint custody of our children and fair alimony payments." — Father, Livingston County
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"That was some pretty breathtaking lawyering. I can't think of too many others who could have negotiated a win/win situation under these circumstances, especially in that short amount of time." Mother of 3, Ann Arbor
“Thanks again for all your hard work. I know I’ve said this before, but I want you to know I’m glad you are my attorney.” Husband, Ypsilanti
“Among your many great services, what won me over was the fact that my attorney knew when to take off her legal hat and be a compassionate, caring friend.” Mother of 3, Ypsilanti