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Eileen J. Slank

Phone: (734) 994-3000

Past 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-cutter 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 more than 30 years of experience in the areas of divorce, child custody, property settlement, and estate planning, working in both Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

Eileen is a trained mediator, an active member of the Michigan Family Mediation Council and has years of experience mediating family law disputes.  She is also trained in the collaborative law process.  Eileen is a tenacious litigator when a case calls for the court forum. With her well-rounded experience as a mediator, collaborator and litigator, Eileen will steadfastly represent her client to the greatest end in the venue that is best-suited.

Eileen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Bar Association (Executive Board member, 1990-91 and Co-Chair of the Family Law Section, 1995-96). She is a member of the Michigan State Bar Family Law Section , Master Lawyers Section, and Probate and Estate Planning 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. 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 currently serves on the executive board of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. She also serves as President of the board for Huron Valley Swim Club.

To schedule a confidential consultation, call (734) 994-3000 or e-mail


“I absolutely love Eileen. She is very kind, patient, and explained everything to me. I never felt rushed or that I was bothering her. Everyone seemed genuinely eager and happy to assist, not stuffy at all. I am a very pleased client!” — single woman, Jackson

“The process was overwhelming to me, but I felt if I needed more attention, I could always turn to Eileen for help.” — mother, Ann Arbor

“Eileen’s compassion and support carried me through this difficult time. How her practice operates is a reflection of each and every employee’s help, no matter what their position—a belief that was confirmed throughout my experience.” — Father of 2, Milan

“Eileen made me comfortable with her, both professionally and personally.”
— Husband, Ann Arbor

“Eileen helped me survive a terrible ordeal. At the beginning of my case, I had no idea what was ahead of me. For all the stress we went through, your fees were more than reasonable.” — Wife, Ann Arbor, MI

“I was impressed by the firm’s experiences lawyers and Eileen’s timely responses and knowledgeable advice.” — Mother, Dexter, MI

“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

Our Family Mediation & Collaborative Practice Center is now operating in Ann Arbor. Click to learn more about the mediation and collaborative divorce services being offered.

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"[You reminded me] that the children are the most important thing to consider when working through the divorce and for the future. I felt you represent [...] " Anonymous

"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

"Thank you for making this terrible time the best it could be. How you handle yourselves at such stressful times is remarkable. " Mother of 1, Ann Arbor

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