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Kurt E. Schnelz - Birmingham, MI

280 North Old WoodwardSuite 250 Birmingham, MI 48009

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Updated: 10/15/2020

Birmingham Family Law Lawyer


True personal attention combined with solid legal representation has been the hallmark of Kurt Schnelz’s law practice since 1985. Kurt is involved in every aspect of a client’s representation, from the initial meeting until the case is fully resolved.

Kurt’s dedication to providing personal service means that he works with his clients to develop realistic goals backed by expert legal advice...

About Kurt E. Schnelz

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principal Shareholder


  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Family Law 100%


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan, 2001 - 2010 (Board of Commissioners, Member)
  • Oakland County Bar Association, 2009 - 2010 (Member, Past President)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Judicial Qualifications Committee Member)
  • Attorney Discipline Board (Member)
  • State Bar of Michigan Character & Fitness (Member)
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Presenter)
  • State Bar of Michigan – Family Law Section (Presenter)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Advanced Level Continuing Legal Education (Lecturer)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Michigan Interprofessional Association on Divorce, Marriage and the Family (MIPA) (Past Trustee)
  • Statewide Mediator and Arbitrator
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1993 - 2020 (Commissioner)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers- AAML, 2016 - 2017 (Past President)
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers (Diplomat)
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)

Classes and Seminars

  • AAML Advanced Seminar, AAML, 2004 - 2020
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education- ICLE, ICLE, 2000 - 2020

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lakeshore Legal Aid, 1995 - 2020


  • Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, 1985
  • Alma College, Alma, Michigan
    Honors: Trustees Honors Scholarship
    Honors: Dean's List
    Major: History

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Delta Gamma Tau
  • Phi Alpha Theta


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


280 North Old WoodwardSuite 250 Birmingham, MI 48009


  • 248-258-7084


Other Sources of Feedback About Kurt E. Schnelz

Included on the 2023 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Kurt E. Schnelz on Super Lawyers


  • Certificate of Merit, The University of Strasbourg; Strasbourg, France
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Past President, Michigan Chapter)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, Family Law
  • The Best Lawyers in Metro Detroit (Family Law), by Detroit Business
  • State Bar of Michigan- Robert P. Hudson Award, 2013 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2012 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association- Civility Award, 2019 - Present

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