Thomas L. Saxe
Since he began working in private practice in 1983, Tom has concentrated his practice in family law and construction litigation. Practice Chair of the Family Law Practice Group, Tom enjoys a statewide reputation for his practice in all areas of family law and construction law. He is a former Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.
A mediator and arbitrator, he has extensive experience navigating individuals through complex family law issues.
In the fifth grade, Tom decided he wanted to be a lawyer. He has been lecturing captive audiences almost continuously since then. He annually lectures in continuing legal education seminars for both family as well as construction law. Tom recently instructed courses for the Family Law Institute and is a frequent guest speaker on Newsradio WOOD 1300, 106.9 FM, The Lawyers Show.
Nominated by the opinions of other lawyers and judges, he has earned the highest Martindale Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating. This is the top rating that a lawyer can achieve through a peer review process recognizing ethics, outstanding skills and ability.
Detroit School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1981
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1978
Awards and Recognition
- AVVO Superb Rating
- Best Lawyers of America®, Family Law
- Martindale Hubbell Highest AV® Preeminent Rating
Legal Alert: Snyder Bans Project Labor Agreements [more]
Modifying Spousal Support, ICLE Family Law Presentation
Family Law Institute, ICLE Family Law Presentation
Judicial Survey Preparation, Grand Rapids Bar Association Seminar
Court Decorum, Grand Rapids Bar Association Seminar
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Chair Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Former Trustee
State Bar of Michigan, Character and Fitness Committee
Grand Rapids Bar Foundation, Fellow and Life Member
Grand Rapids Bar Foundation, Celebrity Lip Sync Committee Member and Volunteer
Justice Foundation of West Michigan, Former Co-Chair
Michigan Bar Foundation Fellow
- Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, Pastoral Nominating Committee
- Grand Rapids Bar Association, Constitution Day