Plymouth, MI divorce lawyer Peter G. Bissett is an associate of the firm. He focuses his practice on all aspects of family law. Peter G. Bissett has received a Certificate of Completion in the area of Family Law issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Family Law Section of the Michigan State Bar. Peter is a trained and experienced Collaborative Divorce practitioner. Prior to joining Carlo J. Martina, P.C., Peter was a Staff Attorney at Lakeshore Legal Aid. During that time, he was the sole family law attorney in Macomb County providing full-time, pro bono representation to indigent members of the community, many of whom were victims of domestic violence. His practice focused on divorce, custody, and parenting time proceedings. This position allowed Peter to develop experience in high-conflict family law cases and to build on his significant prior litigation experience acquired representing clients in complex commercial and medical malpractice cases.
Peter was named a Super Lawyer in 2019, as well as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of the attorneys in the state. He sits on the board of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan. He was a committee member and assisted in the drafting of the State Court Administrator’s Office Domestic Violence Protocols for Mediation. He has served on the Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council as a board member and as the Prevention Task Force Chair. In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section, Peter is also a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the Wayne County Family Law Bar Association. Peter has also participated in the Michigan Poverty Law Program’s Family Task Force. His legal articles on current trends in family law have been published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Peter attended Wayne State University Law School, where he worked at the Free Legal Aid Clinic representing indigent Wayne County residents in family law cases. While at Wayne State, Peter was selected to the nationally-ranked Moot Court team. He participated in several national tournaments, including the National Championship Competition, where his team placed in the top 18 teams in the U.S. Prior to attending law school, Peter majored in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where he graduated with Distinction.