Mr. Marchese focuses on realistic problem solving techniques to resolve often times stressful legal situations. He is efficient in his work and provides prompt and timely communication to his client. Not only does Daniel want to accomplish your goal or win the case, he wants you to be satisfied and confident throughout the legal process.
Daniel has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in Estate Planning and Probate from 2015-17. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has listed Mr. Marchese in the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorneys. He holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, he has an Avvo “Superb” rating and he was recognized in DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers. He has been recognized as a Top Litigator by the American Lawyer, he is one of the Top 10% of Lawyers in America – Civil Litigation as awarded by Lawyers of Distinction, he is a Top 10 Under 40 Family Law Attorney in Michigan as awarded by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc., and he is one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan as awarded by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Lastly, Daniel is recognized as one of America’s Top Lawyers by the American Law Society and was recently recognized as one of the Best Attorneys in America and designated as an Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer by the Expert Network. The Marchese Law Firm was recently recognized as one of the best law firms in America
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan in 2006, Mr. Marchese received a Master of Public Administration from the same school in 2007. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 2011 from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Mr. Marchese is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Admission Dates & Jurisdictions
2012 – State Bar of Michigan
2013 – Eastern District of Michigan
2014 – Western District of Michigan
2011 – University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; J.D.
2007 – University of Michigan; M.P.A. Federal, State and Local Government
2006 – University of Michigan; B.A., English
The Marchese Law Firm
Jun 2012 – Present
Offices in Rochester & St. Clair, Michigan
Recent achievements in providing outstanding results to clients:
♦ Defended major banquet facility from eviction in a $1.3 million landlord tenant case with a verdict in favor of clients at trial.
♦ Guided Plaintiffs and Defendants through contentious divorce and family law cases involving division of assets, child custody, spousal support, and other divisive issues in the Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair and Wayne County Circuit Courts. Won a trial in regard to defending against abuse of the grand parenting rights statute.
♦ Successfully litigated or mitigated probate cases and represented numerous personal representatives in Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair and Wayne County Probate Court(s), achieving settlements and distributions in the millions of dollars for our clients.
♦ Successfully litigated or mitigated civil cases in the United States Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair & Wayne County Circuit Court(s), in addition to Waterford, Shelby Twp., Rochester, Marine City and Port Huron district court(s), among others.
♦ Provided tens of millions of dollars of asset protection through estate planning techniques using wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, and other documents, in conjunction with sound advice.
♦ Provided guidance through millions of dollars of real estate transactions, both commercial and residential, including leases, mortgages and agreements to purchase.
♦ Provided millions of dollars worth of debt relief to clients either through bankruptcy or debt relief/debt settlement.
♦ Formed numerous businesses including LLCs and Corporations, including drafting of Operating Agreements, By Laws, Shareholder Agreements, and the like.
♦ Aided businesses in purchase and sale agreements and contract disputes.
♦ Provided numerous other out of court relief to clients through strong negotiations or favorable settlements.
♦ Always treated each client like family.
Honors & Awards
2017-18 Distinguished Recognition as one of the Best Law Firms in America, Best Law Firms in America, Rue Ratings’ Best Law Firms in America, 2017
2017-18 Distinguished Recognition as one of the Best Attorneys in America, Best Attorneys in America, Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys in America, 2017
2017-18 Platinum Client Service Champion – Martindale-Hubbell
2017 – Top 10% of Lawyers in America – Civil Litigation; Lawyers of Distinction
2017 – Top 10 Under 40 Family Law Attorney in Michigan; National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
2015-17 – Super Lawyers Rising Star – Estate Planning & Probate
2017 – 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Michigan; American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2017 – AV Preeminent Rated; Martindale-Hubbell
2017 – Top Litigator; The American Lawyer
2017 – America’s Top Lawyers; American Law Society
2016 – “Superb” Rated Attorney; Highest on Avvo.com
2016 – Super Lawyers Rising Star – Estate Planning & Probate
2016 – Top 1% of Lawyers in America; National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2016 – Who’s Who of Attorneys Worldwide; Strathmore Publishing
2015 – Super Lawyers Rising Star; Estate Planning & Probate
2014 – DBusiness Top Lawyer – Real Estate
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Macomb County Bar Association
Verdicts & Settlements
Received a vindicating verdict, resulting in a trial victory after 4 days of trial, in a $1.3 million landlord-tenant eviction and money damages suits.
Received a vindicating verdict in a grand parenting rights trial, with a judgment no of cause of action for our client father.
Settled a trust litigation matter with a $750,000.00 payout to our client.
Settled a probate lawsuit with a $205,000.00 result to our client.
Settled a probate lawsuit with a $20,000.00 settlement for our client.
Settled a civil theft and conversion case with a cash judgment and return of property to our client.
In 2017 alone, litigated three family law cases on an emergency basis to return an improperly held child to their parent, our represented client.