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Dawn M. Prokopec

Dawn M. Prokopec

Location:
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Phone:
586-778-7778
Fax:
586-778-5990
Email:

Dawn M. Prokopec is an associate with the law firm of Ihrie O'Brien who practices primarily in the areas of family law and municipal law. Since joining Ihrie O'Brien, Ms. Prokopec has successfully handled many divorce, custody, and other family law related matters for numerous clients. In addition to her experience in family law, Ms. Prokopec has an abundance of knowledge gained in her role as an assistant city attorney/prosecutor for various municipalities.

Ms. Prokopec is also active with the Macomb County Bar Association as well as the Macomb County Bar Foundation. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Macomb County Bar Association Board of Directors as well as President of the Macomb County Bar Foundation. She is also the chair of the Family Law Section of the Macomb County Bar Association.

Ms. Prokopec graduated, cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2004, where she received numerous awards. She also served as an executive editor for the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review mentor and was inducted into the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society. Ms. Prokopec received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2000.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Law
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2004

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 2004
    • Law Review: University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Executive Editor, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Michigan
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

  • Termination of A Parent's Rights Does Not Relieve A Parent Of The Duty to Provide Support To The Parent's Child, Macomb County Bar Association Bar Briefs, March, 2011
  • Change of Domicile Cases in the Face of Michigan's Economy, Macomb County Bar Association Bar Briefs, 2009
  • Governmental Immunity - Highway Exception - a County Road Commission Has the Duty to Repair and Maintain the Existing Roadways but Not the Duty to Correct a Defective Design or a Problem Relating to That Defective Design, 81 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev, 405, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Jerome P. Cavanaugh Scholarship Recipient, 2001 - 2004
  • Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society 2004 Inductee
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011 - 2015
  • Avvo Super Rating 10.0

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, Member
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • Macomb County Bar Association Board of Directors, Director, 2012 - 2014
  • Macomb County Bar Association , Treasurer, 2015 - 2016
  • Macomb County Bar Foundation, President, 2015 - 2016
  • Macomb County Bar Association , Family Law Committee Chair, 2014 - Present