James Harrington

Harrington Law, PLC


In practice 050 years – 100% specialize in complex family law cases;
Hall of Fame, Family Law – Michigan; Lifetime Achievement Award, Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan; Statewide practice throughout Michigan;


University of Michigan Law School/1973/juris doctor

Admitted to Practice


AAML Position(s) Held

  • previously: Board of Managers Michigan Chapter, Admissions Committee
  • Michigan Chapter Legal Counsel
  • Liaison to Family Law Council, Family Law Section State Bar of Michigan
  • Co-Chair Annual Michigan Chapter AAML Seminar

Legal Organizations

  • Chair of Family Law Section/Council, State Bar of Michigan (2900+ members) 2013-2014
  • Chair Elect Family Law Section/Council 2012-2013
  • Treasurer, Family Law Section/Council 2011-2012
  • Corresponding Secretary Family Law Section/Council 2010-2011
  • Recording Secretary Family Law Section/Council 2009-1010
  • Elected member of Family Law Council/Section 2007-2009.

CLE Presentations

  • 2022 – National AAML/BVR Seminar L:as Vegas on “The Gray Divorce”
  • 2019
  • National AAML /BVR Seminar Las Vegas, NV
  • 2022 Family Law Institute
  • 2022 Family Law Update, Upper Michigan Legal Institute
  • 2019 — November 7: Family Law Institute: Deposition Skill Set – Taking Depositions & Interrogatories After Discovery Reform
  • November 7: Emerging Trends for Lawyers – Competency in Technology & Client Confidentiality
  • May 8: AAML/BVR Seminar in Las Vegas, NV – TCJA Alimony after December 31, 2018 : A Litigators Perspective
  • Unintended Consequences of Alimony Reform & Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • June 15th – Mackinac Island, Upper Michigan Legal Institute: Family Law Update – Court Rules, Statutes, & Cases
  • June 15th: Annual AAML Seminar: Arbitrating Complex Family Law Cases
  • 2018: November 15: Family Law Institute – Discovery Reform & Best Practices
  • September 18th, ICLE – Moderator, Presenter Custody & Parenting Time Limited Enrollment Seminar
  • June 8th: Upper Michigan Legal Institute, Mackinac Island – Family Law Update: Statutes, Court Rules, Case Law
  • May 3rd: AAML Annual Seminar: Persuading the Court – Ex Parte Orders
  • April 18th – ICLE: Updating Your Forms- Restraining Orders & Injunctions
  • 2017-2007: Fifty or more presentations, or Moderator, for Institute of Continuing Legal Education, or State Bar of Michigan or Michigan Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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