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Peter M. Kulas-Dominguez

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  • Grand Rapids

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Biography

Peter Kulas-Dominguez practices family law litigation with an emphasis on divorce and non-marital domestic relationships. He counsels individuals through LGBT family issues, domestic relations mediation and collaborative law, spousal support, child custody and support, complex business valuations and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Peter ran his own office for over seven years where he fiercely advocated for clients involved in difficult situations, such as child protective proceedings, delinquency work with minors and unaccompanied minor matters. Today, Peter counsels individuals and families who are going through a divorce and remains passionate about helping people through difficult situations while delivering positive results.

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Practices

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School J.D. 2009
  • Arizona State University B.A. 2003 cum laude

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan in 2009

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Family Law Section, Elected Council Member (2012-Present); Court Rules Committee Co-Chair (2018-Present); Alternative Family Committee Chair (2013-Present); Membership Committee Member (2014-Present)
    LGBTQA Section, Chair-Elect (2018-Present); Elected Council member (2017-Present); Publications Committee Chair (2017-Present)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
    Young Lawyers Section, Member (2014-17); Children's Law Section, Member and Social Committee Chair (2015-Present)

Experience

Honors & Awards

  • Named as a 3 in 10 Award recipient by the Grand Rapids Bar Association, 2018
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2018-Present

Publications

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education; Family Law Advisory Board (2019) 
  • American Inns of Court, Gerald R. Ford Chapter (2013-15)
  • American Civil Liberties Union of West Michigan
    Elected Board Member (2013-15)

Community Affiliations

  • Human Society of West Michigan
    Elected Board Member (2018-Present)

Speaking Engagements

  • ICLE's 17th Annual Family Law Institute: Handling Travel-Related Issues in Family Law Cases (November 16, 2018)
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2018 Summer Conference: Collecting Attorney Fees in Family Law Cases (July 19-21, 2018)
  • ICLE's 16th Annual Family Law Institute: Military Divorce Tips (November 9, 2017)
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2016 Summer Conference, Military Divorce Tips (July 28-30, 2016)
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2016 Winter Conference, Military Divorce Tips (January 23-30, 2016)
  • SCAO Family Division Referee Seminar, Update on Marriage Equity Laws-Potential Impact on Domestic Relations Cases, co-presented with Richard Roane (October 16, 2014)
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2014 Summer Conference, Marriage Equality National update One Year After US v Windsor; co-presented with Richard Roane (July 17-20, 2014)
  • ICLE's 12th Annual Family Law Institute, Local Practice Tips in 60 Minutes, co-presented with various other young attorneys from Michigan (November 15, 2013)
  • NALS of Michigan, It's All Right - Civil Rights, That Is!, provided an overview of constitutional rights, while five other attorneys provided in depth presentation on the following civil rights issues, including the right to free speech, right to marry, right to work, right to bear arms and right to life (October 12, 2013)
  • GVSU, Estate Planning and Other Legal Issues for the LGBT Community (November 2 and 9, 2012)
  • State Bar of Michigan Professionalism in Action Program, along with fellow practicing attorneys, discussed the importance of professionalism and that it does not come at the price of financial success to incoming students (August 2012)
  • YWCA of West Central Michigan, as part of the YMCA's transitional and supportive housing program known as Project H.E.A.L., presented and conducted an open forum regarding general issues regarding custody, parenting time and personal protection orders (March 2012)

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