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Nazli G. Sater

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  • Bloomfield Hills

    t. +1.248.784.5178

    f. +1.248.603.9778


In her 25-plus years as a family law and divorce attorney, Nazli has procured a reputation for providing thoughtful and reasonable counsel while aggressively pursuing her clients' interests. She is recognized for her strong and thorough management of each case. Nazli also has established professional relationships at all levels of the court system. "Redirecting the lives of divorcing couples requires rational consideration of interests," she says. "This is particularly essential when children are involved." Nazli is chair of the Family Law Practice Group.


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  • Wayne State University Law School J.D. 1985
  • Wayne State University B.A. 1982


  • 1985, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Member, Family Law Section Council
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    Member, Family Law Committee


  • Represents business, health care, and automotive executives and other professionals in contested divorce matters involving large estates
  • Extensive experience handling complex asset division, valuation of large and medium-sized closely held businesses, investment portfolios, stock portfolios, RSUs and tax ramifications thereof
  • Highly experienced in the litigation of complex domestic relations issues involving asset valuation, spousal support and related issues
  • Represents men and women seeking child custody, parental rights, post-judgment modification and related custody and parenting time disputes
  • Skilled practitioner in all aspects of dispute resolution, including mediation, negotiation and arbitration
  • Strong knowledge and experience in specialized cases involving court appointed parenting time coordinators, guardianships and other unique circumstances

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law and Family Law Arbitration, 2018-Present
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Family Law by DBusiness in 2010, 2012-13, 2019-21
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers Women's Edition, 2018-Present
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013-16, 2018-Present
  • Leading Lawyers Michigan, 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys



  • Contributed to the revision and update of the Child Custody Chapter of Michigan Family Law, (Sixth Edition), at the request of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education


Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
    Family Law Advisory Board
  • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    Board of Directors (2009-Present)

Community Affiliations

  • Inforum - A Professional Women's Alliance
    Member, 2015
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra
    Governing Member

Speaking Engagements

  • "Fraud in Divorce," American Institute of CPAs
  • "Child Custody," Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan


"I just want to give you a sincere thank you for all you have done for me. The process was completely foreign to me. You helped me be comfortable with what was going on, but most of all you are extremely talented, compassionate and hard working individuals. Thanks again." - Derrin


"I had significant post divorce issues that included parenting time, child support and uninsured medical costs.  After meeting with several lawyers from top firms, I knew quickly in my initial meeting with Nazli Sater that she was the lawyer I needed to hire.  Nazli developed a legal strategy to obtain my family's goals and successfully navigated us through the court system.  We were able to achieve an outcome that was better than I had anticipated.  Nazli is an expert in family law and a highly skilled negotiator.  Nazli was very attentive, responsive and actually cared about my family.  I highly recommend Nazli Sater." - Bernice M.


“I'm very happy and thankful for your devoted, aggressive when needed and responsive representation. I definitely made the right choice in selecting Warner Norcross & Judd and am extremely happy with the representation I received from Roquia and Nazli.” - Matt W.

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"My mother was involved in a very difficult divorce after 52 years of marriage. The support she received from Nazli, Lucy, and Cindy was terrific. These ladies really work as a team in terms of communication and accessibility. There was always someone that could be contacted directly and questions/issues were handled with extreme professionalism. Always the first consideration was my mother's perspective. Her wishes were always the driving concern with the legal team. There were several occasions when immediate action was required and Nazli was able to juggle her commitments (not sure how she even did it!) but she really came through at the absolute critical time for my mother. This high level of dedication and genuine concern for their clients is what I will remember most about working with this talented team!” - Kimberly P.

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"As a male, initiating my divorce, I felt that my best chances for an equitable outcome were to retain the services of a female attorney. Ms. Nazli Sater with the firm Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP was recommended. At my initial consultation, I became quickly impressed with her conduct, professionalism and honesty. Throughout the entire process she always pursued actions that were in my best interest yet maintained a sense of realistic fairness. She is extremely knowledgeable and offered advice whenever appropriate. More importantly, she was very empathetic towards my situation and the difficult time I was experiencing. There was a demonstrated concern for me, not just as a client, but as a person. In retrospect, I truly appreciated her balance of legal skills and abilities combined with a genuine compassion.” - Nick M.
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"I interviewed three other attorneys before selecting Nazli Sater to represent me during my divorce. Without a doubt, it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Through the entire process I had the attentive support of Nazli and I felt like I had her entire team behind me to take care of my every need." - Jeff S.
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