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Kyle J. Bristow

Kyle J. Bristow

AN AGGRESSIVE, FIERCE, INTELLIGENT, AND RELENTLESS ATTORNEY. A LEGAL WARRIOR.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • District of Columbia, Michigan, Ohio
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Biography

Legal matters can be emotionally difficult unless one has an aggressive, intelligent, and vigilant lawyer who understands the legal system and who can be trusted to work diligently for his clients. Kyle Bristow is that attorney.

Attorney Kyle Bristow’s professional accomplishments include:

—Endorsed by over 170 attorneys and rated a perfect 10.0/10.0 “superb” attorney on Avvo.com.

—Received the coveted “AV Preeminent” lawyer designation from Martindale-Hubbell 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

—Earned the “Client Champion – Platinum” designation from Martindale-Hubbell in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

—Rated by Super Lawyers as a Michigan “Rising Star” in 2016 and 2017.

—Named a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness magazine in 2017 (Appellate Law), 2018 (Appellate Law), 2019 (Family Law), 2020 (Family Law), 2021 (Family Law), 2022 (Family Law), and 2023 (Family Law).

—Added to the “Best Lawyers” directory of U.S. News & World Report in 2018.

—Listed as one of the “Best Divorce Lawyers in Detroit” by Expertise.com in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

—Received from America's Most Honored "America's Most Honored Lawyers - Top 5 Percent" award in 2021 and 2022, "America's Most Honored Lawyers - Top 1 Percent" award in 2020, "America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1 Percent" award in 2019, and "America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10 Percent" award in 2018 due to significant press coverage and acclaimed recognitions from Attorney Kyle Bristow's peers and clients.

For more information about Attorney Kyle Bristow and how he can help you with your unique legal situation, visit www.KyleBristow.com

Education
University of Toledo
J.D. (2012) | Juris Doctorate
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Macomb Community College
A.A. (2009) | General Studies
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Michigan State University
B.A. (2008) | International Relations
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Bristow Law, PLLC
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Practice law in the areas of civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, and appeals.
Executive Director
Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.
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Founded and served as the leader of a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation which existed to promote constitutional rights. Its mission statement was “To educate the public about the freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and people who and organizations which strive to usurp said freedoms.”
Associate Attorney
Law Office of Issam A. Abbas, PLLC
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Practiced law in the areas of civil litigation, business law, family law, criminal defense, and appeals.
Associate Attorney
Romanzi Atnip, P.C.
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Practiced law in the areas of automotive negligence and employment law.
Associate Attorney
France Law Group, LLC
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Practiced law in the areas of criminal and juvenile defense, civil litigation, and appeals.
Law Clerk
Hanna & Hanna
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Conducted legal research, reviewed documents, and drafted documents for a general practice law firm.
Certified Legal Intern
University of Toledo College of Law Advance Legal Clinic
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Responsible for supervising law students enrolled in the Legal Clinic and all aspects of indigent clients’ cases, including interviewing, counseling, research, discovery, negotiation, pleading and motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, court appearances, and trial preparation and practice.
Law Clerk
Camara & Sibley
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Conducted research and drafted a brief for a matter involving complicated jurisdictional issues.
Certified Legal Intern
Toledo Public Defender's Office
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Responsible for all aspects of indigent clients’ cases, including interviewing, counseling, research, discovery, negotiation, pleading and motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, court appearances, and trial preparation and practice.
Law Clerk
Faber & Associates
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Conducted legal research, drafted documents, reviewed contracts, and dealt with discovery for a firm that practices primarily in the fields of personal injury litigation and business law.
Law Clerk
The Van Dyke Law Firm, PLLC
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Conducted legal research and assisted in writing an appellate brief that successfully argued that the filing of a motion to transfer venue by a party constitutes an appearance and precludes a court from entering default judgment against that party without notice and a hearing. Haller v. Clavo Oil, LLC, No. 11-11-00230-CV (Tex. App.—Shackelford 2011). Conducted legal research to determine to what extent state bar associations may regulate vanity phone numbers used by law firms. The research was used in a case before the Supreme Court of Texas and resulted in a favorable unanimous decision.
Certified Legal Intern
University of Toledo College of Law Legal Clinic
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Responsible for all aspects of indigent clients’ cases, including interviewing, counseling, research, discovery, negotiation, pleading and motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, court appearances, and trial preparation and practice.
Legal Researcher
University of Toledo College of Law (Professor Llewellyn J. Gibbons)
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Conducted legal research for a professor who used findings to write a law review article about black and gray market efficiency in the Third World entitled “Do as I Say (Not as I Did): Putative Intellectual Property Lessons for Emerging Economies from the Not So Long Past of the Developed Nations.” 64 SMU L. Rev. 923 (2011).
Legal Researcher
University of Toledo College of Law (Professor Llewellyn J. Gibbons)
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Law Clerk
Grenkowicz & Associates
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Conducted legal research for a case of first impression involving the powers of local government.
Volunteer
Toledo Bar Association
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Assisted pro se litigants in matters of divorce, child custody, and criminal record expungement.
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Revenge Pornography Victim's Guide to Removing Pictures from the Internet
Available on Amazon.com
Victims are taking on 'revenge porn' websites for posting photos they didn’t consent to
ABA Journal
An Affront to History and Tradition: Why the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause Should Not Encompass Homosexual Conduct
The Conscience of a Right-Winger
Government Secrecy and the Tinley Park Incident
Council of Conservative Citizens
How To Deal With Juvenile School Bullies: Strategies, Legal Theories, And Practical Skills
The University of Toledo College of Law Legal Clinic
The Second Amendment: To Keep and Bear Weapons of Contemporary Military Grade
The Conscience of a Right-Winger
Do as I Say (Not as I Did): Putative Intellectual Property Lessons for Emerging Economies from the Not So Long Past of the Developed Nations; 64 SMU L. Rev. 923 (2011) (Researcher for Prof. Llewellyn J. Gibbons)
Southern Methodist University Law Review
The Consequences of NAFTA on the American Economy
Anti-NAFTA Party of Michigan
Speaking Engagements
Lawfare
The Charles Martel Society
Lectured about utilizing legal process as a weapon on behalf of political organizations so as to secure political and public relations victories, solicit donations from third-parties, and to stifle a political opponent’s goals to a private conference attended by journalists, lawyers, scholars, and political activists.
Freedom of Information Act Requests
The Charles Martel Society
Lectured about procuring information on subjects via the federal Freedom of Information Act and analogous state statutes to a private conference attended by journalists, lawyers, scholars, and political activists.
The Practice of Law in Ohio
WIN Marketing Group Meeting
Lectured about developing a thriving law practice.
Entering the Workforce and Employment Law
Alpha Kappa Psi
Lectured about protecting one’s reputation, the job application and interview process, federal and state employment rights, and contract law.
University of Toledo Constitution Day Panel Discussion
University of Toledo
Participated as a panelist with a constitutional law professor and a criminal justice professor and discussed health care reform, federal spending, and war powers.
Certifications
LexisNexis Advance Training
LexisNexis
WestlawNext Research More Productively Certification
Westlaw
WestlawNext Research More Efficiently Certification
Westlaw
Advanced Certification in WestlawNext Secondary Sources and Case Law
Westlaw
Professional Skills Certification
LexisNexis
Advanced Certification in WestlawNext Statutes and Regulations
Westlaw
Advanced Certification in Westlaw Cases, Statutes, and Secondary Sources
Westlaw
Cost-Effective Research Training
LexisNexis
Certified
LexisNexis
Awards
Top Lawyers
DBusiness Magazine
Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Divorce Lawyers in Detroit
Expertise.com
Top Lawyers
DBusiness Magazine
Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Divorce Lawyers in Detroit
Expertise.com
Top Lawyers
DBusiness Magazine
Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Lawyers
DBusiness Magazine
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Divorce Lawyers in Detroit
Expertise.com
Top Lawyers
Dbusiness Magazine
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers Listing
U.S. News and World Report
Top Lawyers
Dbusiness Magazine
Top Lawyers
Dbusiness Magazine
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Certificate of Appreciation - Interview in a Flash
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Program Scholarship Recipient
The Phillips Foundation
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Program Scholarship Recipient
The Phillips Foundation
Chippewa Valley High School Future Lawyer Scholarship Recipient
Chippewa Valley High School
Professional Associations
Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.
Executive Director
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Activities: Founded on March 23, 2016, the mission of the Michigan-based Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc., was to educate the public about the freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and people who and organizations which strive to usurp said freedoms.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 1754561
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Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P77200
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Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
ID Number: 89543
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3rd Circuit
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
    Collections
    Employment Law
    Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Areas
  • Revenge Pornography
  • Revenge Porn
  • Defamation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I plan to file for divorce once I move out. If I file for divorce, the house we live for 18 years would have to be split
A: Marital assets need to be divvied up in a “roughly congruent manner” during a divorce case. Real property acquired during the marriage constitutes a marital asset. If the parties can’t agree as to the value of the house and who should keep it in exchange for buying out the other party, then the judge will simply order it sold and the net proceeds divvied up. You should immediately and privately consult with a divorce lawyer if you are thinking about divorce.
Q. How do I get an error corrected in my Divorce Decree?
A: The easiest way to correct this issue would be to draft and submit a proposed consent order to amend the judgment. This would require your ex husband to sign the same. Due to the age, however, of the issue, the judge may not agree to sign the order. If this is the case, then you should consider petitioning the court for a legal name change.
Q. Moving to another state to file divorce?
A: You should immediately and privately consult with a lawyer in Utah to inquire about the state’s requirements to file for divorce. Many states have a waiting period for new residents before someone can file for divorce. Also, if your spouse has no connection to Utah, then an Utah court would not enjoy “personal jurisdiction” over him. Lastly, even if you move to another state, your husband can still file for divorce in Michigan and Utah will defer to Michigan regarding child custody-relayed issues unless at least six months have elapsed from the date you relocated.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
www.kylebristow.com
Contact & Map
Bristow Law, PLLC
75 N. Main St., Ste. 202
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Telephone: (248) 838-9934
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Meetings with prospective clients and clients are by appointment only.