Rotter & Stone | Harriet B. Rotter Michigan Divorce Attorney
Rotter and Stone are Matrimonial lawyers are experienced litigators, mediators, arbitrators and negotiators, custody, visitation, property, asset division.
Rotter and Stone are Matrimonial lawyers are experienced litigators, mediators, arbitrators and negotiators, custody, visitation, property, asset division.
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Harriet B. Rotter, Partner

Ms. Harriet B. Rotter has been in private family law practice since 1980. She is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Oakland County and a frequent lecturer and media consultant. She is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of family law since 1995, Michigan Super Lawyers in the area of family law since its first issue in 2006, and in DBusiness Magazine’s top family law lawyers of Metro Detroit since 2007. In addition, she was named one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan” by Michigan Super Lawyers and by Crain’s Detroit Business and Hour Detroit. Leading Lawyers of Michigan named her “Top Ten Family Law”, “Top 10 Women’s Consumer” and “Top 10 Women.” Leading Lawyers also featured her on the cover of their 2018 Edition calling her “Detroit’s Celebrity Divorce Lawyer”..


She has served on various boards and commissions, including the Board of Trustees at Central Michigan University and the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad and the President’s Advisory Committee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a Trustee of the Detroit Historical Society.


Harriet B. Rotter is an experienced litigator, mediator, arbitrator and negotiator in all aspects of Family Law including: divorce, custody, visitation, property, asset division, spousal support/alimony, post judgement issues, and more.


Harriet B. Rotter is AV rated, by Martindale-Hubbell, an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability.

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  • Private practice represents 35 years of experience in family and matrimonial law; additionally, practice includes lectures, seminars and media consultation
  • Associate Counsel, Faintuck, Shwedel, Wolfram, McDonald and Zipser
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Oakland County, Michigan
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science and Urbanology Oakland County Community College
  • Teacher, Government and Contemporary History, Berkley High School


  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America – 1995-present
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers – 2006-present
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers – The Top 50 Women
  • Listed in dBusiness Top Lawyers – 2006-present
  • Listed in Crain’s Detroit Business and Hour Detroit – 2015-Top 50 Attorneys
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Crystal Apple Award-Michigan State University – 2009
  • Women Official’s Network Wonder Woman Award – 2009
  • Salute to Justice Practitioner Award-2009
  • Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award-Zionist Organization of America
  • Distinguished Women Award – Northwood University


  • U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
  • President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Board of Trustees-Michigan Municipal Bond Authority
  • Board of Trustees-Central Michigan University
  • Commissioner, Michigan Civil Service Commission
  • Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Michigan State Building Authority
  • Member, Michigan Consumer’s Council
  • Member, Governor’s Commission on Higher Education
  • Board of Directors, Oakland County Economic Development Corporation
  • Board of Directors, Save Orchestra Hall, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
  • Michigan Board of Directors, Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit-Mission Committee
  • Trustee – Detroit Historical Society


  • Television commentator:  Legal advisor, WXYZ-TV, Detroit – News commentator, frequent appearances on “Company”, “Kelly & Co.”, “Good Afternoon Detroit”, CNN, “America’s Talking” and other programs.
  • Lecturer: Lecturer and speaker on issues regarding women and children, including divorce, custody, credit, employment, housing, consumer and criminal law.


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Admissions Committee, Economics of Law Practice Committee; Michigan Chapter President
  • State Bar of Michigan, Council Member, Family Law Section, Child Support Chair; Standing Committee on Awards
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association of Marriage Divorce and the Family


  • University of Detroit Law School-J.D., cum laude
  • University of Detroit-M.A., Political Science and Urbanology
  • Wayne State University-B.A., History, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Northwestern University


  • Married, Norman J. Rotter, M.D.
  • Three adult children