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Dawn M. Prokopec


 Assisting clients in the metropolitan Detroit area and throughout the state, Dawn focuses her practice on all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, parenting time, support, alimony, step-parent adoptions, and various other family law matters. 

As an undergraduate, Dawn attended The University of Michigan-Dearborn and received a Bachelor of Arts in political science with distinction in 2000. She then attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law on a Jerome P. Cavanagh Scholarship and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2004. While in law school, Dawn served as an executive editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, was an active member of the Women's Law Caucus, and was honored as a member of the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society.

Admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts, Dawn is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She has written several articles for Bar Briefs, the monthly magazine of the Macomb County Bar Association, and other publications on topics including the termination of parental rights, child support, change of domicile and governmental immunity. Dawn is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the former chair of the Family Law Committee of the Macomb County Bar Association. She is also a past President of the Macomb County Bar Foundation and the Macomb County Bar Association.  Highly regarded by her colleagues, Dawn holds a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo, and she has been selected as a Super Lawyer each year since 2011.


  • Avvo Super Rating 10.0

  • Super Lawyer 2018-2022

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011 - 2017

  • Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society Inductee, 2004

  • Jerome P. Cavanaugh Scholarship Recipient, 2001 - 2004

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