David Wilkinson | co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP
Mr. Wilkinson is an expert in Family Law as he is a Certified Family Law Specialist. David is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and a Super Lawyer – Rising Star. David received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States, where he was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. Mr. Wilkinson received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School, where he received the highest grade in both Contracts II and Arbitration Law and graduated in the top one-third of his class. David practices family law exclusively for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation and preparation of pleadings to complex litigation. David has previously represented small and large asset clients in all type’s family law matters. While the Wilkinson & Finkbine, LLP philosophy adheres to a settlement-as-a-first-option, litigation-as-a-final-option mentality, several recent cases handled by David evidence the broad range of his competence in both regards.
David is also an experienced mediator and settlement coordinator for divorce and other family law cases. David has tried and successfully argued countless family law matters with high-value property valuation and property issues, dealing with multimillion dollar real estate, dividing stock, stock options, and restricted stock units, and dealing with extremely high income levels as it relates to spousal support.* David has also helped hundreds of wonderful clients with “normal” lives, providing a wide range of representation services to meet every client’s budget and time constraints.David is active in the community serving as a Lawyer of the Day and assisting new attorneys with “how to” run their practices. David currently serves as a panel referral member of the Boston Bar Association and Bristol County Bar Association and formerly a volunteer for the Legal Aid Society. Previously, David served as a supervising attorney for the California Western School of Law and University of California San Diego joint collaborative legal-medical Community Law Project and received the Judge Judy Keep Award for his outstanding service. David is also a member of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC).David regularly teaches other attorneys on various issues relating to family law practice, such as the Boston Bar Association’s “Technology & Divorce: Helpful Tips for Family Law Practitioners” (2016). David is a frequent lecturer for a nationwide continuing legal education seminar entitled, “Electronic Spying: What’s Legal in the Digital Age in Divorce” (Strafford 2018, 2020; MylawCLE 2020). He was also a guest speaker at the U.S. Navy’s Fleet and Family Support Center. Having litigated so many family law cases over so many years, David always strides to provide help to family law litigants and the family courts whenever possible. To help expedite child custody modification proceedings, David also drafted the current pending legislative bill, H.3390, An Act to Expedite Care and Custody of Minor Children Modification Proceedings, which was filed by Massachusetts House Representative Christopher Markey. Finally, outside of the practice of family law, David spends all his time with family including spending quality time with his two young children. He relocated from California to Massachusetts with his family in the past several years and continues to expand the firm with offices in New Bedford and Hingham, MA in the South Coast as well as in downtown Boston.*Mr. Wilkinson’s successes in these cases creates no guarantee of success in any other case.
Christina Djordjevich | Walzer Melcher LLP
Christina is a skilled litigator with substantial experience in both family law and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Walzer Melcher, Christina was an associate at a leading New York family law firm, where she worked on a variety of matters involving complex financial and custody issues. Before turning her focus to family law, Christina was a litigation associate at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP.Christina received her Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts. She received her B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude and with Departmental Honors, from Barnard College, Columbia University. Christina was selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in New York from 2013 through 2017. Christina is currently a Vice Chair of the International Family Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. She is licensed to practice law in both California and New York.
Henry S. Gornbein | Cronin Law Firm
Mr. Gornbein practices exclusively in matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, pre-and postnuptial agreements, and paternity. He also practices collaborative law and is frequently appointed to mediate and arbitrate domestic relations matters. Mr. Gornbein is a former chair of the Family Law Section and a former member of the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a past president of the AAML’s Michigan chapter and a former chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee of the national AAML. Mr. Gornbein is a past president of the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce, and the Family (MIPA) and is a member of the Family Law Sections of the American and Oakland County Bar Associations. A frequent author and speaker, he is the author of the book “Divorce Demystified: Everything You Need to Know Before You File for Divorce,” writes a monthly column, “Case of the Issue,” for the “Michigan Family Law Journal.” He is also cowriting an upcoming book, Child Custody: A Complete Guide For Parents, with Dr. Jack Haynes, PhD. This book explores all of the issues regarding child custody from legal and psychological perspectives. Mr. Gornbein is the founder, owner, and legal editor of the websites www.familylawformichigan.com and gracefullygreying.com He has been a frequent contributor as a podcaster on DivorceSourceRadio.com. He is the host, producer, and creator of the award-winning cable television show, “Practical Law”, which has won three Philo Awards. Mr. Gornbein has been a frequent blogger for the Divorce Section of the “Huffington Post” as well as Divorce Magazine. He has created the streaming video series, Gracefully Greying, where he is exploring issues that we all face as we are gracefully greying or have aging parents from legal, economic, medical, social and psychological perspectives. Gracefully Greying is available on the Henry Gornbein YouTube Channel as well as at Bloomfieldcable.org. He is also the recipient of the Oakland County Bar Association Professionalism Award and has served on the board of directors of Catholic Social Services of Oakland County and Jewish Family Services of Oakland County. He was one of the original members and a past president of The Sanctuary which is now merged with Common Ground.