Breen, Torree J.

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517.324.1034

tbreen@willinghamcote.com

333 Albert Avenue, Suite 500
East Lansing, MI 48823

About Torree

Torree J. Breen is the chair of the Family Law Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Litigation  and Hospitality and Alcohol Law Practice Groups.   Ms. Breen specializes in family law which includes divorce, child custody disputes, prenuptial agreements, and grandparent’s rights. For the Hospitality and Alcohol Law Practice Group, she specifically focuses upon Liquor Control Commission license violations and Lottery Commission violations.  

Ms. Breen serves as Secretary on the firm's Board of Directors.  She has served as the President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Mid-Michigan Section, from 2012-2015. 

In 2016, Ms. Breen was awarded a Regional Leadership Award by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.  The Regional Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of an individual WLAM member who has demonstrated professionalism, excellence and dedication to furthering the objectives of WLAM.

Ms. Breen was selected as one of the Top Ten Family Law Attorneys in Michigan in 2014, 2015, and 2016 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA).   She was recognized as being among the Top Ten Family Law Attorneys as selected by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIFLA) for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Ms. Breen was recognized as a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in 2008 and 2010.  She also has been rated a "10.0" attorney by AVVO from 2012 to present.  

Ms. Breen has received a Certificate of Completion in the area of Family Law issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Currently Ms. Breen is a member of WLAJ’s “The Crew,” which features ten professional women from the Lansing community with the goal to share everyday information to empower women.  You can see some of her blogs and informative videos about family law below and at at            http://wlns.com/category/my-abc/my-life/my-legal/.

 

 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section and Family Law Section
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Women Lawyers Association President
  • Past Board of Directors for Young Lawyers Section of the Ingham County Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Women's Lawyer's Association of Michigan, 2011 to present
  • 100 Women Who Care, 2011 to present
  • Past Member of American Inns of Court, Michigan State University ‐ Detroit College of Law
  • Member of Board of Directors of Child Abuse Prevention Council, 2009-2012
  • Member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lansing, Michigan
  • Coordinator for the Horn of Plenty and Toys for Tots 2004-2006

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan, 2000

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals-Sixth Circuit

Education

Alma College (B.A. magna cum laude, 1997)

Michigan State University ‐ College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2000)

Blog Posts by Torree View All blog posts »

Internet Romance or New Job Out-of-State: How Does It Impact the Custody of Your Children?

posted on July 22, 2017
Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

  Have you found a new job outside of Michigan or have been lucky to find new love across state lines?  The internet has expanded our emp...

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Long Term Marriage and Finances: Separating Myth from Fact

posted on July 15, 2017
Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

   As a family law attorney, too often I receive phone calls from panicked “stay at home” parents. What is the reason for the...

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