Mathew Kobliska

34705 W. Twelve Mile Road, Suite 311
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
United States
Office Phone: 248-553-0800
Member since 2013
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator, Other

'Given my circumstances - which were at times overwhelming - it was very helpful to have an attorney who kindly kept a realistic and straightforward perspective. I appreciate the honesty, and it helped me make the right choices for the long term.'

L.S., Farmington Hills, Michigan

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law, Matrimonial Law, Divorce Law, Collaborative Law, Domestic Relations Mediation, Domestic Relations Arbitration.
License(s): Mr. Kobliska has practiced at all levels of trial and appellate courts in the State of Michigan, including the Michigan Court of Appeals, an en banc panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court, and has filed pleadings with the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Activities

Mr. Kobliska is a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”). The AAML was founded in 1962 “to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. There are currently only 43 attorneys in the State of Michigan who meet the AAML standards. In September of 2011, Mr. Kobliska was elected by his peers to the 21-member State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council, for a three-year term. He has since been reelected twice. The Council performs a variety of functions, including the formulating and influencing of proposed legislation on matters pertaining to family law, the development and proposed amendments to the court rules and the professional ethics rules, the filing of amicus curiae briefs with the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court, and the publication of the Michigan Family Law Journal, among other activities. Mr. Kobliska is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, United States Supreme Court Bar, Oakland County Bar Association, American Bar Association, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Livonia Bar Association, The Family Mediation Council of Michigan, The Michigan Inter-Professional Association, the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan (CPIM), the International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals, and the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. Sections/Committees: American Bar Association Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Court Rules & Ethics Committee, and the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section ADR Committee. Mr. Kobliska currently serves on the Court Rules & Ethics Committee, and the Legislative Committee.

Undergraduate Education

Attorney Mathew Kobliska received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in 1988.

Postgraduate Education

Mr. Kobliska was awarded his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Wayne State University Law School.

Professional Education

Mr. Kobliska was among the first to be awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Family Law Certificate Program in 2008.


Mr. Kobliska has been named as a Michigan Super Lawyer for 2012, in a statewide nomination process. Super Lawyers is an annual jurisdictional listing of outstanding American lawyers from more than 70 areas of private practice. Only five percent of the private practice lawyers from any state or region are included each year. Super Lawyers, as division of Thomson Reuters, uses a rigorous multiphase selection process, considering a wide range of objective indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Kobliska has been conferred with this honor for calendar years 2013 and 2014 as well. In addition, he was awarded the Top Attorneys in Michigan designation by The New York Times in September of 2012. In addition to being a highly qualified and experienced lawyer, Mr. Kobliska is also a trained mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Kobliska has been approved as a mediator in six county circuit courts in the State of Michigan, and has fulfilled the requirements set forth in Michigan Court Rule 3.216 by completing SCAO approved course work and training under the instruction of internationally acclaimed mediator, lawyer and author, Forrest S. Mosten. Mr. Kobliska is also qualified for court appointment as an arbitrator pursuant to §5073 of the Revised Judicature Act. Collaborative law is a new aspect of his practice, but it draws upon decades of experience in representing men and women in divorce and other domestic relations matters.