Title: President, Managing Partner
Company: Donald C. Wheaton Jr., P.C.
Location: Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
Donald C. Wheaton, Jr., President and Managing Partner at Donald C. Wheaton Jr., P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.
Originally pursuing a career within the ministry, Mr. Wheaton earned a Bachelor of Science in religious studies from Alma College in 1986. Despite his passion for his faith, he felt unfulfilled by his professional work and chose to make the switch to practice law from his initial experience working with a local judge in his high school years. In 1989, Mr. Wheaton achieved a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Michigan Law School, soon also gaining admittance to practice in Michigan and before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Federal Courts for the Eastern and Western Circuits of Michigan.
Mr. Wheaton commenced his career in the legal industry as a partner with Richard L. Siemer, P.C. for seven years. Since 2004, he has notably served as the president and managing partner of Donald C. Wheaton Jr., P.C. where his work ranges from complex business litigation matters to defending indigent individuals from criminal charges. In addition to this role, Mr. Wheaton worked as an attorney with Consolidated Legal Services, P.C. from 2007 to 2008. A prolific writer, he has also been a practitioner contributor to the ninth edition of Black’s Law Dictionary and wrote various articles for the Michigan Law Journal in 2017.
Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Mr. Wheaton has been honored with numerous awards and accolades. Most distinguishably, Super Lawyers has recognized his for excellence in family law from 2017 to 2020, and Lawyers of Distinction has recognized him for excellence in family and divorce law from 2018 to 2020. In 2019, he was invited to Michigan’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney’s and has received a superb 10.0 rating from Avo.com from 2017 to 2020. Mr. Wheaton attributes his success to his dedication, hard work, and passion for helping others. Presently, he holds membership with the Macomb County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan, along with its Family Law Section, Solo and General Practice Section, and LGBTQA Section.
Upon his civic duties, Mr. Wheaton is a tireless volunteer to the Boy Scouts of America of 17 years and has been a member and scoutmaster since 1998. For his contributions to the Boy Scouts, he holds a District Award of Merit, Boy’s Pelican, Order of the Arrow, Silver Beaver, and Vigilant Honor. Mr. Wheaton has also served as a school board member with St. Clair’s Public Schools for 22 years, working with the St. Clair Shores and Detroit Good Fellows for 12 years and has helped at numerous school and community events. Looking ahead in his career, he hopes to still follow his practice in law. In his spare time, Mr. Wheaton enjoys reading, listening to music, keeping up with current events, and drinking good spirits and fine wine.
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