At Bregman & Welch, we recognize the needs of our clients and understand the importance of feeling like you’re not alone. By keeping the firm small, we provide individualized attention to the often complicated and demanding situations with which our clients present. Our attorneys are no strangers to the court of law and have been serving the Ottawa County of Michigan since 1992. We practice both trial and appellate work at all levels of the state and federal systems.

The focus of our practice is domestic relations or family law. This is a broad category featuring a number of distinct-yet related-subjects, including: Divorce and separate maintenance, child custody, parenting time, and child support. It also includes areas

We represent clients both during the litigation of the case at trial, and after a judgment is final, when modifications that are allowed must be considered by the Court.  

Representing plaintiffs in civil rights and employment claims (usually in federal court) is the other major practice area of our firm. Federal civil practice, though similar in many respects to practice in state courts, is a distinct discipline and must be respected as such. Cases of this kind are technically demanding, and require an instinctive “feel” for this practice to position the client for the best possible outcome.

Representing clients in appeals from the adverse decisions of trial courts in civil matters is the third focus of practice at Bregman & Welch. Appellate advocacy is not just another court appearance; it has its own analytical, technical, and forensic requirements. The Michigan Court of Appeals, The Michigan Supreme Court, and federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals are all venues where the firm has enjoyed success.

Additional Areas of Practice

Divorce and Separation Maintenance

Judgment Implementation

Judgment Enforcement

Post Judgment Child Support Modification

Post Judgment Parenting Time Modification

Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings


Americans with Disabilities Act Claims

Equal Pay Act

Employment Discrimination

Family Medical Leave Act

Michigan Civil Appeals – Court of Appeals and Supreme Court

Federal Civil Appeals – Circuit and Supreme Court