Gerald P. Cavellier

Gerald P. Cavellier

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Gerald P. Cavellier is the head of the Domestic Relations/Family Law Section at Hertz Schram PC. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law (formerly known as the Detroit College of Law). His entire practice focuses on Family Law matters. Mr. Cavellier is a litigator at heart, but he is also trained in Mediation and is a member in good standing with the Family Mediation Counsel of Michigan. He is a past Chair of the Oakland County Family Law Committee, a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is currently a Professor of Law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School teaching Family Law. His practice involves all aspects of family law including Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Spousal Support, and Property Division. He is also very familiar with more complex issues including marital tort litigation, division of closely held businesses, alienation of children and interstate custody and support issues. Mr. Cavellier is that special type of lawyer who is capable of handling very personal, emotional matters, yet he knows when to zealously advocate or aggressively negotiate.


  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Oakland University, School of Business
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Marketing


  • Family Law and Interviewing and Counseling, Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2008 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Oakland County Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year, 2004
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Certificate of Appreciation
  • Oakland County Bar Association Life Fellow Award
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated for Very High Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Leading Lawyer Honoree
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • Top Lawyer Honoree
  • Best Lawyer in America Honoree

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, 1996 - Present
  • Michigan State University College of Law, 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member - Family Law Section, 1997 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member & Past Chairman Family Law Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Gerald P. Cavellier, PLLC, Principal, 1996 - 2007
  • Hertz Schram & Saretsky, P.C., Law Clerk, 1994 - 1996
  • Oakland County Circuit Court, Judicial Assistant to the Hon. Jessica Rae Cooper & Denise Langford Morris, 1991 - 1994