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Michael Rivers

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Modifications
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence


Michael Rivers joined V. Freitas Law with eighteen years of experience in family law, probate, and criminal defense. He successfully assisted families and individuals navigate the estate planning process to maximize the transfer of assets to their loved ones correctly and efficiently to minimize estate taxes. He represented hundreds of clients in over a dozen counties with misdemeanor and felony charges through successful negotiation, bench trials, and jury trials.

Michael is well-versed in a variety of family law issue, including divorce, custody, visitation, child support, and property division. His experience both in and out of the courtroom, coupled with his enthusiasm for the law, enables him to effectively represent his clients in all aspects of family law matters. Michael recognizes that each case is unique, and he takes the time to provide his clients with thorough legal analysis and case strategies to guide them through the legal process to achieve their goals.

Michael is a family law advocate that is not only committed to helping our clients get their lives back on track in a way that is both efficient and affordable. He understands that situations such as divorce are beyond people's control and that our clients need someone who will guide and support them through the legal process. He is invested in protecting your rights and the rights of your children.

Michael received his Juris Doctorate from University of Dayton School of Law. He graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with degrees in Accounting and Financial Analysis. He is licensed to practice law in both Washington and New York. He is a member of the Washington State Bar, New York Bar, and King County Bar Association.


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    • B.S., Accounting and Financial Analysis
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • New York

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar, Member
  • New York Bar, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member