Donald C. Wheaton, Jr.

Title:  Lawyer, Managing Partner
Company: Donald C. Wheaton, Jr., P.C.
Location: Saint Clair Shores, Michigan 
United States


  • Alma College (B.A., 1986)
  • Boy Scouts of America Troops (Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Clubmaster, Den Leader, District Chair, Wood Badge Course Director and Trainer, 1998-Present)
  • Detroit Alumni Association, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • Lakeview Public Schools, Saint Clair Shores, MI (School Board Member 1991-1999, 2000-2008, 2010-Present)
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Saint Clair Shores Goodfellows (volunteer, 2003-Present)
  • Andrew’s Society of Detroit (inactive)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Family Law Section, Council Member, 2018-Present) (LGBTA section, Chair 2020-2021, Council Member, 2017-2020) (Alternative Dispute Resolution Section) (Solo and Small Firm Practice Section)
  • The University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1989)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • 10 “Superb” Rating, (2017-2020)
  • Inductee, Pinnacle Professional Member, Continental Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Recognized of Excellence in Family and Divorce Law (2018-2020)
  • Super Lawyers, Recognized for Excellence in Family Law (2017-2020)
  • Michigan’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney’s (2019)
  • Bronze Pelican Award, Boy Scouts of America
  • District Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America
  • Practitioner Contributor, Black’s Law Dictionary (ninth edition)
  • Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America
  • Vigilant Honor Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America

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