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Jeffrey M. Salassa has been a Partner at Iafrate & Salassa, P. C. since he graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 2006. In 2006, he was admitted to practice in the State of Michigan and the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan and immediately began focusing on the area of Family Law.
Jeffrey has been named as a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2012 and was named a Super Lawyer in 2022. He has attained an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Jeffrey has also repeatedly been named by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Attorney in the area of Family Law and, in 2014, he was named by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys under the age of 40 in the State of Michigan.
Jeffrey was recently a co-presenter at the 17th Annual ICLE Family Law Institute on the topic of Personal and Corporate Tax Returns: Identifying the Difference Between Income and Cash Flow and was recognized by peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for High caliber of work in the practice area of Family Law.
In 2018, Jeffrey was named as one of the 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and was also named as a “Leading Lawyer”, a distinction earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers in Michigan.
Jeffrey is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, where he is enrolled in the Family Law Section, as well as an active member of the Macomb County Bar Association, where he is part of the Macomb County Law Day Committee, Macomb County Family Law Committee and Macomb County Bar Association Annual Golf Outing Committee.
Prior to becoming a Partner at Iafrate & Salassa, P.C., Jeffrey was a Law Clerk in Macomb County Circuit Court for the Honorable Judge Mark Switalski while Judge Switalski was the presiding Judge of the Family Law Bench, and also interned for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jeffrey is a graduate of Michigan State University, where in 2003 he earned his Bachelor of Arts. While attending MSU, he was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, spent a semester in Washington, D.C. in 2001 as an intern for the then Democratic Whip, Congressman David Bonoir, and studied British Political Thought at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom for a semester in 2002.
Jeffrey is a dedicated and caring attorney who does everything he can to ensure his client’s best interests are protected and that all of their questions are answered in a timely and comprehensive manner.