Attorney Aimee M. Fowler, Esq.
Upon graduation from Middle Tennessee State University, Ms. Fowler moved from Tennessee with her former husband to Cleveland, OH. In Cleveland, Ms. Fowler initially worked at Ernst & Young in their Human Resources department. After a year, Ms. Fowler took a position at The Cortland Group, where her window looked down on the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and she determined to set out on a career in law. Before committing to law school, Ms. Fowler completed a paralegal certificate program after graduation from Middle Tennessee State University, and received her paralegal certification from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Fowler spent the summer of 1999 in Pittsburgh completing the curriculum.
Upon completion, Ms. Fowler returned to Cleveland and took a job at SKW, working as a paralegal to two corporate litigation attorneys. Her experience at Duquesne and at SKW, convinced her that law school was a good fit. While she was living in Shaker Heights, Ms. Fowler began to attend law school at Cleveland-Marshall School of Law, part of Cleveland State University.
When Ms. Fowler left Cleveland, she applied for a transfer to and was accepted at Boston University, where she completed the final year of her law school education. Ms. Fowler sat for and passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam in 2003 and passed with an almost perfect score on her first attempt. She was sworn into the Massachusetts Bar in late 2003 and has been licensed to practice law in Massachusetts for nearly 14 years. Ms. Fowler did not go immediately into practice, because she gave birth to her daughter, Sophia, less than a year later. After another year, Ms. Fowler’s former husband had been transferred to the Detroit area for his job, and Ms. Fowler and her daughter accompanied them.
Ms. Fowler discovered the complexities and challenges of the Family Court System when she was finally divorced from her former spouse in January of 2013. Her experience in the family courts is part of what drives her focus on helping family law clients today. In March of 2016, Ms. Fowler was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, a prestigious admission, which allows Ms. Fowler to file and argue matters before the United States Supreme Court.
While Ms. Fowler continues to practice high level felony criminal defense, her time in the Child Abuse Unit at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit, MI, allowed Ms. Fowler to see the importance of always putting the best interests of children first in situations of divorce, violence and abuse. That understanding leads her to take the hands-on, high-touch approach with clients.
In April of 2012, Aimee was transferred to the Child Abuse Unit of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, where she remained until leaving the office in June of 2015. While assigned to the Child Abuse Unit, Ms. Fowler prosecuted cases from warrant review until sentencing after plea or trial. All of the victims Ms. Fowler dealt with were under the age of 17, and she obtained a certificate for completing the Forensic Interviewing of Children protocol course, which provides her the ability to interview and talk with children about allegations of abuse, neglect or criminal activity perpetrated against them.
Ms. Fowler prosecuted some of Wayne County and Michigan’s worst offenders, who sexually abused children or physically abused children. Ms. Fowler held countless preliminary exams, and argued hundreds of complex procedural and constitutional motions before more than 30 judges who presided over matters in the Third Circuit Court’s Criminal Division. Ms. Fowler prosecuted several cases that received national media attention, as well as prosecuting more than her fair share of child homicide cases, including medically complex cases involving what is commonly referred to as Shaken Baby Syndrome.
During her time, Aimee also came to specialize in delayed reporting criminal sexual conduct cases, where a child victim, for any number of reasons, delays reporting a sexual assault, and where there is little or no evidence other than the word of the child.
Family law can be very complex, both legally and emotionally, for clients and sometimes for the lawyers. Aimee focuses on helping client’s get out of high-conflict court battles and ensuring that clients are heard by the Court, while pressing for outcomes that ensure the Courts understand the source of the conflict and the best means by which to address the issues.
Aimee has substantial experience dealing with psychologically complex divorces, including those that involve narcissistic and borderline personalities, as well as cases that involve allegations of parental alienation, parental estrangement and “gaslighting.”
Most importantly, Aimee is not afraid to go to trial for clients. She has handled more jury trials in her 14 years of practice than most attorneys handle in their entire career. No matter is too complex or too difficult for Aimee to take on, and she will do so fearlessly. If you want an attorney to take care of you who has the experience, know-how and willingness to fight for you, Aimee is your lawyer.
Outside of Work
You can make an appointment to meet Aimee at her office, 18538 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, any day of the week, including weekends.
If an office meeting doesn’t strike your fancy, Aimee is more than happy to meet you at a coffee shop, restaurant, bar, or even at your home, if that is what you prefer.