Bret's determination and drive to help the underdog was born out of
facing adversity as an LGBT youth. He parlayed that drive and motivation for the underdog into helping people going through the family law process once he witnessed his own mother's anxious experience with divorce after a long-term marriage in Michigan, experiencing policy decisions and access to power
while working on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and even after
becoming a single dad to his son, Ronan.
Bret is passionate about human relationships and what makes them tick (and not tick).
In 2011, Bret initiated a surrogacy process to make his lifelong dream of fatherhood a reality. Knowing that he wanted to be as involved as much as possible in his son's childhood, Bret left the big firm life and opened his own boutique law practice in Beverly Hills once he knew that his son was on the way. Bret's clients include celebrities and high net worth individuals to be sure, but those clients who are working parents truly find an empathetic ally with their divorce lawyer -- Bret understands the hurdles of balancing work and parenthood firsthand.
Bret has published articles about the divorce process, the novel concept of divorce coaching, avoiding divorce, divorce recovery, the long term impact of childhood bullying, LGBTQ relationships and parenting, surrogacy and more.
Bret is active in the Alumni Associations of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and the Southern Methodist University School of Law.
Outside of law, Bret enjoys writing, fitness, biking, UM sports, Dodger games, Laker games, his son's lacrosse/soccer events, languages, Roman ruins, and is always passionate about photography and any plans for the next trip -- especially the ones to Italy.