Caren Ries

Meet Attorney Caren Ries

I often tell people that I became a lawyer to “help people.” That is why I find helping people dealing with divorce and other family matters to be so rewarding. It is an honor to be there for clients dealing with such a difficult time in their lives.

If you find yourself in an in-court divorce, my role is to give you the comfort of knowing that your voice will be heard and your interests will be protected.

Professional Experience

  • Cleland Collaborative Solutions

Associate, 2017 - Present

  • Crimando & Cleland, P.C.
    Associate, 2014 - Present
  • Trott & Trott, P.C.
    Associate Litigation Attorney, 2012 - 2013
  • Blatt, Hasenmiller, Leibsker & Moore, LLC
    Associate Attorney, 2010 - 2012
  • Pudyk Law Office, PLLC
    Contract Attorney, 2009 - 2010


  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • Wayne State University, B.A., magna cum laude,2006

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Assocation


One of the primary missions of Cleland Collaborative Solutions is to help you resolve your divorce in Michigan without going to court, through mediation and collaborative practice. Learn more about the benefits of these approaches.
Although Cleland Collaborative Solutions sees divorce litigation as a last resort, it may be unavoidable. In these cases, our work centers on protecting your interests while preventing costly, unnecessary battles. Learn about how we help.

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