Committed. Compassionate. Respected. Responsive.

Committed. Compassionate. Respected. Responsive.

Matthew S. Motley

Farmington Hills, Michigan
(231) 922-6800
Matthew S. Motley

Practice Area

Family Law

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan State Courts


Michigan State University (Bachelor’s) – 2013

Michigan State University School of Law (Juris Doctor), Cum Laude – 2018

Honors & Recognitions

Grand Traverse/Antrim/Leelanau Bar Association (GTLA) Member

SBM Family Law Section Member

2023 Michigan Super Lawyer and ‘Rising Star’

No-Fault Certificate

MSU College of Law Trustee Scholar

MSU Housing Law Clinic Student Attorney

Wills, Trusts and Estates Teaching Assistant

MSU Student Bar Association Internal Affairs Committee Chair

Domestic Relations Mediation Certificate

International Relations & Security Certificate: Seminar in Brussels, Belgium

Matt S. Motley practices all aspects of family law, advocating for the best possible outcome for clients. Matt is a proud Michigan native, Spartan, family man, and family law attorney.

Matt is a distinguished Senior Attorney, whose unwavering dedication has secured successful outcomes for hundreds of family law clients. Matt holds a B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University’s James Madison College, with a Minor in Spanish and Business. He further solidified his legal acumen, graduating Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law, and holds a Certificate in Domestic Relations Mediation.

Before joining Wilson Kester, Matt practiced all aspects of family law, in addition to various probate matters and No-Fault litigation in Oakland County. He has had the opportunity to gain significant skills in the courtroom and has assisted in successful outcomes pertaining to hundreds of family law matters, inclusive of divorce, custody, child support, and paternity disputes.

Beyond the courtroom, Matt finds joy in spending cherished moments with his wife, daughter, and two chocolate labs. A proud MSU Spartan, Matt seamlessly blends legal expertise with a genuine commitment to family values. As a Senior Attorney, he continues to bring unparalleled dedication and skill to every legal challenge, ensuring that each client receives the comprehensive support they deserve. You will find Matt where legal excellence meets a deep appreciation for the bonds that matter most.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

“I recently went through an incredibly difficult divorce, and I am pleased to say that Wilson Kester provided invaluable assistance throughout the entire process. I cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients."

— Former Client

“Shelley was compassionate and understanding through the whole process. She has an aptitude on how to read people and was very instrumental in helping me deal with my ex-husband effectively.”

— Former Client

“She is well respected in the professional community, which was evident in our court proceedings. Shelley and her staff made me feel extremely comfortable and I knew that my best interest was at heart.”

— Former Client

“My inquiries and concerns were always promptly and thoroughly addressed, even beyond regular business hours. Ms. Kester is extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law.”

— Former Client