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Practice areas:

Animal Law, General Practice, Family, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

About Me

I grew up in Ypsilanti and Livonia and always wanted to be a lawyer.  I worked and volunteered since I was 14, started my first business when I was 18, and helped create LEAP – Lawyers for Equal Access Project, Inc. to help people with moderate means who could not afford standard attorney rates.  Since then, I served on several legal committees and associations, usually focusing on poverty and animal issues.

Over the past decade, my private practice focused on animal welfare and dog law, in particular, although I handle a variety of cases in criminal, traffic, family, and probate law.  If I can't help you, I will find someone who can.

I have two college-age daughters, Samantha and Lindsey, with my first husband, Ivan, who died of pancreatic cancer, and a daughter, Courtney, 11, with my husband, Chris.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Animal Law: 50%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. General Practice: 20%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    21 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  5. Family: 10%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Robert E. Harris Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Honest advice, practical answers on AVVO. She is a skilled and concerned advocate for her clients.


    Robert Harris Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David B. Carter Jr.

    If you want to know how good a lawyer is you can read some of her many well written and published answers to questions on relating to her field of practice. I have found that Ms. Radloff is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She has been a strong voice for animal and human rights. When you do all that, you will see exactly why I gladly endorse Ms. Radloff. She knows the law, she explains it well for people who need help, and she cares about her clients. If you have a legal question and her office is anywhere near you, she is your answer. I recommend her to you to help you in your legal needs.


    David Carter General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Whitmore Lake Rd
Whitmore Lake, MI, 48189-9552



MIActive And In Good Standing199408/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in MI, 2007


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Michelle’s comment: “Stipulated to 45 day suspension due to personal issues, i.e., abusive spouse”

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationOakland County Bar Association2000
Certificate of AppreciationOakland County Bar Association1999
Certificate of AppreciationOakland County Bar Association1998
Certificate of AppreciationState Bar of Michigan1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PPO AttorneyOakland County Circuit Court1999 - 2004
PresidentLEAP --- Lawyers for Equal Access Project1996 - 1999
AttorneyThe Michigan Women's Justice & Clemency Project1995 - 1996
AttorneyMichelle L Radloff, JD, LLM1994 - Present
Tax PreparerVITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)1994 - 1998
Legal InternHon. Fred Mester, Oakland County Circuit Court1993 - 1994
Legal ResearcherWayne State University Law School1993 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Animal Law SectionN/A2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers SectionBoard Member1995 - 1999
Oakland County Bar Association, Law Day CommitteeN/A1995 - 1999
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)Board Member1995 - 2000
State Bar of MichiganN/A1994 - Present
Oakland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionBoard Member1994 - 1999
American Bar AssociationN/A1994 - 2004

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. SarnaDismissed, civil violation
People v. ThomasPlea to reduced charges. Dog not euthanized.
Faith v. Genesee County, et alDismissed by agreement. County changed policy to evaluate all dogs individually.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Once You Go GreyAttorney Doggedly Defends Her Clients2013
Boing DogLawyers Now Represent the Dogs2013
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyLaw Practice Has Gone to the Dogs2013
Legal NewsMonday Profile2013
Detroit Free PressMeet the Dog Attorney2013
The Humanitarian JournalFaith's Release to Start Ending Breedist Dog Killings in Michigan2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolTaxationLLM1996
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Michigan, Ann ArborSociology, Juvenile JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Lexus ProjectDefending the Dangerous Dog2013
Genesee CountyFighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)2012
Kennel ClubEstate Planning for Pets2005