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Paula J. Manderfield

Paula J. Manderfield

also known as Judge Paula J. Manderfield (retired)

Practice areas:

Mediation, Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense

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About Me

After serving 20 years on the bench as a Circuit and District Court Judge, I have returned to private practice at the Fraser Law Firm in Lansing. My goal is to grow a civil and family law mediation practice with special emphasis on cases involving medical issues so that I can utilize my registered nurse background


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Mediation: 80%
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 10%



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • John R. Moritz

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney,and former Judge, Manderfield for over 30 years. Attorney Manderfield has a very wide range of professional life experiences including the medical field, law and being a District Court and Circuit Court Judge. Her experience serves her well and her clients well in the area of Mediation and Private Practice. I highly recommend Attorney Maderfield.


    John Moritz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas C. Kates

    I knew Judge Manderfield when she was an Ingham County Circuit Judge. I recently learned she has obtained training in domestic and civil mediation and I had the pleasure of participating in some of the training exercises with her. She has the experience and the personality to be an excellent mediator.


    Thomas Kates Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap PC

124 W Allegan St Ste 1000
Lansing, MI, 48933-1716



MIActive And In Good Standing198209/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Alumni AwardMSU College of Nursing2012
Judge of the YearWomen Lawyers Association Mid Michigan2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Circuit Court JudgeIngham County2001 - 2013
District Court Judge54-A District Court1992 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2012 - Present
Ingham County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD1982
Michigan State UniversityNursingBS - Bachelor of Science1979
Michigan Technological UniversityNursingAssociates Degree1975