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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    38 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Family: 50%
    38 years, 5 thousand cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Joseph S. Smigiel Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been practicing law for over 33 years and I believe that Diann is the most knowledgeable and practical family law attorney that I have dealt with in the West Michigan area.


    Joseph Smigiel Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

161 Ottawa Ave Nw Ste 309e
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing197710/08/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive197608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationMichigan Court of Appeals2005
Certificate of AppreciationMichigan Court of Appeals2003
Opening Doors of IndependencePaws with a Cause1999
Ottanding Contrition to Continuing Judicial EducationMichigan Judicial Institute1996
Michael S BarnesGR Bar Association Legal Aid of Western Michigan1991
Merit CertificateFamily Law Section of State Bar of Michigan1985
Dedicated Volunteer ServicesWomen's Resource Center1982
Merit Award for Outstanding Volunteer ServiceVoluntary Action Center of Volunteers in ActionN/A
AV preemient ratingMartindale HubbleN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Diann J Landers1988 - Present
AttorneyLaw office of James Zerrener1980 - 1988
Staff Attorney and Managing Attorney of Family Law UnitLegal Aid of Western Michigan1976 - 1980
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Civil Liberties UnionMember of Board2011 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2005 - 2006
YWCA Domestic Crisis CenterMember/Advisory Board1976 - 1982
American Bar AssociationFamily Law SectionN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Character and Fitness CommitteeChair of Local Sub-committeeN/A
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Pro Bono CommitteeN/AN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Judicail Advisory Committee for the Western District of MichiganN/AN/A
Women's Resource CenterBoard of DirectorsN/A
Michigan Women's CommissionAdvisory Committee on Friend of the CourtN/A
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationCommittee on Crisis in the CourtsN/A
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationFamily Law SectionN/A
Grand Rapid Bar Association Long Range Planning CommitteeN/AN/A
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)Michigan Family Law/CustodyN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJuris Doctor1976
Northern Illinois UniversityPolitical Science and Southeast Asian StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Michigan Judicial InstituteDivorce and Family Law1995
Women's Resource CenterDivorce and Family LawN/A
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationDivorce and Family LawN/A
ICLE and State Bar Family Law Section seminorsDivorce and Family LawN/A
GR Bar AssociationDivorce and Family LawN/A