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Suzanne Lockwood Hayes

Suzanne Lockwood Hayes

About me

Throughout my life I have served in the school systems, womeh lawyer's group, politics, and various civic groups.   My interests include photography and motorcycles.  I live in Grand Rapids, MI with my husband. 


I have worked in the fields of criminal law and family law.   I have extensive trial practice from my years in District Court on the misdemeanor defense contract and as a contract prosecutor for the City of Kalamazoo.  I devote my law practice to Family Law matters.  I am licensed to practice law in Michigan and before the United States Supreme Court.


If you are contemplating a divorce, I am an excellent person to discuss the pros and cons of such a move.  There are ways to put yourself in a better position before filing.  I offer a consulation as a way of helping you make sound decisons. 





Languages spoken: American Sign Language

Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    34 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($180-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert E. Harris Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. She is at the top of her game. Great, insightful answers, full of experience. I'd certainly recommend her to anyone needing a sharp family law attorney.


    Robert Harris Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Suzanne Hayes, LLC

POB 150262
Grand Rapids, MI, 49505


MIActive And In Good Standing198111/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Resource Development AssociateEaton County United Way2009 - Present
Owner & PhotographerSuzanne Hayes Photography2007 - Present
Owner & AttorneySuzanne Lockwood Fish1981 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMember of Bar Fitness & Character Committee2006 - 2011
U.S. Supreme Court BarLawyer1987 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)Board Member1984 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I do not share this specific information.Generally favorable.
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Publication nameTitleDate
MI Family Law SourcebookEdited the Kalamazoo County ChapterN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Michigan State UniversityEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Community Forum on Michigan Works!Using The Talent Bank Website2009
ICLE SeminarChild Custody, Support & Parenting Time Commentator2000
Kalamazoo Area Women's FestivalWelcome & Keynote Speaker Introduction1992