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Lori Tollefson Williams

Family Attorney at Birmingham, MI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1989
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Lori

Learn Lori’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    I work with a team of attorneys who handle business formation, contracts, succession planning, buy/sell agreements, licensing agreements, copyrights, and business litigation.

  2. Family
    I practiced family law for 14 yrs before creating a legal referral and legal consulting business in 2004. I connect the right client with the right lawyer in all areas of law in Metro Detroit. I also assist attorneys in getting known and growing their practice.

    28 years

  3. Estate planning
    I work with estate planning attorneys skilled in preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds to transfer property, and who handle probate and elder law.

  4. Car accident
    I have experienced personal injury attorneys on my team who can handle 1st party and 3rd party auto cases representing the injured party.

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I do not handle bankruptcy personally but have attorneys on my team who specialize in this work. My referral service is free to the clients in need of a bankruptcy attorney

  6. Criminal defense
    I have experienced criminal attorneys on my team who handle all types of misdemeanor and felonies, traffic, drunk driving and other criminal matters.

  7. DUI and DWI
    I work with attorneys who specialize in DUI's.

  8. Elder law
    I have elder law attorneys on my team of estate planning attorneys.

  9. Employment and labor
    I work with skilled employment attorneys who assist employees with termination packages, non compete clauses, discrimination or harassment in the workplace.

  10. Foreclosure
    I work with attorneys who represent debtors in pre-foreclosure situations.

  11. Intellectual property
    I wiork with skilled intellectual property attorneys who can file and defend patents, trademarks, copyrights.

  12. Medical malpractice
    I work with attorneys who represent injured parties in medical malpractice cases.

  13. Personal injury
    I work with a team of personal injury attorneys who represent injured parties.

  14. Real estate
    I work with a team of attorneys who handle real estate transactions, including purchase/sale, landlord/tenant disputes, loan modification/pre-foreclosure negotiations for the buyer, and other real estate related litigation.

  15. Social Security & Disability
    I work with social security disability specialists.

  16. Workers compensation
    I work with workers compensation attorneys who represent the injured/disabled employee

  17. Landlord or tenant
    The real estate attorneys on my team are well versed in landlord tenant law.

Your Legal Resource is a free legal referral service owned by Attorney Lori Williams, a licensed Michigan Attorney since 1989.  Lori Williams is well respected by clients and other lawyers, as noted by her endorsements as an AV rated attorney by Marindale Hubbel, as well as an Excellent rated attorney by AVVO, and her numerous recommendations and endorsements on her website and LinkedIn.


Lori Williams cares about each of her clients and will take the time to personally listen to your concerns and refer you to the right specialist on her team who has the background and expertise to handle your legal matter.  She also tries to match the attorney and client based on a personality fit, budget, and location.


Lori's team of attorneys cover all areas of law in Metro Detroit.  Most of the attorneys have been practicing in their area of expertise for 10-30 year and Lori has had a long successful referral relationship with them for 5-20 years in most cases.


If you need an affordable specialist to handle your legal matter, contact Lori today. 

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Your Legal Resource, PLLC
PO Box 1552
Birmingham, MI, 48012-1552

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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2012
In this case, it is "who you know".
Working with Lori was an absolute pleasure, which seems funny to say considering I contacted her because I was getting divorced. I explained my situation to Lori, as well as what I was looking for from her in terms of a referral to a divorce attorney. Lori asked me the necessary questions to help me get very clear in what I wanted. From there, she made the introduction via email with the attorney she thought would be best for me. After interviewing him, I agreed 100%. I’m happy to say that the divorce went smoothly and almost exactly as I had hoped. It's important to note that while there are plenty of people with great connections, Lori has an innate ability to really connect you with the right people. She has taken the time to really get to know everyone on her referral team, and also takes the necessary time with each client to find just the right fit. I wouldn't hesitate for a second in referring Lori to any one I know in search of an attorney. Or, to an attorney looking to grow their business, for that matter.
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Posted by Jennifer | October 10, 2012
Clarity and Freedom to Take Action
Since meeting with the attorney and speaking with the credit counselor Lori recommended, I have a new sense of empowerment. My conversation with the attorney relieved the anxiety I had about my legal liability for a debt I am disputing and left me with a sense of clarity about my options. My conversation with the credit counselor got me in action restoring my credit. In addition to restoring my credit rating, since speaking with the credit counselor I have paid off one of my creditors in entirety. The interactions I have had with both of the professionals Lori put me in contact with have left me with a new sense of clarity and the freedom to take action. I am extremely appreciative of Lori for these recommendations. Lori is a true a legal resource.
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Posted by Linda Anger | February 1, 2010
A Sterling Choice
When my elderly mom and I both needed to update our wills and trust documents, I asked Lori for help. She referred us to an excellent attorney who made thing really easy for mom by making a "house call." Lori's ability to match clients with the most appropriate attorney goes beyond specialties. She also pays attention to the "personal fit" and other factors. When matters of law come up in your life, Lori is the best referral source you'll ever find!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Attorney
  • Your Legal Resource, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Owner/President
  • Lori T. Williams, PC
  • 1993 - 2003


  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • Women's Divorce Resource Center
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • General Practice/Solo & Small Firm Section of State Bar of Michigan
  • Council Member and Ask the Lawyer Event Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Ambassador Committee Chair; and Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Women's Bar Association, Oakland County
  • Membership Committee Chair
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Ambassador of the Year
  • Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011
  • Mentor of the Year
  • National Association of Career Women: Metro Detroit Chapter
  • 2005


Speaking Engagements

  • Wayne State University Law School, 1st year students
  • Top 10 Things Law Students Should Know About Branding, Marketing, & Networking
  • 2010
  • Wayne State University Law School Presentation
  • When the Detour Becomes the Destination: Alternative Careers for Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Spoke to students at CCS
  • 5 Reasons You May Need a Business Attorney
  • 2010
  • Monthly Lunch Meeting for MAU
  • 2010
  • MCC's 3rd Birthday, Conference, Expo
  • When, Where, & How To Choose An Attorney
  • 2010
  • Cooley Law School Lunch and Learn-Auburn Hills Campus
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (13)
Endorse Lori
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lori is one of the greatest assets you can have when it comes to resolving a legal matter what it is. She maintains a very professional and knowledgeable network of attorneys in virtually every practice area, so no matter what your problem is, she knows someone who can solve it!"
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lori has the extensive network and skill to help you build your practice. She is bright, dedicated and a pleasure to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lori has real talent to help you build your law practice. She can show you how to maximize your use of social media and can arrange for you to connect with other professionals and clients. Her attention to detail and her follow-up are skills that she takes pride in. Referrals from Lori are excellent. My time is not wasted with a large volume of potential client connections with the "hope" that some of them actually retain my services. She sends people to me who she has screened to ensure that I am the right attorney for them. She introduces me to other professionals who themselves may become additional referral sources and to whom I can refer people with confidence. Everyone benefits through Lori's resources."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lori is a great connector and shows terrific compassion in assisting clients with their legal needs."
Employment and labor
Social Security & Disability
Intellectual property
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Estate planning
Birmingham Family Lawyer Lori Tollefson Williams
Lori Tollefson Williams
Family Attorney
Birmingham, MI
Licensed for 34 years
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