|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1988||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Female Attorney||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Family Law Certificate Program||ICLE & Family Law Section of SBM||2015|
|President||Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C.||1992 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|BNI Connect||Member||2014 - Present|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||Vice President||1994 - 1994|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||Secretary||1993 - 1993|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Macomb Chapter||Treasurer||1992 - 1992|
|Lyman v Bellomo||Court of Appeals reversed and remanded Decision back to Lower Court|
|White v White||Removing of the Unrelated Members language from the Judgment of Divorce|
|Keinz v Keinz, 290 Mich App 137; 799 NW2d 576 (2010)||Reversed and remanded issue of Child Support Increase and award of Attorney fees to Lower Court|
|See all legal cases|
|Michigan Court of Appeals||Keinz vs Keinz||2010|
|Detroit College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Wayne State University||N/A||B.S.N.||1981|
|Michigan State University||N/A||N/A||1976|
Posted by Ben
The experience I had with Lorrie was the worst experience of my life. I sought Lorries expertise to handle my divorce and she literally saw me as a walking piggy bank. She was ill prepared, scatter brained, unorganized and quite honestly extremely rude! At one point during the divorce process (as I was losing everything that I had) Lorrie told me to "stop my whining ". Seriously? My life was falling apart, I was nearly bankrupt, my attorney was dragging her feet somas to charge me extra money and on top of that she insults me?!
Lorrie would frequently ignore messages (emails/voice mails). When I would contact her a second or third time she would charge me for the multiple messages that she never responded to. In addition, I would have correspondences with her secretary and I would give her every piece of paperwork that was requested only to receive an email or message that they had "yet to receive the info" that I submitted weeks prior. One day in particular I went into Lorries office and the "missing documents " were under a pile of papers on her desk!! Oh yeah, she charged me for that visit as well. I finally fired Lorrie near the end of my divorce because I couldn't handle her rude, condescending nature any longer. Of course she sent me a bill of what i still owed her. I paid her over 40,000 $ and I still owed her over 7,000$ for an incomplete divorce! I hired a new attorney and she completed Lorries disaster of a preparation. This new attorney said "Lorrie saw my income and utilized me as a payday!" My divorce should have been fairy simple, yet Lorrie insisted we needed to go to trial which would have cost me an additional 40,000$ per Lorrie!
In short, I would never recommend, nor utilize Lorrie for any legal work. I would have been better off representing myself! If you are considering hiring Lorrie, DONT!!
Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. I'd be happy to discuss my nightmare of working with Lorrie with you. Lorrie is a perfect example of why society despises attorneys!!
Posted by Alan
I will be the 1st to admit that I am not the easiest person to work with and hold those that I do business with accountable at a very high standard.
I can't thank Lorrie enough for her hard work & for performing at such a high level before and during our initial hearing for custody of my daughter. Leaving the courthouse I was beyond impressed & appreciative!
Her passion, enthusiasm, professionalism & assertiveness during the presentation of our stance and rebuttal to the Defendant's objections was paramount. She kicked the other Attorney's ass and everyone in the courtroom knew it.
If you're looking to hire a badass Attorney that you can be confident in, then Lorrie Zahodnic is the obvious choice.
Posted by Linda
I typically do not go out of my way to review a service, product or employee. However, after my experience with a different Law Firm, I had no choice but to come back here and make it a point to let everyone know about the very strong and knowledgeable attorney that was reccommeded to me. You really do only get one chance to research an Attorney, once you sign that contract, you are stuck. It happened to me. Take my honest and trustworthy advice when I tell you to look no further! You found a great Attorney right here and here's why:
I was in disarray when my College Professor recommended I needed legal assistance. The next day he brought me in his Attorney's contact information: Lorie Zahodnic, Attorney at Law!! Lorie and her kind and efficient Legal Secretary, Diane, have got to be the most kindest and most patient people I've ever met! They truley were a God send!
Aside from our legal business at hand, both Attorney Zahodnic and her Paralegal Assistant Diane, spent such a significant amt. of time with me, not only educating me about my rights, they also helped me on my own self esteem! They helped open my eyes, how not to let people or the system get one over on me and they also pointed out from their own experiences on how not to be an enabler, as I didn't even realize I was doing! They made me see that my children and I were deserving of what we were owed and not to feel bad about making my children's father pay child support. They helped me keep my vulnerable heart out of the entire divorce process and all the while, they worked with me big time on the retainer fee and all the other little court costs and fees you wouldn't think of. They never once made me feel awkward or uncomfortable about my circumstances involving my ex husband and my financial hardship.
Attorney Lorie Zahodnic is a very knowlegable, straight to the point type of person. She's very direct and bold, she knows her business and it shows! You will not question your descision working with Attorney Lorie Zahodnic and Paralegal Diane. One more little important fact, not only is Attorney Zahodnic an expert in the field of law but also an expert in the medical field as well!! That only makes Attorney Lorie Zahodnic that much more well rounded and even more of an asset to ultimately benifit you! Attorney Lorie Zahodnic and her Paralegal, Diane are both very classy professional ladies, you will be very happy working with! I guarantee you will not have the shoulda, coulda, wouda game after your case is over!!!