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Jennifer L. Lawrence

Divorce and separation Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

4.7   14 reviews

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    32%
    Uncontested divorce | Contested divorce | Divorce with minor children | Alimony | Child support | Mediation | Division of assets | Contact Attorney Lawrence today for a consultation.

    14 years

  2. Family
    30%
    Prenuptial | Postnuptial | Divorce & Separation | Stepparent adoption | Mediation | Guardianship | More | Attorney Lawrence has served people in the great state of Michigan since 2009. Call her today for knowledgeable and experienced help.

    14 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    If you have been the victim of domestic violence, you may be hurt or confused. Regardless, you need a fierce advocate that will be able to help you find solace. Stop worrying, call Attorney Lawrence today.

    14 years

  4. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills & Living Wills | Trusts | Powers of Attorney | Patient Advocate Designations.

    14 years

  5. Business
    9%
    Business Valuation | Domestic Business Division | Operating Agreements | Attorney Lawrence focuses in family law, but is experienced with business as well and she is well qualified to help your family business through any divorce or mediation.

    14 years

  6. Child custody
    3%
    Attorney Lawrence can help you with your child custody case. Contact her today for a consultation.

    14 years

  7. Child support
    3%
    Attorney Lawrence can help you with your child support. Give her a call now.

    14 years

  8. Litigation
    3%
    Attorney Lawrence is an aggressive and honest family litigation lawyer. Call her today.

    14 years

Throughout my education and career my goal has been to help people through the sometimes turbulent and complicated legal process. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor and have strong ties to the community including longstanding relationships within our local court system. I enjoy the practice of law because it allows me to help people solve difficult situations through mediation or litigation. I have extensive expertise in financial issues in domestic matters including financial and debt issues, financial divisions including business divisions, retirement divisions and creative solutions to solve financial issues that arise in divorce and other debt matters. I also specialize in estate planning, general civil litigation including debt settlement and handle various real estate and criminal matters.

Areas of Practice
  • 50% Family Law
  • 20% Estate Planning
  • 20% Civil Litigation
  • 10% Criminal
Litigation Percentage
  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2009
Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: Certificate of Merit Recipient
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Moot Court
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 2001
    • Major: Business Technology
Honors and Awards
  • Norma Sarns Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2000 - 2001
  • Outstanding Legal Assistant Student of the Year, 2001 - 2002
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Board Member, 2009 - Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Former President, 2009 - Present
Licensed for 13 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Jennifer

Law Office of Jennifer Lawrence
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 204
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Megan | November 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible value, delivers results!
I had a very complex case involving parenting time and child support which had been in the family court for going on two years while my children grew older and I grew more stressed. Jennifer came in and deftly cleaned up what had become a mess, convinced the challenging opposing side to try mediation, and delivered an outcome I couldn’t have even dreamed up - and in under two months time. If you want a gifted, organized, thorough, wise, and tough attorney, Jennifer Lawrence is who you should hire.
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Posted by Jeff | May 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive advocate
I retained Jennifer Lawrence for my divorce. She went above and beyond attending to my case. She was always very responsive to any questions or concerns that I had. I am most appreciative that she was able to save my pension. I highly recommend her for any family law matters.
Posted by Dane | March 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Went above and beyond!
Jennifer was recommended to me by a friend. Given the situation I was in, I was very nervous about the outcome of the time I would receive with my son seeing my ex was set on thinking she should have full custody and no one would side with me as the father. Upon meeting Jennifer my nerves were immediately put to rest. Jennifer made me feel like I had a very good chance at getting more parenting time then I had been receiving ( and when all was said and done I did!). She fought hard to make sure my time with my son wasn't taken from me and made sure that I was satisfied with every possible outcome.. and if I wasn't she made sure to challenge the decisions made. She was thoughtful, kind, and understanding through the whole ordeal making it a lot less frustrating and anxiety provoking than I imagined it would be, even shared some laughs a long the way. In any situation brought up by family and friend regarding family law, divorce, and parenting time I always recommend Jennifer. I will be forever grateful for what she's done for me as my time with my son is priceless.
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Posted by Victoria | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jennifer Lawrence
I was utterly devastated when I found out that my husband of almost 22 years had a 23 year old mistress. I was a wreck. Jennifer Lawrence has so much compassion and understanding. She really listens and cares. She was very kind to me when I was at my lowest, but at the same time remained a consummate professional and a brilliant, thorough attorney. She is very knowledgeable on everything I was going through and helped me with other issues as well. I was impressed with how quickly the whole process went! I am so happy with how it all turned out. She saved my life and I will be eternally grateful to her. I would hire her in a heartbeat and recommend her highly. Thank you, Jennifer.
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Posted by Linda & Jim | July 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Estate Planning
My husband and I consulted with and hired Jennifer Lawrence to help us put together an estate plan. We had been meaning to do this for a long time and really did not have the first clue about how to do it. Jennifer guided us through the process and decisions that we needed to make. She explained everything and answered all of our questions. Jennifer is very professional, but also approachable and kind. She offered expert legal advice and provided options for us. Jennifer made the process pretty simple for us to understand. We felt very comfortable working with Jennifer and we knew we could trust her to carry out our decisions. We are very pleased with Jennifer's services and we will, and do, recommend her to our friends.
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Posted by Robert | March 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust in J. Law
I hired Jennifer to handle a divorce I was not expecting at all. She made the entire ordeal a lot less painful, and made sure I came out the other side with what I needed to move on. Jennifer was an absolute joy to deal with on every level, and I highly recommend her to anyone going through this difficult process.
Posted by Kirsten | January 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I am 100% satisfied with the legal counsel I received from Jennifer Lawrence. I hired her to represent me as my divorce attorney. She was excellent and was with me every step of the way in what was a devastating life event. She was always professional, accessible, timely and clear in her responses to any questions I had, very thorough and organized in her responses and I never felt forgotten or ignored. She is very pleasant and personable and most importantly, knows the law and her expertise is unquestionable. I happily recommend her to anyone needing counsel for divorce matters.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Jennifer is an excellent attorney, who is well respected in the legal community.
Posted by Kathy | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Jennifer handled my entire divorce, child support and visitation schedule for an extended amount of time. She guided me through the ongoing problems with my former spouse expertly and efficiently. I consider myself fortunate to have had her as my attorney.
Posted by Lori | September 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the best!
Jennifer was a very respectful and knowledgeable lawyer and will definitely recommend her to anyone. She is honest and won't sugar coat it and she will get the job done.
Posted by Claire | November 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Jennifer Lawrence was very professional and compassionate during a difficult time ion my life. Assisting me with several complex case issues. She was very accessible and available for any questions and concerns I had during the whole process
Posted by Amy | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I would highly recommend Jennifer Lawrence. She helped me through my divorce, was always accessible, and very helpful. Divorce is not something you ever want to engage in, but Jennifer explained each step and was always there when I had a question. Her response time was nearly immediate, and you can tell she really is working for you and wants the best outcome for your situation.
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Posted by Jeff | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Divorce and Separation Lawyer: Jennifer Lawrence
I hired Jennifer to counsel and represent me for my divorce. I was referred to her by a friend that also used her services, and I also would give excellent references for anyone looking to hire Jennifer. Jennifer was both understanding and efficient with me through my case in order to minimize costs and provide a path to an outcome that best met my interests. She clearly has a passion for helping people through the emotional difficulties of a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Frustrating beyond belief
I told Jennifer that it's likely my ex-wife would make it so that we had to go to trial in order for me to get 50-50 parenting time. I naively agreed to hire her thinking that all the horrible things my ex-wife had done would make a difference in court with her as my attorney. Jennifer said she could go to trial if needed and then we filed the weakest motion for divorce you could imagine, even after I provided to her written, recorded and photographic evidence of the horrible things my ex was doing to my son and I. And then of course my ex-wife and her attorney filed for an ex-parte motion for a protection order based on completely fabricated information and personal journal entries that my ex stole from my computer and lied about in her motion to portray me as unstable. I had to beg Jennifer to try to stop it. She did little and was ineffective in stopping it. The fraudulent ex-parte protection order was signed and delivered to my work by a badged warrant officer and a school police officer (I work at a state University). I had to leave my house and my young son. I had to beg Jennifer to call them out on the fraud in our response. I was in a horrible position and had to cow-tow to my ex-wife in order to ultimately get 40% time with my son. Fortunately in the hearing, the Judge paid attention to the claims and facts that I literally wrote into my own response for her. The protection order was removed, but I was in a horrible position having to fight to get back into my son's life. Also, in the end, no agreement on Christmas was made, leading to continuous annual conflict with my belligerent ex. No mention of child tax credit, so my ex gets those every year, and I pay child support along with 55% of any child expenses. Oh, and I can't make any foreign accent in front of my child. That's my crazy ex for you. Jennifer let it all happen and 5 years later I'm still trying to pay off the debt from the legal fees. What I'm ultimately concerned about is that Jennifer refused to go to trial, like she said she would in the beginning. In my opinion, she just wanted to settle and get out.
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Response from Jennifer Lawrence May 17, 2021
I'm very sorry you had this experience with my representation five years ago. Unfortunately family law cases are fraught with challenges and less than 1% of all cases go to trial due to the risks associated with litigating these matters. I strive to provide the risks and benefits of litigation in every case. Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss your specific concerns.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Jennifer Lawrence
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kline Legal Group
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Marrs & Terry, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2015

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Change of School request - Custody
  • How to handle a Lombardo Hearing
  • 2019
  • On Demand Seminar
  • Modification of Parenting Time
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Lawrence is a great family law attorney. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing her legal expertise in action and I would not hesitate to recommend this lawyer to any client in need."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is an outstanding attorney with deep roots in the community. She brings a wealth of knowledge to each case."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is an extremely competent, ethical attorney. She keeps current on the law and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of her cases. Her familiarity with the local judges allows her to provide sound legal advice to all of her clients. She is an excellent problem solver who is not afraid to go to trial if necessary."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jennifer for many years and trust her immensely. I have consulted with her on numerous occasions when I have needed expert guidance on matters involving family law. Her advice has been extremely helpful and wise. Jennifer is smart, easy to talk to, and incredibly knowledgeable in her field. I have absolutely no reservation recommending her for my own clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is a great advocate for her clients. She works hard to get the outcomes that her clients deserve."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Lawrence is a tough and tenacious attorney. She’s a creative problem-solver who calls it like she sees it, and knows how to relate to clients. She’s a strong advocate, and I recommend her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is a fantastic advocate - she is no-nonsense and is well-respected by the court staff. She is compassionate and hard-working. I highly recommend her!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer is wonderful to work with and she has practical and logical solutions to difficult situations. She is highly respected in the legal community and takes great care of her clients. I look forward to working with Jennifer in the future and I would highly recommend her to others."
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