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Stefanie K. Meisel

Estate planning Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1998
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Stefanie

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I am a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (1998) and the University of Michigan (1991). Prior to entering private practice, I worked as a Referee for the Washtenaw County Friend of the Court for fourteen years (2002-2016). I am past co-chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association Family Law Section (2019-2021). My current practice is focused on parenting facilitation and estate planning. 


Baker & Meisel LLP
203 S Zeeb Rd Ste 206
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Baker & Meisel LLP
203 S Zeeb Rd Ste 206
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103-8325
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Posted by Christ | January 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Everything I could ask for
I heard about Stefanie from a friend. Being a guy some of the people in the courts looked at me very unfairly. Me having full custody of my children for nearly 3 years with very little contact from their mother. Ths referee was going to give her 60/40 custody over me. Without going on and explaining the entire process because it is a very long case. Stefanie was there for me no matter what. She put my kids first and what was best for them. Their safety was our biggest concern. With ups and downs with the case Stefanie was right there to explain the situation the best she could to me. She faught against the referees suggestions and I still at this point have full legal custody of my kids. Without Stefanie I dont know that things would have turned out this way due to gender alone. She has proved my case and I couldn't be more grateful. Shes an angel in a office and court room lol. I couldn't and wouldnt ever recommend anyone else for a case like this. I knew from the first time I talked to her crying my eyes out to her of my situation. The recommendation was ridiculous and she calmed me down and explained to me what to do. All in just our first phone call. From that moment I knew she was the one for this case. As a parent there is no price you can put on you children's head. There isnt an amount that I wouldnt pay to assure their safety. There isnt anything I wouldnt do for my kids. This is probably one of the hardest times in my life and I have a guardian angel walking me through this process. Stefanie thank you so much for all of your hard work and your dedication. Thank you for putting my kids heartbeats in front of all else. You truly are are great person. Thank you. Chris W.
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Posted by Jaimie White | January 28, 2020
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Highly recommend
Stefanie has been an absolutely amazing lawyer. During the last year she has been a driving force. She had worked tirelessly on our case, insuring our children’s safety in a difficult custody battle. We couldn’t ask for a better person to represent us. She is always very professional as well as extremely.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2018
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Happy Client
As a person that was going back to court from a previous divorce case, I couldn't have chosen a better attorney than Stef. Her previous work experience at FOC was a huge factor in my decision. Her professionalism, availability, and firmness with the case have had me recommend her to many of my friends and colleagues. At the end of the day if you want someone that is organized, great communicator, and gets results, you need to contact Stef, Outstanding Lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2018
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Mother of 4
Stef was a fabulous attorney. She helped me understand and get what was best for my family. She's personable, kinds and very easy to talk to.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2018
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Best Family/Divorce Lawyer in Washtenaw County
I cannot speak highly enough of Stefanie Meisel. I happened to be someone who went through a divorce with minor children without representation and defninitely came to regret that decision. Stefanie is extremely knowledgable and experienced in Friend of the Court issues, and not only is she phenomenal at seeing potential hiccups and conflicts and helping her clients avoid them, she was absolutely indispensable to me in helping me with high-conflict post-divorce issues like establishing child support and establishing/modifying parenting agreements. She is an outstanding and tactful advocate who understands the long-term ramifications of agreements and decisions. I would recommend Stefanie to anyone who is getting a divorce, especially if they have minor children. Just a caveat - when speaking with other lawyers in the area, I have been told multiple times just how amazing my lawyer is and to never let her go. I have also referred her before, and she receives outstanding reviews from everyone I have sent her way.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Baker & Meisel LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Attorney/Referee
  • Washtenaw County Friend Of The Court
  • 2002 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Butzel Long
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Honigman
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Legal Resource Center
  • Supervisor Paralegal Program
  • 2017 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English


Speaking Engagements

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Alternatives to Litigation in Family Law Cases
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stefanie is a wonderful person and excellent attorney and mediator. Her background as a Friend of the Court Referee provides great insight to clients. I enjoy working with Stefanie and strongly recommend her to others."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stefanie has a wealth of knowledge and unique perspective having worked with many individuals in highly contentious situations. She is able to assess situations and help solve difficult cases with respect and dignity."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Stefanie on a number of family law cases and have found her to be organized, prepared and a zealous advocate for her client."

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Ann Arbor Estate planning Lawyer Stefanie K. Meisel
Stefanie K. Meisel
Estate planning Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 25 years