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Lana Panagoulia graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, receiving numerous awards, scholarships, book awards and CALI awards, including the 2004 Ford Motor Company Leadership Award, and Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Award. She served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association and as a member of both law review and moot court, participating nationally. Lana's vice presidency victory created the first all-women law school governing board in the nation.


Lana received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University with a major in French and endorsement in Early Childhood Education . She assisted in the founding of the Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC) at the College of Education, Wayne State University, and served as Assistant Founding Director to Dr. Janice E. Hale, and Chief Operating Officer. She is a 2008 Associate Fellow of ISAAC. In 2008 Lana was honored by her law school for her work as the Founding Voice for Justice Public Interest Auction Student Chair, and for her leadership in raising funds for student fellowships in the area of public interest.


Lana is admitted to all of the State Courts of Michigan, and the Federal Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Federal Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Michigan Association for Justice, American Bar Association, and Hellenic Bar Association. She is a Pupil of the American Inns of Court, and member of the National Order of Barristers, and Alpha Sigma Nu.


Lana currently serves as Co-Chair of the Family Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, Secretary of the Washtenaw County Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary of the Michigan Hellenic American Bar Association, and Board Member of the New Lawyers Customer Advisory Board for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Lana frequently provides pro bono family law counseling in private practice and also through the Washenaw County Bar Association and the Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan.


Lana has clerked for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, and for various Judges, including Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly and Judges Darlene A. O’Brien, Nancy C. Francis, and Donald E. Shelton.


Languages spoken: French, Greek, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
    5 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Family: 4%
    11 years, 225 cases
  4. Guardianship: 1%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patrick Ryan MacQueen

    I strongly endorse Lana. Lana is an exceptional lawyer that I have known for nearly 10 years. She has true tenacity, superior knowledge, and has obtained excellent results for her clients. She is an asset to the profession.


    Patrick MacQueen Real estate Attorney
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  • Chad David Engelhardt

    Lana is regarded as a leader in the field of family law. She has the care and compassion to counsel clients through the most difficult of crisis. Lana has significant expertise in resolving matters without the need for lengthy and expensive litigation. She also has the legal skills and court room experience to obtain the best results for her clients. Lana is well respected by other attorneys, the Friend of the Court system and trial court judges. She is an active member of many bar associations and has an outstanding professional reputation.


    Chad Engelhardt Medical malpractice Attorney
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Contact info

Lana Panagoulia Law, PLLC

122 South Main Street.
Suite 370
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing200505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Up & Coming LawyerMichigan Lawyers Weekly2012
Voice for Justice Public Interest Auction AwardUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2008
Ford Motor Company Leadership AwardFord Motor Company2004
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation AwardThe Women Lawyers Association of Michigan2004
Golden Key AwardGolden Key National Honor Society2002
Substituting for the Stars Student Teacher AwardSubstituting for the Stars2000
Honor StudentNational Dean's List1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLana Panagoulia Law, PLLC2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hellenic Bar Association of MichiganPresident2011 - Present
Washtenaw Association for JusticeSecretary2009 - Present
Hellenic American Bar Association of MichiganSecretary2008 - Present
The Institute for Continuing Legal EducationBoard Member of the New Lawyers Customer Advisory Board2008 - Present
The Institute for the Study of the African American Child at Wayne State University College of Education (ISAAC)Associate Fellow2008 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-Chair2007 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tammy L.Davis v. Rene S. Harmon, Wayne County Circuit Court, Case Number 09-112516-PPPersonal Protection Order granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.annarbordivorcelaw.comSame Sex Marriages2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MichiganCommunicationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Wayne State UniversityFrench; Early Childhood EducationMasters of Art in TeachingN/A
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate, Cum LaudeN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Same Gender Issues in Michigan Lawsame gender, gay, lesbian, transgender issues in family, mediation and probate law2008