|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2005||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Up & Coming Lawyer||Michigan Lawyers Weekly||2012|
|Voice for Justice Public Interest Auction Award||University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||2008|
|Ford Motor Company Leadership Award||Ford Motor Company||2004|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Award||The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan||2004|
|Golden Key Award||Golden Key National Honor Society||2002|
|Substituting for the Stars Student Teacher Award||Substituting for the Stars||2000|
|Honor Student||National Dean's List||1999|
|Owner||Lana Panagoulia Law, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan||President||2011 - Present|
|Washtenaw Association for Justice||Secretary||2009 - Present|
|Hellenic American Bar Association of Michigan||Secretary||2008 - Present|
|The Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Board Member of the New Lawyers Customer Advisory Board||2008 - Present|
|The Institute for the Study of the African American Child at Wayne State University College of Education (ISAAC)||Associate Fellow||2008 - Present|
|Washtenaw County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Co-Chair||2007 - 2010|
|Tammy L.Davis v. Rene S. Harmon, Wayne County Circuit Court, Case Number 09-112516-PP||Personal Protection Order granted|
|See all legal cases|
|www.annarbordivorcelaw.com||Same Sex Marriages||2012|
|University of Michigan||Communication; Foreign Languages||Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Wayne State University||French; Early Childhood Education||Masters of Art in Teaching||N/A|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude||N/A|
|Same Gender Issues in Michigan Law||same gender, gay, lesbian, transgender issues in family, mediation and probate law||2008|
Posted by Tony
Lana is not only very professional, she is a compassionate person. After I was refereed to a lawyer, I decided I wanted to keep looking because I had that feeling that the lawyer seen me as just another case. Then I found Lana. Lana was very different and I am so glad to have run into her. Do yourself a favor and consider her as your attorney. You won't find a better person to give you legal advice; that goes a long way for me. She is also extremely knowledgeable while providing an experience that feels so much more than a legal consultation. She's a real human being and you just can't find that anywhere else. I rarely write reviews, but in this case, I had to go out and provide a very positive review.
Posted by Joshua
After my wife left without a word and took my very young daughter, I felt lost. Feeling desperate, I tried to find the best lawyer. By hearing her voice for the first time and the concern in her responses, I knew right away that I chose the right attorney.
Lana helped me during the toughest time in my life and I would recommend her to anyone. She cares about the children more than anything and will fight for what is right for them.
Lana helped me get shared custody of my daughter which is exactly what I wanted out of my divorce. She knew that I wanted my daughter to grow up with both parents equally involved in her life and fought above and beyond what she had to do to make that happen. Without her help, I don't know what I would have done. Thank you Lana!
Posted by anonymous
My kids were in a bad situation at my ex's home...I brought my concerns to Lana after my ex refused to communicate with me on this issue and CPS proved ineffective. Lana fought like hell to protect my kids and get an existing 50/50 custody order changed in my favor. We had an EXTREMELY difficult case, and she never gave up and never backed down. She worked with me to meet outside of regular business hours and around my custody schedule so I wouldn't have to miss time with my kids or at work to handle my personal business, and she came to each hearing so well prepared that there was nothing opposing counsel could throw at her that she wasn't ready for.
Lana saved my kids, and got them into the best situation we possibly could all while being considerate of my financial struggles as a single mom. She did everything she could to have me do some work to save costs, and I NEVER felt like she was attempting to drag out a case to get more money from me. She never used sneaky tactics to "get" my ex (all while his lawyers attempted to do that to me, throwing personal slander my way to distract the judge from the true case issues) - she's a stand-up person, and became a trusted friend throughout this process. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in a difficult family law situation, and that was true even before we won our case.
When choosing a lawyer, remember that you're going to spend a LOT of time with that person. Lana was my partner in this process for the last 10 months; and for as stressful as the situation was, I always knew that when we got together that she'd really be "there" for me when I came to see her. I was shaking so badly during the judges final ruling, she literally held my hand to get me through it. There aren't a lot of lawyers out there willing to build that kind of a personal connection with their clients.
Patrick MacQueen, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
Chad Engelhardt, Medical malpractice Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.