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About me

My strengths include figuring out what is wrong with family dynamics and finding common ground to resolve the problems that damage children and their parents. I am committed to stable values, such as honesty and loyalty, and take my responsibilities to my clients, my profession and my own family with utmost seriousness. As a person of faith, I believe that almost every event has a reason. My unchanging core values of family and integrity give my life purpose. I enjoy restoring hope, joy and promise to people's lives and to helping them navigate their way to better parenting during and after divorce. Children are our future.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 85%
    15 years, 500 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    10 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour)

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  • Monika U. Holzer Sacks

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Lori is extremely dedicated to providing quality service to each client and doing her best to help the client resolve their situation. She is extremely hard-working, thoughtful and creative in all she undertakes. Clients not only have a strong advocate in Lori, but a lawyer who helps them consider the best way to hold their family together during a difficult time.


    Monika Sacks Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

121 W Washington St Ste 300
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing199005/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Patriot AwardWashtenaw County Bar Association2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Matrimonial LawyersAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2009
Distinguished Alumni AwardGrand Blanc High School2006
First Women in Washtenaw County AwardWomen Lawyer's Association of Washtenaw County2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderNichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg2001 - Present
Associate AttorneyConlin, McKenney & Philbrick1990 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember2009 - Present
Collaborative Practice of MichiganMember2007 - Present
International Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
Washtenaw County/EMU Legal Resource CenterFounderN/A
State Bar of MichiganVice President2013 - 2014
State Bar of MichiganBoard of Commissoners Executive Committee2008 - 2009
State Bar Representative AssemblyPast Chairperson2005 - 2006
State Bar of MichiganBoard of Commissioners Executive Committee2004 - 2006
State Bar of MichiganBoard of Commissioners Professional Standards Committee2004 - 2005
Washtenaw County Family Law SectionChairperson2001 - 2002
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationPast President2000 - 2001
State Bar of MichiganCharacter & Fitness Panelist District G1998 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dong v AlanizChildren returned from China
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Publication nameTitleDate
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Reflections on the 2007 Annual State Bar Meeting2007
Michigan Bar JournalRepresentative Assembly Weighs in on Important Issues2005
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)What Clients Want2001
State Bar of MIchigan Family Law Section and State Bar of Michigan Representative AssemblyCourt Rule Initiative: Drafted proposed changes to MCR 3.222 et seqN/A
State Bar of MichiganUniform Law Intitiative: Drafted the State Bar of Michigan's policy regarding Uniform Law Commissoners in MichiganN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEconomics/SpanishOther - Bachelors1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AAML Annual Advanced TrainingInteraction between custody and abuse cases2010
Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention & Treatment BoardWhen and How to Respond to Discovery Requests2008
ICLEHow to Run a Law Practice2007
University of Michigan School of LawAdvanced Negotiations2006
Michigan State University Law SchoolWhat to Expect from Character & Fitness2006
Safe House of Washtenaw CountyRepresenting the Domestic Violence Survivor2005
ICLEDiscovery in a Family Law Case2003