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Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Lynn D'Orio specializes in criminal defense, juvenile delinquency, abuse/neglect cases and family law, including non-traditional divorce. She is a passionate advocate of the law and uses her skills to provide personal attention to all her clients. She serves clients in Washtenaw and Wayne counties.


Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 40%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    23 years
  3. Family: 20%
    23 years



Hourly ($150-225/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Laurie S. Longo

    I strongly recommend attorney Lynn D'Orio for any difficult legal matter involving children. I've referred several matters to her over the years and she has obtained excellent results in even the most difficult situations. She is extremely well-regarded in our legal community by clients and lawyers alike, and has the knowledge, skills, and stamina to carry any matter through to its proper ending.


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Contact info

Lynn B. D'Orio JD PLC

330 East Liberty Ste. 3D
PO Box 1047 (mail only)
Ann Arbor, MI, 48106


MIActive And In Good Standing199312/13/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Justice for All AwardCriminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan2012
Extraordinary Achievement AwardDomestic Violence Project, Inc., SAFE House1999
Spectrum AwardWashtenaw Rainbow Action Project1999
Research and Projects GrantAmerican Association of University Women1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
SOLO PRACTITIONERLynn B. D'Orio JD PLC1993 - Present
Adjunct Professor• THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL2010 - 2013
Adjunct Professor• BAKER COLLEGE, FLINT, MICHIGAN2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
COALITION FOR A USEFUL REGISTRYProfessional Advisory Board2008 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Education CommitteeBoard Member2003 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1993 - Present
WASHTENAW COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION Criminal & Juvenile Law sectionsMember1993 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Juveniles in Adult Court: Proposed Legislative Changes2016
University of Pennsylvania Law School Journal of Law and Social ChangeIn Defense of Survival: Case Studies of the Michigan Women's Justice & Clemency Project2015
Criminal Defense NewsletterCommutation Process for Women Prisoners2011
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Invisible Stripes: Juveniles and the Sex Offender Registry2010
Michigan Child Welfare Law JournalSex Offender Registration is Not the Answer for Juvenile Sex Offenders with or without Disabilities2009
Hastings Women's Law JournalBattered Women, Homicide Convictions and Sentencing: The Case for Clemency2007
Right To CounselSurvivors of Domestic Violence Not Given Equal Protection in Oakland County2003
ACLU Michigan Battered Women's Clemency ProjectClemency for Battered Women in Michigan: A Manual for Attorneys, Law Students and Social Workers1998
Criminal Defense NewsletterAttorney General Investigation of Defense Counsel's Knowledge of Inmate Client's Assets1995
Criminal Defense NewsletterFalse Allegations of Child Sex Abuse: A Case in Point1994
Michigan Bar JournalWhat To Do When the Charge Is Criminal Sexual Conduct and the Complainant is HIV Positive?1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscatawayorganic chemistry and secondary educationBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice SeminarEvidence Boot Camp I & II2016
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice ConferenceJuvenile Justice Update2016
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice SeminarEvidence Boot Camp II2015
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice ConferenceTrial Skills Workshop2015
Sparer Symposium 2014: Gender and Social InequalityMichigan Battered Women’s Justice and Clemency Project2014
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice ConferenceUpdate on Juvenile Law2014
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice ConferenceEvidence Boot Camp I2014
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice ConferenceDevelopments in Juvenile Delinquency Practice2012
Transforming Child Welfare Through Representation ConferenceJuveniles, Waivers and Sex Offender Registration2011
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice SeminarJuvenile Delinquency Proceedings2011
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice ConferenceCross Examination in Abuse-Neglect and Criminal Cases2011
Michigan Children’s Law Section 8th Annual Making a Difference ConferenceJuvenile Competency and Waivers and How They Affect Abuse and Neglect Cases2010
Juvenile Law Section Advanced TrainingExperts2010
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice SeminarJuvenile Delinquency Proceedings2010
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice ConferenceDevelopments in Juvenile Delinquency Practice2010
Adult Learning Institute Speakers' ForumThe What, How and Why of the Sex Offender Registry2010
Juvenile Justice WorkshopReforming Michigan’s Public Defense System: The Economic, Social and Human Benefits2009
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice SeminarJuvenile Delinquency Proceedings2009
Washtenaw County Bar Association Advanced TrainingDelinquency Proceedings2008
State Appellate Defender Office Panel DiscussionThe Ins and Outs of Requests for Clemency2008
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice SeminarJuvenile Delinquency Proceedings2008
Adult Learning InstituteChild Welfare Law: Is the Child Well? Is the Law Fair?2008
National NOW Conference and Young Feminist Leadership InstituteSeeking Alternatives to Incarceration and Clemency for Battered Women2007
Advanced Criminal Defense Practice SeminarJuvenile Delinquency Proceedings2007
11th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, University of Michigan Prison Creative Arts ProjectGiving Voice to Women Prisoners: Clemency2006
Panel DiscussionYouth Legal Round Table: Know Your Rights2003
Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 20th Annual State Wide ConferenceThe Fight for Clemency for Battered Women Who Defend Themselves1998
Academy of Criminal Justice SciencesConsidering the Duress Defense When the Defendant is the Victim of Spouse or Child Abuse; Should There Be an Exception to the No-Homicide Rule?1993
National Women's Studies ConferceRape Shield Laws and Their Effects on the Criminal Justice System1992