I grew up in Ypsilanti and Livonia and always wanted to be a lawyer. I worked and volunteered since I was 14, started my first business when I was 18, and helped create LEAP – Lawyers for Equal Access Project, Inc. to help people with moderate means who could not afford standard attorney rates. Since then, I served on several legal committees and associations, usually focusing on poverty and animal issues.
Over the past decade, my private practice focused on animal welfare and dog law, in particular, although I handle a variety of cases in criminal, traffic, family, and probate law. If I can't help you, I will find someone who can.
I have two college-age daughters, Samantha and Lindsey, with my first husband, Ivan, who died of pancreatic cancer, and a daughter, Courtney, 11, with my husband, Chris.
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If you want to know how good a lawyer is you can read some of her many well written and published answers to questions on Avvo.com relating to her field of practice. I have found that Ms. Radloff is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She has been a strong voice for animal and human rights. When you do all that, you will see exactly why I gladly endorse Ms. Radloff. She knows the law, she explains it well for people who need help, and she cares about her clients. If you have a legal question and her office is anywhere near you, she is your answer. I recommend her to you to help you in your legal needs.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1994||02/11/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
Michelle’s comment: “Stipulated to 45 day suspension due to personal issues, i.e., abusive spouse”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Oakland County Bar Association||2000|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Oakland County Bar Association||1999|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Oakland County Bar Association||1998|
|Certificate of Appreciation||State Bar of Michigan||1998|
|Attorney||Michelle L Radloff, JD, LLM||1994 - Present|
|PPO Attorney||Oakland County Circuit Court||1999 - 2004|
|President||LEAP --- Lawyers for Equal Access Project||1996 - 1999|
|Attorney||The Michigan Women's Justice & Clemency Project||1995 - 1996|
|Tax Preparer||VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)||1994 - 1998|
|Legal Intern||Hon. Fred Mester, Oakland County Circuit Court||1993 - 1994|
|Legal Researcher||Wayne State University Law School||1993 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan, Animal Law Section||N/A||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||N/A||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section||Board Member||1995 - 1999|
|Oakland County Bar Association, Law Day Committee||N/A||1995 - 1999|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)||Board Member||1995 - 2000|
|Oakland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Board Member||1994 - 1999|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1994 - 2004|
|People v. Keiser||Case settled -- dog released.|
|People v. Sarna||Dismissed, civil violation|
|Lexus Project v. Detroit Animal Control, et al.||Settlement|
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|Once You Go Grey||Attorney Doggedly Defends Her Clients||2013|
|Boing Dog||Lawyers Now Represent the Dogs||2013|
|Michigan Lawyers Weekly||Law Practice Has Gone to the Dogs||2013|
|Legal News||Monday Profile||2013|
|Detroit Free Press||Meet the Dog Attorney||2013|
|The Humanitarian Journal||Faith's Release to Start Ending Breedist Dog Killings in Michigan||2012|
|Wayne State University Law School||Taxation||LLM||1996|
|Wayne State University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Sociology, Juvenile Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|The Lexus Project||Defending the Dangerous Dog||2013|
|Genesee County||Fighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)||2012|
|Kennel Club||Estate Planning for Pets||2005|