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Catherine L. Wolfe

About me


I am an attorney with a passion for protecting children and animals. In both my law practice and my non-profit work, I seek to better the protections for both and to educate others about how they can do the same. I have an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology. I have spent much of my life in the company of animals - both domestic and wild.

I live in Homestead Township in the heart of Benzie County, Northwest Michigan. Since I live here, I know the community, the businesses and the people. If you live in and around Honor, Michigan, or have a vacation home in the area, I can help you out.

Family Law
We provide legal advice and services to individuals with issues involving child custody, child support, divorce, parenting time, grandparent visitation, and spousal support.

Probate Law
Our law office handles probate matters, from beginning to end. We guide our clients through the probate process with compassion and the least amount of stress.

Real Estate Law
We handle all aspects of real estate law, including the buying and selling of real estate. We also handle landlord/tenant matters.

Commercial and Non-Profit Law
We will help create and organize your company's legal structure and provide advice on how to operate it. That includes legal advice on best business practices, best employment practices, and drafting contracts for services, and products. We work with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other organizations. 

Animal Law
We represent pets and their guardians in all types of situations, including injury and discrimination. Our team also teaches animal cruelty investigation to animal law officers, humane agents, humane organizations, and individuals concerned about animal welfare.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    35 years
  2. Divorce: 23%
  3. Probate: 20%
    35 years
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    35 years
  5. Other: 12%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Randall Chioini

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    Randall Chioini Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Lawrence Graham Ward

    I endorse this lawyer. Having known Ms. Wolfe as law clerk, judicial attorney and practitioner, I can attest to her excellent knowledge, skills and character. She is well versed not only in general practice, but also criminal, family and civil rights litigation. A fine person and attorney.


    Lawrence Ward Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Law Office of Catherine L Wolfe, PLC

PO Box 25
Honor, MI, 49640


MIActive And In Good Standing198408/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Get the Edge in Fighting Animal Cruelty Cases (Animal Law, 1)Amazon Editors Favorite Books of the Year Award2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderWolfe Pack Press, Inc.2008 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Catherine L. Wolfe, PLC2004 - Present
PartnerGerberding & Wolfe2002 - 2004
AssociateMcKay & McKay1997 - 2005
Research AttorneyOakland County, Michigan1985 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Bar AssociationFounding Member & Former Chairperson - Animal Law Section1985 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
ACCITeaching Manual for Level II Certification by The Association of Certified Cruelty Investigators2007
Wolfe Pack Press, Inc.Get the Edge in Fighting Animal Cruelty Cases (Animal Law, 1)2006
NACA News, Vol. 27, No. 3Saving Local Shelters2004
Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Newsletter,Dispelling the Notion that Hunting is Necessary to Control Wildlife Populations,2000
Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan NewsletterCompanion Animal Trusts,2000
Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan NewsletterThe Realities of “No Kill” Shelters2000
Wolfe Pack Press, Inc.How to Charge Animal Cruelty(Link)1991
Wolfe Pack Press, Inc.Expert Witness – You Are It!(Link)1990
Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public PolicyAnimals Are Not Property and Should be Legally Reclassified©(Link)N/A
Wolfe Pack Press, Inc.Pets Rule!N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Michigan State UniversityWildlife BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Association of Animal CrueltyColorado Association of Animal Control Officers (CAACO)2009
National Animal Control Association (NACA) National Conference - 2007“Evidence 101 and Case Studies”2007
Michigan Association of Animal Control Organization (MAACO)Evidence 1012007
ACCI CLE EventAssociation of Certified Cruelty Investigators (ACCI) Level II Certification2007
National Animal Control Association (NACA) National Conference - 2006“Collecting, Selecting, and Presenting Evidence”2006
National Animal Control Association (NACA) National Conference - 2005“Working with Prosecutors to Win More Cases”2005