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Michelle L. Radloff

Animal law Attorney at Idlewild, MI

5.0   7 reviews

also known as MichelleL Dallaire Radloff

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1994
    Active in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2007

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007. See details

About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Animal law
    Extensive experience with animal law issues, particularly involving dogs. Proponent of anti-breed specific legislation. Dog show/lease/purchase contracts. Defense of dogs. Representation of rescue and private individuals. Some livestock issues. Work with The Lexus Project also.

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. General practice
    Focus on Poverty Law Issues

    29 years, 500 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    Adult and Juvenile cases, Animal cases

    29 years, 300 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    Vast experience personally and professionally. PPO Attorney/Referee for 5+ years.

    29 years, 200 cases

  5. Family
    Divorce, Custody, Support, Alimony, Juvenile, Animal Ownership and/or Custody

    29 years, 200 cases

I grew up in Ypsilanti and Livonia and always wanted to be a lawyer.  Working and volunteering since I was 14, I started my first business when I was in high school.  As a new young lawyer, I began my career byI founding 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 many legal committees, associations, and boards, usually focusing on poverty and animal issues.

My career and passion focused on Animal Law and Poverty Law for several decades. My private practice focuses 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 can find someone who can!

My life has been varied and expansive, including my 3 daughters, who pursued their own passions in STEM areas, including a veterinarian, cybersecurity, and transplant interests.  I have a multi-generational household, which includes my first grandchild, a small farm, and my beloved dogs.  While the dogs in my photo no longer are with us, their genes are, including Caleb's son Zeke, who is a Service Dog for my daughter.

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MichelleL Dallaire Radloff JD LLM
PO Box 444
Idlewild, MI, 49642


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly helpful with Animal Law
Michelle is clearly very knowledgeable about Animal Law. She is very quick to respond and a pleasure speaking to. I'd highly recommend her.
Posted by Ronna | April 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional in both knowledge and delivery!
We have used Michelle Radloff twice both in 2014 and recently. Her abilities are second to none. Michelle's strategy is unfounded in the dog world. She is dependable and articulate with her work. With her guidance, we have been able to protect ourselves and our interests on the legal front.
Posted by Ash | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a lifesaver!
The first time I spoke to Michelle I knew she would be a great fit for my case. She was extremely knowledgeable about animal law, and knew all the right things to do. Once hired, she went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable, and get me on track with my case. We've been working together for a few months now, and even as things keep popping up, she has never slowed down or made me feel like we were going to lose this ever growing, and ongoing battle. I'm very fortunate to have found Michelle, and am looking forward to working the rest of this case with her. If you are looking for an animal law attorney, I would highly recommend Michelle's services.
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Posted by Nancy | October 30, 2013
Review of Michelle L. Radloff
Michell was very quick to respond to my request for services and followed up with me regularly to let me know the status of my case. She is very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Sheri | August 23, 2013
Michelle L. Radloff is trustworthy, knowledgeable and reliable
Both my sister and I have been extremely satisfied with our professional relationship with Michelle L. Radloff. She is extremely honest and trustworthy.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2013
Michelle L. Radloff
Michelle exceeded all expectations of professionalism and legal knowledge. During the course of my case she kept in constant contact with me along with taking the time to explain an legal issues I wasn't fully up to speed on. It made a world of difference.
Posted by Jarilyn | August 19, 2013
Ms Radloff, my attorney, is very knowledgable
I have hired Ms Radloff in a attempt to regain property that belongs to us. She knowss the steps we have to take to accomplish this objective. This is a pet law case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007.

Suspension issued in MI, 2007
updated on 08/15/2013

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”

Work Experience

  • 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
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • LLM
  • 1996
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • 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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  • State Bar of Michigan, Animal Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Law Day Committee
  • 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
  • 1994 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
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Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Lexus Project
  • Defending the Dangerous Dog
  • 2013
  • Genesee County
  • Fighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)
  • 2012
  • Kennel Club
  • Estate Planning for Pets
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Michelle
Animal law Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Radloff regularly responds to animal owners with a wide variety of questions on animal law here on AAVO. She demonstrates a depth and breadth of knowledge in animal law in her responses that encompass both legal acumen and the practical realities of animal ownership that would be invaluable to any client in need of such services."
General practice Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Honest advice, practical answers on AVVO. She is a skilled and concerned advocate for her clients."
General practice Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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 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."
Animal law Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle on several dog related cases. She is extremely professional and great to work with."
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Idlewild Animal law Lawyer Michelle L. Radloff
Michelle L. Radloff
Animal law Attorney
Idlewild, MI
Licensed for 29 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007. See details