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Lori B. Schmeltzer

Family Attorney at Traverse City, MI

3.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 10 years
    Indiana - IN 12 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2013
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2012
    Inactive In Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lori

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Drawing upon life and work experiences, I seek to serve clients by providing practical legal solutions to life's complex problems.  I will work with you to understand your needs, goals and legal objectives to determine the best plan of action to help you succeed.  I do not take a cookie-cutter approach to any case, but listen carefully to you needs and tailor a legal approach to fit your budget, your family's needs, and your legal goals. I will work hard to tipe the scales of justice in your favor. 


Schmeltzer Law PLLC
537 S. Garfield Avenue
Suite 1A
Traverse City, MI, 49686

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3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Blaire | March 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I have used Lori Schmeltzer a few times throughout the years and most recently she has prepared a will for both my husband and I. Planning who may control your future health care and financial matters is extremely important, and we are very happy with our decision to use Lori. She explained the process to us carefully and then helped us understand the various questions that we needed to answer in very easy-to-understand terms. I am very pleased with Lori's services, and would definitely recommend her to anyone needing legal services.
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Posted by Margo | March 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience
Lori Schmeltzer is an excellent attorney and I have called upon her expertise in support of my real estate holdings. Lori is efficient, competent, knowledgeable, and fair. She has represented me well. Lori "makes things happen" and she has a wealth of knowledge to back up her excellent customer service. I would recommend Lori and her firm to anyone.
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Posted by Brad | April 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goid luck!
Very Unprofessional, unpleasant, rude and condescending. Seemed to argue with me more than for me. Ridiculous!
Response from Lori Schmeltzer April 2, 2022
I am very sorry to hear of your thoughts. You are always welcome to call me to discuss your thoughts of course, however, you did not hire me.


  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.3 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney At Law
  • Schmeltzer Law PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ciyou & Dixon PC
  • 2012 - 2015


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Walsh College
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Maddux v. Maddux
  • Reversed.
  • In re the Adoption of BCH
  • prevailed


  • Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 2013 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Book Award
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 2010


Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Lori
Child custody Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lori is aggressive for her clients. She's a great choice for anyone in Northern Michigan that needs a custody lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Other
"Lori's blog is a great resource for practical information concerning Family Law matters. The time and effort she dedicates toward this endeavor speaks well of her dedication toward her clients."