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Michelle Patterson Ludwig

Family Attorney at Anaheim, CA

4.3   6 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michelle

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Welcome to Ludwig Law Center, Inc.  I am an attorney, practicing law with my husband, Eric.  We specialize in complex family law cases, and handle business litigation cases as well.  Give us a call for a free telephone consultation. 


You can view our feature story in OC Attorney Magazine, Volume 16, November 2015. 



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Michelle Patterson Ludwig
505 S Villa Real Ste 213
Anaheim, CA, 92807


4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Corinne | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Ever - They got my back
Ludwig law center has been so supportive during my divorce, very upbeat, positive and trustworthy. Getting a divorce is not easy or fun and its very scary and a lot of work. I felt very secure and safe in the feeling that They had my back. I totally trust their judgement and have a feeling of security knowing I hired the right firm.
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Posted by Cathy | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No Fear!
I walked into Ludwig Law Center a very insecure person. Their assertiveness and confidence gave me the courage to keep moving forward through the divorce process. They kept me informed every step of the way. Thank you Michelle and Eric.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My case was a highly contentious case that spanned well over a decade, and involved a special needs child with life threatening medical conditions. Because of the nature of my case, and the fact that my ex-husband used the court system as a bullying tactic in an effort to harm us, I was forced into a never ending cycle of court filings and appearances. I had previously interviewed literally dozens of attorneys (both from large and small well respected firms), and over the years hired a handful of ones in an effort to piece together representation. None of them could keep up with opposing council's manipulative schemes. It wasn't until I was referred to Eric and Michelle Ludwig (by a highly respected mediator and attorney) who said, "They are the only attorneys I know who are truly qualified to handle the complexity of your case." He was 100% correct! The Ludwig Law Firm is the complete package! They dove into my case (which was an out of state case at the time), leaving no stone unturned. Their knowledge of law spans far beyond Family Law, which is something that was required for my case. I witnessed first hand their expertise in dealing with strategy, trial prep, uncooperative opposing council's tactics, a lengthy trial, court appointed examiners, court experts, and multiple Judges. For as many years as I spent in the court system, I have never witnessed attorneys fight with such fervor and tenacity. They truly cared. They fought for us like we were members of their family. They made the impossible....possible. They slayed the dragon! It is because of this dynamic, compassionate, kick-butt team that my child is alive and has an opportunity to have a promising future. To this day, each year, they are the first people I text on Christmas and Easter morning just to let them know just how grateful we are for them!
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Posted by Desiree | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than an attorney
I don't have the words to express how grateful I am to Michelle Ludwig and the Ludwig Law Center for taking my case and representing me. Michelle was always approachable and honest, she never misled me or allowed me to have unrealistic hopes for our outcome. In a world where so many attorneys make idle promises and take client money with no results, have hidden fees, and fail to respond timely to concerns, it is refreshing to have an attorney who truly takes the time to understand your unique concerns, your individual family needs, and who gives hope and encouragement that when it's all said and done, you have new life ahead of you and things will be okay. Michelle was always present, quick to respond, available, on time, approachable, and encouraging. I truly feel that I was blessed to have the best attorney I could have asked for here in Orange County and she truly delivered for us. I am thankful that I had Michelle there on my side to help me protect my present and future and to think of all of the things that are often get over looked it these types of cases that truly enabled me to provide and care for my children. I have nothing but sincere gratitude for Michelle and her expertise and am ever blessed to have been represented by her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
the best!!!
what a blessing to be living in the truth. i thank you for holding my hand all the way through the painful process. i am so much stronger now. thank you for helping me understand what exactly i was in for. for painting both sides of the canvas so that i saw the bigger picture. for holding my head up when it seemed impossible. you helped me believe in me again. you encouraged me when i doubted and you listened when i asked stupid questions. you are the perfect team complimenting each others strengths. thank you thank you thank you
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Posted by Kevin Davies | August 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Poor - If you expect a response- don't bother
Although I provided details Michelle did not respond- very disappointing. I tried a second time- just to make sure Michelle got my details- again nothing- totally ignored.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ludwig Law Center, Inc.
  • 2002 - Present


  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of La Verne
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marriage of Zimmer
  • Favorable to our client


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wills & Trusts
  • Amjur
  • 2001
  • Senior Staff Writer
  • Journal of Juvenile Law
  • 2001
  • Senior Staff Writer
  • Law Review
  • 2000


  • Journal of Juvenile Law
  • When Older Children Disappear
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Group
  • Divorce/Separation
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse Michelle
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michelle since law school. I can say with confidence that you will have a real winner in your corner with Michelle on your side. She is smart, compassionate, responsible, ethical and a very hard worker. I would trust her to handle anything for me and I am a lawyer."
Anaheim Family Lawyer Michelle Patterson Ludwig
Michelle Patterson Ludwig
Family Attorney
Anaheim, CA
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available