University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Co-Chair, Washtenaw Count Family Law Section
Member, Oakland County, Washtenaw County Bar Association, and Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section
Member, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Certified Family Law Mediator
“I joined this firm because the attorneys practice what they preach; they use alternative dispute resolution approaches to resolve cases without litigation.”
Liz uses her training as a lawyer, mediator and collaborator to represent her clients in all areas of family law.
Working with other family law firms that focused on divorce litigation led her to seek a firm with a reputation for less costly, adversarial approaches. She found that firm in Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg.
In her experience, most clients—especially those with young children—do not want a long, expensive court battle. Liz helps her clients maintain control over the terms and cost of their divorce, she guides them to agreement on decisions that make sense for their unique family.
Her previous experience with firms in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties will help Liz expand NSSSB's presence and practice philosophy in those areas. For more than 30 years, the firm has focused on mediation and other non-court strategies to help divorcing couples settle their disputes without going to court.
Liz is a member of the Collaborative Practice Institite of Michigan, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Family Mediation Council of Michigan.
"Elizabeth and her staff treated me as a person with unique problems and found the right answers. I'm very satisfied with the outcome." — Husband, Ann Arbor
Our Family Mediation & Collaborative Practice Center in now operating in Ann Arbor. Click to learn more about the mediation and collaborative divorce services being offered.
"That was some pretty breathtaking lawyering. I can't think of too many others who could have negotiated a win/win situation under these circumstances, especially in that short amount of time." Mother of 3, Ann Arbor
“Thanks again for all your hard work. I know I’ve said this before, but I want you to know I’m glad you are my attorney.” Husband, Ypsilanti
“Among your many great services, what won me over was the fact that my attorney knew when to take off her legal hat and be a compassionate, caring friend.” Mother of 3, Ypsilanti