Top 50 Women by Super Lawyer 2017
Recipient of the Evelyn Forrest Distinguished Advocate Award for 2018 (WLAM Oakland County)
Michigan Lawyer's Weekly Leaders in the Law Class of 2017
Catholic Lawyer's Guild of Lansing St. Thomas More Award 2017
President - State Bar of Michigan 2015-2016
Recipient of Washtenaw County Bar Association Patriot Award 2013
Chairperson State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly 2005-2006
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
“I love being a lawyer because of the unique opportunity it gives me to help people at times when they need help the most. Dealing with complicated facts, urgent issues, and challenging personalities is a routine part of my daily life.”
Practicing law since 1990, Lori Buiteweg has brought a strong commitment to peace, justice, and integrity to her family law practice. Her clients respect her competent, practical legal advice—and appreciate her positive attitude, empathy, reassuring demeanor, and sense of humor.
Lori focuses on domestic relations litigation, mediation, arbitration, and collaboration—with a sharp eye on the best interests of children and careful financial analysis. Her specialty is complex, high-asset cases and challenging custody matters.
Lori has served in numerous leadership roles with the State Bar of Michigan, including past president of that 45,000+ member organization and past chair of its 150 lawyer-member Representative Assembly. She currently serves as Secretary of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Michigan Chapter.
In 2017, Lori was named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for her exemplary work to improve the justice system and legal community in Michigan. She has also received the Thomas More Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Phillip F. Greco Award from the Italian American Bar Association of Michigan and the Evelyn Forrest Distinguished Advocate Award for 2018 from the Oakland Women's Lawyers Association.
A graduate with honors from the University of Michigan’s Honors Program and Wayne State University Law School, Lori is well known as a staunch advocate for children’s rights. She actively volunteers for community outreach projects and was named Citizen of the Year by the Michigan Council for the Social Studies in recognition of her work on Constitution Day, which brings attorneys and law students to every middle school class in the Ann Arbor School district once each year.
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