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Lori A. Buiteweg

Phone: (734) 994-3000

Designated as a “Super Lawyer”

Past President  – State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners


Recipient of Washtenaw County Bar Association Patriot Award 2013

Past Chair, State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability

Founding member of the Washtenaw County/EMU Legal Resource Center

Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


“I believe in representing my clients assertively and fairly, never taking advantage of anyone or allowing anyone to take advantage of my clients.”

Lori A. Buiteweg has been an attorney since 1990 with a strong commitment to peace, justice and integrity to her family law practice. During her years as a lawyer, and a mother of two adult children, she has become a staunch advocate for children’s rights and, as such, works hard to help parents keep their focus on the welfare of their children.

Lori’s areas of experise are complex, high-asset cases and challenging custody matters. She has handled over 1,000 matters and has tried and mediated many cases to successful conclusion.

Her clients appreciate her positive attitude, empathy, reassuring demeanor and sense of humor as well as her competent and practical legal advice and conscientious dedication and initiative. A member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Lori uses her legal knowledge and skills as a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer to resolve all issues of the divorce out of court whenever possible, yet is also fully capable of using the Court when necessary to advocate for her clients.

A graduate with honors from the University of Michigan’s Honors Program and Wayne State University Law School, Lori actively volunteers for local judicial projects involving law related education, family law, mediation, and community outreach.

To schedule a confidential consultation, call (734) 994-3000 or e-mail


“I appreciated working with an office of strong, confident women who treated me with equal respect.  I felt confident knowing Lori was representing me in Court.”–Single woman, Saline

“Lori and Becky, her paralegal, are a dynamic, hardworking and compassionate team. I definitely would refer others to them.” — mother, Ann Arbor

“I always felt respected and heard, and the information I received was empowering. The firm’s use of technology created transparency for all collaborative team members. It literally kept us all on the same page and moving forward.” — Collaborative practice client, single woman, Ann Arbor

“Lori did an excellent job of listening to what I wanted to accomplish and helped me achieve it in an efficient way. She explained everything to my satisfaction.” — single man, Ann Arbor

“To be an over-60 mother of two coping with divorce after almost 40 years of marriage has been incredibly challenging. Lori’s exceptional legal and people skills were so important in resolving impasses and turning a seemingly endless conflict into a fair, even-handed solution. Thank you for transforming this challenging time into a meaningful learning and growing experience.” — Single woman, Ann Arbor

“Lori and the staff were great, and I felt I received sound legal representation. I think so highly of the firm and Lori that I’ve referred several other people to them.” — Father of 3, Ann Arbor

“All my experiences with this law firm were superb. Everyone acted like a genuine, caring person, way beyond the typical attorney/client relationship. Lori’s counsel prevented me from making a decision on the timing of my family that could have jeopardized my case.” — Single woman, Ann Arbor

“Lori was very professional and helpful, never intimidating. I always felt I was in good hands.” — Mother of 1, Ann Arbor

“Lori did a great job in mediating my case. I felt the charges were reasonable and fully explained to me.” — Single woman, West Bloomfield

“Lori is fantastic. I felt she spent about the right amount of time on my case, and provided me with sound legal representation.” — Single man, Milan

“From the first meeting through the last detail, I received personal service. You knew who I was and cared.”  — Father of 1, Saline

“Lori was very upfront and open, and the consistent honesty, courtesy and professionalism of each member of the firm impressed us. Considering our unusual circumstances, there were no surprises. You helped us understand the legalities of our situation very well.” — Mother of 1, Ypsilanti

“As a therapist, let me add my thanks for the fabulous job you did for my client. You showed such understanding and concern for all the emotional, economic and legal factors. Her future is on a much more solid path now.” — Therapist of a domestic violence survivor

“You worked for and achieved a win-win solution.” — Father of 1, Connecticut

“Lori showed compassion for my situation and acted quickly when she needed to, always looking out for my best interests.” — Husband, South Lyon

“How can I ever thank you enough for getting my daughter back to me? Such a priceless gift. You’ll never know how much your attentiveness, skill and knowledge of the law gave me security with the outcome. Thank your staff as well. They were always prompt, helpful and professional.” — Mother of 2, Connecticut

“From the minute I stepped into your lobby, everyone was courteous and professional. I was confident that Lori was dedicated to my case, and I knew I could call her anytime. It was so nice to have her in my corner.” — Mother of 3, Ann Arbor

“Lori was so professional. She relieved a lot of my stress in managing the divorce process, which I was trying to do on my own. Her fee was fair and appropriate to my case. I’m exceedingly happy with the entire experience.” — Wife, Ann Arbor

“I felt Lori’s real concern and caring for my kids, and depended on her support of me. Everything Lori did for us was excellent.” — Mother, Ann Arbor

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Our Family Mediation & Collaborative Practice Center is now operating in Ann Arbor. Click to learn more about the mediation and collaborative divorce services being offered.

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"[You reminded me] that the children are the most important thing to consider when working through the divorce and for the future. I felt you represent [...] " Anonymous

"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

"Thank you for making this terrible time the best it could be. How you handle yourselves at such stressful times is remarkable. " Mother of 1, Ann Arbor

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