Lana Panagoulia

Ann Arbor, MI Divorce Attorney Serving Lenawee, Washtenaw, Oakland, Livingston,
Law School: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law - University of Detroit Mercy
Jurisdictions: Michigan
Federal Circuit


About Lana Panagoulia
Ann Arbor divorce attorney Lana Panagoulia serves several counties in Michigan including: Washtenaw, Lenawee, Oakland, Monroe, Livingston, Jackson, Genesee, Ingham and Macomb Counties. Working in the courts and schools, Lana is an experienced divorce and family lawyer and is dedicated to providing top divorce and family law representation. Lana Panagoulia serves individuals, families, and children in all family law matters, including divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, guardianship, same-gender legal matters, and property division. Although she has a full-service law firm, she concentrates her practice in the area of domestic relations matters. Lana has a teaching background with a Masters of Art in Teaching, an Early Childhood Endorsement and French teaching major. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctorate Degree Cum Laude. She is a mom and understands personally the dynamics of children and divorce. Lana speaks and understands French and Spanish and has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships. By focusing her energy in family law, built upon the foundation of her background in education and communication, Lana has experience in the intricacies of families and she strives to provide the best possible legal service tailored to each client's specific needs.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Juvenile Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Appeals & Appellate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
Early Childhood Education and French Teaching Endorsements and Provisional Teaching Certification (Michigan Department of Education)
Professional Experience
Judicial Intern, Michigan Supreme Court
Judicial Intern, Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Assistant Founding Director and COO, Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC), Wayne State University College of Education
Intern in the Child Abuse and Neglect Division, Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
Université LavalIntensive study in French language (1990)French language and literature
Activities: theater club
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law - University of Detroit MercyJ.D. Cum Laude (2005)Law
Honors: Cum Laude graduate, Member of Law Review and the Moot Court Board of Directors, Vice-President of the Executive Student Bar Association, Student Chair, Voice for Justice Public Fellowship Auction Committee
Activities: Law Review, Moot Court Board, National Trial Competition, Appellate Competition in Criminal Procedure, Ethics and First Amendment Law
Wayne State UniversityM.A.T in Elementary Education (2001)Early Childhood Education, French Teaching
Honors: National Dean's List, Golden Key Honor Society, Who's Who Among College Students
Activities: Student teaching in kindergarten, preschool and elementary school
University of Michigan - Ann ArborB.A. (1993)Communications and Foreign Languages
Activities: Poetry, Spanish Club, French Club, Hellenic Student Association, writing, directing and producing for B Side
Ford Motor Company Leadership Award, 2004, Ford Motor Company
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Award, 2003, Womena Lawyes Association of Michigan
SBA Executive Board Vice President's Scholarship, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
National Dean's List, Wayne State University
Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities, Wayne State University
Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Up and Coming Lawyer, Michigan Lawyer's Weekly
Professional Associations
President, Past Secretary, Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan
Co-Chair, Family Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Michigan
New Lawyers Board Member, Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) New Lawyers Advisory Board
Member, Michigan Association for Justice
Vice President, Past Treasurer, Past Secretary, Washtenaw Association for Justice
Member, Women Lawyers Assocation of Michigan


Articles & Publications
  • Divorce and Bankruptcy
    Washtenaw County Bar Association Family Law and Bankruptcy Committees
  • Educating the Client
    Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • Plaintiff’s Own Creation of ‘Unavoidability’ Avoids Summary Dismissal
    Secrest Wardle, “Boundaries, A Guide for Property Owners and Insurers in a Litigious Society.”
  • Same Gender Issues in Family Law
    Washtenaw County Bar Association, Family Law, Friend of the Court, and Same Gender Committees
  • The Initial Client Meeting: Attorney as Counselor and Managing Client Expectations
    Michigan Association for Justice Family Law Seminar


Website: Lana Panagoulia Law, PLLC



The Goodyear Building
122 S. Main Street
Suite 370
Ann Arbor, MI 48104