Lana A. Panagoulia

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Lana Panagoulia Law, PLLC
 | 122 South Main Street, Suite 370
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-769-5262
Fax: 888-751-5262
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Schools & Education (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Greek,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lana A. Panagoulia is the founder of Lana Panagoulia Law, PLLC, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ms. Panagoulia practices exclusively in the area of family law, handling matters involving divorce, adoption, child support, custody, guardianships, parenting time, property division, same sex family law and other domestic issues. She serves clients in the Ann Arbor, Detroit and Jackson metropolitan areas as well as throughout southeast Michigan in Genesee, Lenawee, Livingston, Oakland and Washtenaw counties.

Ms. Panagoulia has more than a decade of experience and strives to provide high-quality divorce and family law representation. She is dedicated to serving individuals, children and families in all types of family law matters. She speaks French, Greek and Spanish, which allows her to communicate with a diverse range of clients.

Although Ms. Panagoulia runs a full-service law firm able to help individuals with all of their legal needs, she chooses to concentrate her practice on domestic relations cases. This allows her to provide her clients with the best possible services and create solutions that meet their specific needs.

In addition to running her law firm, Ms. Panagoulia is a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association and a former co-chair of the association’s family law section. She is a barrister of the Washtenaw County American Inn of Court, treasurer of the Washtenaw Association for Justice and president of the Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan.

Ms. Panagoulia earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Michigan. She received a master’s degree in teaching at Wayne State University College of Education before obtaining her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Prior to pursuing her legal career, she worked as a teacher and in the print and television media industries.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (30%): Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Schools & Education (30%)

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Guardianships & Conservatorships

Appellate (20%)

Focus Areas

Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Guardianships & Conservatorships

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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About Lana Panagoulia

Admitted: 2005, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://www.lanalegal.net/Attorney-Profile/Lana-Panagoulia.s...

Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Associate Fellow, ISAAC
  • Michigan Lawyer's Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer Award
  • Student Chair, Voice for Justice, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • National Dean's List
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Order of Barristers, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Barrister of the American Inns of Court
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Award, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan selected Lana as the Foundation Awardee and Scholarship Recipient from her law school. This prestigious award is based partly on service to the community, leadership and commitment to the active role of women in the legal profession, 2003
  • Moot Court Board, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Vice President's Scholarship, Student Bar Association, University of Detroit Mercy Student Bar Association, During her first year of law school, Lana was elected by her peers as the Executive Board Vice President 2002-2003. It is rumored that her victory in the run-off election after the President, Secretary and Treasurer were elected, who were all women, created the first law student governing board in the United States, 2002
  • Recipient, Ford Motor Company, In 2004, Ford Motor Company selected one law student from each Michigan law school for the Ford Motor Company Leadership Award and Scholarship. This prestigious award and scholarship is based on many factors including service to the community, leadership and other academic factors, 2004
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Provisional Teaching Certificate

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Young Lawyers Advisory Board
  • Member, Washtenaw Association of Justice
  • Member, Michigan Association of Justice
  • Past Secretary, Michigan Hellenic Bar Association
  • Barrister, Washtenaw County Chapter, American Inns of Court
  • President, Michigan Hellenic Bar Association
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Woman Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Secretary, Washtenaw Association for Justice, 2009-2010
  • New Lawyers Advisory Board, ICLE
  • Secretary, Washtenaw County Association for Justice, 2009
  • Treasurer, Washtenaw Association for Justice, 2011-Current
  • Secretary, Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan, 2009-2011
  • President, Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan, 2011-Current
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2005
  • Michigan, 2005
  • President of the Hellenic Bar Association, 2011
  • Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, 2006
  • Treasurer, Washtenaw County Association for Justice, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Substitute Teaching, Eastern Michigan University
  • Coordinator, Co-Chair Family Law Section of Washtenaw County, Divorce and Bankruptcy, Washtenaw County Bar Association, Family Law And Bankruptcy Attorneys, Coordinator as Family Section Co-Chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association with the Friend of the Court and Bankruptcy Section Committees, 2010
  • Junior Member, Law Review: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Associate Editor, Law Review: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Coordinator, Co-Chair of the Family Law Section, Washtenaw County Bar Association, Family Law Attorneys, Same Gender Issues in Family Law, Coordinator as Family Section Co-Chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association with the Friend of the Court and Same Gender Committees, 2009
  • Associate Attorney in Premises Liability, Author, Secrest Wardle et al, Premises Litigation Attorneys, Plaintiff’s Own Creation of ‘Unavoidability’ Avoids Summary Dismissal, Published December 28, 2005, in premises liability practice group newsletter for Secrest Wardle, “Boundaries, A Guide for Property Owners and Insurers in a Litigious Society,” 2005

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A., Major: Communication, 1993
  • Wayne State University, MAT in elementary education, Major: Teaching, Early Childhood and French Teaching Endorsements, Honors: Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities, Michigan Provisional Elementary Teaching Certificate, 2001
  • Universite Laval, Intensive study of the French Language, 1991
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Office Location for Lana A. Panagoulia

122 South Main Street
Suite 370
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734-769-5262

Fax: 888-751-5262

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