Biographical Information

Lana Panagoulia is a trial lawyer and mediator who concentrates her practice in family law, civil litigation and mediation.

Lana is recognized as one of Michigan’s leading lawyers in the area of family law. She has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers and was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a Up and Coming Lawyer of the Year for 2012.

Prior to starting her own firm, Lana worked for four judges including interning for a Michigan Supreme Court Justice. Lana also interned for the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Wayne County, Michigan.

Lana has a background in teaching, holding a BA in Communication from the University of Michigan, MAT from Wayne State University with a teaching emphasis in French and Early Childhood Education, and a JD Cum Laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She studied French for a summer at L’ Université Laval. Lana speaks French, Greek and Spanish.


Lana has participated as a faculty member at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and lectures on establishing and maintaining positive client communication and holistic practice of law.

She served as President of the Michigan Hellenic Bar Association; President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Washtenaw County Association for Justice.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

State Bar of Michigan

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


BA University of Michigan

MAT Wayne State University

JD University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

French studies at L’ Universite Laval

Honors & Awards

2012 Up & Coming Lawyers, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly

2014 Top Women Attorneys in Michigan,  Hour Detroit

2014 Top Attorneys Michigan’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, Crains Detroit Business

Ford Motor Company Leadership Award

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Award

Vice President’s Scholarship at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Alpha Sigma Nu

The American Inns of Court

Order of Barristers