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Janis L. Blough

Janis L. Blough

4433 W Saginaw Hwy
Suite 103
Lansing, Michigan 48917-2797
United States

Telephone: 517-321-7600
Facsimile: 517-321-7600
Practice Overview:
With 11+ years in prosecution and 3+ years at the MI Court of Appeals, Ms. Blough handles all criminal and state appellate cases. 18+ years in general civil practice has given her extensive experience in family law, estate planning and probate cases, as well as other areas.

Her 33+ years of experience give Ms. Blough a strong foundation for her legal advice. You can rest assured that your matter will receive her full attention from beginning to end, and Ms. Blough will pursue every feasible legal avenue available . . . or refer you to a colleague more experienced in a specialized area.

She stands firmly behind her motto, “Caring attention to YOUR legal needs” and devotes the time necessary to help clients understand how legal principles and processes apply to their particular matters.


Professional Profile:
JANIS L. BLOUGH grew up in west Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, Humanities Pre-Law, w/high honors,1973). She earned her juris doctor w/honors from Wayne State University Law School in 1976, and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan that same year. She has practiced law in the greater Lansing area ever since, serving 3½ years on the Court of Appeals Research Division staff & 11+ years as an Assistant Prosecutor in both Eaton and Ingham Counties.

While in government service, Ms. Blough was very active in bar association activities, local, state and national. In 1991-1992, her involvement peaked when she served as President of the National Association of Women Lawyers. She is also a published author: While still in law school, Ms. Blough contributed an article in the Wayne Law Review (1975), and later served on its editorial board. She has also contributed several chapters to INTRODUCING EVIDENCE, (ICLE, 1988 and more recent updates, including 2007). Ms. Blough also served as an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI, where she taught legal research, writing, and advocacy over several semesters.

After leaving government work in 1991, Ms. Blough began a private practice, focusing on the area of domestic relations. Over the years, her practice has become more generalized, and she currently handles a broad spectrum of matters in the areas of family law (divorce, custody, support, interstate cases), real estate, probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, criminal and traffic matters, and others as the need arises.

UndergraduateMichigan State UniversityHumanities Pre-Law, BA magna cum laude1973
LawWayne State University Law SchoolJD, cum laude1976

Affiliations & Memberships:
State Bar of MI, American Bar Association, Ingham County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association of MI, National Association of Women Lawyers, Lansing First United Methodist Church (Handbell & chancel choirs, 2010 President of United Methodist Women), Phi Kappa Phi (life member), Phi Beta Kappa, American Red Cross (19+ gallon blood donor, apherisis), American Cancer Society

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