Lori A. Michaud
Lori joined the Hofheimer Family Law after building her solo practice in Virginia Beach. She has
experience with complex custody, support and equitable distribution matters, as well as domestic
violence matters. She is a seasoned and comfortable litigator, but will always do her best to resolve
matters that can be fairly resolved because she knows that settlements allow the parties to craft a
resolution that truly works for their family! Lori is also trained to handle collaborative divorces.
Having weathered her own divorce -- which rendered Lori a single mom -- and relocating to Virginia to build a new life with her son, Lori understands all too well what a toll custody and divorce litigation can take on a family! She will help you to keep your head up as you walk through your own family law
issues! Being a single mother was a very demanding path, but one that helped her find strength she
didn't know she had, as well as some great rewards along the way!
She also brings a level of financial savvy to her practice, having handled complex commercial litigation
matters before finding her niche in family law. "I love helping women go through the process and
discover their strengths! My clients inspire me to keep doing my best -- and watching them succeed is
After graduating from High School at the age of sixteen, Lori earned a BA from Rutgers College, where she was a NJ Bell scholar, and her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, where she was a Philip J. Levin Scholar. She interned for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry, Judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and then clerked for the Honorable Murry D. Brochin, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey. She was associated with the law firms Greenberg Dauber & Epstein in Newark New Jersey and with Pitney Hardin Kipp & Szuch, a predecessor to Day, Pitney now located in Parsippany, New Jersey, before opening her own practice following the birth of her son.
Lori's son is now "grown and flown" and she could not be prouder of him! As an empty nester, Lori is
finally finding time to "catch up with herself" and to re-establish hobbies that she has not had time to
enjoy for years. When she is not chained to her desk or killing it in the courtroom, Lori enjoys biking,
exploring, and swimming! She is also an avid reader and loves to cook for family and friends!
Though we can’t guarantee results, and every case is different, we’ve had some pretty happy clients over the years!
Lori really helped me
Lori was informative, yet compassionate. She was professional, yet personable. I cannot think of any way to improve the service I received.
She helped me see that I was being naive
Lori has a great set of skills that leave you feeling “heard,” supported, and protected. She appears very confident and compassionate and she helped me see that I was being naive without actually saying so. I feel that Lori is very competent and will work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for me. My initial interaction with your firm left me feeling that I am in very capable hands. Lori helped me to see some of the dangers of continuing to be manipulated by my husband. I left her office feeling stronger in my decision to choose a healthier future.
Lori was honest with me
Her tough love was helpful in making my decisions.
Lori addressed all of my needs
She was very knowledgeable and empathetic. I would recommend her to anyone that needed help.
Everything that could’ve gone right, did go right
Lori was very helpful in understanding about getting the process started. She was able to cover everything. If I wasn’t able to understand something she would explain it a different way so that I would be able to understand. She understood my situation.