Hon. Lorie N. Savin

  • Elected to the Oakland County Circuit Court, November 2020Savin Headshot.jpg
  • Referee, Oakland County Circuit Court Family Division, 2003 – 2020
  • Associate Attorney, Mooney & Gilboe, 2001 – 2003
  • Senior Staff Attorney, Jackson County (Missouri) CASA 1997 – 2001
  • AmeriCorps Attorney/Mediator, Legal Aid of Western Missouri 1996 - 1997
  • Wayne State University Law School, JD, 1995
  • University of Michigan, AB in Political Science and Sociology, 1992
  • Admitted to practice law in Michigan, Kansas, and Missouri
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan Professionalism and Civility Committee
  • Appointee, State Bar of Michigan Judicial Ethics Committee
  • Former Appointee, State Bar of Michigan Professional Standards Steering Committee
  • Former President, Referees Association of Michigan
  • Member, Jewish Bar Association of Michigan
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Member and Former Treasurer, Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce & the Family
  • Member, Women Officials Network
  • Published author in Michigan Bar Journal, Michigan Family Law Journal, Latches, and Referees Quarterly.


In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants in the Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division, the family division judges have adopted the following guidelines.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.  Please pay close attention to all Court notices as some matters are held in person at the Courthouse and others are held via Zoom videoconference.