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 Workgroup on Professionalism
  • Former 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.

Court Protocols

Starting May 2nd, 2022, many court proceedings will be held "in person" and Judge Savin's regular Court Protocols will be in effect.  Scheduled trials or evidentiary hearings already set for "Zoom" hearings may receive notice by the Court to appear "in person" instead.  During this transition, some of Judge Savin's scheduled matters will remain as "Zoom" proceedings with COVID-19 Court Protocols in effect. Please pay close attention and carefully review all Court notices. At this time, Motion Call will remain via Zoom unless you are instructed otherwise for your specific case. If you are unsure if you need to appear in person, please contact chambers at 248-858-5285 or SavinChambers@oakgov.com and provide your name, case number, and date of hearing.


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.