About

Your Legal Resource, PLLC is committed to connecting individuals and small businesses in need of legal advice or representation with honest, trustworthy, and experienced attorneys across the spectrum of legal services in Michigan.

We offer a free phone consultation and will connect you with an affordable specialist on our legal referral team who is the right fit for your situation.

You can expect the following from Your Legal Resource and the legal professionals we partner with:

We return all phone calls as soon as possible, and within 24 hours.

We communicate clearly, answer your questions fully, and seek out answers to those topics or issues on which we are not clear.

We respect, appreciate and value every client and contact – and strive to provide the same excellence of service we expect for ourselves.

Honesty and integrity are at the core of our business. Our attorneys and business partners provide quality services and conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism.

Our attorneys are specialists in their respective areas of law who have proven themselves to us over the years. They stay abreast of legislative changes that impact their areas of law, and are active members of professional and community organizations. Many are also authors or professional speakers in their area of specialty. Our business partners have achieved excellence in their industry and will share their knowledge and expertise with you.

Each of the attorneys on our referral team is committed to billing clients honestly and fairly for legal services. Fee options are discussed with you openly, prior to hiring your attorney. Often a free consultation is available with the attorney we refer you to and fees will be discussed at that time. Some matters involve a flat fee, or hourly fee, or contingent fee, or some combination of fees. Our business partners understand the needs and budgets of the individual and small business, and are willing to work with you.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER – LORI T. WILLIAMS

The  “legal matchmaker” behind Your Legal Resource is attorney Lori T. Williams.  She has been a licensed Michigan attorney since 1989, and practiced divorce and family law the first 14 years of her legal career. Lori also created and managed the compliance program for a local Registered Investment Adviser firm from 2014-2019. Since 2019, Lori has been working on multi-district litigation cases and regulatory investigations as a document review Attorney, and worked with a team of attorneys handling fraud investigations for a global Bank from 2021 – 2024.

As an attorney and business owner, Lori understands the needs of the client, as well as the demands of the practice for the attorney.  She brings the right client and the right lawyer together based on client needs, legal expertise and experience, personality, and budget.

Lori earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law). She was a co-founding partner in the general practice Law Firm of Ahles & Tollefson, P.C. in 1989 where she mainly practiced family law, and eventually created her own family law practice in 1994, known as Lori T. Williams, PC.  Lori’s focus shifted from the practice of law to the business of law with the establishment of Your Legal Resource, PLLC in 2004, where she continues to be both an advisor and a resource to the general community in need of legal services, and to the legal community itself.

Lori uses her leadership skills whenever possible in her business and throughout the community. 

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER – LORI T. WILLIAMS

The  “legal matchmaker” behind Your Legal Resource is attorney Lori T. Williams.  She has been a licensed Michigan attorney since 1989, and practiced divorce and family law the first 14 years of her legal career. Lori also created and managed the compliance program for a local Registered Investment Adviser firm from 2014-2019. Since 2019, Lori has been working on multi-district litigation cases and regulatory investigations as a document review Attorney, and worked with a team of attorneys handling fraud investigations for a global Bank from 2021 – 2022.

As an attorney and business owner, Lori understands the needs of the client, as well as the demands of the practice for the attorney.  She brings the right client and the right lawyer together based on client needs, legal expertise and experience, personality, and budget.

Lori earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law). She was a co-founding partner in the general practice Law Firm of Ahles & Tollefson, P.C. in 1989 where she mainly practiced family law, and eventually created her own family law practice in 1994, known as Lori T. Williams, PC.  Lori’s focus shifted from the practice of law to the business of law with the establishment of Your Legal Resource, PLLC in 2004, where she has continues to be both an advisor and a resource to the general community in need of legal services, and to the legal community itself.

Lori uses her leadership skills whenever possible in her business and throughout the community. 

  • Managing Member of Your Legal Resource since 2004.
  • State Bar of Michigan (current member), where she previously served on the Council for the General Practice/Solo & Small Firm Section for one year.
  • Kensington Community Church member and volunteer for 20+ years. Lori currently serves at the Birmingham campus at the HUB (the information center where she and the team welcome Church members and guests, answer questions, and point them to the events and resources for our campus and Church-wide activities). Lori previously served on the Hospitality Committee monthly by contributing to the meals for staff and volunteers at the Birmingham Campus 2017- 2020. She served on the leadership team of the Stephen Ministry/Crisis Care Team from 2012-2016. Lori served at the Welcome Center/Information Center (now known as The Hub) for the Birmingham Campus from 2008-2012. She also served as the Troy campus volunteer coordinator from 2005-2008.
  • Former Membership chair for the Women’s Bar Association (Oakland Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan) for four years.
  • Former Ambassador of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce for 4 years, and member for 10 years. Lori received the Ambassador of the Year Award in 2011.
  • Former Advisory board member for the Women’s Divorce Resource Center, and Smart Women’s Coaching for 1 year each.
  • Lori has mentored Women Law Students through the Women’s Bar Association, and earned the Mentor of the Year Award from the National Association of Career Women (NACW) in 2010 where she served as membership director for three years and helped build the board.
  • Former Ambassador for and member of The Collaborative Group for 3 years, which was an organization of thought leaders in different industries whose mission is to improve the greater Metro Detroit region through entrepreneurship and business development. The organization evolved into Challenge Detroit, which is still active today.

  • Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE)
  • Connectech
  • Motor City Connect
  • The Greater Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce for 3 years (including serving on membership committee in 2007)
  • Metro Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Career Women (NACW) for 4 years
  • Detroit Region of the National Association of Women Business Owners (3 years)
  • Contributing Expert for the Smart Women’s Cafe and Idea Lab from June 2007 to June 2008
  • Coach for the 2007 Great Lakes Entrepreneurial Quest Business Plan Competition
  • Volunteer for the Birmingham Patriot Football

We are pleased to have served as your legal resource for the following businesses & organizations

In The News

“How to Build a Relationship with an Attorney before you need one!”

Lori T. Williams was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio by Felicia G. Harris, CEO of Everything HR.

“Improving Your Website Conversions”

In June of 2019, we celebrated 15 years of business as Your Legal Resource. As a way to give back to our network and business community, we sponsored a marketing webinar featuring SmartFinds Marketing.

"Lori Williams was interviewed on The Dean’s List"

In this podcast Lori discusses: What you want to look for in an attorney; Things to consider when working with an attorney; and How Your Legal Resource helps individuals & businesses with their legal matters.

Lori T. Williams' Current and past leadership roles and memberships :

  • Managing Member of Your Legal Resource since 2004
  • State Bar of Michigan (current member), where she previously served on the Council for the Solo And Small Firm Section for one year
  • Kensington Community Church member and volunteer for 20+ years. Lori currently serves at the Birmingham campus at the HUB (the information center where she and the team welcome Church members and guests, answer questions, and point them to the events and resources for our campus and Church-wide activities). Lori previously served on the Hospitality Committee monthly by contributing to the meals for staff and volunteers at the Birmingham Campus 2017- 2020. She served on the leadership team of the Stephen Ministry/Crisis Care Team from 2012-2016. Lori served at the Welcome Center/Information Center (now known as The Hub) for the Birmingham Campus from 2008-2012. She also served as the Troy campus volunteer coordinator from 2005-2008.
  • Former Membership chair for the Women’s Bar Association (Oakland Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan) for four years
  • Former Ambassador of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce for 4 years, and member for 10 years. Lori received the Ambassador of the Year Award in 2011
  • Lori has mentored Women Law Students through the Women’s Bar Association, and earned the Mentor of the Year Award from the National Association of Career Women (NACW) in 2010 where she served as membership director for three years and helped build the board for the Greater Detroit Chapter
  • Former Ambassador for and member of The Collaborative Group for 3 years, which was an organization of thought leaders in different industries whose mission is to improve the greater Metro Detroit region through entrepreneurship and business development. The organization evolved into Challenge Detroit, which is still active today.

Former Member of the following local business and community organizations

  • Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE)
  • Connectech
  • Motor City Connect
  • The Greater Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce for 3 years (including serving on membership committee in 2007)
  • Metro Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Career Women (NACW) for 4 years
  • Detroit Region of the National Association of Women Business Owners (3 years)
  • Contributing Expert for the Smart Women’s Cafe and Idea Lab from June 2007 to June 2008
  • Coach for the 2007 Great Lakes Entrepreneurial Quest Business Plan Competition
  • Volunteer for the Birmingham Patriot Football