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From:  Your Legal Resource, PLLC


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Lori T. Williams, Esq.



"Your  Connection Partner in your business" 


Lori T. Williams, Esq.

Owner/Managing Attorney

Your Legal Resource, PLLC 

P.O. Box 1552

Birmingham, MI  48012-1552 


Our Services: 




Lori is a 20 year attorney and owner of a

legal referral and legal consulting business 

known as Your Legal Resource, PLLC.  


She connects individuals and small businesses in need of legal advice or representation with the right lawyer. Her team of attorneys cover all areas of  specialty throughout Metro Detroit.  


Lori also helps solo and small firm attorneys start and grow their practices by effectively branding

and marketing themselves, mastering networking,

and creating effective strategic relationships

to generate clients and revenue. 



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Michigan's Lemon Law is Still Alive and Well?  Click here to read about a recent Mercedes-Benz Lemon Law Judgment in Wisconsin.


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Your Legal Resource was featured in the Detroit and Macomb Legal News.  Click here


Lori Williams spoke at these events:


3/12: Marketers Among Us. Topic: "Top 10 Tips

for Effective branding, marketing, networking, and   referral relationships".


3/17: Center for Creative Studies. Topic: "5 Reasons You May Need A Business Lawyer"


3/26: Motor City Connect 3rd Birthday Bash/Expo/

Conference. Topic: "When, Where, and How to Find An Attorney"


4/7: Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Members.  Topic: Beyond the Basics: Relationships Building Skills.  Co-Presented with Elisabeth Garbeil in an interactive workshop for professionals about branding and referral partners. 



Let us know if you need a speaker for your group or business!



It made me wonder, if a Rock star's brand isn't litigation proof, how strong is your brand? Or mine? Can you be replaced in the eyes of your client, boss, or co-workers?  Or can someone else use your company name or logo or tag line?    

While copyrights, trademarks, and patents are intended to protect intellectual property, the protection is not necessarily bullet proof, or lawsuit proof.  Someone may try to steal the idea, name, or product that you've protected.  That's why intellectual property litigation is such a hot area of the law.  Obtaining the protection is only one part of the process.  Defending intellectual property is another process.

 If Aerosmith's management does not heed the "cease and desist" letter from Steven Tyler's lawyer, litigation will likely follow on the issue of a new lead singer for the band.  Do you think Steven Tyler or Aerosmith would prevail if the matter went to court?  Could Aerosmith be as popular with another lead singer?  Maybe, maybe not.  It's hard to replace an icon successfully.  His brand is pretty strong. 

What about your brand?  Could you leave your firm, company, or other place of business and take the clients with you?  Are they loyal to you because of your brand, or the company or firm you work for?  Something to think about.  In this day and age, no one's job or brand is bullet proof.  Not even a Rock Star.  The stronger your relationships with your clients/"fans", the more muscle you have in any legal or business dispute. 

I invite your thoughts on this topic.  Is Steven the reason for the band's legendary success?  Should he call it quits, and allow himself to be replaced by a younger lead singer for the band?  Or should the public decide this dispute with their dollars?  If they don't like the replacement, they won't buy the music, attend the concerts, etc.  Remember when Van Halen tried to replace David Lee Roth with Sammy Haggar as the lead singer?  It didn't last long and eventually David Lee Roth came back.  The public has a clear vote when it comes to celebrity brands.  Would your "public" vote with their dollars to keep you as their lawyer, consultant, doctor, etc.?

Feel free to send me an email or post your comments to my blog here.

All my best,



Lori T. Williams, Esq.

Owner/Managing Attorney

Your Legal Resource, PLLC 




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within solo or small law offices


Experienced attorneys starting their own practice 



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Want to Network with Attorneys? 

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Women's Bar Association, May 19th, 6-8pm

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For more information, or for a FREE consultation, please contact:


 Lori T. Williams

Owner/Managing Attorney

Your Legal Resource, PLLC
P.O. Box 1552
Birmingham, Michigan 48012-1552

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For Legal Consulting:

"I have recently started working with Lori in the last year and she is great at what she does. Her workshops and seminars always provide valuable information and expert insight (I look forward to attending more in the future) into the topic at hand. Her resources and network are second to none and I look forward to working with Lori over many years to come."  Todd Gers, Gers & Gross

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"When I needed to hire an attorney for my divorce, I asked for Lori's opinion. What impressed me most about her service was that she interviewed me, she just didn't throw names in my direction. She spent time determining my financial status, my personality type and my goals before she made the recommendation. She then gave me a selection of potential candidates. I chose the first attorney on the list and have been thankful to Lori ever since because it was the perfect match. The lawyer did an awesome job, not only of representing my case, but also in communicating with me effectively throughout the case with a style that perfectly matched my personal values and ethics. If I ever need any type of legal representation in the future, I will always ask for Lori's input first." Pat W.

"Thank you so much for the referral.  You are amazing.  I will  contact the web developers you recommended and see what they can do for me.  Also, thank you for the connection to the  cosmetic prototype developer who is a brilliant woman and we work very well together."
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