Michigan Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Skillful, Compassionate, and Dedicated Attorneys Who Achieve The Best Results for Our Clients

Whether you’re facing divorce, a child custody matter, or a criminal charge, we know you may feel unsettled and have many unanswered questions. That’s why we always start with a no-fee consultation to walk you through the process in a clear way. You will walk out of our first consultation having connected the specifics of your situation with the legal procedures and possible outcomes, having reasonable expectations of next steps, and a customized strategy with which to move forward.

We’ll never leave you in the dark

Once you become a client of the Friedman Law Firm, we will skillfully walk with you through your entire process, guiding and offering counsel in a way that’s compassionate and focused on getting the best possible outcome for you. You can count on us to communicate with you directly and regularly throughout your case. Through emails, calls, and texts, we will send updates and reminders in order to keep you at the forefront of this process. You’ll always be in the know and feel prepared for what’s next.

30+ years of experience

When it comes to important legal matters, you need to know you have someone experienced and trustworthy by your side. With a collective 30+ years working exclusively in family law and criminal defense, there isn’t much that we haven’t encountered. Throughout the entire state of Michigan, we have appeared in courts in every county, have worked favorably with a wide variety of judges, prosecutors, clerks, and opposing counsel, and have achieved notoriety as fair, reputable, and successful.

Meet our legal team

Lowell S. Friedman


A graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan, Lowell Friedman is the founder and managing member of the Friedman Law Firm, PLLC. Lowell’s long-term practice focuses exclusively on Family Law and Criminal Defense.

A proficient Michigan trial lawyer, Lowell frequently appears in court to handle motions, hearings, and trials throughout the State of Michigan, from everywhere in the metropolitan Detroit area to the western and northern parts of the state.

Due to his success, Lowell has received the distinguished Super Lawyers award, which is based on an independent rating of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Only 5 percent or fewer of the lawyers in any state are named as Super Lawyers.

Lowell is actively involved in the community. He recently completed his term on the Board of Directors of Hillel Day School and participates in several civic organizations in the Royal Oak and Berkley area.

Lowell is happily married to his wife Jennifer, a Ph.D. in psychology who has worked for many years with young people and families to assure they are learning and thriving at the highest levels. Lowell and Jennifer enjoy spending time with their two children, Max and Jacob.

Daniel DeBene

Senior Associate Attorney

Friedman Law Firm welcomed Daniel J. DeBene (Danny) in 2023 as a senior litigation attorney with 12 years’ experience in family law. Danny has extensive experience litigating the issues involved in divorce, custody, parenting time, and support. He has a proven record of client satisfaction and positive outcomes via zealous advocacy, inside and outside of the courtroom.

Danny’s prior legal experience, in small and larger firms, helps him understand the value of having the right attorney for each case and the value of having a reliable team to support his client’s needs. Danny’s top priorities are compassion, care, and concern for his client’s best interest and well-being. He has proven to be a thoughtful, client-focused attorney and is well respected by his colleagues in the family law field.

Born and raised in Michigan, Danny is proud to call the Great Lakes State home. Danny enjoys playing guitar, hockey, golf, and spending time with his wife, Amanda, and their rescue dog, Opie.


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, cum laude, 2010
  • Western Michigan University, with honors, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Communications
  • De La Salle Collegiate High School, 2002


  • State Bar of Michigan, 2010


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2022

Alda Gojcaj

Senior Paralegal & Legal Operations Manager

Alda joined the firm in 2017. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and her Paralegal Diploma in 2015 from Oakland University.

She has worked in many industries including medical, sales, and most recently, before joining the legal world, as a restauranteur for the past decade.


  • 2015 Paralegal Certificate, Oakland University
  • 2015 B.A. Oakland University

On A Personal Note

As a single mom of two boys, she kept busy working at the restaurant while completing her studies at Oakland University.

She enjoys traveling with her boys and introducing them to new cultures and traditions.

Alda is an avid reader and the ability to speak five languages gives her a diverse choice of publishing’s and that’s her getaway to unwind after a chaotic day.

Renee Buckley

Office Manager

Renee Buckley joined the firm in 2021 as Office Manager. With over 20 years of customer service experience, Renee supports the firm’s attorneys and clients with her knowledge, compassion, and leadership. Renee ensures the office operates efficiently and smoothly and greets each client with a smile.

No Cost Consultation Request

To schedule your no-cost consultation, use the contact form below or call us at 248-932-0900. We look forward to speaking with you in-person, by phone, or virtually.