Joseph Lavigne

Of Counsel
Joseph A. Lavigne is the founding member of the Law Offices of Joseph Lavigne and is Of Counsel to Jeffrey Buehner, PLLC.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney; Oakland County, Michigan. While there, Mr. Lavigne served as a trial attorney in both the Circuit Court and District Court divisions, and gained experience in the investigation and charging process in the Warrants Division.

Commercial Litigation Attorney; Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller, P.C. At the boutique law firm of Maddin Hauser, Mr. Lavigne worked on a broad variety of subject matters in all aspects of civil litigation, from preparing the lawsuit, to the discovery process, as well as motions, depositions, trial, post-judgment collection, appeals, and all other phases of the litigation process.

 Partner and Founding Member; Lavigne & Sawicky, PLLC.
United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, Appellate Division.
Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney.
The Honorable Joe Knollenberg, Member of Congress.
Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety.

BAR ADMISSIONS
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
All courts in the State of Michigan

EDUCATION
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1996 Graduated in the top 10% of class
Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society
Member, Law Review
Member, National Entertainment & Communications Law Moot Court Team, 1994-95, 1995-96
Runner-up best oralist and team quarterfinalist, 1994-95
Staff Writer, Michigan Business Law Journal
Vice President, Entertainment & Sports Law Society
Academic Achievement Award, 1994-95: Business Organizations
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, 1993.

PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS (past and present)
State Bar of Michigan
Criminal Law Section
Federal Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
OCBA American Inn of Court (credential based selection; by invitation only)
Scribes–The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects (requires multiple legal article authorships; by invitation only)
National District Attorneys Association
National College of District Attorneys
Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities (credential based selection; by invitation only)
Who’s Who: American Law Students (credential based selection; by invitation only)
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Alumni Association
Michigan State University Alumni Association