Serving the Greater Lansing and Livingston County Area
Howell: 517-548-6767
Okemos: 517-349-8259 

About Us

Compassionate, Competent & Aggressive Attorney

Atty. Duane D. Silverthorn
I have been in private practice in mid and southeast Michigan for over 32 years and maintain offices both in Greater Lansing and Howell. The bulk of my practice has occurred in every court of the following counties: Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston and Shiawassee. 
I have never been a corporate or government attorney. 
I work exclusively for individual clients, not businesses.

I was born in Flint, Michigan and have lived my entire life in Mid and Southeast Michigan. I am married to Lori and between us we have seven children. Lori manages both my offices. As an alumnus, I am an avid follower of University of Michigan Wolverines' sports programs. I also am a voracious reader, particularly of historical fiction and am a master at solving crossword puzzles.

I have successfully tried and won criminal matters ranging from first degree murder and armed robbery to drunk driving cases and other misdemeanors. I have successfully resolved hundreds of divorce and other domestic relations matters. I have successfully resolved many other types of matters for individuals including: social security disability claims, driver's license restorations, personal injury matters ranging from slip and fall cases to wrongful death claims. I have successfully handled probate litigation and general civil matters.
I give extremely personalized attention to my clients. I return calls promptly and keep my clients informed as to the status of the legal matter they have entrusted to me. If I don't feel that I am the best qualified attorney to handle a particular matter, my many years of experience has allowed me to build a network with other legal professionals to whom I can refer out a matter for the benefit of an individual. Having represented only individuals I realize that my client's case might be the only time that my client has ever been involved in the legal system. So, although I might represent many other clients and have many other cases, your case might well be the only case in which you, the client, have ever been involved. When I handle your case I will remember that your case is the only case that matters to you. Call me. You will be pleased with my personalized effort and professional expertise.


►University of Michigan – Ann Arbor - Bachelor's Degree, History, 1975
►Thomas M Cooley Law School - Juris Doctorate Degree, 1984

Legal Memberships

►Michigan Bar Association
►Criminal Law Section – Michigan Bar Association
►Domestic Relations Section – Michigan Bar Association
►Ingham County Bar Association
►Livingston County Bar Association

Practice Areas

►Family Law
►Criminal Law
►Drunk Driving
►Probate Litigation
►Personal Injury
►Social Security Disability Claims
►Civil Litigation
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