Our Staff

Our staff guides our clients through the difficult challenges that can come with any legal matter.  We offer the highest levels of effective representation and personal service so that you are familiar with what to expect moving forward and know the different decisions you will need to make with our help and assistance. Together, we will tailor a strategy that is specific to your needs.  

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Judy Dobrzycki

Judy Dobrzycki

Senior Staff / Paralegal

Judy is one of the founding senior staff members and paralegal at the firm. She also manages the office. Judy received her Bachelor’s Degree in paralegal studies from Lake Superior State University and has been a Litigation Paralegal for 20+ years. She has substantial experience in case management and client communications. 

Claire Petzel

Claire Petzel

Law Clerk

Claire graduated cum laude from University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor Degree in Health Information Management. She is in her 3rd year at Detroit Mercy Law where she is a Dean’s Scholar and junior member of the Law Review. Claire’s work at the firm includes both family and criminal law. 

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Diana Major 

Senior Legal Assistant

Diana has worked in administration and paralegal work for the past 8+ years and is skilled across a number of practice areas. She is a valued team member who handles administrative tasks, the phones, scheduling, organizing and communication across the team.

Grace Debbrecht<br />

Grace Debbrecht

Legal Assistant

Grace is a student at The University of Minnesota studying Entreprenurial Management at the Carlson School of Management. She is a recent graduate of Berkley High School where her coursework focus was primarily AP. The past two years she participated as an International DECA qualifier.

Michelle Rutkowski

Michelle Rutkowski


Michelle manages the firm’s marketing including digital, social, sponsorships, print, outdoor, and other platforms. She worked in corporate advertising for 25 years including stints as Vice President at three Detroit ad agencies, ESPN and AOL. Today she works alongside entrepreneurs, small businesses and election candidates to guide their marketing journey. 

Charlene Distler

Charlene Distler

Probate Paralegal

Charlene founded Probate Support Specialists, LLC in 2005. She is highly experienced having been a probate judge’s clerk, paralegal to a public administrator and having run a county’s guardianship program. Continuing education remains a passion for her, and she presents on a regular basis statewide. She is a past treasurer and educational committee chair for the Michigan Guardianship Association.