Sandra Lake focuses her practice on appellate law. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in 1998 and has been admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan since that time. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, she has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.
Over the last 18 years, Sandra has handled civil matters in a variety of areas, including: professional malpractice (medical, legal, accounting), automobile and Michigan No-Fault law, commercial general liability, homeowners liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, defamation, governmental immunity, contract, bar exam appeals, and construction law. She has represented her clients at both the trial court and appellate court levels. She has also prepared amicus curiae briefs in support of her clients’ various interests in both the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.
Sandra’s attraction to appellate work began in law school when she served on the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. She also served on the Thomas M. Cooley Moot Court Board and participated in both the intra school moot court competition, where she won first place and was chosen as best individual advocate, and in national competition at the Nova Southeastern National Moot Court Competition.
Sandra currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ingham County Bar Association and serves as Chair of the Ingham County Bar Association Litigation Section. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Women Lawyer’s Association, Mid-Michigan Chapter and has been published in the Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law (July 2014).
Sandra lives in Okemos with her husband and their three daughters.
Stephani L Wallen v Kristopher J Yachcik, ___ Mich App ___; NW2d ___ (2017).