Janet M. Mistele, J.D. is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (1989), the United
States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (1991), and the North
Carolina State Bar (2003).  Ms. Mistele earned her Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum
Laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was a member of the
National Trial Team, and earned American Jurisprudence Awards for top honors in
seven of her law school courses.

Upon graduation from law school in 1989, Ms. Mistele accepted a position with the
Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing, Michigan as a Prehearing Attorney, reviewing
trial court records for errors and preparing recommendations for appeals court judges.

Ms. Mistele has practiced law in Traverse City and its surrounding counties since 1991,
with an emphasis on criminal, juvenile and family law. She has spent her career as an
aggressive advocate for the “underdog”, protecting the constitutional rights of all of her
clients, passionately representing adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses,
spouses in the midst of divorce and custody disputes, and animals who have been
subjected to abuse or neglect.  Ms. Mistele also served as the  Domestic Violence
attorney for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians.
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Since 1991
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