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Jacquelyn A. Dupler

Senior Attorney
313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
T 517.371.8151

Overview

Jackie Dupler is a family law attorney serving clients across mid-Michigan. She specializes in a wide range of family law matters, from straightforward divorce cases to family situations with more complicated circumstances. Jackie works directly with clients from pre-filing divorce through the entire process, including Friend of the Court preparation and hearings, discovery, mediation, emergency motions, negotiation, trial, and appeals.

She has extensive experience navigating family situations involving substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health concerns, co-parenting, and financial difficulties with the nuance these cases require. As part of her family law practice, Jackie handles complex asset and debt-related issues such as business ownership, self-employment, and complicated retirement accounts and pensions.

Committed to practicing family law with compassion, Jackie advocates firmly for her clients with the best interest of all in mind—especially when children are involved. She understands that every family is different, with unique wishes and outcomes, but more importantly, that legal matters regarding divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, and spousal support have ramifications that extend far beyond the courtroom.

Jackie works closely with her clients to not only obtain the best results regarding their case but to also help prepare them in the long run for real-life changes as the family dynamics evolve. With a tailored and effective approach, she believes in encouraging resolution and compromise where possible. Jackie’s philosophy in divorce negotiations is, “Sometimes you have to love your kids more than you hate your ex-spouse!”

In the event that resolution cannot be met outside the courtroom, Jackie represents her clients with confidence, staying focused on assertively promoting their best interests through legal action.

Honors & Recognitions

"Women Lawyer Stars" Honoree, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Mid-Michigan Region, 2021

"5 Under 35 Award", Ingham County Bar Association, 2017

Affiliations

Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Michigan (SBM)
    • Member - Family Law Section; Young Lawyers Section (2013-Present)
  • Ingham County Bar Association (ICBA) Member, Family Law Section; Young Lawyers Section (YLS)
    • Director - Board of Directors (2015-2017 as ICBA-YLS President and President-Elect)
      • Member - Membership (2016-2017); Barrister's (2016-2017)
    • ICBA Young Lawyers Section - Board Member (2015-2019)
      • Immediate Past-President (2017-2018); President (2016-2017); President-Elect (2015-2016)
      • Co-Chair - Social Events (2017-2019)
      • Member - 5k (2015-2019), Social Events (2015-2017), Finance (2016-2017), ICBA Liaison (2016-2018), ICBF Liaison (2016-2018), Communications (2016-2018), SBM (2017-2018), Fundraising (2018-2019), Community Outreach (2018-2019)
  • Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Lansing Office Advisory
    • Board Member (2018-Present)
  • Ingham County Bar Foundation (ICBF)
    • Ex Officio Director - Board of Directors (2016-2017);
    • Golf Committee (2017-2019) 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Michigan Advocacy Program
    • Board Member (2019-Present)
  • Lansing Area Safety Council
    • Board Member (2019-Present)
  • Mid-Michigan Treatment Court Foundation
    • Board Member (2019-Present)
    • Fundraising Committee (2019-Present)
  • Michigan Board of Accountancy
    • Board Member (2020-Present), appointed by Governor Whitmer
  • Michigan State University College of Law Alumni Association
    • Board Member (2020-Present)
  • Women Lawyer's Association of Michigan - Mid-Michigan Region
    • Member (2015-Present)
    • Board Member (2015-2016, 2020-Present),
      • State Liaison (2015-2016),
      • Secretary (2020-Present)
  • Michigan Association for Justice
    • Member (2015-Present)
    • Membership Committee (2019-Present)
  • Tri-County Family Law Association
    • Member (2015-Present)
  • National Association of Career Women - Lansing Chapter
    • Member (2015-Present)

Community Affiliations

  • Ingham County Friend of the Court FOCUS on the Children Program
    • Presenter (2017-Present)
  • People's Law School
    • Presenter (2014, 2016, 2017)
    • Moderator (2017-Present)
  • ICBA Young Lawyers Section
    • Educational Event - Collateral Consequences - Presenter (2019)
  • Parkside at College Fields Homeowners Association
    • Board Member (2017-2018)
  • ICBA Young Lawyers Section 
    • Horn of Plenty Food Drive Volunteer (2015-2018)

Communications

News & Events

Speaking Engagements

News

Education

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. 2012

Michigan State University, B.A., 2008 cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

United States Supreme Court