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Jacquelyn A. Dupler

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


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

Regional Leadership Award, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM), 2024

"Influential Women of Law" Honoree, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2023

Best Lawyers in America© 2024 "One to Watch" (Family Law)

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

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


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Michigan (SBM)
    • Member - Family Law Section; Young Lawyers Section (2013-Present)
  • Ingham County Bar Association (ICBA)
    • Board Member
  • 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)
    • Fellow, 2022 
    • Ex Officio Director - Board of Directors (2016-2017);
    • Golf Committee (2017-2019) 
  • Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Member, 2022
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
    • Lansing Fundraising Committee, 2022

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. Reappointed in 2024.
  • 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, 2020-2023),
      • State Liaison (2015-2016),
      • Secretary (2020-2023)
  • Michigan Association for Justice
    • Member (2015-2021)
    • Membership Committee (2019-2021)
  • 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 (2017-2020)
  • 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)


News & Events

Speaking Engagements



2nd Wednesday Lunch Break

Putting the Children First in Co-Parenting
Putting the Children First in Co-Parenting

Family Law Minute

Co-Parenting Coordination
Co-Parenting Coordination
Maximizing Your Parenting Time Holiday Schedule
Maximizing Your Parenting Time Holiday Schedule

Legal Strategies for Women Leaders

Protecting Your Business and Assets when the Marriage Fails
Protecting Your Business and Assets when the Marriage Fails


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