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Attorneys

Albert W. Laaksonen II

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Albert W. Laaksonen II, is the founding attorney of Laaksonen Law Offices, P.C., established in 1991. He graduated from the University of Michigan focusing his undergraduate studies on accounting, and graduated from the Law School of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. After graduation he clerked for the Honorable Donald Goodwillie in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court until moving to Van Buren County to establish his law practice in 1991.

Attorney Laaksonen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Van Buren County Bar Association, and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association.

Attorney Laaksonen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Van Buren County Bar Association, and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association.

Susan Durian Metzger

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Professional Experience

Susan Durian Metzger is an attorney at Laaksonen Law Offices, where she specializes in Family Law and Bankruptcy. Since 2005, she has developed a practice in family law throughout southwest Michigan, with an emphasis on all aspects of divorce and paternity, custody disputes, child support, parenting time, and spousal support. She has served as Guardian ad litem on many cases and mediated domestic relations matters for clients.

Education

Susan received her cum laude law degree fromThomas M. Cooley Law School in May 2003. Susan is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, United States Federal and Bankruptcy Courts.

A native to Southwest Michigan, Susan is a graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School. In 1999, she received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Charleston, in South Carolina. She also participated in a semester of legal study at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She served as a law clerk for the former Chief Judge Borrello of the Saginaw Circuit Court.

Memberships and Affiliations

Active member of the State Bar of Michigan, Van Buren Bar Association (secretary/treasurer), Kalamazoo County Bar Association, volunteer at the Van Buren Wings of God transition home for previously incarcerated women.

Certifications

Susan has received certification in Collaborative Divorce Practice and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (ICLE).

She has also received her certification from ICLE for the Bankruptcy Certificate Series.

In 2012, Susan received the Warren D. Sundstrand Award in Van Buren County for her courtsey, wisdom and advocacy in legal practice as the former Attorney Sundstrand exemplified.

Hobbies and Interests

In her spare time, Susan enjoys photographing Michigan’s great outdoors, and spending time with her husband and their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs Mavis and Charlie.