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Debani T. Gordon-Lehman

Main Office: 248.489.4100
Direct Dial: 248.482.8763
Fax: 248.489.1726

Debani T. Gordon-Lehman is an Associate with the firm and focuses her practice on municipal law, employment law, law enforcement and civil rights. She also assists with providing general counsel services to several municipalities. Debani assists these communities by researching and providing legal opinions. Debani is also a trained civil mediator.

Debani is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law where she earned various academic awards and scholarships. While in law school, she participated in the Eviction Diversion Program where she represented clients who could not afford to hire private legal counsel for their landlord/tenant issues. In her free time, Debani is an avid sports fan and enjoys going to classic car shows.


  • Employment and Labor
  • Law Enforcement
  • Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
  • General Municipal Law
  • Mediation Services


  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. Cum Laude, 2019
  • Kennesaw State University, B.A. of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, President’s List, Dean’s List and University Honors, 2015


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Davis-Dunnings Bar Association
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


  • Author, Municipal Law Updates, Planning and Zoning News, August 2021 – Present
  • “The King Can Do No Wrong; Or, Can He?”: Lessons in Governmental/Municipal Litigation for the Novice Lawyer.” Presentation to the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Young Lawyers Section, Farmington Hills, MI, August 25, 2021


  • Michigan State University College of Law, 2016-’19 Trustee Scholarship
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award, Criminal Procedure: Investigation, Spring 2018


  • American Cancer Society (2016-2019)
  • Greater Lansing Food Bank (2016-2019)
  • City Rescue Mission of Lansing (2018-2019)