Lucy Budreau


I became a lawyer because I wanted to imitate the best qualities of my parents. I grew up in a household where the needs of others were always important, and my parents always went the extra mile to help those who needed it. As I grew up, I knew I wanted to go into a career where I could use my strongest skills to help others. I always admired lawyers growing up and wanted to join the profession after I realized how much good can be done with a law degree. 

As those who know me will attest, I approach the law with an intellectual, compromise-when-possible, adversarial-when-necessary approach. I am willing to do what’s necessary to get the best result for a client, but I will also point out when the best result can come from compromise rather than fighting. As my parents taught me, my priority is what my clients need. 

Age I decided to become a lawyer: 18

The highlight of my weekends: Spending time with my husband and exploring new restaurants and shops. 

Best childhood memory: Putting on dance recitals for my parents with my two younger sisters; they were great backup dancers. 

The way I unwind: Crafting or watching documentaries. Sometimes both. 

Things I would change about the legal profession: I would make the legal profession more approachable. My goal for clients is to not have their interaction with me be a low point in their day – or maybe that it’s even a high point. The legal profession at its core is there to help people and be a service to others. 

Favorite food: Jerk Chicken Pasta from Jamaican Jerk Pit in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (medium heat, extra pita) 

Favorite movie: Miracle 

Favorite music artist: Post Malone

If I wasn’t a lawyer, I’d be a: Professional Chef.

Beach or mountains: Mountains. I do not like sand. 

Lucy earned her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts in International/Global studies from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Altior, Lucy practiced at a large Michigan-based firm handling a range of complex litigation matters, including commercial litigation, contract disputes, and probate matters.  Lucy’s current practice continues to focus on complex civil and commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, contract actions, and employment disputes.