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Adoption Law 50%
Family Law 80%
Real Estate Law 70%
Personal Injury Law 40%

Nature of the Practice

The firm's clients have included individuals, partnerships, corporation, small businesses, estate, school districts, professionals, municipal corporations, Realtors and religious groups.

Representation of the firm's clients has involved the firm's attorneys in litigation and business transactions in a variety of situations, involving all levels of the court systems, both federal and state.

The firm has represented the Lansing Housing Commission and Lansing School District and has done defense work for Ford Motor Company and Prudential Insurance Company.

The firm has been able, over the years, to maintain a general practice and is equipped to handle most legal disputes. However, most of the firm's legal work in recent years fall within the areas hereinafter described:

Domestic Relations

The firm is strong in the field of domestic relations. We offer a high degree of expertise in this area. The firm has handled hundred of cases since its inception in this area and its expertise in this area is without question child support

Criminal Law

The firm has major trial experience in this area. The firm has handled over five hundred criminal trials since its inception involving a variety of matters, from murder to disorderly conduct.

Estate and Probate Laws

The law firm provides a full service in the area of estate and probate matters including:

Drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and all other estate planning and related matters.

Probating of estates, handling guardianship and conservatorship.


Dunnings Law Firm, P.C. is experienced in litigation and has been engaged frequently in both federal and state court litigations.


Throughout the course of existence of Dunnings Law Firm, P.C., the firm has been continuously involved in landlord/tenant law. As former counsel for the Lansing Housing Commission, the firm often handled as many as sixty evictions or summary proceeding cases per month.

Personal Injury and Product Liability

The firm is well experienced in the area of personal injury. All lawyers have experience in this area having handled over one thousand such cases throughout the years. The firm handles mostly plaintiff cases, but on occasion has handled a defendant's defense case, such as on behalf of Ford Motor Company.

Family Law


You might be thinking of divorcing your spouse which is a painful and stressful decision. It would be in your best interest to talk with an attorney who can help five you an idea of the difficult family and economic issues which will be need to be resolved.

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Probate & Estate Admin.

Probate and estate administration is an area of law most people are unfamiliar with until a family member is deceased or reaches a stage in their life when that family member is unable to handle his/her financial affairs or medical decision no longer able to physically attend to health, welfare, grooming habits or household chores.

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Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a document to allow someone else to act on behalf of you, a spouse or other family member.

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Guardianship and/or Conservator

These are proceedings in probate court usually involving minors or adults who do not have a parent or spouse and who is unable or unwilling to be responsible for daily decisions of the care, welfare and health of the minor (this requires appointment of a guardian).

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Wills and Trusts

Wills and trusts are an area most people know of but few understand how complex they can be.

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Criminal Misdemeanors

These are low level criminal offenses which can involve any combination of sentences including fines and costs, probation, jail or deferred jail time, Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (YTA) or 7411, participation in treatment services or community service and participation in a sobriety, substance abuse or Veteran's Court program.

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Dunnings Law Firm, P.C.

Traces its history to 1950 when Stuart J. Dunnings, Jr. opened a law office in the City of Lansing as a sole practitioner. Over the years, the law practice created by Mr. Dunnings grew to include other attorneys, and three partnerships and associations were formed culminating in the establishment of Dunnings Law Firm, P.C. in 1970.

The firm has always maintained a practice of dedication to client service by provision the highest quality of legal service and embraces faithful adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability and diligence. This distinction is a tribute is a quality that has sustained the firm for over 50 years..

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Steven Dunnings


Born November 28, 1955, Lansing, Michigan
Education: Earlham College (B.A., 1977); Howard University, (J.D., 1983)
Admitted to State Bar of Michigan 1984
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Member, State Bar of Michigan
Member, Ingham County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association, Tort Section 1984-1990
Member, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Former Member, Lansing Black Lawyers Association
Former Member, American Judicature Society
Ingham County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2000-2004
Member of State Bar of Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission 1994-2000,
Secretary of Board, 1997-2000 Legal Aid of Central Michigan (Board of Directors) State Bar of Michigan Committee on Rules and Criminal Procedure, 1986-1989
Attorney for the Lansing Housing Commission 1984-2016 and Admitted to Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

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