Kristin Lusn has left the nest of a major law firm and started her own private practice in downtown Royal Oak.
Kristin Lusn, Attorney & Counselor, is located at 612 East 4th St. and is a change in direction for the 32-year-old Michigan State grad who worked at Giamarco, Mullins & Horton from 2009-2012 and was named as a Rising Sar in Super Lawyers and as a dBusiness Top Lawyer in 2012.
"I wanted to be centrally located and since I want to service large and small businesses I wanted to be in an accessible location," says Lusn, whose specialties include workers compensation, labor and employment, general corporate issues and immigration and tax.
She also knew that now in her early 30s, with no children, was a good time to take the chance on starting her own business.
Her decision to lease downtown space rather than move into a major office building keeps with her desire to serve small business as well as her corporate clients. "I didn't want to be in a big office and turn away mom and pop shops," she says.
Lusn loves Detroit and metro Detroit and wants to make it work here, instead of leaving. She is working on sharing an office in downtown Detroit with an attorney, who like her, has gone solo. "I really want to have a Detroit presence," she says.
She expects to hire a full-time assistant in Royal Oak by the end of the year.
"It's going great," she says. I'm very excited about the future."
Source: Kristin Lusn, attorney
Writer: Kim North Shine