Committed. Compassionate. Respected. Responsive.

Committed. Compassionate. Respected. Responsive.

Elena A. Lentz

Traverse City, Michigan
(231) 922-6800
Elena A. Lentz

Practice Area

Family Law

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan State Courts


Michigan State University (Bachelor’s) – 2017

Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Juris Doctor) – 2020

Honors & Recognitions

Grand Traverse/Leelanau/Antrim Bar Association (GTLA) Member

Women’s Lawyers Association of Michigan Tip of the Mitt Region

Past member of Isabella County Bar Association

SBM Family Law Section Member

Family Law Council – Parent Education and Child Well-being Committee

Outreach for Legal Literacy Program

Sherman Moot Court Octo Finalist

Political Science Scholars – MSU

Honors Society – MSU

Environmental Law Society

Highest Grade in Public Natural Resource Law

Highest Grade in Environmental Law

Elena A. Lentz is a proud Michigan native, a fierce advocate for her clients, and dedicated family law attorney. Elena is the oldest of five siblings, which gives her a unique perspective on family law issues. 

She graduated from Michigan State University in 2017, where she participated in the Honors College, Political Science Scholars, and Political Science Advisory Committee. During her tenure at MSU, she completed internships at the Senate Majority Policy Office, Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and the 6th District Congressional Office. Elena went on to attend Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, where she earned her Jurus Doctor. During law school, Elena was a member of the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality. Ultimately, Elena’s student note, “Non Consensual Pornography and the ACLU’s Inconsistent Approach” was published, and has recently been cited in a circuit course case in Cook County, Illinois. 

Attorney Lentz is honored and grateful to be able to serve the Northern Michigan community. When Elena is not in the office or changing clients’ lives in court, she enjoys playing board games, reading, and hiking with her Yorkshire Terrier, Boone.

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“I recently went through an incredibly difficult divorce, and I am pleased to say that Wilson Kester provided invaluable assistance throughout the entire process. I cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients."

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“Shelley was compassionate and understanding through the whole process. She has an aptitude on how to read people and was very instrumental in helping me deal with my ex-husband effectively.”

— Former Client

“She is well respected in the professional community, which was evident in our court proceedings. Shelley and her staff made me feel extremely comfortable and I knew that my best interest was at heart.”

— Former Client

“My inquiries and concerns were always promptly and thoroughly addressed, even beyond regular business hours. Ms. Kester is extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law.”

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