Taylor Budnick Thorslund
Taylor Budnick Thorslund has exclusively practiced family law since graduating Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2015. She brings a wealth of knowledge on family law issues, divorce, child and family advocacy experience to our family law firm.
Ms. Budnick is passionate about helping individuals and their families find solutions to the various challenges that arise in family law proceedings. Having previously worked for both the in-house counsel of a non-profit domestic violence intervention and prevention organization and as an associate attorney at a family law firm, Ms. Budnick brings new insight to family law matters and has the ability to help individuals who are facing sensitive issues such as domestic violence, and advocates for those who don’t have a voice.
Ms. Budnick’s passion for family law issues developed in law school, where she served in Michigan State University’s Chance at Childhood Law & Social Work Clinic and completed an interdisciplinary academic program between the colleges of law and social work in order to graduate with a certificate in Child and Family Advocacy. While serving in the clinic, Ms. Budnick provided legal assistance to families involved in the court system on matters relating to family and child welfare law, specifically advocating for children involved in child custody evaluations, child protection cases, and guardianship proceedings.
During law school, Ms. Budnick served as an editor on the Animal and Natural Resource Law Review Journal. In 2015, she wrote the article A ‘Hare’ Raising Lapse in Meat Industry Regulation: How Regulatory Reform will pull the Meat Rabbit out from Welfare Neglect, 21 Animal Law Review 329, published in the Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Areas Of Practice
- Family Law
- Child Custody & Visitation Issues
- Child & Spousal Support
- Property Division
- Premarital Agreements
- Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders
- California, 2016
- Colorado, 2015
- Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
- Juris Doctor – 2015
- Honors: cum laude
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
- B.A. – 2012
- Major: English Literature
Past Employment Positions
- Claery & Hammond, LLP
- Jenesse Center, Inc.
- Orange County District Attorney’s Office