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Corene C. Ford

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Corene C. Ford has practiced law in Michigan since 2003. She focuses her practice on litigating a wide variety of civil matters, including in the areas of community association law, real estate law, business law, landlord tenant law, contract law, collections, and estate planning. Corene is also a certified court appointed mediator. She has successfully mediated dozens of cases ranging from simple real estate disputes to complex commercial matters.

After graduating with a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University in 1999, Corene attended Vermont Law School from which she received a Juris Doctor and Master of Studies in Environmental Law, cum laude, in 2003. At Vermont Law School she was invited to join the Vermont Law Review where she served as a Notes Editor from 2001 to 2003.

Corene serves as an adjunct professor at Oakland University in the Management and Marketing Department where she teaches a course on the Legal Environment of Business. She is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association. Corene is licensed to practice in the Michigan State Courts, United States District Court, E.D. Michigan (2005-present), and United States District Court, W.D. Michigan (2005-present). She is a member of the Business Executive Network of Business Networking International where she currently serves as a mentor coordinator. She also serves as a volunteer mediator at the Oakland Mediation Center. Corene was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan's Character & Fitness Committee in 2020, to the Board of Trustees of the Oakland Mediation Center in 2021, to the Board of Directors of the Whatabout Theatre in 2022, and to the Board of Detroit Improv Collective in 2024.

Corene was born and raised in Farmington Hills. She moved away from the area to attend college and law school and moved back to Farmington in 2003. She is grateful to be able to live and work in the community she loves so much and to be able to assist the residents and businesses of Farmington and its surrounding areas through their legal challenges. In her free time, Corene enjoys performing and teaching improv comedy, traveling, attending live theater, and spending time with her family and her dogs.


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • Juris Doctor - 05/2003
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • Masters of Studies in Environmental Law - 05/2003
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
    • Bachelor of Science - 05/1999
    • Major: Earth Science
    • Minor: History

Classes & Seminars

  • Oakland University in the Management and Marketing Department, Adjunct Professor

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Business Executive Network of Business Networking International
  • Oakland Mediation Center, Volunteer Mediator

Practice Areas

  • Civil Matters
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Business Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Collections
  • Insurance Claims
  • Environmental Law
  • HOA and Condo Association Law
  • Mediation
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Awards And Recognitions

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Go To Lawyer for Real Estate, Condo Law

Professional Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar # 66118, Present
  • BNI: Business Network International, Present
  • State Bar of Michigan

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder