About Us


A Law Firm Offering a Wide Range of Services Across the State

At Great Lakes Legal Group, we are dedicated professionals who truly enjoy the practice of law and therefore do so with thoughtful enthusiasm. We are rated top litigation and transactional counselors by a variety of platforms including SuperLawyers® and Martindale Hubbell®.


When we established the Great Lakes Legal Group, our goal was to create a client-centric law firm—everything we do stems from this. Our relationships with clients resemble a partnership. We work together to build respect and trust, based on open lines of communication. Every step of our law firm representation is formulated with the client in mind, and we strive to deliver an experience that you will not find anywhere else.


We are a people-centered business and our legal advice and strategy reflect that. As a minority women-owned law firm, we embrace diversity and allow a client’s individual goals and desires to help guide the legal path we take together. Clients of all backgrounds, public and private, seek our help. They appreciate our ability and experience in sophisticated transactions, complex litigation, and alternative dispute resolution pathways.


When Founders Jehan Crump-Gibson and Ayanna Alcendor launched Great Lakes Legal Group , they wanted to be the change they sought to see. They have expanded the firm with this premise in mind. Minorities and women serving as leaders in the legal profession not only helps to diversify the industry, but creates an enriched opportunity for clients who will receive quality legal advice and representation, and the benefits of the diverse experiences that they have to offer.

Our collective professional and personal experiences are extremely diverse, positioning Great Lakes Legal Group to truly be your one-stop-shop law firm for legal advice and representation. Prior to launching Great Lakes Legal Group, we have worked as staff attorneys and policy analysts to former City Councilmembers, in-house for large corporate legal departments, handled complex litigation at large law firms, clerked for Federal District judges, the State Appellate Defender’s Office, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and for a Big Four accounting firm.


We chose to open our practice in metro Detroit because we wanted to be involved and engaged in a unique community ,where revitalization is ever-evolving. We thought it was important to bring our resources together in order to help those facing critical issues —and do that through as broad a range of services as possible. At Great Lakes Legal Group, we want to give back to those who have invested so much in their families, neighborhoods and cities as a whole.

Founded by Detroit-attorneys Jehan Crump-Gibson and Ayanna Alcendor, Great Lakes Legal Group operates with the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat clients and referrals.