Ayanna Alcendor


Ayanna alcendor



Prior to joining Great Lakes Legal Group, Attorney Ayanna Alcendor was a principal at Allied Legal Consulting. She has successfully defended clients facing charges from minor traffic violations to drunk driving, domestic violence and major felonies and provided representation and counsel in a variety of family law matters. Through her membership with the Oakland and Wayne County Criminal Bar Associations and Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, she has worked with an expansive network of attorneys to get the best results for her clients. Her practice spans Metro Detroit’s tri-counties and throughout southeast Michigan. Attorney Alcendor’s accomplishments don’t stop there; she regularly advocates against the curtailment of the rights of Michigan’s most vulnerable adults. Her work with the Wayne and Oakland County Probate courts involves investigations as a Guardian Ad Litem. While zealous advocacy is the linchpin of her practice, Attorney Alcendor is also a SCAO-approved civil mediator.

Hailing from Harrisburg, PA, Attorney Alcendor relocated to the Metro Detroit Area in 2008 after earning her Bachelor’s degree from Denison University in Granville, OH. Attorney Alcendor obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2013. She was recognized as one of Michigan Chronicle’s 40 under 40 in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, she received the Martindale Hubbell® Silver Client Champion Award for excellence in client service. She was sworn into practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2018. Attorney Alcendor was also appointed to serve on the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Criminal Law Advisory Board in 2019.

Her practice areas include:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law/ Domestic Relations
  • Probate
  • Mediation