Marianne Grano


Marianne Grano concentrates her legal work in commercial and municipal law. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School, where she served as Senior Articles Editor for the Law Review. The Law Review also published her work entitled “Divine Disputes: Why and How Michigan Courts Should Revisit Church Property Law.” During law school, Ms. Grano completed externships in the Michigan Supreme Court and the State Appellate Defender’s Office. She received an instructor’s award as the top legal writing student in her section. She was inducted into the Order of the Coif for her academic achievement.

Prior to law school, Ms. Grano graduated with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of Michigan, and received a Master of Divinity degree with Honors from McCormick Theological Seminary. She is an experienced litigator in the courts of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Her writings on church-related topics have been published by the Alban Institute.

  • Secured conviction of pastor as lead counsel in disciplinary case in Presbyterian ecclesiastical court
  • Unearthed key caselaw supporting client's position, helping to garner six-figure settlement in estate case

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Michigan