Who we are

Gregory J. Bator, B.A., J.D.

Gregory J. Bator, B.A., J.D.

Gregory J. Bator, B.A., J.D. founded the law firm now known as BATOR LOBB in 1986, after graduating from Wayne State University Law School and attaining partnership at an Oakland County law firm. Gregory has traveled throughout the Midwest representing corporate and individual clients in administrative hearings, state, district, circuit, and appellate courts, and in trials and appeals on the federal docket. Licensed as an attorney since 1981, Gregory’s breadth of experience has resulted in several published decisions that have advanced the law for care providers nationwide, notably Smith & Lee Associates, Inc. v. City of Taylor and Larkin v. State of Michigan. Greg is widely respected among government officials and industry leaders for his extensive knowledge of the assisted living industry. He has presented seminars on all aspects of the assisted living industry at national and state conferences, including the Michigan Assisted Living Association. Gregory holds an AV® rating and Preeminent Lawyer designation from Martindale-Hubbell.

Gregory is a highly sought-after charity benefit live auctioneer. His verbal talent has raised countless dollars for numerous charity organizations. Presently, Gregory serves as Vice-Chair of Huron Pines, a leading Northern Michigan environmental organization. Gregory continues to air Graceful Aging, a local access television show, in more than 300 communities across the country. Graceful Aging uses expert guest interviews to highlight proactive solutions to aging’s challenges.


  • Founding member of Bator Lobb, P.C.
  • Most of the firm’s clients have been clients for over 30 years.
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Preeminent Lawyer designation by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • National Quarter-Finalist Moot Court Team.
  • Michigan High School Debate Champion.
  • Founder of Graceful Aging, a nationally syndicated public access TV show.
  • Vice Chairman of Huron Pines, a Northern Michigan environmental organization.
  • Highly skilled Professional Charity/Benefit Auctioneer.
Christian A. Lobb, B.A., M.P.A., J.D.

Christian A. Lobb, B.A., M.P.A., J.D.

Christian A. Lobb, B.A., M.P.A., J.D., is a partner at the firm and has been associated with BATOR LOBB since 2001. Chris is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School, where he received awards for excellence in academics as a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif. Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of administrative law, employment law, corporate law and probate and estate planning. Chris has won cases for clients against the State of Michigan Office of the Attorney General. In addition to his undergraduate and law degrees, Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Wayne State University, which he received with honors. Chris is actively involved in Scouting and youth sports with his three sons.

Victoria Urbach, B.A., J.D.

Victoria attended Michigan State University College of Law on an Academic Excellence scholarship. She earned a Jurisprudence Award in Client Counseling and Interviewing. Before attending law school, she completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government, with a minor in Leadership Studies. At Virginia Tech she was President of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Eta Epsilon chapter. Victoria is a native of northern New Jersey and became a full time Michigan resident in 2015.

Victoria graduated from law school in May 2018 and passed the July 2018 Michigan Bar Exam. Prior to joining the Bator Lobb, P.C. team in Spring 2019, Victoria’s practice concentrated in probate law and family law. She is steadily gaining expertise in the complex world of licensing, adult and child care, and employment law, while balancing her practice with her love for estate planning.

When she is not practicing law, Victoria enjoys exploring Michigan; her favorite place she has visited is Leelanau County. In the fall she loves watching college football, and particularly enjoys rooting for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers where her younger brother is the starting Long Snapper. Victoria spends much of her free time learning the ropes of homeownership, after purchasing her first home in the Winter of 2019 with her high school sweetheart. She is an avid traveler, having visited 35 U.S. states and 20 countries around the world to date.