Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Travis I Dafoe
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Frankenmuth, MI Estate Planning Attorney

I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with... Read More »
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James J. Abbo
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Bingham Farms, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

James E. Rogers College of Law, University of ArizonaMichigan
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Matthew S. Abdo
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Charter Twp of Clinton, MI Estate Planning Attorney

Michigan State University College of LawMichigan
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Daniel Marchese
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Rochester, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

Daniel is highly experienced in divorce and family law matters, and he has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in the most contentious matters. Although he is always willing to fight for you if needed, 98% of his... Read More »
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Trent Harris
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Jackson, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(517) 240-4236 P.O. Box 1054
Jackson, MI 49204-1054
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I'm a bankruptcy, collections, estate planning, and probate lawyer practicing in Jackson, Michigan. Born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, I've been a lawyer since 2008 and have spent most of that time in private practice as a solo practitioner. I also have worked several years working for a bank as in-house counsel handling debt collections and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters.

I help individuals and families plan for and navigate legal issues in some of the most significant financial and legal events in their lives: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, job losses, illnesses, hospitalizations, long-term-care, and other major life...
Matthew Piwowar
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Hudsonville, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(855) 750-8787 3185 Corporate Grove Dr., Suite C
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Estate Planning Attorney – Biography

Matthew V. Piwowar is the founder of Legacy Architects PLLC. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Special Needs Children, Business Succession, Long-Term Care, and Probate. He has over 27 years of experience advising on estate planning, business law, mergers & acquisitions, finance, and international law. Mr. Piwowar was born in Marquette, MI and grew up in West Michigan. He provides services to his clients statewide, from Grandville and Grand Rapids, south to Three Rivers and Kalamazoo, north to Boyne City and St. Ignace.

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Nick Daniels
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Clinton Township, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(586) 668-1229 41700 Hayes Road
Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am passionate about helping people with their legal problems. When you contact my office you will speak with me. I will take the time to listen to your concerns and help put a plan in place to resolve your legal matter. I am committed to resolving your legal problem so you do not have to think or worry about the matter. I want you to understand what is happening and why it is happening. My goal is for you to feel confident and empowered about your legal matter.
Matt William Zeigler
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W Big Beaver Rd, #408
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since 1976, Zeigler Townley P.C. has handled a wide variety of challenging and complex business and personal matters both in and out of Court. As a Vietnam Veteran, Matt has a very long view of all business litigation, employment and transactional matters, knowing what matters, and what does not.
Sean Patrick Murphy
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sean is currently an Attorney at Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan. Prior to joining Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC, Sean practiced at a small firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan and was a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Sean graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Business Administration. After Western Michigan, Sean went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. While...
Dean E. Patrick
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Southfield, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(248) 663-2566 24725 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate, Social Security Disability and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since establishing his own practice, Mr. Patrick has personally counseled hundreds of individuals in legal matters and has educated thousands throughout Michigan as a speaker and author.
Michael Lichterman
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 827-7596 5252 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Estate Planning and Business
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
A relationship approach to providing peace of mind for your family and your business. That says it all. At Lichterman Law, PLC we strive to provide families and businesses with access to their own personal lawyer. We call it the Lichterman Law Difference. It is my passion to help families and businesses make the best decisions possible throughout their lifetime or existence. We provide all services on a flat-fee only basis, agreed to in advance so there are no surprises. We want you to know you can call us any time without getting charged...
Michele Fuller
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Macomb, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(586) 803-8500 45200 Card Road
Suite 108
Macomb, MI 48044
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Detroit Mercy School of Law and American University International Law
I am the founder of the Michigan Law Center, P.L.L.C. located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The practice focuses on elder law, special needs planning, Veteran’s Administration planning and settlement planning, including a national practice establishing Qualified Settlement Funds. I am involved in several national organizations. I am an Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), served as Chair of the 6th Annual conference, in addition to being a frequent presenter at their annual conferences and webinars. I am also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and I am serving my...
Aaron S. Coltrane
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Roscommon, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(989) 275-4365 241 Lake St.
PO Box 35
Roscommon, MI 48653
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a dedicated Attorney serving the great state of Michigan from Lansing to Traverse City, and all surrounding areas. I have a strong belief in our rights of life, liberty and freedom, as citizens of this great country, and I will do everything within my power to prevent my client's rights from being abridged. I specialize in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, No Fault, and civil litigation, but I devote myself to helping anyone in need, no matter the legal significance. I pride myself on providing personalized services and obtaining the best...
John Ceci
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Brighton, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(810) 299-2734 726 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Eastern Michigan University
I'm a sole practitioner in Brighton (Livingston County) Michigan specializing in estate planning, family and divorce law, bankruptcy and debt relief, appeals, juvenile law, parent's rights, probate court matters (estate administration, guardianship, conservatorship), collection cases, landlord tenant cases and general civil matters.
Christopher K. Cooke
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolMichigan
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L. Allen Heneveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience

With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Senior Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world. As a result, I... Read More »
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Michael J. Swogger
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(231) 947-6800 10691 East Carter Road, Suite 103
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Insurance Defense and Probate
Michigan State University
I am rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. I completed my Certificate of Completion for the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program in Michigan in 2010. I practiced in the area of insurance defense litigation from 1989 through 2012. I have tried over 60 civil jury cases. My practice now focuses on estate planning, probate, and trust administration.

I live in Northern Michigan, married with two adult children and a dog. I play guitar in 3 different rock n roll cover bands. I also attempt to sing...
Samir Dahman
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Ann Arbor, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 636-1250 3588 Plymouth Road
Suite 290
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and International
Ohio State University - Columbus
At Dahman Law, we are passionate about providing exceptional, client-focused legal services. We handle commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning matters across Ohio and Michigan. But what makes Dahman Law different from other law firms is that you will know up front how much you can expect to pay for legal services, instead of wondering how much you will end up being charged at the end. Samir Dahman founded Dahman Law after practicing for years at Ohio's largest law firms. His practice includes commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning. ...
Arthur Busch
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Grand Blanc, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(810) 732-9400 9400 S. Saginaw Road
Suite B
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Elder and Probate
The Busch Firm provides criminal defense, drunk driving, and traffic ticket representation. The Busch firm appears before Federal and Michigan courts In the Detroit, Pontiac and Flint area. Our attorneys are members of the State Bar of Michigan, sworn into practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Arthur A. Busch is sworn into practice before the United States Supreme Court. Arthur Busch, the founder of the firm is one of the very few lawyers in Michigan who have argued capital cases before the United States Supreme Court and the Michigan Supreme Court...
L. Allen Heneveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(616) 498-5112 625 Kenmoor Ave SE
Ste. 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
The George Washington University Law School
With my education (JD, MBA, CPA) and experience (Senior Business Executive) I bring an unusual extensive knowledge and experience in both the business legal world and the business operations world. As a result, I understand both the business and legal aspects of most situations. For estate planning, I have developed an unique process to help clients understand how an estate plan works in order to help them make informed decisions and to feel comfortable with their decisions.
Philip Rosi
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Traverse City, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 55 years experience
(231) 941-5878 735 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Estate Planning, Energy, Environmental and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School and The University of Chicago Law School
A resident of Traverse City since 1980, Philip Rosi was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) with an Engineering Degree. After a brief stint with Lockheed Aircraft as a Design Engineer, he attended and graduated from The University of Chicago Law School. He served in the Executive Office of the President Lyndon Johnson and was the Assistant to the Comptroller of the Federal Power Commission. Before moving to Traverse City he practiced law in Brattleboro, Vermont for ten years. His practice in Michigan has centered, in...
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
S. Christopher Hunter
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 719-2467 125 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Suite 245
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Maine - School of Law
S. Christopher Hunter is the founding member of Hunter Law Offices, PLLC. Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Hunter was an associate attorney with Garrison Lawhouse, PC in Dearborn, Michigan, served as a staff attorney at the Elder Law and Advocacy Center, and most recently managed and supervised the Great Lakes Legal – Elder Law Division’s reduced-fee program. Mr. Hunter focuses his practice in the areas of Elder Law, Long Term Care Planning, Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Guardianship/Conservatorships, and Social Security Disability. Mr. Hunter graduated from the University of Maine School of Law with a...
Robert Champion
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Plainwell, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(269) 685-9220 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Denver
With years of experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney assigned to major felony prosecution of homicides, home invasion, armed robbery, and criminal sexual conduct cases, I have successfully litigated thousands of criminal and civil cases covering a broad range of complex legal issues. With over 30 years combined experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, I have a unique understanding of the criminal justice process. This includes experience as a former police officer, assistant prosecutor, a private practice attorney and as an instructor and presenter with both the Michigan State Bar - Criminal Law Section and the...
Jamie Ryan Ryke Esq
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Southfield, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(800) 728-3363 24725 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
Welcome to the Law Firm of Thav, Ryke and Assoc. We are Michigan Probate, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration Attorneys located conveniently in Southfield, Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan. We have achieved a reputation for solving complex probate matters and as a result, practice and have clients throughout the great state of Michigan. Further, we represent many out-of-state clients who have had family members who pass away in the State of Michigan.

We are here to assist you in all areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate law in the State of Michigan. Our...
Brett Howell
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Grand Blanc, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(810) 953-3846 8285 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Brett is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and has been helping his clients for over 20 years. He is the owner of The Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, P.L.L.C. located at 8285 S. Saginaw Street in Grand Blanc. As the firm name suggests, his practice is dedicated exclusively to assisting clients with their estate planning and elder law needs, such as Medicaid planning, trusts, wills, Veterans Benefits planning, guardianship, conservatorships and probate estate or trust administration.
John A. McDermott
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Chelsea, MI Estate Planning Lawyer

Brooklyn Law SchoolMichigan and New York
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Howard B. Young
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Bingham Farms, MI Estate Planning Attorney

University of Michigan Law SchoolMichigan
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Robert J. Gavin
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Stanwood, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
11313 Troon Drive
Stanwood, MI 49346
Estate Planning, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Municipal
DePaul College of Law
Robert Gavin is the Senior Associate at Shifman & Carlson, P.C. He has been practicing law since 2008, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015. He was also listed by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Metro Detroit Area for Public Finance Law in both 2014 and 2017.

Rob brings a wide variety of skills and a diverse background to bear for his clients, including his experience with contract negotiation, employee issues, construction issues. Rob's undergraduate degree is in engineering, which has also been useful to clients during construction issues and in representing contractors and automotive...
Kent Bieberich
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Battle Creek, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(269) 979-3990 3 Heritage Lane Oak Lane
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Social Security Disability
College of William and Mary
The best part of being a lawyer is helping others with their legal issues. My "marketing" is doing the best I can at a fair price for my valuable clients who in turn pay me the ultimate compliment-referring me to others who may need legal services. Here are a few things I ask you to consider.

- I deal directly with my clients. I do not pass you on to a junior associate; I do the actual work, which I continue to find interesting and rewarding.

-I have in the past and continue to work...
James Hubbert
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Rochester, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(248) 454-1860 431 Sixth St
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Michigan State University
Attorney James D. Hubbert is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Graham and Hubbert. He has over 28 years of legal experience and has the highest peer and client ratings with Martindale-Hubbell ( A.V. Preeminent) and A.V.V.O. (Superb).
Travis I Dafoe
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Frankenmuth, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(989) 321-2330 160 S. Main St, Ste 4
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I enjoy the interaction with people where I can explain something that may seem complex in a way that helps them understand. As a former teacher, I do enjoy those ah-ha moments where things click. I enjoy talking with clients and getting to know them and their situation, so that I can find the best possible solutions for their needs. I believe that effective estate planning is a critical component of my client’s life planning. I believe that family fights over inheritance are unnecessary and wasteful. Families achieve better outcomes through planning rather than fighting. While it is...
Audra R McClure
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Grand Rapids, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(616) 451-4000 678 Front Ave NW, Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I pride myself in communicating well with clients and always keeping their familes' best interests in mind.
Raymond Harris
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East Lansing, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(517) 853-6900 271 Woodland Pass
Ste 115
East Lansing, MI 48823
Estate Planning, Elder and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Raymond A. Harris is a shareholder with Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC in East Lansing, Michigan. He practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration and litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, special needs planning, and Medicaid planning. Raymond is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Florida. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and serves on the board of directors for the Michigan NAELA chapter. Raymond is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to Medicaid planning, special needs planning, elder law, probate,...
Jared Austin
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Lansing, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(517) 614-1983 P.O. Box 10118
Lansing, MI 48901
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a solo attorney operating in the heart of the capitol city of Lansing, MI. For your convenience, I offer home visits and weekend appointments to better accomodate your schedule. My main areas of practice include: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Wills and Estate Planning. Don't hesitate to give a call for your FREE consultation!
Scot C. Putzig
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Saginaw, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
Giving legal counsel and advice is a difficult practice, governed by a web of intersecting federal and state legislation and subject to constant change. Whether you are looking at legal compliance, negotiating a contract or real estate deal, or having to fight an unreasonable claim or lawsuit, you have to balance legal rights and obligations with the knowledge that business and life must go on. That is why I consider every client my most important client and give clients easy access, fast response times, brief, practical, and easy to understand legal advice, and point out and help clients...
Eric J. Sheppard
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Okemos, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(517) 618-1580 2109 Hamilton Road
Suite 206
Okemos, MI 48864
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The Law Office of Eric J. Sheppard represents clients in criminal cases and divorce/custody cases, as well as many other areas of law. We fight for our client's rights. We provide diligent representation and give personalized attention to all of our cases. Contact us today at 517-618-1580.
Anne M VanderBroek
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Spring Lake, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(616) 607-7522 17190 Van Wagoner Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Lake Michigan College
At VanderBroek Law PLLC in Spring Lake, Michigan, we are fully prepared to help you with myriad serious legal issues affecting nearly every aspect of your life, including your family, your business, your finances and your future.

To that end, our law firm offers exceptional representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Commercial collections and Debt Relief
Criminal Defense - including Felony, Misdemeanor, and OWI/DWI representation
Estate planning, wills, trusts, and elder law and probate administration

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Raymond Barry
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Milford, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 332-1579 1100 Corporate Office Drive
Suite 100
Milford, MI 48381
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Raymond C. Barry & Associates, PLLC advises clients in matters of creating effective estate plans, wills, powers of attorney, deeds and medical patient advocates. We handle all aspects of probate administration so you don't have to. We also effectively defend clients who have found themselves charged with traffic offenses, misdemeanors or felonies.
David M. McCleary
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Grand Blanc, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(810) 516-5116 8161 S. Saginaw
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
You have questions- I have answers. Call now for a free consultation. (810) 516-5116. Many law firms say that they offer personalized service, but their actions don't always reflect that when it comes to dealing with their clients. I'm David McCleary, and at my law firm, McCleary & Associates, P.C., I take those words to heart. I want to be your family's trusted adviser for all your estate planning needs. I meet with all my clients myself, one-on-one. This means I can offer a true individualized service to the people in the Grand Blanc and...
Howard B. Young
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Bingham Farms, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
Beverly M. Griffor
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Ypsilanti, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(734) 827-1337 1851 Washtenaw
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Trademarks
Ave Maria School of Law
Attorney Beverly M. Griffor was first licensed in Michigan and has since become involved in litigation and research nationwide. She diligently represents the interests of each of her clients. Beverly graduated from the University of Michigan with a double majored Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. In each major, Beverly sub-concentrated in both Criminology and Social Inequality. She also graduated as a member of honor societies in all three of her concentrations. Beverly received her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law, focusing her studies on trial...
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Zeeland, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(616) 499-7045 9 East Main Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Michigan Law School
Geoffrey has been practicing law in western Michigan now — and previously in the Detroit metro area (and beyond) — since 2005. In that time, he has consulted thousands of clients, and took part in many bankruptcy cases (both Chapter 7 and 13) for individuals and small businesses and helped numerous individuals and small businesses with all their legal needs. In addition, Geoff has volunteered at Freedom House Detroit practicing immigration and asylum law, teaches test preparation classes, and tutors students for standardized tests. Geoff grew up on a dairy farm in western Michigan — in his free time he enjoys...
Kenneth Gold
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Plymouth, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(734) 335-7100 747 S. Main St. Suite 100
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Wayne State University
Ken Gold is an experienced and dedicated estate planning and probate attorney. He has the knowledge and skills to help you with every element of estate planning along with your real estate and business needs.
Stuart G. K. Williams
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Lansing, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(517) 853-7542 115 W. Allegan Street
Suite 720
Lansing, MI 48933
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Michigan State University
I have been a lawyer since 2005 and live in The Greater Lansing Area with my wife and two children. I created the Family Wills & Trusts law firm to improve upon critical short-comings in the estate planning industry, that my family experienced first hand. If you want to know with certainty that your family will receive the most value possible from your estate and that your planning goals will be accomplished, I invite you to schedule a personal planning session with me in Lansing.

More about me: I am an MSU College of Law alumni and a...
Lesley Hoenig
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Mount Pleasant, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(989) 773-0900 407 E Broadway
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
I am an attorney licensed to practice in Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. I primarily practice in bankruptcy, foreclosure, real estate, estate planning and probate.
Kathryn Wayne-Spindler
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Milford, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(248) 676-1000 425 West Huron Street
Suite 120
Milford, MI 48381
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Michigan Attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler has built a full-service law firm that is pleased to be successfully helping clients with all their divorce, family law, adoption, child custody, change of domicile, estate planning, minor criminal defense and probate needs. She is an experienced and aggressive fighter in the courtroom. She is also known for being a compassionate counselor to her clients. She understands that her clients' cases are not just legal battles to be won, but life-changing events that can potentially be emotionally traumatic. She listens and advises with her client's best interests in mind. Years ago, Wayne-Spindler realized that...
Lea Ann Sterling
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Gaylord, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(877) 923-2326 100 W. 1st Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Lea Ann Sterling has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 1998. Admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1981, Mrs. Sterling practiced law in Columbus. In 1997, she began a sabbatical to write, travel, and relocate from Ohio to Michigan. Her first book, Historic Homes of Olde Towne, was released in 1999 and won the Ohio Historical Society’s Public Education and Awareness Award. Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island, released in 2001, was listed on the Michigan Governor’s List of Best Books of 2001. In March 1999, Mrs. Sterling was appointed Village of Empire Zoning Administrator where she was...
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

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