Kent County, Michigan Probate Lawyers

Brent T. Geers
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Kent County, MI Probate Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationProbate, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
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.
Kelly Lambert
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Kent County, MI Probate Attorney with 30 years experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationProbate, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
Matthew Piwowar
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Kent County, MI Probate Attorney with 29 years experience
(855) 750-8787 2939 Wilson Ave SW, No. 126
Grandville, MI 49468
Free ConsultationProbate, Business and Estate Planning
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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Piwowar’s background includes such transactions as: the sale of a...
S. Christopher Hunter
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Kent County, MI Probate Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 719-2467 125 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Suite 245
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
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...
Beth A. Striegle
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Kent County, MI Probate Attorney with 16 years experience
(616) 242-9192 400 Ann St. NW, Ste. 207
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Beth A. Striegle grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating from West Catholic High School, she attended Ferris State University where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art. Prior to attending law school, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Calvin College where she graduated with honors. While attending Thomas Cooley Law School she raised two young boys. Beth completed her law school internship at the Sixty-Plus Elder Law Clinic. She considers the experience she gained while working for the clinic to be very valuable because it gave her a better understanding of the various issues...
Lawrence Wilson
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Kent County, MI Probate Lawyer with 36 years experience
(616) 676-3852 6440 Fulton E
Ste 202
Ada, MI 49301
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
The University of Toledo College of Law
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Marc Woolery
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Kent County, MI Probate Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 581-2795 PO Box 150257
Grand Rapids, MI 49515
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
Michael Willis
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Kent County, MI Probate Attorney
(616) 301-7177 28 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
Michael J. Willis is the co-founder and managing partner of the Western Michigan law firm of Willis Law. This firm is headquartered in Kalamazoo and has a satellite office in Grand Rapids. Mr. Willis primarily practices estate and trust planning, probate administration and litigation, corporate and real estate law. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America**, and Leaders in the Law, and rated AV-Preeminent** by Martindale-Hubbell's, Mr. Willis has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of legal skills and ethics. In 2007, Michigan Lawyers Weekly listed him as an "Up and Coming Lawyer," an honor bestowed upon less than .02 percent...
Benjamin J Herbert
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Kent County, MI Probate Attorney
648 Monroe NW, Suite 106
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
Benjamin J. Herbert, a partner with Willis Law in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is committed to helping people understand their rights and plan for their future. His practice focuses on competent, knowledgeable advice and representation in the areas of estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning and real estate law as well as elder law, estate and trust administration, and guardianship and conservatorship matters. Mr. Herbert’s client base includes young professionals, senior citizens, retirees, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, among others. An attorney with diverse talents, his other practice areas include corporate law and water law, protecting the rights of lakefront property owners, resolving...
Adam J. Sheridan
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Ottawa County, MI Probate Lawyer with 15 years experience
(616) 304-0987 1706 Coolidge Street
Conklin, MI 49403
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Marquette University Law School
With over fourteen years' experience in both law firm and large corporate environments, handling local, national, and international transactions of various types, I am able to assist clients in structuring and completing complex transactions while maintaining a personalized focus. Our firm appreciates each opportunity we have to learn a client's needs and provide customized solutions to the client's legal issues. I have substantial experience in real estate, corporate structure and governance, commercial contracts and procurement, mergers and acquisitions, estate and succession planning, taxation planning, and construction.
Anne M VanderBroek
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Ottawa County, MI Probate Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 607-7522 17190 Van Wagoner Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Elder and Estate Planning
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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Daniel J Goeman
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Ottawa County, MI Probate Lawyer with 22 years experience
(616) 796-9400 10500 Chicago Drive, Suite 75
Zeeland, MI 49464
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Jenny L. DeGraves
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Ottawa County, MI Probate Attorney with 10 years experience
(616) 394-4276 217 East 24th Street, Ste. 201
Holland, MI 49423
Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Adam Keilen
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Kalamazoo County, MI Probate Lawyer with 6 years experience
(269) 382-4818 141 E. Michigan Ave
Suite 602
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
Attorney Keilen is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, the Federal US District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the Federal US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Attorney Keilen is a Board Member and Attorney Representative for Kalamazoo Plus; he is an Advisory Board Member for the Michigan Medical Device Accelerator.

Attorney Keilen is a commercial litigator specializing in closely held business disputes; he is also the founder/owner of a local medical device company, giving him a unique appreciation for the legal issues in today’s business environment. Attorney Keilen has been a guest...
Donald Messinger
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Ottawa County, MI Probate Lawyer with 46 years experience
(616) 846-7600 17190 Van Wagoner Road
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
I have a broad range of legal service experience including; estate planning with wills, trusts and business plan documents; business transactions and contracts; civil litigation; and a variety of commercial and residential real estate matters.
Douglas McPhail
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Muskegon County, MI Probate Attorney with 30 years experience
(800) 968-1448 800 E. Ellis Road
Muskegon, MI 49441
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Doug McPhail has more than 28 years experience helping families, like yours, protect their estates from nursing home poverty, taxes and unnecessary probate expenses. Doug earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Mass Communications from Taylor University where he was active in student government leadership roles. After college, Doug enrolled at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he graduated with honors in 1988. Doug earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in the area of professional responsibility and was published member of the University of Detroit Law Review. While in...
Bradley Vauter
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Eaton County, MI Probate Lawyer with 35 years experience
(517) 853-8015 912 Charlevoix Dr.
Ste. 120
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Estate Planning
Fredric Balgooyen
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Muskegon County, MI Probate Lawyer with 52 years experience
(231) 733-2566 McCroskey Law Building
1440 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Balgooyen Law Offices has been a general practice firm in Muskegon County for over 40 years, having represented three municipal governments, several area businesses, and multiple generations of Muskegon families. Fredric F. Balgooyen, sole practitioner, has experience as both a prosecuting and public defense attorney, is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Criminal Law Section, Probate and Estate Planning Section and Master Lawyer Section. Practice areas include estate planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate and decedent estates, real estate, business law, business planning, commercial and civil litigation, Landlord-Tenant, family law, domestic issues, divorce, child support...
Holly F. Verde
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Ottawa County, MI Probate Lawyer with 30 years experience
(616) 399-3838 281 N. 120th Ave.
Holland, MI 49424
Probate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University School of Law
Martin Holmes
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Muskegon County, MI Probate Lawyer
(231) 744-9439 318 Center St
Muskegon, MI 49445
Probate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
University of Detroit
John Michael Guinan
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Ottawa County, MI Probate Attorney with 16 years experience
(616) 847-1234 41 Washington Ave.
Suite 250
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Trent C. Hilding
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Montcalm County, MI Probate Attorney
(989) 427-3436 4070 N. Crystal Road
Vestaburg, MI 48891
Probate, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Tax
Gary E Apps
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Kalamazoo County, MI Probate Attorney with 27 years experience
(269) 385-0009 813 W South St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Probate, Business, Collections and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Kevin J Kozma
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Newaygo County, MI Probate Lawyer with 39 years experience
(231) 689-6636 200 S. Charles St. PO Box 130
White Cloud, MI 49349
Probate, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
John Ceci
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Livingston County, MI Probate Lawyer with 16 years experience
(810) 299-2734 726 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
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.
Trent Harris
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Jackson County, MI Probate Attorney with 10 years experience
(517) 240-4236 404 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Collections and Estate Planning
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...
Daniel J Herman
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Ingham County, MI Probate Attorney with 6 years experience
(517) 489-2494 4121 Okemos Rd., Ste. 10
Okemos, MI 48864
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Dan Herman has been practicing law in the mid-Michigan area since his licensure in 2012, and has been assisting clients in a variety of areas, including litigation, family law, criminal defense, wills & trusts, estate administration, unemployment appeals, immigration, and insurance-related cases. Dan also has extensive experience litigating personal injury and car accident cases, and also has experience litigating construction-related matters.
Scot C. Putzig
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Saginaw County, MI Probate Attorney with 5 years experience
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Probate, Business, Estate Planning 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...
Stacey N. Brancheau
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Genesee County, MI Probate Lawyer with 25 years experience
(810) 629-2222 1100 Torrey, Suite 200
Fenton, MI 48430
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Stacey Brancheau established the Brancheau Law Firm to pursue her passion for helping individuals and their families navigate the often overwhelming process of wealth planning. In addition to her experience as an attorney, Stacey holds her Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designations. With 20 years of experience in the wealth planning industry, serving as an attorney, financial planner, fiduciary advisor and senior trust officer for a regional bank, she is uniquely qualified to assist her clients in developing a comprehensive plan to ensure that their loved ones have the information, guidance and...
Anthony Donoho
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Jackson County, MI Probate Lawyer with 7 years experience
(517) 914-9775 414 S Jackson St
Suite 3
Jackson, MI 49201
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Anthony "Tony" Donoho is a US Air Force veteran. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduating in 2012. While in law school, Tony also worked 3rd shirt at the U.S. Postal Service as an electronic technician, and represented fellow Postal employees as their union steward and vice president of the American Postal Workers Union Local 273. He was also a local business owner with Byte-Wise Computers.
Amir E. Abu-Aita
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Genesee County, MI Probate Lawyer
(810) 238-1700 5151 Gateway Centre
Suite 100
Flint, MI 48507
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Amir practices Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, VA Planning, Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Transactions. He has an extensive background of helping the elderly through his family-owned Licensed Assisted Living Homes. At Serenity Assisted Living, Amir assisted the elderly in their medical needs. Now, he hopes to help even more elderly in their legal and planning needs.
Kimberly Savage
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Ingham County, MI Probate Attorney with 14 years experience
(517) 515-5000 1483 Haslett Road
Haslett, MI 48840
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Rebecca Arnold
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Jackson County, MI Probate Attorney with 10 years experience
(517) 787-4100 145 S. Jackson Street
PO Box 787
Jackson, MI 49201
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ms. Arnold graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2008 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Michigan State University. Prior to starting her own practice Ms. Arnold was an Associate Attorney at a boutique elder law firm, and also worked for several years in legal aid. In her current practice Ms. Arnold focuses in the areas of elder law, probate, and estate planning. She also regular presents and speaks on these issues.
Leslie Van Alstine
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Manistee County, MI Probate Attorney with 24 years experience
(231) 723-3250 255 River St
Manistee, MI 49660
Probate, DUI, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Cooley Law School
We opened our office in Manistee, Michigan in 1995 and have been providing excellent, affordable legal services ever since. We have experienced a variety of challenges that have assisted us in developing a law practice that is particularly suited for the needs and desires of Manistee residents and visitors. We offer free initial consultations for criminal matters and personal injury cases, we only charge $100 for initial consultations for all other matters. Admitted to Practice in the State of Michigan in 1995 and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court in 2004. If you...
Andrew D. Richards
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Saginaw County, MI Probate Lawyer with 34 years experience
(989) 792-9641 200 St. Andrews Road
Saginaw, MI 48638
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
The Catholic University of America
I am an Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning Attorney, with the Saginaw - based law firm of Smith Bovill, P.C. I have been a Partner in the firm since 1991. I enjoy working with families and their estate planning and family businesses to help them with succession planning. We work with clients, most often on a flat fee basis, with a no-fee, no-obligation initial consultation. Clients meet with me personally on a one-to-one basis in all cases. Our staff is courteous, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. My philosophy is to build long-term relationships with clients.
David Platt
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County, MI Probate Lawyer with 39 years experience
(517) 282-1000 1003 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 4906
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David M. Platt has more than 38 years of experience as an estate planning and business attorney. David concentrates his law practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate litigation, pre and post nuptial agreements, real estate and business entity formation. He assists clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, family cottage limited partnerships, as well as providing counsel to minimize income and estate taxes.

David frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants and attorneys, as well as the general public. He is an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan...
Lesley Hoenig
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Isabella County, MI Probate Attorney with 16 years experience
(989) 773-0900 407 E Broadway
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
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.
Rhonda R. Kunkel
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Eaton County, MI Probate Attorney with 16 years experience
(517) 622-0590 Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, P.C.
7521 Westshire Drive, Suite 100
Lansing, MI 48917
Probate, Consumer, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Darrell Zolton
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Saginaw County, MI Probate Lawyer with 27 years experience
(989) 792-1111 6420 Normandy Dr
Saginaw, MI 48638
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jaynie Smith Hoerauf
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Clare County, MI Probate Attorney with 26 years experience
(989) 386-3434 601 Beech Street
PO Box 67
Clare, MI 48617
Probate, Business, Collections and Municipal
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
About half of my practice consists of local government representation. The remainder is real estate, estate planning, probate, collections and general business matters. We strive to provide prompt and professional services with personal attention and care.
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