Welcome to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education     login    cart (0
login | cart (0)  
Who We Are:  Advisory Boards
   Probate & Estate Planning Advisory Board
Jehan Grashara Crump-Gibson
Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC, Lathrup Village
Jehan Grashara Crump-Gibson practices in the areas of business, municipal, and probate and estate planning law. She has assisted both for-profit and nonprofit entities with business-related and licensing issues and has performed legal and policy analysis on local municipal matters, including zoning approvals, government-sponsored tax incentive programs, and contracts. Ms. Crump-Gibson also assists families with probate and estate planning, including...View Full Bio

Mark K. Harder
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Holland
Mark K. Harder chairs the firm's Private Client and Family Office Practice and concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration for high-net-worth individuals and in the representation of family-owned businesses and their owners, with an emphasis on business succession planning. A member of the State Bar of Michigan (SBM), he is the past chair of the SBM's Probate and...View Full Bio

Phillip E. Harter
Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, Battle Creek
After 26 years as Calhoun County Probate Court Judge, Phillip E. Harter now practices in the areas of probate, estate planning, and mediation of contested probate matters. Mr. Harter is a former chairperson of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the 2006 recipient of its Michael Irish Award. Mr. Harter is also recognized...View Full Bio

Jennifer M. Harvey
Harvey Legal Group PLLC, Ann Arbor
Jennifer M. Harvey is the founder and managing partner of the firm. She is admitted to practice in the state of Michigan, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association and Client Protection Fund Committee and the Estate...View Full Bio

Michael G. Lichterman
Baar & Lichterman PLLC, Grandville
Michael G. Lichterman focuses his practice on estate and trust planning and administration, elder law, and closely held business issues. He focuses on unique family and property issues, such as multi-generational small business transfer planning; asset protection planning; planning for a family member with special needs; and planning for specially regulated firearms and collections. Mr. Lichterman has completed the ICLE...View Full Bio

Nancy L. Little
Buhl Little Lynwood & Harris PLC, East Lansing
Nancy L. Little practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and gift tax, estate and trust administration, probate litigation, and guardianships and conservatorships. She is a past chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Probate and Estate Planning Section and is editor of the section's "Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal." Ms. Little is also a member of the...View Full Bio

Michele C. Marquardt
DeMent and Marquardt PLC, Kalamazoo
One of two originating members of the firm, Michele C. Marquardt practices in the areas of estate and business succession planning. She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Ms. Marquardt is a former member of the State Bar of Michigan's Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Section's Probate Council, for which she chaired...View Full Bio

Douglas A. Mielock
Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Lansing
Douglas A. Mielock practices in the areas of estate planning and trust litigation. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan (SBM), the Ingham County Bar Association, and the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council. A past chair of the SBM's Probate and...View Full Bio

Amy N. Morrissey
Westerman & Morrissey PC, Ann Arbor
Amy N. Morrissey practices in the area of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and probate litigation and has served as a mediator. She is a former chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Ms. Morrissey is a past president...View Full Bio

Tara J. Peterson
Crenshaw Peterson & Associates PC, Okemos
Tara J. Peterson is a senior partner at her firm. She focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, adult guardianships and conservatorships, and Medicaid planning. She is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan and is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning section. She is also a member of the Ingham County Bar...View Full Bio

Terrence G. Quinn
The TGQ Law Firm, Ann Arbor
Terrence G. Quinn is president of the firm, specializing in estate planning, probate, and elder law. A 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Quinn began his career as a general practitioner in a large mid-Michigan firm. Shortly afterward, he undertook an effort to develop a specialty in the areas of estate planning and elder law, including...View Full Bio

James P. Spica
Dickinson Wright PLLC, Detroit
James P. Spica is the principal author of the Michigan Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act of 2008 and of the multi-statute Michigan "trust decanting" regime enacted in 2012. He is a Commissioner (appointed by the Michigan Legislative Council) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, also known as the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), and a member of...View Full Bio

Nancy H. Welber
Nancy H. Welber PC, Farmington Hills
An attorney in private practice since 1982 and a certified public accountant, Nancy H. Welber concentrates her practice in the areas of estate and retirement planning and probate and trust administration. In the retirement realm, she assists clients and other attorneys with difficult planning issues for families with significant retirement benefits, including families with special needs or younger beneficiaries and...View Full Bio

Jeanne E. Murphy
ICLE Advisory Board Liaison
Jeanne E. Murphy has been with ICLE since 2005 and currently works with contributors to update and edit publications and online resources in the areas of probate and estate planning and elder law. She also develops new content, including interactive online education programs, and is a moderator. Ms. Murphy previously spent several years as a research attorney for the Michigan...View Full Bio
News From ICLE
In MemoriamICLE mourns the passing of John W. Reed, one of ICLE's first directors.

NEW Online TrainingEssential Deposition Skills

NEW Online TrainingElder Law Certificate Program

Meet Our Contributors
Zabbia Nizar Alholou
AT Law Group PLLC
Zabbia Nizar Alholou has a strong background in various areas of law, including immigration, family law, trusts and estates, and personal injury. She advocates on behalf of her clients with passion and dedication. She received...