Advising the Older Client or Client with a Disability, Fourth Edition
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Advising the Older Client or Client with a Disability, Fourth Edition
Editors
  
Alison E. Hirschel
Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, Lansing

Alison E. Hirschel is the managing lawyer of the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, a legal services advocacy effort that also houses the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, the MI Health Link Ombudsman Program, and two local long-term care ombudsman programs. Ms. Hirschel also serves as the elder law specialist at the Michigan Poverty Law Program and is the managing...
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Lauretta K. Murphy
Miller Johnson, Grand Rapids

Lauretta K. Murphy practices in the areas of probate and estate planning, sophisticated estate and gift tax planning, business ownership and succession planning, elder law and disability planning, and special needs planning. She chairs the firm’s trust, estate, and family wealth management practice group. Ms. Murphy is an American College of Trust and Estate Counsel fellow and a member of...
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Chapter Authors
  
Katherine B. Albrecht
Beier Howlett PC, Troy

A partner in the firm, Katherine B. Albrecht practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, estate tax, and fiduciary income tax. Active in the State Bar of Michigan, she is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section and a member and past chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section. Ms....
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Patrick J. Bond
Bond Estate Planning & Elder Law PC, Saint Clair Shores

Patrick J. Bond represents families, concentrating on the estate-planning needs of older persons living with age-related disabilities. He is a past chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the author of "Lady Bird Deeds," published in the Summer 2006 "Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal."
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Andrew J. Broder
Payne Broder & Fosse PC, Bingham Farms

Andrew J. Broder has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning and end-of-life decision making; corporate, banking, and health care law; and business and probate litigation. He helped to form Michigan's first hospital bioethics committee, serving as general counsel to the hospital and a member of the committee, and has been a leading voice for the right to medical...
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Caroline M. Dellenbusch
Dellenbusch and Associates PLC, Grand Rapids

Caroline M. Dellenbusch practices in the areas of elder law and disability, probate, and estate planning. She is a past chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Elder Law and Disability Rights Section and is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association (GRBA). Ms. Dellenbusch is also...
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Jeanne M. Hannah
Jeanne M. Hannah Law Offices, Traverse City

Practicing in the area of family law, Jeanne M. Hannah has maintained her own solo practice since 1987. Her practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of parental kidnapping (intrastate, interstate, and international), child abduction prevention, divorce, child custody, support, cohabitation, and parentage issues, primarily in Michigan, although the Internet brings clients from around the country and abroad. In addition,...
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Raymond A. Harris
Buhl Little Lynwood & Harris PLC, East Lansing

Raymond A. Harris practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration and litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, special needs planning, and Medicaid planning. Mr. Harris is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Florida. He is a council member of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Harris is...
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Ellen Sugrue Hyman
Ellen Sugrue Hyman Attorney at Law, Okemos

A sole practitioner, Ellen Sugrue Hyman focuses on estate planning for young families and families with members who have disabilities. She is also a consultant on self-determination to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In that capacity, Ms. Hyman drafts policy and practice guidelines, technical assistance, and informational and training materials. In addition, Ms. Hyman is a consultant...
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James P. Lampertius
Lampertius & Associates PLC, Farmington Hills

James P. Lampertius practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and special needs planning. He holds a graduate certificate as a specialist in aging from the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology. Mr. Lampertius is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Oakland County Bar Association....
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Jo Murphy
MMAP Inc, Lansing

Jo Murphy is the executive director of the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), Michigan's state health insurance assistance program funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Other federal grants secured by MMAP provide monies for fighting Medicare fraud and for the enrollment of low-income individuals into public benefits programs. MMAP services include providing Medicare, Medicaid, and other health...
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Gayle C. Rosen
Student Legal Services University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Gayle C. Rosen is a housing attorney with the University of Michigan's Student Legal Services. She has built her career representing tenants, either while working for Legal Services or while working as a staff attorney at the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, where she provided representation to individuals with disabilities. Ms. Rosen is a member of the Washtenaw County Bar...
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James E. Schaafsma
Michigan Poverty Law Program, Ann Arbor

As the housing attorney for the Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP), James E. Schaafsma practices primarily in the area of low-income housing law. A collaboration between Legal Services of South Central Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School, MPLP provides support services to local legal aid programs and other poverty law advocates statewide. Among other memberships, Mr. Schaafsma serves...
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Susan Wideman Schaible
Wideman Filizetti PC, Marquette

Susan Wideman Schaible began her elder law and disability rights practice in 2002. She currently serves over 1,600 individuals and families throughout the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan. Ms. Schaible is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Marquette County Bar Association, and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. She has served on the boards of several...
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Lewis M. Seward
Seward Tally & Piggott PC, Bay City

Lewis M. Seward practices in the area of Social Security disability issues at all levels of appeals through the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a sustaining member of the National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. Mr. Seward is a past chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Social Security Lawyers Section and the current...
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Scott L. Teter
Attorney General's Office-Corporate Oversight Division, Lansing

Scott L. Teter is the first assistant for the Criminal Division of the Corporate Oversight Division of the Office of the Attorney General, prosecuting mortgage rescue fraud, securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, and other financial crimes, many of which target the elderly. Mr. Teter trains with the Elder Justice Project of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and the National Association...
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Amy Rombyer Tripp
Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices PLLC, Jackson

A partner in the firm, Amy Rombyer Tripp concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning. She is the former chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Elder Law and Disability Rights Section and is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section. She was appointed by the governor to the Commission...
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Bradley A. Vauter
Bradley A. Vauter Law Offices, Grand Ledge

Bradley A. Vauter is an attorney in private practice. A 1983 graduate of Detroit College of Law, Mr. Vauter has served in private practice and legal service or public interest capacities over many years. He served as coordinator of Michigan's Senior Exploitation and Abuse Quick Response Team for two years and is a past chair of the Elder Law and...
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Michael R. Viterna
Viterna Law, Belleville

Michael R. Viterna helps veterans and their dependents obtain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is accredited by the VA and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Viterna is a member of the Court of Appeals...
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