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Thomas V. Trainer

Troy, Michigan

Thomas V. Trainer is a director, an officer, and a shareholder in the firm, practicing in the areas of elder law, probate and estate planning, and health law. The 2012 recipient of the Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice award, Mr. Trainer has served on a number of Michigan Supreme Court task forces related to guardianships and conservatorships and on both the Michigan and the National Advisory Panels on Alzheimer's Diseases and Related Conditions. He is an author and frequent lecturer on elder and special needs planning and held a teaching position in the legal assistant program at Oakland University. He is an officer and director of the Rosemary and Larry Berger Education Foundation and chairperson of the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology executive committee, where he serves on the Leadership Council for Endowments and Scholarships and Cognitive Neuro Sciences subcommittees. He is chairperson of SPEC Associates in downtown Detroit, which provides research services helping foundations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies become more effective at public service. Mr. Trainer has been listed in "Michigan Super Lawyers" every year since 2008 and was selected by his peers to be included in "Dbusiness Magazine's" list of 2013 Top Lawyers in the practice area of trusts and estates.