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About Me

    Helping people solve legal problems is what I enjoy.                                          

    Estate planning, for example, permits me to share  a client's satisfaction in completing something important after putting it off for months or, often, years.

    Family law provides me the opportunity to lend advice at a time clients feel the press of change and the anxiety that brings.

    Real estate and business may sound dry but each case has human elements that add important twists and turns to the transaction or dispute.

    In my spare time I am an automobile enthusiast (I live in Michigan after all), enjoy well written histories, and I am a fan of jazz. My wife, Mary, and I live in a small town a few miles outside of Ann Arbor where we are within minutes of our children and grandchildren.



Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    21 years
  2. Business: 25%
    41 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    21 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    44 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    41 years



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Contact Info

300 N 5th Ave Ste 220
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing196810/08/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV rated firmMartindale-Hubbell2009
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1987
Moot Court BoardOhio Northern University1967
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberHamilton,Judge,Schroer and Steingold PLC1996 - Present
ShareholderEllis,Talcott and Ohlgren PC1986 - 1994
PartnerMalley and Schroer1976 - 1986
Chief Assistant and RefereeWashtenaw County Friend of the Court1971 - 1976
Chief AssistantIngham County Friend of the Court1970 - 1971
Associate AttorneySinas,Dramis,Brake and Turner1969 - 1970
Law Clerk and Research AttorneyIngham County Circuit Court,Lansing MI1968 - 1969
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association Advisory PanelMember2009 - Present
Scio Township Planning CommissionVice-Chair2001 - 2002
Ann Arbor Art AssociationCommittee Chair of WineFest2000 - 2002
Midwest Financial Credit UnionPast Chair and current Member of the Board1998 - Present
Home Builders of Washtenaw CountyAssociate Member1997 - 2004
Scio Township Building AuthorityMember1997 - 2002
Briarwood Kiwanis ClubPresident1996 - 1997
Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Urban Transportation CommitteeMember1995 - 1999
Washtenaw Metropolitan Planning CommissionMember1994 - 1999
Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember1994 - Present
Ann Arbor Historic District CommissionChair1991 - 1994
Planned Parenthood of Mid-MichiganSecretary of Board of Directors1990 - 1996
Ann Arbor Area 2000Member, Committee on Governmental Cooperation1988 - 1993
Washtenaw Development CouncilMember1988 - 1992
Pittsfield Township Planning CommissionChair1987 - 1990
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationHost of Legal Line Radio Talk Show1984 - 1985
Michigan Board of Law ExaminersPresident and Member1982 - 1987
Chippewa Hills Swim and Tennis ClubPresident1980 - 1981
Pittsfield Township Zoning Board of AppealsChair1976 - 1984
Michigan Board of Law Examinersreader/procter1971 - 1982
Davenport UniversityBusiness Law Lecturer1969 - 1969
Publication NameTitleDate
Builder InformerMichigan's Land Division Act2002
Independent TimesEstate Planning for Seniors2000
Planning and Zoning NewsApproved Variances with Conditions1984
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
Ohio State UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1964
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law for SeniorsEstate Planning2009
Annual MeetingEstate Planning for Business Owners1996