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M. Jean Ligon

M. Jean Ligon

Practice areas:

Family, Estate Planning, Animal Law, Real Estate

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    18 years
  2. Family: 35%
    18 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    21 years
  4. Animal Law: 15%
    15 years

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Contact Info

Ligon Law Office

822 E Grand River Ave Ste 3
Brighton, MI, 48116



MIActive And In Good Standing199108/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Catalyst Award,Michigan Horse Council2008
Law ReviewCooley Law School1990
Distinguished Student AwardCooley Law School Alumni Association1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyLigon Law Office1993 - Present
AssociateJames B. Brown & Associates1990 - 1993
Research Assistant to Professor Otto StockmeyerCooley Law School1989 - 1990


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Horse CouncilVice President2008 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Animal Law SectionChairperson2007 - 2008
Putnam Township Planning CommissionMember (past vice chair, past secretary)2004 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Law of DamagesOther Commercial and Contract Claims2006
Equestrian Land Conservation ResourceEquestrian Communities Zoning2004
State Bar of Mich Animal Law Section NewsletterDefining the Horse: Companion Animal or Livestock2003
Over the Fence, Michigan Horse Council NewsletterHorse Hostile Zoning: Here Today, Where Tomorrow?1997
Ingham County Bar Association BriefsLobbying Involves Influential Information1995
Enterprise, Michigan Manufacturer's AssnMUSTFA: Is the Golden Egg Gone?1994
Law and Environment NewsletterImproving Legal Representation1993


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarHorses and the Law2009
MRPA Trails ForumEquestrian Trails Issues2008
Seminar video replayCommentator, Preparing Estate and Gift Tax Returns and Post-Death Tax Planning2007
Seminar video replayCommentator, Fundamentals of Estate Planning2007
Michigan Equine ConferenceZoning and Land Use2007
Seminar video replayCommentator, Fundamentals of Estate Planning2006
ANR Week Horse ProgramKeeping and Expanding Our Michigan Horse Trails2001
SeminarUsing Attorney-Client Privilege and the Environmental Audit Privilege to Advantage1997
Law Day ProgramA Look at Environmental Law Since the Demise of MUSTFA and Birth of RBECA1996
International Stallion Exhibition and Trade ShowHorses, Liability & the Law1996