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James P. Frederick

James P. Frederick

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Elder Law, Contracts & Agreements, Power Of Attorney

About Me


Being Christian affects
every aspect of our approach to the practice of law and the way we treat our
clients. The very idea of Christian lawyers may seem like an oxymoron, but it
is a responsibility that we take very seriously. We believe that we are called
to not only uphold the laws and ethics codes handed down by the State, but more
importantly, to adhere to the values set forth in the Bible.


 


We make every
effort to act in a way that will not only benefit our clients, but will also
reflect our desire to perform work that is pleasing to God. We strongly believe
that this adds value to the service we provide and it separates us from many
other law firms you could choose to work with.

 


The best way to find out more about me personally and the firm is to visit our website: www.greatlakesprobate.com. That site provides not only personal information about myself and my partner, but also a great deal about the work that we do, our professional philosophy and estate planning and probate information that most clients find helpful.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Probate: 40%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Trusts: 15%
  4. Power Of Attorney: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

190 total 

  • Adam A Studnicki

    Mr. Frederick is a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable.

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    Adam Studnicki Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles J Moore

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Frederick shows a fine understanding of the law and has the experience in his chosen areas of practice to really assist clients.

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    Charles Moore Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices Of Frederick & Frederick Plc

33300 Five Mile Rd
Suite 110
Livonia, MI, 48154

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing198908/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rated AV-Preeminent - Peer reviewMartindale-Hubbell2014
Avvo Top ContributorAvvo2013
Top Contributor - ProbateAvvo2012
Editor of Wayne Law ReviewWayne Law Review1989

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerFrederick & Frederick PLC1991 - Present
Associate AttorneyMeyer, Kirk, Snyder & Safford1989 - 1991

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Law QA Attorney NetworkContributing attorney2012 - Present
Neighborhood Christian LawyerMember Attorney2012 - Present
Legal Match Member AttorneyMember attorney2002 - 2012
Legal Club of AmericaMember Attorney2001 - Present
Probate and Estate Planning Section - Michigan BarMember attorney1991 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember attorney1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Worse Case Scenario for no Estate PlanHappy but expensive outcome
Lost cause?Settlement of $240k for the client

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Self-publishedProbate Avoidance: What you need to know in order to protect yourself and your family from higher costs and complications2012

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate1989
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Planning for Peace of MindEstate planning/Probate Avoidance2012
Financial Planning SeminarEstate and Financial Planning Concerns for Woman2011
Conversations From the BedsideEnd of life planning2011
Chiropractic Legal SeminarEstate planning and Employment law matters2004