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Michele P. Fuller

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning

About Me

I have been a probate practitioner for 17 years, focusing on special needs planning and elder law issues. I am also the mother of four children, two of which have special needs, which makes me particularly passionate about advocating for my clients.  With my fellow council members on the State Bar of Michigan Elder Law and Disability Rights Section, I helped write the Michigan Pooled Trust Act which was introduced to the legislature in November, 2012, which was my proudest moment as a practitioner.  This Act wil allow people with disabilities over age 65 to put aside money to help pay for their supplemental needs while they receive Medicaid long term care benefits.  I am also excited about the publication of an article entitled Furture Planning for People with Disabilities which I co-wrote with Kevin Urbatsch which will appear in the NAELA Journal in the Spring 2013 edition.  This area of practice is tremendously rewarding, and our professional growth helps us provide excellent service and support for our clients.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Elder Law: 80%
    16 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Matthew Scott Crider

    Michele is an accomplished attorney with a level of professionalism, responsiveness and balanced approach to the practice of law that clients deserve.

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    Matthew Crider Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Patrick Urbatsch

    Michele Palmer Fuller is an outstanding attorney who understands the difficult area of planning for persons with disabilities. She is legally proficient in the field, but what makes her extra-special is her ability to work with her clients to provide them with a plan that works for them. She is tireless in her efforts to educate elders and persons with special needs about their legal rights and will strongly advocate for their rights. I heartily endorse Ms. Fuller as one of the top elder and special needs planning attorneys in the country.

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    Kevin Urbatsch Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

12900 Hall Rd Ste 470
Sterling Heights, MI, 48313

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing199703/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Top Special Needs AdvocateParenting Magazine2013
Executive, Professional Entrepreneur RegistryCambridge Who's Who2007
Certified Facilitative MediatorDispute Resolution Center2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/Managing PartnerMichigan Law Center, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerFuller & Stubbs, PLLC2000 - 2010
AssociateLaw Office of Patricia L. Patterson1997 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Academy of Special Needs PlannersAdvisory Board2012 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationCo-chair elder law section2011 - Present
ElderCounselN/A2010 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights SectionVoting council member2007 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersChair, 6th Annual Conference2005 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2001 - Present
Macomb County Probate Bar AssociationVice President2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
client Drake.S. vs. Michigan Department of Human ServicesThe penalty was reversed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ELDR Section of the State Bar of Michigan newsletterLandmark Development for Pooled Trusts? Its Open for Debate2013
NAELA JournalFuture Planning for People with Disabilities2013
Thomson ReutersTraps fro the Unwary during Special Needs Trust Administration2013
Special Education NewsTop Ten IEP Tips for Parents2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Michigan State Universityinternational relationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Association for JusticeSSI basics for litigation attorneys2014
Academy of Special Needs Planners webinar seriesPooled Trust basics overview2014
Senior SummitTop concerns for Elder Law clients2013
American Association for JusticeQualified Settlement Funds2013
WebinarThe First-Party Special Needs Trust: a detailed review of the Pro's and Con's of the Two Types of First-Party Special Needs Trusts2012
Things to Watch for in Special Needs Trust AdministrationIssues in SNT Administration2012
Spring Medicaid update seminarHousing, Caregiver, and Trustee Issues for Special Needs Children2012
Monthly meetingAn Overview of Special Needs Trusts2012
Medicaid BootcampMedicaid2012
Macomb County Probate Court GAL trainingAn Overview of Special Needs Trusts2012
annual conferenceTransition Planning from banks to private fiduciaries2012
Advanced trainingFuture Planning for People with Disabilities2012
Medicaid BootcampMedicaid2011
Medicaid BootcampMedicaid2010