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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.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


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



Fixed (sometimes)

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  • Stuart S. Johnson

    I endorse Michele Fuller as an attorney who is passionate about being a leader in her field, and taking great care to achieve all of her clients goals in estate planning.


    Stuart Johnson Social Security Attorney
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  • Steven Patrick Riley

    Michele is on of the savviest, smartest and skilled attorneys I've known in the estate planning and special needs field. Her energy is contagious. I've known her for several years and I continue to be impressed by her work ethic, attitude and knowledge. I would not hesitate to recommend her.


    Steven Riley Estate Planning Attorney
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Contact info

12900 Hall Rd Ste 470
Sterling Heights, MI, 48313


MIActive And In Good Standing199711/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
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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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
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