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Brett A. Howell

Brett A. Howell

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Medicaid & Medicare

About Me

     Brett is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and has been helping his clients for over 20 years.  He is the owner of The Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, P.L.L.C. located at 8285 S. Saginaw Street in Grand Blanc.  As the firm name suggests, his practice is dedicated exclusively to assisting clients with their estate planning and elder law needs, such as Medicaid planning, trusts, wills, Veterans Benefits planning, guardianship, conservatorships and probate estate or trust administration.


     

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Estate Planning: 32%
    16 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 32%
    14 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 31%
    14 years, 500 cases
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • K. C. Baran

    Brett is an excellent attorney. I have referred clients to him for assistance with estate planning particularly when it deals with elder care issues. My clients were very satisfied after consulting with Brett and I was too. He is very patient, understanding and attentive to client's needs. I highly recommend Brett.

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  • Todd D. Schmitz

    I endorse this lawyer without any reservation whatsoever. Brett is an outstanding elder law attorney. I have complete trust is his ability, his legal knowledge, and his honesty. Not only is he one of the best elder law and estate planning attorneys I know, he is also among the most ethical and is guided by his faith. Brett is a person whose presence in the legal profession makes it better. I have no doubt that if you are considering hiring Brett, you will be satisfied with the service he provides and the skills he brings to help you and your family. I often call Brett when I have difficult elder law questions. I am honored to have the opportunity to publicly profess my confidence in Brett and my endorsement of him.

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

8285 S Saginaw St Ste 100
Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing199206/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AccreditationDepartment of Veterans Affairs2008
GraduateVeterans Benefit Institute2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, PLLC2003 - Present
AttorneyStrategic Legal Services2002 - 2003
PartnerEinheuser & Howell, P.C.2000 - 2001
AttorneyJames, Dark & Brill1993 - 2000
Law ClerkKalamazoo County Circuit Court1992 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Genesee County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Genesee County Bar Association, Probate CommitteeMember2008 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCertified Elder Law Attorney2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Certified Financial PlannerN/A2002 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Medicaid qualification of married clientMedicaid approval by Michigan Dept. of Human Services

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Probate Court Contested Matters & Non-Jury Trial SeminarTrial Procedure Overview2009
Special Needs Trusts and Medicaid UpdateProbate Court Practice Seminar2008
Representing the Elderly or Disabled Client in MichiganMedicaid Planning2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1992
Michigan State UniversityCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Court Contested Matters & Non-Jury Trial SeminarTrial Procedure Overview2009
Probate Court Practice SeminarSpecial Needs Trusts and Medicaid Update2008
Representing the Elderly or Disabled Client in MichiganMedicaid Planning2004