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David M. Mccleary

David M. Mccleary

Practice areas:

Probate, Trusts, Elder Law, Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense

David Mccleary

About Me

David McCleary is a graduate of Oakland University (BS 1980) and the University of Detroit (JD 1983) and has been practicing law since 1984. He is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Bar. He has successfully argued cases of first impression before the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals and has taught at Oakland University and Cooley Law School. He lectures in the areas of Estate Planning, asset protection, civil and constitutional rights.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Trusts: 25%
    31 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    31 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    31 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    31 years
  5. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    31 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Kerry L Morgan

    David is a fine attorney. He is very conscientious and professional. He is accessible and can help you with your estate needs.


    Kerry Morgan Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. McCleary has an exceptional commitment to his clients, a firm understanding of the law, and excellent experience in both trial and appellate litigation. His personal and professional ethics are above reproach, and he has an enviable insight into the practical impact of the many legal issues of the day.


    William Van Dusen Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

McCleary & Associates, P.C.

8161 S. Saginaw
Grand Blanc, MI, 48439


MIActive And In Good Standing198403/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of MichiganN/A1984 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pierce v Pierce 162 Mich. App. 367 (1987)We conclude that a noncustodial parent's support arrearage which accrued while the parent was imprisoned should be discharged unless there is some showing that the parent became incarcerated in order to avoid his support obligation
Stacy M. CARR, a/k/a Stacy May Carr, Appellant, v. MIDLAND COUNTY CONCEALED WEAPONS LICENSING BOARD, Appellee.Reversed. Both the trial court and the Midland County Concealed Weapons Licensing Board clearly erred in concluding that appellant should be denied a concealed pistol license on the basis of a felony conviction.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983