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Jo Anne Hinds

Jo Anne Hinds

Practice areas:

Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate

About Me

This photograph was taken at Holt Junior HIgh School, where I teach classes on wills and trusts for Holt Community Education.  The illustration is a timeline depicting general durable powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney - both of which are "lifetime" documents that have no use after death.  It's important to understand the interplay between these documents and the client's living trust agreement - and how to ensure you've placed the right individual in the right role in your estate.  If you're interested in hearing more about the classes I teach in Holt, Grand Ledge, Okemos, Stockbridge, Delta Township, East Lansing, and more, visit  You can read comments from participants of my previous classes at


Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Trusts: 80%
    21 years
  2. Probate: 10%
    21 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    21 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Ingrid Andrews

    Jo Anne Hinds is an experienced attorney with an innovative approach to the proactive practice of law. She always keeps her clients' best interests at the forefront of her practice.


    Ingrid Andrews Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Po Box 585
Portland, MI, 48875


MIActive And In Good Standing199406/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Michigan Week AwardGrand Ledge2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Jo Anne Hinds2004 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to ShoreAdult Volunteer (Girl Scout Leader)2007 - Present
American Business Women's Association - Seven Islands Charter ChapterPresident2003 - 2004
State Bar of MichiganMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate of Jane DoeEstate administration complete.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Solo/News for Solo PractitionersA Lot Like House Calls (Except for the Cows)1995

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Eastern Michigan UniversityPublic Law & GovernmentBA1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Renovating Your Trust AgreementThis Old Trust2009
Free SeminarGet Your Ducks in a Row: Wills & Trusts for Young Parents2009