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Raymond Alick Harris

Raymond Alick Harris

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Guardianship

About Me

Bernick, Radner & Ouellette, P.C. was founded in 1986.  Our firm consists of 8 experienced lawyers in practice areas focused on business, tax, family law, real estate, elder law and Medicaid planning, estate planning, trust and estate administration, contested estates and trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and mediation.  We are committed to providing customers with the highest quality of legal services delivered with the highest degree of integrity.  

Providing good service means taking the time to listen.  We will work with you every step of the way to make sure your legal needs are met.  Our firm is client-oriented and we maintain strict client confidentiality. 

We are proud of the numerous distinctions and awards our lawyers have received. The Institute of Continuing Legal Education and other organizations frequently engage our lawyers to share their expertise and educate other attorneys throughout Michigan.  Additionally, our firm received the highest rating available through Martindale-Hubbell® - AV - recognizing our lawyers not only as preeminent in their fields of practice but also as possessing the highest ethical standards. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report recently named our firm as a Top Tier law firm.

Our office is conveniently located on Lake Lansing Road, directly across from the Eastwood Towne Center shopping complex.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Trusts: 25%
    7 years
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    7 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    7 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    9 years
  5. Guardianship: 10%
    7 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Nicholas A. Leydorf

    I endorse Mr. Harris.


    Nicholas Leydorf Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Mark Feigelson

    Mr. Harris does an excellent job of handling his clients estate planning needs. When ever I have referred a client to Mr. Harris the clients has informed me that they have been impressed with his profession and his passion for estate planning.


    Steven Feigelson Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bernick, Radner, Ouellette & Little, P.C.

2400 Lake Lansing Rd, Ste F
Lansing, MI, 48912



FLMember in Good Standing201508/17/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing200708/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Probate and Estate Planning CertificateInstitute of Continuing Legal Education and State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section2014
Up and Coming LawyersMichigan Lawyers Weekly2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBernick, Omer, Radner & Ouellette2013 - Present
Hotline attorneyElder Law of Michigan2010 - 2011
OwnerThe Law Office of Raymond A. Harris, PLLC2009 - 2013
Associate AttorneyPatricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates2007 - 2009
Student attorneySixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic2006 - 2007
Student volunteerElder Law of Michigan2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
US District Court-Eastern District of MichiganMember2014 - Present
Elder Law of MichiganBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Greater Lansing Estate Planning CouncilBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Fenner Nature CenterBoard of Directors2013 - Present
R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy ProjectBoard of Directors2013 - 2015
Lansing Educational Advancement FoundationBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
South Lansing-Holt RotaryMember2012 - Present
South Lansing Kiwanis ClubMember2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Special Needs Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Retired and Senior Volunteer ProgramBoard of Directors2010 - 2013
US District Court-Western District MichiganMember2010 - Present
Ingham County Bar Association, Probate and Trust SectionMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2007 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Probate and Estate Planning JournalFlorida’s Elective Share for the Surviving Spouse and Its Impact on Non-Florida Beneficiaries2015
South Lansing Business AssociationWills, trusts, powers of attorney2012
Cosozo LivingEstate Planning Overview: Wills and Trusts, What You Need to Know2010
CoSozo LivingA Primer on Medicare and Medicaid2009
NAELA NewsLitigation on d4C Trusts and Food Stamps2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
webinarBasics of Special Needs Planning2015
Monthly meetingEstate planning and Medicaid planning2014
Monthly meetingMedicaid planning and update2014
Bath Township Senior CenterWho Should You Trust?2014
Weekly meetingWills, trusts, powers of attorney2013
Weekly meetingMedicaid planning and asset protection2013
Staff meetingSpecial needs planning and advocacy2013
Raymond A. Harris and Mark MerrittSpecial Needs Planning--techniques tips2010