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You and Your Family Are Valuable

You and your family are more valuable to one another than can adequately be put into words, and that relationship is the foundation of all of the Infinite Legacy℠ Planning we do, whether for personal or business purposes. Your assets are the result of your relationships, values, and knowledge, which are far more useful to those you leave behind than the assets alone.  


Your Legacy Is Valuable

Our Infinite Legacy℠ Planning process will help you identify what is most valuable to you and your family and what needs to be included in your personalized Infinite Legacy℠ Plan to protect that for you and for those you leave behind.  Our Infinite Legacy℠ Program then educates, equips, and empowers your family and other heirs to carry out your Infinite Legacy℠ Plan while preserving your values and strengthening those relationships.


Your Time Is Valuable

We offer a free confidential Infinite Legacy℠ Planning Session for your family or your business. Our Infinite Legacy℠ Planning Session is an in-depth exploration of the relationships and assets important to your family or business.  These meaningful discussions will result in concrete action steps for protecting your family, your business and your Infinite Legacy℠. We do all of this on your time schedule at one of our offices in Grandville, Grand Rapids, or Muskegon or at your place of business or home if you are unable to make it to one of our offices.  Please call or email us to schedule a free initial consultation today.


My Experience and Education

I come from a long line of widows.  My mother became a widow when she was 63, my grandmother became a widow when she was 52, and my great-grandmother became a widow when she was 30.  My mother and grandmother have shown me first hand the basic needs of those left behind when a loved one dies.  This experience has instilled in me a passion for putting plans together that educate, equip, and empower widows and other heirs.  

My work has greatly benefited numerous families over the years, and, as a result, I have been awarded the highest ratings offerred by AVVO and Martindale-Hubbell, two of the most respected organizations that rate attorneys.

I earned my law degree from Wayne State University Law School after first graduating from the Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University. Following law school, I have worked as an attorney in the estate planning, and business law practice groups of West Michigan and Detroit-area law firms, gaining valuable experience and a very loyal client-following.

I am actively involved with WealthCounsel, a nationwide consortium of over 2,300 of the top estate planing and business attorneys in the country. I am also a member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the Western Michigan Estate Planning Council, and the State Bar of Michigan, where I was selected to serve on the statewide Membership Services Committee. I am the vice president of the Grand Rapids Lions Club, a Deacon at Knapp Street Reformed Church, a coach with Grandville AYSO, and a past president and former director of the Specialized Language Development Center. 


Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

Once you have checked us out, please schedule a free consultation by calling my office at 800-667-5291. Thank you for taking the time to read this little blurb about us on, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. 


Our Website and Blog 

(Free Lawyer Jokes Included) 

More information about our services is available from our website at or my blog at (which also has some good lawyer jokes).




Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    15 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    15 years
  3. Business: 25%
    15 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    15 years
  5. Guardianship: 5%
    15 years



Hourly ($75-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (75 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lora Michele-Foley Howard

    Shawn's communication style is both calming and sincere. This enables him to relate to clients during stressful times and aid them in crafting custom, thoughtful, estate planning strategies to ensure their families are taken care of. I endorse this lawyer.


    Lora Howard Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Thomas Michael Fafinski

    I endorse this lawyer without any hesitation. He is dedicated to creating solutions that fit his clients and shuns the industry trend to pushing people into high volume, non-customized solutions. I have learned much from him in his work at a national level as it relates to estate planning. He is also a really good guy!


    Thomas Fafinski Estate Planning Attorney
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Contact info

Eyestone Law Offices, PLC

800 East Ellis Road #511
Muskegon, MI, 49441

Eyestone Law Offices, PLC

3083 Washington Avenue SW
Suite A
Grandville, MI, 49418

Eyestone Law Offices, PLC

625 Kenmoor Ave SE
Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546



MIActive And In Good Standing200101/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rookie of the YearGrand Rapids Lions Club2009
Arthur Neef Moot Court SemifinalistWayne State University Law School1999
Best Contract Award (Shared)Wayne State University Law School1998
Lee Honors CollegeWestern Michigan University1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyEyestone Law Offices, PLC2010 - Present
AttorneyVerspoor, Waalkes, Lalley, Slotsema & Talen, P.C.2008 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Firms in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Detroit2001 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Muskegon County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
WealthCounselMember2013 - Present
National Association of Estate Planners and CouncilsMember2013 - Present
Western Michigan Estate Planning CouncilMember2013 - Present
Michigan Bar Association, Member Services CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2010 - Present
Grand Rapids Lions ClubBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Business and Tax SectionMember2005 - 2010
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2010
Specialized Language Development CenterPast President2005 - 2010
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law SectionMember2001 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sister vs. Sister - Trust Litigation$2M found or returned to trust
Trust Litigation - Brother vs. BrotherSettlement for 95% of Demand, Charities paid 100%, Plus Attorney Fees
Brother vs. Sister - Probate LitigationReturn of all $350k, Payment of Attorney Fees, and Removal of Daughter as agent for mother.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Grand Rapids Business JournalFacebook feature lets you name an ‘heir’ on account2015
Kent County Medical Society Monthly NewsletterBusiness of Medicine: Red Flags Rule2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Western Michigan UniversityPublic AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trusts 101Trusts Used for Tax Reduction2014
Trusts 101Revocable Living Trusts2014
The Morning Show with Shelley IrwinWorld Alzheimer's Month - Legal Implications2014
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersTransfers upon Death: Key Estate Administration Concerns2014
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersNon-Tax Estate Planning Considerations2014
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersBusiness Structure Choice and Conversion2014
The Morning Show with Shelley IrwinGood News and Success - Business Law2013
The Morning Show with Shelley IrwinProtecting What Is Important - Asset Protection2013
Keeping Your Farm in the FamilySimplified Probate Avoidance Strategies2013
Keeping Your Farm in the FamilyPitfalls and Opportunities of Michigan Property Tax Law2013
Keeping Your Farm in the FamilyHow Living Trusts Work2013
Keeping Your Farm in the FamilyBest Practices to Transfer Farm Business and Real Estate2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersPlanning for the Heirs/Beneficiaries2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersTransfers upon Death: Key Estate Administration Concerns2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersNon-Tax Estate Planning Considerations2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersBusiness Structure Choice and Conversion2013
Business Contracts A to ZCompetition Issues2013
Business Contracts A to ZEssential Contract Elements2013
"Ask Fellow Members"Business Law Roundtable2013
Health Law RoundtableMichigan Abandoned Property Laws2007
Business and Tax Planning ConferenceImmigration and Health Care Professionals2003
Great Lakes ConferenceHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act2002
Bay Physcians ConferenceHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act2001