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Michael Howard Tipton

Estate planning Attorney at Rehoboth, DE

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Delaware - DE 10 years
    Colorado - CO 14 years
    California - CA 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DE
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2010
    Administrative - Not authorized to practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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" Today my journey  - its end I do see,
These sacred woods no longer belong to me.

My eyes shut, silent, unable to make a final decree                                                                     

Let not this fading paw print my legacy be
For in my life an independent warrior I did oft portray
My furry chest sheltering those I loved everyday
Now in death my loving spirit  I freely display.
Enveloped by it, my loved ones shall forever dance and play"
(Ode to a Dying Grizzly - Unknown)
My name is Michael Tipton and I am the founder of Bear Law LLC. 

At Bear Law LLC it is our mission to provide you with the tools and information needed to plan a secure future for you and your loved ones. 

Bear Law LLC is a full-service, technology-forward, estate planning firm.  We are focused on consistently exceeding our customer's expectations by rendering compassionate heartfelt services, furnished in a convenient manner.
I often get asked why I specialized in estate planning. The answer is found in my favorite poem "Ode to a Dying Grizzly".  The poem encapsulates the right of every person to decide how their life will be defined after death.  It is my passion to ensure that everyone has the ability to define their spirit.   This passion inspired me to establish Bear Law LLC. 


Bear Law LLC
19878 Hebron Road
Suite B
Rehoboth, DE, 19971


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2014
Great Estate Planner in Sussex County
It was very hard to find an Estate Planning attorney in this area. Mr. Tipton was very open and understanding to our unique planning needs. We felt very comfortable through out the whole process. Mr. Tipton even made a house call when my partner was too ill to make one of our meetings. I recommend using Mr. Tipton and have told many friends to use his services.
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Posted by Marc | June 11, 2014
We are very happy with Mr. Tipton at Bear Law
Mr. Tipton was great to work with. He was very professional and knowledgeable. I had a tricky situation with my son who has special needs. Mr. Tipton was able to provide a great solution that provided me with great piece of mind that everyone will be taken care of if a pass way. I would highly recommend the use of Bear Law.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Delaware Public Defender
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Bear Law LLC
  • 2011 - Present


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2009
  • Widener Univ Sol
  • N/A
  • Saint Joseph's Univ
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential Client


  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Management Fellowship
  • United States Federal Government
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Educational Seminar
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 01
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