Dedicated to helping you protect the important things...You worked hard to earn it, let us help you assure it gets to where you want it to beExperience to guide you through administration or aggressively advocate for your rights in probate
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2004||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Michigan Rising Stars||Crain's Detroit Business||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Michigan Rising Stars||Hour Detroit Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|The Probate and Estate Planning Program||The Institute of Continuing Legal Education||2008|
|Book Award||University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||2004|
|Owner||Law Office of Dean E. Patrick, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Estate Law, PC||2004 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Wayne County Probate Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights Section||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2005 - 2005|
|Recovered Home and Personal Property||Third party has no interest in the family home and majority of personal property recovered!|
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|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Central Michigan University||Biology Major / Computer Science Minor||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|Trusts: The Ultimate Guide||Estate Planning||2016|
|Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer||Estate Planning, Probate, and Finance||2012|
Posted by Ed
Can I add more stars?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He brought me in and treated me like family. What a guy. Dean explained the legal process to me, came up with a strategy, and I could not be more pleased with the outcome.
Having an expert that cares by your side is the key. If you need an excellent lawyer who returns phone calls promptly (and even gives you grief when you don't call on time) call Dean. If you need a lawyer who can help you in a contested case, call Dean! He is the only one my family and I will work with from here on out. Thank you, Dean!!!!!!!!
ps. I wanted to give you 10 stars
Posted by Michael
This is the third time in my life I have done a will/trust (different stages of life) and it was by far the best experience. Dean specializes in estate planning and it shows. While I knew what I wanted to do, Dean took me through a discussion of all important aspects of estate planning to ensure I understood the ins and outs of what I was proposing. While I don't think he is a tax attorney, he does know the tax implications of various approaches and kept me from making a big mistake.
He turned around my documents in a very timely manner and I was most pleased with the completeness of the package he prepared. He had lots of documents including those that would facilitate the funding of my trust, durable power of attorney, etc., and also provided detailed instructions to ensure I knew how to proceed in the next steps. He actually spent two hours with me going over the package, patiently answering all of my questions, and even discussed with me to what extent I should communicate information to my beneficiaries. He also alerted me as to what changes could occur in my life or in tax laws that could cause me to consider making revisions.
Finally, it should be noted that he has a nice manner in dealing with people. He is friendly, professional, and reasonable in his approach. I would recommend him highly to anyone who needs a will, trust, or anything else relative to estate planning.
Posted by Tony
We were referred to Dean through a mutual friend. During my father's vulnerable state and last days of life, he was convinced to quit-claim his home to someone other than family. In most of these cases, the family hasn't a chance. From the first conversation with Dean, he assured us to trust in him. Dean saw a flaw in the quit-claim paperwork that not too many would take the time to. He is detail oriented, aims to get the job done and WIN. He has great rapport with his peers, judges and court administration. He assured us all the way he will win for us, we trusted in him he got the WIN (in less than one year, mind you). No one could believe the outcome! We vote for Dean E. Patrick tenfold! A bonus is he is a genuine and personable young man.
Scott Aaronson, Criminal defense Attorney
Whenever I have an estate planning related question, Dean is my go to guy. Not only have I referred clients to him, I have referred my own family to him as well. He is simply the best guy I know for estate planning and probate related issues!
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