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David D. Sprague, Elder Law Attorney.   David is a Parter in The Estate Firm and his practice includes Medicaid Applications, Medicaid Planning, Nursing Home Assistance, Long Term Care Planning, Special Needs Planning, Veterans Benefits Planning, VA Planning, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Representation of Landlords, Probate and Estate Planning, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Protective Orders and some Probate Litigation.  The focus of David's practice is establishing and growing wealth, protecting those assets and passing the assets on through proper Estate Planning.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    13 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    13 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    13 years
  4. Business: 5%
    13 years
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    13 years



Hourly ($67-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    It is my pleasure to endorse David. He is a smart, hardworking and effective business attorney. I am always willing to refer David to potential clients and I would hire David myself if I needed a business lawyer.


    Mark Adams Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew I. Paletz

    I have known Dave for many years and can attest to that he is well skilled in elder and probate matters. His knowledge is only paralleled by his commitment to his clients. I am proud to know him as a colleague and to be able to call him a friend.


    Matthew Paletz Landlord-tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Estate Firm

Rygiel Sprague P.C.
35758 Harper Avenue
Clinton Township, MI, 48035


MIActive And In Good Standing200405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Probate & Estate Planning CertState Bar of Michigan/ICLE2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRygiel Sprague P.C. Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys2007 - Present
AttorneyPepper Hamilton2006 - 2007
Attorney & Summer AssociateRaymond & Prokop, P.C.2003 - 2006
IT & Office ManagerGeneral Motors Corporation1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights SectionAttorney Member2008 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionAttorney Member2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
COMPLAINT FOR SUPERINTENDING CONTROLDHS Approved the Medicaid Application without further litigation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Bar JournalBeware of the Watchdog: Responding to the Business Software Alliance2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Michigan Law SchoolBusinessBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Barnett Financial Hour on Supertalk AM1570Estate Planning, Medicaid & VA2013
VA/Elder Law WorkshopEstate Planning, Elder Estate Planning, Asset Protection and VA Benefits2012
Flint Institute of Arts for Prospective StudentsAlumnus Perspective of Opportunities2012
Shea, Aiello & Doxsie, PLLC, Southfield, MichiganPresentation to Attorneys - Elder Law, VA and Medicaid Planning & Use of Ladybird Deeds2011