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About me

My areas of practice are probate, estate and trust administration, and estate planning.  I served in the army after graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy's School of Law in 1970.  After law school, I worked as a supervising attorney at Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services.  From there, I was in private practice for three years and then joined the Oakland County Probate Court, as Chief Deputy Register and Attorney, for eight and-a-half years.  In 1984, I joined Sommers Schwartz.  I have been married to a wonderful woman for near 35 years and have one daughter and a dog.  In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, water aerobics, and weight and strength training.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 80%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%


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  • Edward Earl Duke II

    Mr. Coen is highly regarded and respected in the legal community for his extensive knowledge of probate law and estate planning. He is, without question, a highly skilled practitioner who brings vast experience to the sophisticated matters he undertakes on behalf of his clients. I enthusiastically endorse Mr. Coen.


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Contact info

Sommers Schwartz PC

2000 Town Ctr Ste 900
Southfield, MI, 48075


MIActive And In Good Standing197105/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior ShareholderSommers Schwartz P.C.1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Trust SectionMemberN/A
Oakland County Bar Association, Probate Court CommitteePast PresidentN/A
Oakland County Bar Association, Juvenile CommitteePast ChairmanN/A
Myasthenia Gravis Association of MichiganBoard of Directors and Past PresidentN/A
Oakland County Association of Retarded CitizensPast Board MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Franklin and Marshall CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A