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Andrew W. Mayoras

Trusts Attorney at Troy, MI

5.0   16 reviews

Licensed for 26 years

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    50%
    trust litigation and administration, including prosecuting and defending trust challenges, trust administration claims, trustee breach of fiduciary duty and removal claims, and more

    27 years

  2. Probate
    45%
    probate litigation, including will contests, trust disputes, contested guardianships and conservatorships, asset recovery, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, estate administration, beneficiary rights, trustee obligations, annuity challenges, and related contested proceedings

    27 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    3%
    commercial litigation, including breach of contract, non-compete and non-solicitation cases (both employer and employee), and other commercial related disputes (mediation, arbitration, and litigation)

    27 years

  4. Business
    1%
    business formation, especially limited liabilty companies (LLC's), drafting operating agreements, buy/sells, and general contract negotiation, drafting and revising

    27 years

  5. Real estate
    1%
    purchase agreements, real estate negotation, land contracts, and addressing real estate disputes

    27 years

I CONCENTRATE IN WILL, TRUST, ESTATE, GUARDIANSHIP AND OTHER PROBATE-RELATED DISPUTES AND LITIGATION

I am co-author of Trial & Heirs:  Famous Fortune Fights!, a contributor to Forbes, and frequent media commentator on celebrity and other trust and estate matters, including serving as a recurring expert on the Celebrity Legacies television show on the Reelz Channel. 

 I concentrate my legal practice in probate litigation, which includes any disputed matter affecting seniors, their family members, and related individuals and companies, such as will and trust contests, guardianship and conservatorship disputes, asset challenges, beneficiary rights and trustee/executor duties.

 You can learn more about me, my practice, and celebrity estate commentary and speaking, at and

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Licensed for 26 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/23/2022
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Andrew

Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, P.C.
1301 West Long Lake Road
Suite 340
Troy, MI, 48098

Reviews

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Posted by sidney | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
business owner
To Whom It may Concern: I have worked with Andy Mayoras over a period of 3 years. Specifically, he consulted with an attorney handling the estate of my parents and eventually he also helped represent me when my parents died. Andy is a remarkably competent, attentive and responsible counselor when handling most any affairs related to estate management. He is thorough, yet very efficient which I’m sure in the end saved me considerable legal fees. Andy clearly is guided by a proper “moral compass” and besides understanding various legal nuances he is an honest guy, when having to navigate “legal mine fields”. I have complete confidence in Andy. The results of our professional association have been nothing short of spectacular. Andy is just a good, knowledgeable and honest legal counselor who I will continue to consult with and has my unconditional recommendation.
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Posted by RANA | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone who understands the business of empathy and compassion
Andy was a Godsend during what was, singlehandedly, the most difficult period of my life. The loss of a loved one is all-consuming, and when you are also charged with managing the estate of that loved one, the task is overwhelming. Andy not only helped guide me through the process, but did so with the patience and compassion often reserved for family and close friends. He understood the deep sorrow I was in, and never made me feel that I needed to rush the process of cleaning up my family's life or make any decisions that I was not entirely comfortable with. I am deeply grateful for his guidance and companionship throughout a process that has been extremely difficult for me and my family. Andy is both knowledgable and comfortable navigating estate/probate issues. I can always count on his solid, realiable feedback whenever I need him. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking someone who knows their business and is highly trustworthy. It is difficult to find the blessings in life in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. However, when I count what few blessings I am fortunate to have, Andy is one of them.
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Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable
Please do yourself and loved ones a favor and consider hiring Andy Mayoras. He’s extremely knowledgeable, professional and is truly looking out for the best interest for you and your family. We had a horrific experience with a recommended individual well known in our area. Mr. Mayoras saw the issues, had a solution, and acted immediately. Hire the best to start, it will save you time, money and any regret!
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Posted by George, Shelby Township, MI | November 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
STRONG ETHICAL PRINIPLES, HONEST, AND GENUINELY LISTENS TO HIS CLIENTS
I am a very skeptical person who has a difficult time placing trust in the hands of another, especially when the consequences of it is tied to a result in which I may have no control. My main goal in seeking the right attorney was to find one whose outlook demonstrated a strong moral and ethical compass, and was passionate in their career choice to both uphold and defend the law. I had interviewed several attorneys, who in my opinion, provided nothing more than typical sales pitches, and I became deeply discouraged. That all changed when I came across Andrew Mayoras's bio, and then reached out to him. What I found in Andy was an attorney who honestly cared about his clients, who was determined to seek the truths, was not intimidated to challenge opposing counsel, weeded through the garbage of opposing counsels arguments, and applied the law appropriately and in accordance to my particular case. What I learned, is no matter what court situation you may find yourself involved in, it is never a pleasant experience. However, when you have confidence in your lawyer, such as I found with Andy Mayoras and other members within his law firm, I fully trusted that my position was going to be zealously represented in an upstanding and professional way. Andy did NOT disappoint!! I have nothing but deep respect and gratitude for Andy Mayoras and his associates. Thank you a thousand times over!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very competent attorney
I hired Andy Mayoras to provide his expertise in my parents trust. Andy is very competent. He is very responsive and made himself available to answer any questions we had. He always took the time to explain every step of the process. I always felt supported with every step . I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I would highly recommend this law firm. My attorney, Andy, was most helpful, treated me with respect and answered all my questions and concerns in a manner that was easy for me to understand. Phone calls were answered promptly and the staff was always pleasant. I thank you all for your help.
Posted by Scott | October 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable, thorough, and strategic
I have consulted with Andrew on a number of different issues and he is extremely skilled at identifying the relevant issues, detailing the appropriate legal precedent which applies and outlining the necessary course of action. If I'm involved in an estate related dispute, Andrew Mayoras is the first person I'm going to call.
Posted by anila | May 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone to have on your side
My husband is a loving, kind and a very successfulr business man. Unfortunately he is no longer there with me. I am eternally grateful to him, for the support he provided me with. The bank which my husband appointed to be the trustee declined to be the trustee; stating that businesses in which my husband had partnership are complicated and hard to value. I am a housewife who doesn’t understand structured finance or exotic financial instruments or limited partnerships. I needed an attorney who I can trust and who would put my interest over their own interests. After much research I appointed Andy Mayoras as my attorney. He won me over by his authenticity and easy communication style. I felt I can trust Andy. Andy is very knowledgeable, very articulate and a quick thinker; more importantly his loyalty is only to his clients. This is a very complicated case with multiple businesses and interested parties across few countries. I am so glad that I found him; a different attorney may not have found his way. His knowledge of Trust code is second to none. He is someone who is a continuous learner, keeps himself update-to-date; he is an independent thinker who does the required research. His firm is very professional and rightsized. He has a fantastic secretary. There was never a single instance where I was not able to reach her; she never lost a message. His firm’s follow thru is impeccable. I also believe that as a client I got the benefit of collective knowledge of his firm. To summarize in few words: Andy Mayoras is someone to have on your side.
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Posted by Steve | April 30, 2015
Best decision we ever made - totally turned around our case.
We were in the middle of a contentious case, that was proceeding slowly and poorly. We had reached a critical juncture. Replacing our existing lawyer with Andy proved to be the turning point. He ending up saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars. Since we were out-of-state clients, we would order the DVD recordings of every hearing. It was impressive to watch Andy present our case in a clear and convincing manner. His knowledge of probate law in Michigan was superior not only to the other attorneys, but a few times even the judge would look to Andy for statutory guidance. To my surprise, every single motion Andy presented the court was granted. After watching the opponents lawyer embarrass themselves on several occasions, we felt fortunate that Andy was on our side. Andy answered all of our questions and always kept us in the loop. He was honest about which issues he thought should be litigated and which should be settled out-of-court to keep legal expenses as low as possible. Our only regret was that we did not find him at the start of our case. It would have saved at least a year of our time, and an incalculable amount of money. Once your legal opponent(s) see what they are up against, the dynamics of the case will change dramatically when they realize they can't take advantage of you. If you have to go through serious litigation, don't waste your money unless you hire the best lawyer possible. For us, that was Andy Mayoras.
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Posted by Susan | April 25, 2015
Excellent legal representation
We engaged Andrew Mayoras when it became clear that a conflictual family situation had developed that would require legal guidance. Andrew's knowledge about elder law and trusts were invaluable. He was very responsive and because of our interest in being involved; he shared much of the process with us and allowed us to provide input to documents. He took the time to educate us about the law, process, and what to expect. Even though our situation had unusual twists and turns, Andrew believed and understood our position and was effective in advocating for our rights; and ultimately winning our trial case based upon the facts. He was always respectful, polite, and sensitive to all the difficult dynamics at play. There are many traits that I valued in Andrew, but his ethics and integrity I greatly appreciated. This was evident not only in his counsel to us, but in his court appearances and settlement meetings; a stark contrast to the other side's attorneys. I would not hesitate in recommending him to others.
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Posted by Ted | April 23, 2015
Andy Mayoras — Why Hire Anyone Else?
If you are looking for a calm, collected and confident attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable, caring, trustworthy and accessible, Andy Mayoras is the one. Any attorney can win an easy case. But not all cases are easy. Most are not. Not everything goes as planned. Sometimes, things go bad. When things get crazy, tempers flare and the chips are down, Andy is right there with a calm voice of reason and experience. He knows when to speak up in court when he needs to and knows when to shut up when you are winning. In addition, Andy is accessible on evenings and weekends and is dedicated to helping his clients. His work ethic and client compassion are exemplary. Plus, he favored my position over my brother's position (also a client) once so you know he is smart!
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Posted by Owen | April 22, 2015
Andy Mayoras - EXCELLENT Attorney
Andy is a very honest, intelligent, insightful attorney. He pays great attention to the all important details. If you want a lawyer who keeps you informed and does a great job... I more than recommend Andrew Mayoras. Thank you for all your help Andy. Owen
Posted by Victoria | April 22, 2015
Godsend!
We are from out of state, and had a Michigan lawyer that was handling our case...we were getting nowhere as our case was being dragged along. We began searching, and found our Godsend!!! Without Andy, we would have lost everything!! Mr. Mayoras is precise, professional, and the best litigator you WANT and NEED on your side!! I thank God for Andy, and appreciate his hard work. He has the same enthusiasm today as he had on day one. Thank you Andy!!
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Posted by Thomas | March 25, 2013
Excellent help for people dealing with Elder Law issues
Mr. Mayoras was an amazing help to me recently. I was faced with legal and personal issues dealing with a parent recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He worked with both me and my parent ( who had developed the disease) as to what options were available to keep her safe and protected. Mr. Mayoras laid out several options and gave me his candid opinions on which options had the best chance of success. He was candid in his opinions, showed great respect and concern to not only me, but also my parent as well. Having never expected to face a situation like this in my life, Mr. Mayoras took great care in answering all of my questions to ensure my full understanding of the situation, process and associated costs. He was readily available whenever I needed to contact him. Elder Law and Alzheimers are ever growing issues in the United States. It is crushing to have to slowly lose a loved one this mind ravaging illness. I highly recommend Mr. Mayoras as a trust worthy attorney who is very current on all the issues involving Elder Law. By writing this review, it is my way of thanking him for helping me through a difficult period and opening my eyes to how best to deal with an elderly parent when legal issues present themselves.
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Posted by Anne | January 6, 2011
Highly Competent
I would not hesitate to recommend Andy after he handled my claim for breach of fiduciary duty. He carefully listened to all my concerns, kept me informed and got me a great result without having to go to trial.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2010
Out of State Client Review
I first located Andrew Mayoras through some internet research for a Michigan Probate Litigator as I live out of state. After relating some facts regarding my situation Mr. Mayoras requested an hour to research a few rulings. His explanations and evaluations were substantial enough for me to retain him and continue my quest for a court ruling. My confidence in the firms experience and guidance grew from that point on. My communications with the firm were through emails and phone calls. This communication enabled me to discuss issues with my attorneys. It also kept me informed as they successfully lead the way through the court maize of discovery,petitions, interrogatories, court orders, depositions, motions, rulings and mediation. I made only one long trip to Michigan. The court eventually ruled in my favor on major items in a Motion for Summary Disposition. This rare ruling is what truly opened the door to Mediation and saved the courts and me considerable time and money. Due to the knowledge and expertise of Andrew Mayoras and Kari Low this endeavor has had a storybook ending which was both a surprise and a blessing.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, P.C.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dykema Gossett
  • 1996 - 1998

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • In re Gerald L. Pollack Trust
  • Upheld on appeal
  • Burkacki v. Barr
  • summary disposition for plaintiff upheld on appeal

Associations

  • American MENSA
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • What You Can Learn From Celebrity Estate Battles
  • What You Can Learn From Celebrity Estate Battles
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Andrew
Probate Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Andy is an exceptional attorney. He has integrity, intelligence, and the ability to solve difficult and complex problems. He has a real breadth of experience and expertise in probate and trust litigation combined with empathy and a personal approach makes him endeared by his clients."
Probate Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Andy is a skilled litigator and strategic thinker. I highly recommend him."
Trusts Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andy is a highly competent and effective lawyer. He knows the law and is quick on his feet in response to a problem. Well prepared, tenacious, and highly ethical. I am happy to give Andy my highest endorsement."
Trusts Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is not only a skilled and tenacious litigator, but someone who truly cares for the clients he serves. Many attorneys say this but he demonstrates it time and time again with each matter we work on together. He is truly deserving of all his accolades and is my go to attorney in this field."
Probate Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andy is a brilliant attorney and one of the most knowledgeable trusts and estates lawyers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His commitment to his clients is steadfast and his work ethic is second to none. He is a trusted counselor and someone whose opinion and input I hold in the highest regard. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation."
Probate Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Andy for many years and have referred several cases to him. He is a top caliber attorney whose diligence and legal skills sets him apart from others in the area of Probate litigation."
Trusts Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a fantastic wills, trusts and estate planning lawyer and a prolific writer. His Trial and Heirs website and book and media appearances are fantastic resources fr the consumer pubic and for fellow estate planning attorneys."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy Mayoras is a highly skilled attorney for probate and other litigation matters. He has a reputation for integrity in the legal community and does a first class job for his clients. I highly recommend Andy and his law firm for all elder law and estate matters."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked side by side with Andrew Mayoras for the last 10 years. His work ethic, integrity, bed side manner and skills as a lawyer are second to none. I am proud to have him as my partner and plan to retire with him by my side."
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