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Judy C. Coleman

Wills and living wills Attorney at Livonia, MI

4.7   61 reviews

About Judy

Learn Judy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    25%

    32 years, 345 cases

  2. Wills and living wills
    25%

    32 years, 718 cases

  3. Elder law
    20%

    32 years, 151 cases

  4. Personal injury
    15%

    32 years, 200 cases

  5. Criminal defense
    10%

    32 years, 400 cases

  6. Divorce and separation
    5%

    32 years, 80 cases

 

I am a general practice attorney who specializes in criminal law, drunk driving defense and probate and estate planning. In keeping with this area of practice, I am also an expert at Medicaid planning, elder law, guaridianships and conseratorships. For many, many years I was the Managing Attorney for UAW-GM Legal Services Plan and so my experience is vast and varied. My real estate experience is unmatched.  I have done numerous landlord tenant cases. I represent general and sub constractors and homeowners alike in construction matters.

 

 

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Licensed for 31 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact Judy

The Coleman Justice Center
17286 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI, 48152

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | September 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My lawyer
Judy very professional at what she does fights for you very polite courteous and she is fantastic and what she does
Posted by John | September 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A huge help during a difficult time.
Ms. Coleman was a huge help after my Mom passed away and helped us get through the paperwork process.
Posted by Marion E. Becker | May 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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JUDY COLEMAN: STAR
JUDY COLEMAN, COLEMAN LAW CENTER, LIVONIA, MI IS A STAR. SHE WILL FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR YOU. Judy represented me in a corrupt Wayne County Probate guardianship of my elderly aunt. The state dragged my 96 year old aunt kicking and screaming from her home April 18, 2022 with the baseless claim that she was legally incapacitated. . They held her , against her will, in isolation at Wyandotte Hospital; and, they wanted to show she was legally incapacitated. The claims made by AS and Guardian Care were all lies and baseless. The judge released my aunt and sent her home. Judy is still fighting for me and my aunt as Guardian Care froze my aunt's bank account and they are in contempt of court as the judge ordered them to immediately release her bank account so her 8 prescriptions and oxygen can be paid for...thus far they have not released her account. Judy is working on it. I highly recommend Judy and many people attended that hearing and have requested her information; which. I freely post on FB,
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Posted by Kim | January 29, 2022
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Call Judy Coleman
Ms. Coleman called me back quickly, within the hour, for a consultation, and she was able to answer my legal question. Not only was she professional, and knowledgeable, she was kind. I trust her, and will call her again if I need to retain her in the future. Thankful that I spoke to her, and will recommend her to my friends and family.
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Posted by Lily Tatro | January 4, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Judy was amazing at helping me with terminating a conservatorship properly. She was fast and furious when it came to the paperwork. She got the job done and assured me not to worry. Her caring words took away all my stress in Getty my daughter her settlement money in a timely manner. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!!
Posted by Brigett | July 17, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
My Review
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Judy Coleman. When things were uncertain for my family she provided her knowledge and assistance in my time of need. Very prompt, compassionate, & responsive. Would highly recommend her.
Posted by Satisfied | January 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
Our real estate issue definitely needed a patient lawyer. Judy became an integral part of our lives in this 5-month process. The most impressive aspect that surfaced during our three court appearances was the fact that it was obvious her knowledge of the law was beyond my expectations, as our case was more complicated than we thought. Our outcome in the end was successful, and I would definitely employ her services again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2019
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Landlord
I explained my issues and Judy was very calm and professional with her answers. She helped steer me in the right direction to resolve the issues with the tenant.
Posted by Janice | December 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Judy was efficient and thorough helping us put together our wills and powers of Attorney. It was a pleasure working with her.
Posted by Larry | November 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Individual
Judy is a hardworking woman! She went above and beyond to help me. She was always honest and straightforward which I so appreciated. She did everything she said she would do. I recommend her for your attorney needs.
Posted by Peter | February 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
Judy has helped me in the past and is now helping our family , she has done and is doing a great job
Response from Judy Coleman February 25, 2019
Thanks Pete. Always here for you. Judy
Posted by Ashlee | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super woman
Judy is such a caring hardworking woman! She went above and beyond to help me clean up the mess I made for myself in the past, was always honest and straightforward which I so appreciated and which helped tremendously to put me at ease throughout the entire process. I was confident in her abilities from the very start
Response from Judy Coleman February 2, 2019
You're bound for greatness! I knew it from the day I met you. Glad I was part of your support system. Judy
Posted by Holly | January 31, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Holly L. O’Neill
After leaving my firm, I consulted Judy Coleman regarding my unemployment claim; an appointment was made to come in and speak regarding the situation. A large amount of time was spent with me preparing me with a written timeline for the phone conference I was going to have the next week. The office was always very kind, professional and caring. To add to the entire experience, I never was asked for any money nor did I receive a invoice. I truly appreciated everything that was done for me in my time of need. Thank you!!
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Response from Judy Coleman January 31, 2019
We are so glad we could help Holly. Call anytime. Judy
Posted by Lynn | January 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Would hire again!
Hired to review and recommend changes to land purchase agreement, Judy Coleman found errors and added language to protect our land purchase.
Response from Judy Coleman January 31, 2019
It is well-worth the cost of an attorney when acquiring large assets such as land. I am so glad I could be there for you and I will be there for you whenever you need me. Judy
Posted by Frbra | January 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Poa
Judy processed a power of attorney for me over my mom who was in an assisted living facility. She drew up the paperwork talked to my mom. Went over there for her signature so I didn’t have to drag this 88 yr old woman out. And done. Can’t say enough great things about Judy Coleman. She cares and sometimes too much.
Response from Judy Coleman January 31, 2019
I am a very passionate advocate for seniors. Someone has to be looking out for them and it is a personal mission of mine. Thanks for letting me help you family. Judy
Posted by Bonnie | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not pretentious, and knows her “stuff”.
In today’s complicated world, most of us aren’t necessarily proficient in Legalese. We may hesitate to obtain legal services because many lawyers use legal jargon to impress clients which might intimidate the average joe. Ms. Coleman put us at ease immediately. She is professional, but not unapproachable. She answered our many questions and really took the time to explain the terminology used in wills, trusts, and probate. She is kind, and really tries hard to accommodate her clients, no matter the time of day (or night). With her wealth of legal knowledge and friendly demeanor, I would never hesitate to hire Ms. Coleman in the future.
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Response from Judy Coleman January 31, 2019
Thanks so much for the review. I truly believe that end of life planning is something that is often overlooked and leaves nothing but problems for your family if not done and done properly. Happy to help you wade through all the choices and find the right plan for you and your family. Judy
Posted by Barbara | January 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and goes the extra mile
Judy helped my mom out with her will and trust. She even drove out to Ypsilanti to my mom’s hospital room. I recommend Judy and her firm.
Response from Judy Coleman January 31, 2019
We know how difficult it is for the elderly to get out and see a lawyer and so we come to you. It is a service every law firm should offer and most don't. I hope I gave your mom some peace of mind and she feels secure in the fact that everything is taken care of now. Judy
Posted by Nicole | January 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable Trustworthy Caring
I contacted Judy without knowing first steps, where to go or what to do in a legal matter. She immediately responded, scheduled a consultation and gave me a list of needs before the consult. She took as much time as I needed for me to understand my options, going through everything in great detail. She listened to my story, without judgement, gave advice and counseled me as if she could relate. Even though I left the consultation with an understanding that it was in my and my families best interest not to proceed at that time I will hire Judy when my situation changes and it is in my best interest to continue with my legal matter.
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Response from Judy Coleman January 31, 2019
Everyone has a story and it's my job as attorney and "counselor" to listen and help you make the best decisions for you. I am here when you need me. Judy
Posted by Jan | January 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Coleman's expertise
We have known Ms. Coleman a long time. We needed to have our Trust reviewed and updated. She and her team did exactly what we asked and for a reasonable fee.
Response from Judy Coleman January 31, 2019
Affordable legal service and access to our expertise is what we are here for. Judy
Posted by Glenn | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and painless legal services!
Judy Coleman came to me highly recommended from a local Facebook group. After reaching out to Judy, she was very thorough and accommodating, explaining everything she was doing in detail. The whole process, which I was dreading, was handled from start to finish very painlessly. Judy was able to greatly reduce my fines and points against me on a traffic incident. I am very grateful for her knowledge and professionalism during the entire process.
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Response from Judy Coleman July 30, 2019
Thank you so much for the kind words. Glad to help anytime. Judy
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • THE COLEMAN JUSTICE CENTER
  • 2014 - Present
  • Government Attorney
  • State of Michigan
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Managing Attorney
  • UAW Legal Services Plan
  • 1993 - 2014
  • Clerk
  • State Appellate Defenders Office
  • 1989 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University Of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Termination Of Paternal Rights
  • Won
  • DUI-2nd Monroe County
  • restricted driver's license
  • Le vs Residential Builders
  • Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Tim Connors decision overturned on appeal

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar Of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Castle Gardens Pool Association
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Castle Gardens Pool Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Castle Gardens Pool Association
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2014
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2009
  • State Bar of Michigan, Public Outreach Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 1995 - 1997
  • AFSCME
  • Steward
  • 1993 - 1997
  • University of Michigan
  • Director Clubs And Organization
  • 1988 - 1989
  • University of Michigan
  • Academic Appeals Board
  • 1986 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic

Awards

  • Highest Rated Attorney
  • Thumbtack
  • 2016
  • Highest Rated Attorney
  • Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • Presbyterian Woman Of The Year
  • Presbyterian Church, USA
  • 2003
  • Michigan Merit Scholar
  • State Of Michigan
  • 1983
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Publications

  • UAW Legal Services Plan Pretrial Litigation Manual
  • Learning To Be An Expert In Pretrial Practice
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Learning to Be A Better Litigator
  • Litigation Practice In Michigan
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Coleman is highly competent and extremely professional when it comes to the cases that she handles. She is a true asset to the Michigan legal community, to her clients, and to those seeking legal help. I would not hesitate to recommend Mrs. Coleman to my own clients if they were in need."
General practice Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I refer all of my probate and estate work to Judy she is a great resource for anyone in need of these sources. Keep up the good work!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met with Judy this past fall as a fellow lawyer in the Livonia community, and have seen her active on social media helping others with extreme patience and excellent legal knowledge. I have referred her some clients in the family law arena, but I know she is well versed in other areas as well. I think she is a top choice for someone looking for an attorney that takes each client and matter seriously and gives it full attention."
Livonia Wills and living wills Lawyer Judy C. Coleman
Judy C. Coleman
Wills and living wills Attorney
Livonia, MI
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation