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Christopher T. Lindsay

Elder law Attorney at Northville, MI

4.9   43 reviews

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%

    23 years, 600 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%

    28 years, 1,200 cases

  3. Probate
    25%

    28 years, 800 cases

  4. Trusts
    25%

    28 years, 700 cases

Christopher T. Lindsay is the founder of the Estate Planning & Elder Law Services law firm. For almost 20 years, Mr. Lindsay has practiced exclusively in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and probate and trust administration. 

With extensive experience in estate planning and probate and trust administration, Mr. Lindsay is committed to guiding his clients through the design, preparation, and implementation of their estate plans, including those with special needs. 

He has also assist his clients navigate their way through confusing and complicated probate proceedings, and with the proper administration of a living trust. His experience in the probate courts includes work with contested and uncontested decedents' estates, guardianships and conservatorships. 

Mr. Lindsay is dedicated to providing his elderly clients solutions to their complex long-term care planning options by exploring the options available through private insurance, as well as the Medicare and Medicaid programs. As an attorney accredited with the Veterans Administration, he also enjoys helping Veterans and their spouses obtain all of the benefits they are entitled to under the law.

Community involvement is an integral part of our firm's philosophy. Mr. Lindsay has served his community by teaching hundreds of Estate Planning and Long Term Care Planning courses in the numerous communities including Ann Arbor, Westland, Walled Lake, Pinckney, and Dexter, Michigan.

Mr. Lindsay is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law sections of the State Bar of Michigan, as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Mr. Lindsay earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit School of Law in Detroit, Michigan, and his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Lindsay is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Licensed for 31 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Christopher

Estate Planning & Elder Law Services, P.C.
21500 Haggerty Road, Suite 100
Northville, MI, 48167
Estate Planning & Elder Law Services, P.C.
High Pointe Executive Offices
1056 Charles H. Orndorf Drive,Suite E
Brighton, MI, 48116
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Sharon | October 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I had a will and trust set up
Setting up a will and trust to me is a very fraught experience because of the association with death and lack of legal knowledge. We were taken through the steps and everything was explained to us, including options, what they would do and what I needed to do, and all questions we had were answered. I was pleased with the process and the results.
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Posted by William | October 4, 2022
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Excellent Service
Would recommend to friends and family. Excellent staff brought excellent service.
Posted by Greg | July 2, 2022
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Family Trust
First met Chis at a local seminar on financial planning. Gave us a lot of good info and when we followed up and got a trust done for us, he and his staff were professional, asking for our input all the way and did a fine job.
Posted by Sherrie | June 14, 2022
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Great communication
Chris and his staff are excellent and the communication is awesome loved working with them. Our extended family and immediate have used him . Highly recommended. Will definitely refer .
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2022
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Estate lawyer review
I was very pleased with my estate lawyer and the services he provided . He asked the pertinent questions to find out about my family and myself . The subsequent estate plan Included everything I needed to protect myself and my family .
Posted by Henry | January 3, 2022
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He is like a family member.
Chris treats us like a good friend. We are very happy when we deal with him and his staff.
Posted by Nancy | July 7, 2021
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Client
Mr.Lindsey drafted our original trust several years ago.Now, as a widow I returned to review and restructure.He listened and made recommendations to ensure future financial security for me and my heirs.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2021
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Great communication!
Chris and his staff were easy to work with. They were responsive, efficient, pleasant and professional. Chris was a good listener and worked with me on the smallest of details that were of concern to me. Thank you!
Posted by Thomas | May 24, 2021
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Excellence service
Christopher T Lindsay and his staff are outstanding. I have contacted them several times over the last 10 years to create my trust and then make changes after my spouse died. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. I feel confident that they will handle my trust with the utmost professionalism that I've come to expect from them.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
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Will and trust update
He was professional and knowledgeable. Our desires were expressed in the trust. Our responsibilities were clearly defined.
Posted by Charles | February 16, 2021
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Very helpful
We have worked with Mr Lindsay since 2000 when he created our trusts. Through through the years his newsletters have kept us up to date as to when we needed to make updates and changes based upon new laws. This is our second update and Mr. Lindsay his team have been helpful and professional
Posted by Larry | September 24, 2020
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Mr
Did everything we wanted and let us know what we dint know to help us better. Would recommend this frim to everyone . And have.
Posted by Lori | July 28, 2020
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Lori
I was very grateful to have Chris handle my estate planning. He looked out for me and my family in every way. There was so much to think about and Chris helped me and made it seem effortless.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2020
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Completely painless way to feel the future is taken care of
Chris made everything make sense. It took time to get to know me and my situation to be sure I was making sound decisions. He and his staff couldn’t have made this easier. Even with Covid raging, we managed to get the paperwork done safely so I could have peace of mind in this very unsettled time.
Posted by Joan | June 26, 2020
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Thorough and Compassionate
We were very pleased with our selection of Christopher Lindsay as the attorney for our estate planning. During our initial visit, Mr. Lindsay was relaxed, patient and made sure that we fully understood the process of estate planning, maintenance and execution. We never felt rushed or pressured. Mr. Lindsay fully understands the concerns of those caring for a special needs loved one and included a special needs trust fund for our son into our plan. It was a pleasure to work with him and his office staff, and the cost of our plan was what we expected. We are very happy to have found Mr. Lindsay and recommend him 100%.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2020
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Creation of my Trust
Mr. Lindsay was excellent in explaining all that I needed to know and do in order to create my Trust. He was knowledgeable, patient with all my questions, and took care of setting everything up on a timely basis.
Posted by Henry | November 13, 2019
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very professional and very nice to work with
Attorney Chris explained all details of our Estate planning in very plain language. The most surprising part was Attorney Chris came out to our house for further review and signing of the paper works needed for our Estate Planning. My wife had a stroke and was not able to go to his office.
Posted by William | October 25, 2019
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Estate Planning
Mr. Lindsay created our Estate Plan in 2009 and updated it this year to allow for life changes since the original plan was created. My wife and I are very pleased with Mr. Lindsay's professionalism.
Posted by Jim | October 15, 2019
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Mr. Jim Stanisz
Mr. Lindsay, Shelly, and Kim were very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Mr. Lindsay took all our family documents (house deeds, bank statements, 401K accounts, etc) and altered our trust based on our wishes, documents, and his elder law knowledge. He suggested many refinements to our trust.
Posted by Jack | August 5, 2019
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Good Solid Advice
We felt very comfortable working with the Chris at Estate Planning & Elder Care. Good solid advice, no pressure to sign up for unnecessary services. All Good!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law Services, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Nemier, Tolari, Landry, Mazzeo & Johnson, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1999

Education

  • University of Detroit
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Ferris State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan Foundation
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Christopher
Elder law Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Chris for several years and he is meticulous in the manner in which he handles long term care asset protection planning. He has successfully handled complicated elder law matters that require an advanced level of skill and understanding of the laws surrounding Medicaid. Chris and his staff are friendly, accessible, and easy to work with."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is very knowledgeable and experienced in matters of elder law and estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is well organized and responsive. I have referred a number of matters to him and always received positive feedback. He is an effective advocate regarding all matters of Estate Planning and Elder Law."
Northville Elder law Lawyer Christopher T. Lindsay
Christopher T. Lindsay
Elder law Attorney
Northville, MI
Licensed for 31 years