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Brandon Scott Thomson

Probate Attorney at Trenton, MI

5.0   53 reviews

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I focus my legal practice on Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate. This includes Medicaid planning, Probate Matters, Long-Term Care Planning, and sophisticated Estate Planning. 

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Licensed for 8 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 04/07/2023

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Brandon Scott Thomson
2836 W. Jefferson
Trenton, MI, 48183

Reviews

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Posted by Lindsey | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Need More Stars!!!!
Words cannot begin to express how grateful I am for Brandon Thomson.  My father passed away unexpectedly, and as the personal representative, I was left to pick up the pieces of the estate. Brandon was empathetic, patient, and took the time to walk me through each step of the process.  I am so lucky Brandon was on my team during one of the worst moments of my life, and I cannot thank him enough.
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Posted by Catherine | February 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice!
I spoke with Brandon regarding a problem I was having with my mother's Social Security/Medicare. He did an excellent job explaining the various items and how I could fix them. He took his time and explained slow enough so I could write it down as I had a stroke a few years ago and talking on the phone is very difficult. Brandon was very thorough and kind. I highly recommend him!!
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Posted by Marcy | December 10, 2020
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great conversation
Called Brandon's firm for a consult regarding estate planning. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.
Posted by Sara | November 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful to know Mr. Thomson
Mr. Thomson was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when I felt lost and didn’t know what to do and where to go. Mr. Thomson made everything very easy and understandable, he is very kind, loyal and patient, and his calm and empathetic demeanor offered the emotional support me and my children needed. My family and I are eternally grateful for his service and I would highly recommend Mr.Brandon without any reservations.
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Posted by Renee | May 14, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Brandon did a phenomenal job of walking our family through the Medicaid process when my father had to be placed in a nursing home. He educated us and through his services the court ruled that my mother could keep all of the assets that my parents worked hard all their lives to earn. Overall he saved my parents tens of thousands of dollars and allowed my mother to continue to live in the manner that she lived prior to my dad going into the nursing home.
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Posted by Andy B | March 27, 2020
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Wow, unexpected help! Excellent.
I am in the middle of untangling my parents' web of issues as they are old and in senior housing. In 20 minutes (did not charge me!) Brandon gave me more answers than the dozen other people I have talked to over the last 3 months. He is knowledgeable, humble and thorough. Highly recommend...5 Stars.
Posted by Jacqueline | March 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Medicare Assistance
I needed to get my aunt on Medicaid and find her a place in a nursing home. Brandon and his staff not only assisted me with preparing all of the paperwork but also assisted me in finding a bed for her in a nursing home that accepted Medicaid. He and his office staff couldn’t have been more helpful. They are very knowledgeable and made the whole process so much easier for me. My aunt passed away in October 2019. Brandon and his staff also assisted me with her small estate. Again very professional and always available if I had a question.
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Posted by Mary | February 13, 2020
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Consultation Review
Brandon contacted me after I inquired assistance with my elderly mother’s life insurance policies. He presented me with a few options and reassured me that I was taking the necessary steps. Brandon was a delight to talk to and assured me I could contact him again if needed and he provided me with his paralegal’s information in case of an immediate need. I would highly recommend Brandon for legal assistance!
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Posted by David | February 12, 2020
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David
Brandon is the BEST !! He resolved my wife and my issues. Will use him again, if needed.
Posted by The Notorious B.O.B. | December 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Finest, Bar None. *
*: "Bar" - get it? As in the legal profession? [Har!] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I found Mr. Thomson to be kind, and generous with his consult. He very clearly explained the legalisms relevant to my concern [an estate dispute], and presented me with several strategies to reconcile my situation. (None of which I particularly like, but c'est la vie!) If I choose to move forward legally, rather than with my first impulse - to throw a brick through my brother's window in the dead of night - I will not hesitate in hiring him. He appears to be one of the "good ones".
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Posted by Becky | November 24, 2019
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So Very Helpful
My dad had been putting off updating his wishes the older he got and finally we called Brandon and explained our situation. Brandon was so patient and helpful and put my dad at ease so were able
Posted by John | November 3, 2019
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Review
We hired Attr. Thompson to compete a will for us and found him to be very helpful, knowledgeable and personable. He was easy to work with and skillful in expressing legalese in layman's terms. He was forthright in answering all our questions and we never felt pressured in decisions we had to make.
Posted by Amal Barakat | October 8, 2019
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Knowledgeable and compassionate
Came to Brandon to have him draw up a Will/trust for myself and was running low on time. He got me everything I needed and more in less than 3 weeks. I am so happy that I met him and he is not only my lawyer but a lifetime friend! So happy with him. He is highly recommended through me.
Posted by Terri | September 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planning with the best!
My husband and I are young, don’t have a ton of assets but we treasure our newest baby to the fullest extent. Brandon walked us through very thoroughly all options with Estate planning, and most importantly Guardianship making us feel very comfortable with the legal matters that hold value to us. The initial visit was very warm friendly and inviting. Brandon took the time to get to know us as a couple and make us feel like family, during this time he was also able to draft up our Will. He took the stale suit and tie approach and added his own finesse, before we knew it we had answered all the legal parts of our will without even knowing it. Brandon then took the time to review, double and triple check all documents with us to ensure we were satisfied and all information was correct. I would highly recommend any couple looking to take the first steps in protecting your family, estate and piece of mind to meet with Brandon.
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Posted by Anne | August 31, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney
I hired Brandon to To help create a contract for me. He was kind and personable. He never talk down to me. He explained everything in a way I could understand. I highly recommend him as an attorney and I now consider him a friend. Thank you for everything Brandon!
Posted by Sandra | August 31, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
I Love This Guy!
I love this guy! Brandon was recommended to me by Visiting Angels so I called to make an appointment for a consultation about Medicaid benefits for my brother. Mr. Thomson answered my questions on the phone immediately, most generously in every way, sensitively, and with great care. My association so far has been brief, but I will definitely call on him in the future when we need further legal help. I am confident that he will be able to do the job for us.
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Posted by Kristine | August 14, 2019
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I Would Highly Recommend Brandon Thomson!
My husband and I are in our 70s and felt it was time to do estate planning. I saw and read on a website of previous reviews for Brandon and now that we have met and worked with him do I understand why he had earned 36 5 star reviews! He is personable… knowledgeable… patient… thorough… accommodating… and overall an upstanding young man. Come to find out he and my husband, Frank, had met years before on the Trenton High School baseball diamond when my husband was the umpire and Brandon was the catcher for the team. Frank thought a lot of that young baseball player and now he respects him even more. We are so happy to have chosen Brandon to be our estate lawyer… and are even more delighted to now call him a friend.
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Posted by Margaret | August 2, 2019
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Highly recommend for Elder Law
We had a consultation with Brandon concerning the ongoing care of my elderly mother. He explained the procedure involved of applying for Medicaid for nursing home care and also guardianship and power of attorney. I now have a clearer understanding of our options and he honestly and throughly answered all of our questions for making the best decision.
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Posted by Deborah | July 29, 2019
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Durable Power of Attorney
Brandon was very through in asking all the right questions to determine what my Mother's immediate needs were. He determined the appropriate documents needed. Brandon and his assistant made a visit to my Mother's apartment to explain what the documents meant for her immediate and future needs. He was very thorough, kind and compassionate. He made sure my Mother was comfortable with and understood each document she was signing. I will hire him again for future estate planning and will recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2019
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Happy with resulrs
I consulted Mr Thomson. He listened and explained how he could help. He was hired to put together necessary documents for my mother in law. Very happy with everything he has done
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Frasco, Caponigro, Wineman, Scheible, Hauser, Luttmann, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Owner
  • Thomson Law, PLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of John O. Knappmann
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Elder Care Firm of Christopher J. Berry
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Foley and Robinette, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Student Attorney
  • Estate Planning Clinic
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Assistant Solicitation Editor
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court Eastern District Of Michigan
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Intern
  • Office Of The State Appellate Defender
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Siena Heights University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Medicaid Planning Case
  • Approval

Associations

  • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Young Rising Attorneys in Michigan
  • Crain's Detroit Business
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Recipient
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of Distinction - Elder Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Eugene Krasicky Award - Editor who contributed the most
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law Review
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Merit in Elder Law Practice
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Merit in Property Law
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • 2012
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Pre-need Asset Planning
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Crisis Medicaid Planning
  • 2017
  • Elder Care Firm Blog
  • Many - Frequent Contributor
  • 2016
  • Foley and Robinette Legal Blog
  • Various
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • Pre-need Asset Planning
  • 2017
  • Elder Law Seminar for Case Managers
  • Elder Law Seminar for Case Managers
  • 2017
  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • Crisis Medicaid Planning
  • 2017
  • Rotary Guest Speaker
  • Protecting Assets From Medicaid
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (25)
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Elder law Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been corresponding with Brandon for the past several years and have seen him blossom from a brand new lawyer to a busy and knowledgable elder law attorney. If you are in need of advice about how to protect your assets, Brandon is a great resource!"
Estate planning Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brandon for many years and he has always been a hard worker as well as extremely intelligent. I recently hired him to update my family's estate plan and he was very knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time with us explaining and advising us on our options. I would recommend Brandon in a heartbeat!"
Elder law Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Brandon is an excellent attorney and works terrifically with his elder law clients. He fights to get his clients eligible for government benefits such as VA benefits and Medicaid."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"If you need an elder law attorney, Brandon is the man to call. He is brilliant, compassionate, and he gets the job done. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandon was a pleasure to work with - I greatly appreciate his candor and empathy. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for advice regarding elder law issues."
Probate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked in the Wayne County Probate Court and through my work in the Wayne County Probate Court, I have come to know many good, hard working attorneys. Attorney Brandon Thomson is one such attorney. He is a hard working, aggressive, smart lawyer who fight for his clients. Hire with confidence."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brandon and I attended law school together. He sat directly in front of me. Brandon was one of the hardest working well prepared students in our class. I found Brandon to always conduct himself well above the highest ethical standards required. Based on the skills and knowledge I observed in law school Brandon is well equipped to handle any legal issue a client may have. I highly recommend Brandon as an attorney because of the many interactions we had in law school, all of which were positive."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brandon for a long time. He is intelligent, caring, and has extensive experience in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law. You can trust him to competently handle your family's affairs."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brandon is a great attorney and is dedicated to making a difference."
Probate Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brandon Thomson for several years, and his work ethic and integrity are without question. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended law school with attorney Thomson and he was easily among the brightest and most dedicated students in our class. I have also seen Attorney Thomson work with members of the community and can unequivocally state that his 'bedside manner' is unmatched. Attorney Thomson makes painstaking efforts, and spends the necessary time, with each client that walks through his door, to make sure that he can find the exact right solution for them. There are other very bright attorneys out there, and there are other attorneys who are dedicated to providing excellent service to their clients, but it is exceedingly rare to find an attorney who is both as bright and as dedicated as Attorney Thomson. If a close friend, family member, or loved one came to me for help with any legal issue that Attorney Thomson handles, I would refer them to him without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Brandon as a professional. He is an ambitious attorney and takes great care of his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brandon is well-versed in the latest wrinkles in Estate Planning. He is thorough and compassionate. I endorse this lawyer."
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Trenton Probate Lawyer Brandon Scott Thomson
Brandon Scott Thomson
Probate Attorney
Trenton, MI
Licensed for 8 years