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James D. Hubbert

Probate Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

5.0   17 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

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Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    20%
    At The Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert, we understand that the dissolution of a marriage can be a traumatic experience. We aim to relieve your anxiety by assisting you in solving the problems that you face throughout your case. As your representatives, we are here to advise and inform you, cite the options and alternatives available to you, process your divorce matter, assist you in decision making, and cooperate with you in attempting to obtain the best possible results on your behalf.

    35 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Proper estate planning can grant you peace of mind. Together, you and your attorney will prepare the necessary documents to ensure your interests are protected and wishes upheld in the event of your death or incapacity. At The Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert, our estate planning attorneys will personally and attentively represent you by: Drafting your Will, Setting up a Trust, Preparing Power of Attorneys, Serving as a Patient Advocate, or Probating your estate.

    35 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    We represent clients with serious personal injury cases in the following matters: Wrongful death suits, Auto accidents, Dog bites,Premises liability, and other serious cases.

    35 years

  4. Probate
    20%

    35 years

  5. Real estate
    20%
    At the Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert, we represent clients in the following real estate matters: Residential and commercial sales and leasing (both buyers and sellers), Landlord/Tenant issues, and Property litigation.

    35 years

30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. HIGHEST PEER & CLIENT RATINGS ON AVVO AND MARTINDALE-HUBBELL

James Hubbert is the managing partner of The Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert. He has over 28 years of experience as an attorney handling complex legal matters. James has an AV Preeminent  rating from Martindale-Hubbell,  a 9.9 rating from AVVO, a top 1% rating from the National Association of Distinquished Counseland and a 5 star client rating  from Martindale Hubbell, AVVO and American Institute of Attorneys. He prides himself on being propmt, prepared and professional. He provides clients with years of legal experience, personal attention and quality service at an affordable price. 

 

James D. Hubbert graduated, cum laude, from the Michigan State College of Law (Detroit College of Law), where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Hubbert also attended Wayne State University where he was on the Deans List, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988.

Licensed for 34 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert
2525 S. Telegraph Rd
Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302
Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert
431 6th Street
Rochester, MI, 48307
Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert
25742 Schoolcraft Rd.
Redford, MI, 48239
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Posted by Paul | January 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law Offices of Graham and Hubbert
Mr. Hubbert is very professional and helped me very much with a revocable trust. The services provided were top notch and I sleep better at night knowing that these tasks have been taken care of. I give him the highest recommendation and would refer him to anyone looking for these professional services.
Posted by Alex | November 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really went the extra mile for us-thank you.
Mr. Hubbert prepared an estate plan for my wife and I. We really appreciate how he took time answering our questions and explaining everything step by step. Created a smart plan for us that meets all our needs.
Posted by Jordan | March 5, 2015
Mr Hubbert is an Excellent lawyer
Mr Hubbert is an Excellent lawyer. He is professional, trustworthy, and he made the process very easy. I hired James for my son's case. From the start, he kept us in the loop regarding the case and he got my son a fair settlement... He is very knowledgeable about the law. Over all, he is a great lawyer
Posted by Tony | March 3, 2015
Eviction of Tenant
Mr. Hubbert was very thorough in his explanation and description of of my case. He is very easy to understand and to talk to. Very responsive and his consultations were very helpful. He represented my case diligently with minimal effort from me. I would recommend Mr.Hubbert strongly to anyone needing legal advice.
Posted by Chris | November 22, 2014
Trust Plan for my Mother
Jim is an outstanding lawyer concerning all matters of estate planning and family law. After my Father passed this year, I needed to establish a plan for my Mother’s assets. Jim worked with my Mother and I to carefully develop a comprehensive plan including a trust, will, patient advocate, and power of attorney. Jim was very kind with my Mother and carefully explained every detail of the plan with her in terms she was able to understand. Mom was so very happy with the plan and the entire experience. Jim has handled my estate and family legal matters for years. His professionalism is why I trusted him to work my Mother. I highly recommend Jim for all of your estate planning and family law needs. There is no better lawyer out there!!!!
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Posted by Timothy | October 23, 2014
Foreclosure
In what seemed to be a simple case in my mind, of I'm right and their wrong. Turned out to be a battle of David and goliath. Jim was very open and up front in regards to entering into the unknown as to cost and outcome. Jim seemed to always have options and made sure I understood each step in the process was a battle but it may take several battles to end the war.
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Posted by William | October 22, 2014
Professional and excellent communication
I had a very peculiar situation in which an eviction was tied up with a divorce proceeding. Even though the circumstances were very abnormal Jim did an excellent job of putting things together. He worked to reach a reasonable outcome for everyone. I did win my case hands down without any trouble. Jim is also an excellent communicator. I expressed upfront that it was important that I be informed and Jim provided emails, phone calls, and copies of all paperwork promptly. I was never lost or confused. To anyone that has dealt with the stress a legal dispute can put on you, this is critical! I highly recommend Jim Hubbert!
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Posted by Chris | June 10, 2013
Estate Planning Expert
Jim is the best when it comes to estate planning. He worked with me to carefully develop a comprehensive plan including a trust, will, patient advocate, and power of attorney. Jim is an expert in this area. It is very comforting knowing all of my financial assets will end up in the hands of my loved ones if I become sick or pass on. It was a great experience working with Jim and I highly recommend him for all of your estate planning needs.
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Posted by Joe Gleason | June 10, 2013
Direct - Intelligent - Achieved desired outcome
Jim was direct and to the point. He offered a wealth of information and presented me with clear options. His brief was impressive and accomplished the goals we discussed.
Posted by Chris | June 7, 2013
Outstanding Lawyer
Jim is an outstanding lawyer in all respects and he handled the proceedings of my divorce with accuracy and professionalism. For me divorce was a very stressful realization and at that time I needed a lot of help negotiating a complex legal system. Jim's understanding of the legal system is second to none. He was patient with me when I struggled with anger. He carefully explained the steps of the legal system and helped calm my anxiety every step of the way. He worked with me to ensure my assets and concerns were protected yet he respected my desire to make sure my spouse was treated fairly. Divorce is a stressful situation and should be avoided, but if it is inevitable I highly recommend you contact Jim. He is an expert in the law and a tough and objective negotiator. He will listen to your concerns and work to make sure you are protected. Jim is the best there is plain and simple.
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Posted by Jim | June 7, 2013
Trust / Estate
I have not had to deal with many attorneys. Jim was knowledgeable and informative in helping me make my decision. I will use Jim in any future legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2012
Expert Legal Advice
Jim Hubbert professionally handled my divorce case. He gave expert advice and proactively handled any issues that arose. I would highly recommend him for any legal matter, as he has advised me separately on non family law matters as well.
Posted by Ron | November 5, 2012
An Attorney who truly advocates for his client
Mr. Hubbert worked diligently to reach a maximum settlement over a 3 year period in a lawsuit which many law firms would have encouraged a quick settlement. Throughout the entire process the choice was always mine to make with all options presented with supported case studies to assist me in making the best decision. I don't believe another attorney could have achieved a better outcome and I would recommend anyone with a legitimate legal dispute to seek his services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2011
Best Represenation, great communication !
Jim Hubbert has represented me in many legal manners in an outstanding manner and I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attonrney.
Posted by Gail | October 26, 2011
Professional, Personable & Knowledgeable
I have worked with many attorneys over the past 28 years as a property manager. By chance 2 years ago I contacted Mr. Hubbert when looking for a new attorney and it was one of the best calls I have made. He is knowledgeable and I found him to be one of the easiest attorneys I have worked alongside, with minimal effort on our part our cases are filed and judgment is obtained. I highly recommend Mr. Hubbert without question.
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Posted by Michael | October 26, 2011
Excellent Attorney with 100% results
Jim has represented us for approximately 8 years in a number of matters including landlord / tenant, credit issues and general lawsuits. He is very knowledgble on the law and has done an excellent job for us. I have recommended him to many of my associates and continue to do so.
Posted by Elizabeth | October 4, 2011
Review for attorney James Hubbert
Mr. Hubbert did an extraordinary job representing me through my divorce. He always returned my calls and/or e-mails quickly and responded to my questions and concerns with honesty and integrity. I would highly recommend Mr. Hubbert to anyone needing an attorney.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • managing attorney
  • Law offices of Graham and Hubbert
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Benner and Foran
  • 1992 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Law offices of Nettle and Bechill
  • 1988 - 1992

Education

  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor cum laude
  • 1988
  • Wayne State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science- Dean list
  • 1985

Associations

  • Rochester Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Association of Michigan Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Member of the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Michigan) and the U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Nation's top one percent of attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Family law 10 Best in Michigan
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Superb rating
  • avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • EzineArticles.com Expert Author
  • EzineArticles.com
  • 2010
  • Leval 3 Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2010
  • Featured Article
  • Legal Articles (@legalarticles)
  • 2010
  • HG.Org
  • Featured Contributor
  • 2010
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Professional Network Group
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Professional Network Group
  • Divorce in MIchigan
  • 2014
  • OPC
  • Estate Planning
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse James Hubbert. Jim has an outstanding reputation in the legal community for bringing his considerable legal skills to cases he undertakes. He takes on difficult cases with ease and finesse. Jim is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He gets great results, is personable, and has the highest integrity."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I found him to be knowledgeable, cooperative and highly professional!"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I clerked for Jim Hubbert and learned the value of getting to the point when writing briefs. Jim is an intelligent, hard working, and effective attorney who relates well to his clients."
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