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Julie Aletta Paquette

Estate planning Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

4.8   6 reviews

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About Julie

Learn Julie’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Estate planning includes Powers of Attorney for health and financial matters, Wills, Trusts, probate avoidance and transfer of assets, such as deeds.

  2. Probate
    50%
    Probate matters include guardianship (for medical and personal decisions), conservatorship (for financial decisions), decedents' estates/inheritance rights. I serve on the Oakland County Probate Court's attorney appointment list for guardianships/conservatorships.

Prior to entering the legal field, Julie worked as an advocate for children of abuse and neglect.  Her experience as a foster care case manager sets her apart from other attorneys and provides her with unique knowledge and insight in her role as attorney.  She often draws on her social work experience to address and resolve the difficult situations faced by her clients today. 

 

Julie received her bachelor of science in child development with honors from Michigan State University and her juris doctor degree from Wayne State University. While attending Wayne State University, she served as a student attorney at the Free Legal Aid Clinic in Detroit and as a student intern for the Honorable Gerald R. Rosen, United States District Court - Eastern Division of Michigan.
 

Julie entered the legal field in 2001 as a legal assistant working for a firm practicing in estate planning, business law, bankruptcy, real estate and general civil litigation. From there, she moved to an insurance defense firm, working primarily on municipal defense, such as police excessive force cases. She then worked for a firm practicing business law, probate and estate planning.

 

The experience she gained in working at these firms, together with her education and social work experience, equipped Julie with the expertise needed to develop her own practice serving clients in probate, estate planning and business law.

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Licensed for 14 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Julie

Law Office of Julie A Paquette PLC
7 West Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302
Law Office of Julie A. Paquette, PLC
415 S. Lafayette
S. Lyon, MI, 48178
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Colleen | May 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
We had a fantastic experience with Julie Paquette! Julie helped my future wife and I with our will and estate documents. She was great at explaining the ins and outs and answered all of our questions clearly. Her communication and professionalism were very impressive and made the process efficient and seamless. I'd highly recommend reaching out to her with any estate planning needs.
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Posted by Susan | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Twice was nice
Julie was just what I needed at a difficult time. She was honest and very forthcoming about my situation. She helped me navigate through it. Then I hired her again for my estate planning. She has always been kind and helpful, I would recommend her happily to others.
Posted by Carolyn | March 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic!
Julie has given me legal advice for estate planning that was very helpful. Additionally, a colleague of mine was in a desperate legal situation with his family and Julie jumped in to help...visiting them at the hospital and making sure their paperwork was in order.
Posted by Autumn | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We hired Julie to help us with Estate Planning. She was very kind and helpful in guiding us in making important decisions regarding our family's future; asset assessment, guardianship of our children, etc. She was professional and delivered the documents in a timely manner. I continue to recommend her to friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
I had a consult with Julie last year. She was very helpful, and I would have hired her if she was licensed in my state. She helped me find an attorney who is licensed in my state, and her recommendations were the same as Julie had outlined in our meeting. The free consultation was very nice, and she answered all of my questions.
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Posted by Ana | July 20, 2013
Probate help when I needed it
Julie was very helpful in giving me her legal and personal view of my probate case, and though the case itself dragged on much longer than I anticipated, she helped the whole time, giving me the cost estimates, hypothetical situation responses I asked for, and kept track of all the legal paperwork that needed to be filed. She also kept me up to date on all of the "surprises" the other party tossed at me through extra petitions, etc. While I'm an overly detailed person myself, I thought she did a good job of keeping the pertinent details to the case at hand, and in her notes, and used them to reveal the truth of the case as appropriate in court.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Court Appointed Guardian ad Litem in Oakland County
  • Probate Court
  • 2009 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Julie A. Paquette, PLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Donald A. DeLong, PC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Donald A. DeLong, PC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Law Clerk/Office Manager
  • Calhoun, DiPonio & Gaggos, PLC
  • 2001 - 2005
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Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • In re: Estate of E.S., Deceased
  • Award to my client of approximately $10,000
  • In re: Estate of J.B, Deceased
  • Children named as beneficiaries of estate instead of woman who claimed to be Decedent's girlfriend
  • In re: Estate of J.J., Deceased
  • Step-children inherited entire estate

Associations

  • Strategic Probate Solutions Panel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Probate and Estate Planning Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Probate & Estate Planning Institute - Certificate of Completion
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 2012
  • Litigation Boot Camp - Certificate of Completion
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 2010
  • Business Boot Camp - Certificate of Completion
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 2009
  • Silver Key for Academic Achievement
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Southfield Sun
  • Homeowners Associations: Are You Neglecting Your Duties?
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Michigan Seminar
  • Who Should You Trust?
  • 2014
  • Institue for Continuing Legal Education
  • Estate Planning for Second Marriages
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Basics of Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Basics of Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Basics of Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (11)
Endorse Julie
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a fantastic lawyer and a trusted member of the legal community!"
Probate Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a smart and enthusiastic about probate and estate planning, and does an excellent job in representing her clients. She stays current in her knowledge of the law, and has great communication skills. I highly endorse her, and would not hesitate to refer a client, friend or relative to her."
Probate Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a great probate and estate lawyer who has been a great mentor to me. She is very compassionate with her clients and fights zealously for a fair outcome. Julie and I often talk about our cases and bounce ideas off of each other. Whenever I have something that I need advice about in the probate arena I go to her. I would recommend my family and friends to Julie for the Probate and Estate Planning matters."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Along with working on a case in the past together, Julie is a great peer to have in the legal field. She is very knowledgeable and hard working to ensure success for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is the kind a lawyer you want handling your legal matters. She is sharp, focused, compassionate, and detailed oriented. She listens to her clients and works hard to obtain the best possible results for them. Julie keeps herself updated on the law. I am happy to refer clients to Julie when I am not able to represent them myself."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Julie is an excellent attorney, friend and mentor. She taught me the basics of estate planning and allowed me to shadow her in court and during client meetings. She is knowledgeable, honest, cares for her clients and is dedicated to providing her clients the best service possible."
Probate Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Julie a number of years and have always been impressed by how conscientious, dedicated and thorough she is in everything she handles. She is a highly ethical and competent attorney whose successful practice is a direct result of her broad range of skills. Robert J. Essick, Esq. in practice over 40 years."
Probate Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good contributions on Avvo."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Paquette and I practice in similar areas and after observing her contributions on Avvo, find her to be very knowledgeable in her areas of practice and a credit to her profession."
Probate Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"On probate and estate planning matters, Ms. Paquette knows the issues and is able to offer solid legal advice."
Probate Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Paquette is one of the finest atttorneys in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Julie was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in preparing our will and trust. She made sure we were comfortable with the process and explained the best options to us. We really appreciated the personal service. I highly recommend Julie for Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Paquette and I literally practice in the same areas of law, both from a legal but also a geographic perspective. I have found her many contributions to Avvo to not only be legally accurate, but also practical and helpful. I am happy to endorse Julie and to recommend her services as a probate and estate planning lawyer. James Frederick"
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