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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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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Real Estate: 5%



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Danielle P. McCluskey

    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.


    Danielle McCluskey Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kimberly Ann Grover

    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.


    Kimberly Grover Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Julie A Paquette PLC

7 West Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302


MIActive And In Good Standing200808/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Probate & Estate Planning Institute - Certificate of CompletionInstitute for Continuing Legal Education2012
Litigation Boot Camp - Certificate of CompletionInstitute for Continuing Legal Education2010
Business Boot Camp - Certificate of CompletionInstitute for Continuing Legal Education2009
Silver Key for Academic AchievementWayne State University Law School2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Court Appointed Guardian ad Litem in Oakland CountyProbate Court2009 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Julie A. Paquette, PLC2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Donald A. DeLong, PC2008 - 2009
Law ClerkLaw Office of Donald A. DeLong, PC2007 - 2008
Law ClerkCummings McClorey Davis & Acho2005 - 2007
Law Clerk/Office ManagerCalhoun, DiPonio & Gaggos, PLC2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Strategic Probate Solutions PanelMember2011 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: Estate of J.J., DeceasedStep-children inherited entire estate
In re: Estate of J.B, DeceasedChildren named as beneficiaries of estate instead of woman who claimed to be Decedent's girlfriend
In re: Estate of E.S., DeceasedAward to my client of approximately $10,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Southfield SunHomeowners Associations: Are You Neglecting Your Duties?2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Michigan State UniversityChild DevelopmentBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan SeminarWho Should You Trust?2014
Institue for Continuing Legal EducationEstate Planning for Second Marriages2014
Estate Planning 101Basics of Estate Planning and Probate2011
Estate Planning 101Basics of Estate Planning and Probate2010
Estate Planning 101Basics of Estate Planning and Probate2009