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.
Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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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
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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
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2008||08/04/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Strategic Probate Solutions Panel||Member||2011 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2003 - Present|
|In re: Estate of J.J., Deceased||Step-children inherited entire estate|
|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 E.S., Deceased||Award to my client of approximately $10,000|
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|Southfield Sun||Homeowners Associations: Are You Neglecting Your Duties?||2014|
|Wayne State University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Michigan State University||Child Development||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|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|