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Kimberly Ann Crank Browning

Elder law Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

4.9   39 reviews

also known as Kim Browning

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kimberly

Learn Kimberly’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    30%
    Medicaid and Veterans Benefits

    11 years, 170 cases

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Revocable Living Trusts, Wills, Wealth Preservation, Business Succession Planning, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts

    11 years, 450 cases

  3. Probate
    20%
    Administer Estates under Wills; Probate Litigation; Protective Orders; Probate Courts in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, Monroe, Livingston, Lapeer, Genesee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Sanilac and Huron Counties

    11 years, 250 cases

  4. Guardianship
    10%
    Assist family members gain control over assets and placement of loved ones through Guardianship and Conservatorship

    11 years, 35 cases

  5. Real estate
    10%
    Negotiate Purchase Agreements, Closings, Quiet Title Actions, Deeds, Residential and Commercial

    11 years, 75 cases

ACCOMPLISHED AND AWARD-WINNING ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE AND ELDER LAW ATTORNEY TRUSTED BY CLIENTS

Whether you are in the middle of a crisis or are taking proactive steps to preserve your wealth, you will receive quality representation and personal attention.  Together, we will develop unique solutions to your legal problems and establish a plan to address your individual needs.

*Certified Civil Mediator

*VA Accredited Attorney

*Woman Owned Business

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2019,2017
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2019 + 1 ...

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Location

Great Lakes Family Probate & Estates
838 W Long Lake Rd Ste 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Greggory | April 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional!
I'd like to take the time out to thank Kimberly Browning, Stephanie Taylor, and the Great Lakes Probate and Estates team. Very Professional. The Line of communication was always open. The direction, and support was Quality A-1 Me, and my family are so Grateful for your knowledge and understanding.
Posted by Robert & Linda | March 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
After consulting two highly recommended attorneys to set-up our estate plan we were extremely disappointed with both presentations. Luckily, we found Kim Browning and could not have been more pleased with her down to earth demeanor as well as a professional. Personable with a clear explanation to our questions with surprising anticipation of questions we didn't know to ask. What more can you ask for? Highly recommended.
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Posted by Heather | December 7, 2023
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She was the best!
Kimberly Browning and Stephanie Taylor helped me through the hardest thing I had to go through in life. I lost my dad and didn't know what to do next. Kimberly over heard me talking to people at court trying to figure out what to do next and offered to help. They have been amazing the whole year they helped me with my dad's estate. They always answered my questions. And I was always able to get ahold of them which was very important to me. I highly suggest great lakes family & estates!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2023
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Wonderful experience
I have known Kim professionally for many years, and more recently had the opportunity to work closely with her on an ongoing family matter for the last year. Kim was very supportive and dedicated with aiding me through the process during a difficult time. She also prioritized helping my family during the holidays, which meant taking time away from her own. When I had questions, Kim readily answered and ensured I was always prepared for upcoming hearings. She also helped me prepare long term, which was most beneficial to my family. Kim is one of the most selfless people I know, and has always put forth a great effort into helping her clients’ and their families during a time of need. I’m very grateful to Kim, and can’t thank her enough for being there for me and my family over the last year.
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Posted by Joseph | November 10, 2023
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TRUST AND WILL
Nearing those years that you begin to know you should put your estate into updated and current law. We researched the available lawyers in the area who specializes and determined to interview Kim’s firm. Our initial meeting was met with a professional who made our questions seem important and answered with total clarity. We then engaged her and met her to review our will and trust upon her completing of same. Again, a thorough review of all aspects was presented in a very personalized manner. We highly encourage you to entertain her firm.
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Posted by Wallace Hearns | September 14, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Attn. Kimberly was very easy to talk too. Her ability to explain the process to me was exceptional. She resolved my situations as promise in a timely manner.
Posted by Linda | August 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
Kim Browning is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She assisted our family with document preparation and recording. We are grateful for her help to get our estate in order and would highly recommend her.
Posted by Mary | May 17, 2023
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Attorney
Kimberly advised and guided me in a very difficult time in my life . She is a very kind , caring and compassionate. I would highly recommend as she truly cares about YOU
Posted by Karen | March 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fabulous
Omg ! I can't say enough good things about Kimberly and Stephanie, so very helpful. I'm in the process of bringing my mom home and out of that awful nursing home she is in , if I had any questions I could reach out to them anytime. Very kind and compassionate person they both are , that's hard to find now a days . I recommend them 110 % to fight for your loved ones.
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Posted by Susan | November 9, 2022
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Kim was wonderful!
Kimberly did an excellent job of explaining and writing our Estate Plan. She is very knowledgeable, great at explaining legal issues and affordable.
Posted by Dawn | October 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning for My Mother
Kimberley was incredibly helpful, over and above my expectations. She helped us with our POAs and my Mom's will. She gave us tips, expectations, and helped us find Mom's Memory Care Foster Home, where she still resides. Mom would have been swallowed up in a larger community, and Kimberly understood that. She still checks in on us. Thanks Kimberly!
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Posted by Marti | June 6, 2022
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Trusts and Wills
Did an outstanding job with our wills and trust. She also handled numerous issues with a personal friend that I was caring for recently. With confidence, I was able to recommend her to personal friends.
Posted by Priscilla | May 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Best of The Best
Kimberly and the whole team Is kind, honest, upfront and is all for what is fair for their clients.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Eviction
Kim did an excellent job with handling my landlord/tenant issue. She’s expedient, honest and very knowledgeable l would definitely hire her again.
Posted by Jennifer | May 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and caring
Kim and her team have been wonderful during the trying time during my mother's dementia and after her passing. They are quick to answer any calls and emails and it was so reassuring to have such knowledgeable and helpful support.
Posted by Mary | May 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional,knowledgeable and caring
Kim not only helped us with our estate planning but also help set up and guide us through planning for our special needs son. She was knowledgeable, kind, caring and sensitive to our needs for his future. Her professionalism goes without saying. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends and who ever needs help.
Posted by Jim | March 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Kim, was extremely helpful, professional, and explained in knowledgeable detail.
Posted by Ann Marie | January 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
Highly recommend Kimberly and her team for estate planning services. She was very helpful in handling timely legal matters. Responsive, knowledgeable and very professional. Thank you for the great service, Kimberly!
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Kim was kind, patient and thorough with our estate planning needs. She answered every question we asked. Her knowledge put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend her to anyone who asked.
Posted by Sheri | December 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great personable lawyer
Kim is wonderful. She answered all my questions and handled my case efficiently. She is very good at explaining and making sure you understand everything. Would recommend Kim to anyone looking for a good estate lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Great Lakes Family Probate & Estates PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, PC
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Morello Law Group, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Senior Paralegal Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law
  • Pepper Hamilton, LLP
  • 1991 - 2013
  • Environmental Paralegal
  • Butzel Long
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Michigan DHHS Administrative Hearing
  • Benefits reinstated with additional Private Duty Nursing care and respite services

Associations

  • National Elder Law Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Probate Estates and Trust Committee President 2019
  • 2015 - Present
  • Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Ones to Watch 2021-2023
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star 2019-2022
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Attorneys, Outstanding Young Women Lawyers
  • Hour Detroit Magazine
  • 2020
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Publications

  • Laches (OCBA)
  • Current Developments in Special Needs Laws
  • 2017
  • Downriver Profile
  • Medicaid Eligibility in Michigan Continues to Evolve
  • 2015
  • Downriver Profile
  • Financial Abuse of Our Aging Population (a Three Part Series)
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • On Demand Seminar
  • Medicaid and Retirement Benefits
  • 2019
  • Probate Committee
  • Medicaid and Veterans Pension Benefits
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Kimberly
Elder law Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kim is a bright elder law and estate planning attorney who is very committed to her clients. I highly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is an extremely smart, diligent and personable attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with her on various matters, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to any clients looking for an attorney to handle estate planning, probate, or elder law matters."
Bloomfield Hills Elder law Lawyer Kimberly Ann Crank Browning
Kimberly Ann Crank Browning
Elder law Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available