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Personal Interests:

Technology, great books, movies, music, golf, great wine and food, travel, Michigan State University sports


Favorite Books:  (see “I Read” list on Facebook)

All Harry Potter Books

Kill a Mockingbird

Gone with the Wind

Brave New World

Little Women

The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot

The World According to Garp

Pride and Prejudice;

Much Ado about Nothing

The Secret Lives of Bees

Narnia Books - all



Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 100%
    24 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates

30445 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 310
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334


MIActive And In Good Standing199208/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyNew York Times2012
Michigan Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2012
Top LawyerDBusiness2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
CAP designationCouncil of Advanced Practitioners2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
AV RatingMartindale Hubbell2009
Fellow AwardNAELA2009
Service AwardUnited Cerebral Palsy - Metro Detroit2006
Powley AwardNAELA2005
Distinguished Business AwardThe Arc of Western Wayne County1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPatricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates2008 - Present
PartnerHafeli Staran Hallahan Christ & Dudek, PC2005 - 2008
Equity PartnerBeier Howlett, PC2000 - 2005
OwnerLaw Office of Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek1992 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Special Needs PlannersAdvisory Board MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The Arc MichiganFormer chair of Government Affairs CommitteeN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights SectionMemberN/A
Oakland County Bar AssociationProbate and Estate Planning Committee MemberN/A
United Cerebral Palsy Assn. of Metro DetroitMember of Board of Directors volunteerN/A
Elder Law AnswersMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysFormer chair of Special Interest Group on TrustsN/A
State Bar of MichiganElder Law and Disability Rights former ChairpersonN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysBoard of Directors2012 - 2013
Bonnell FoundationBoard Member2010 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
Michigan State UniversityAdvertisingBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NAELA DoubleheaderPlanning for Persons with Disabilities2009