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David McCleary is a graduate of Oakland University (BS 1980) and the University of Detroit (JD 1983) and has been practicing law since 1984. He is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Bar. He has successfully argued cases of first impression before the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals and has taught at Oakland University and Cooley Law School. He lectures in the areas of Estate Planning, asset protection, civil and constitutional rights.


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  1. Trusts: 25%
    32 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    32 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    32 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    32 years
  5. Divorce: 15%
    32 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (20 minutes)

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  • Glenn R. Matecun

    I have worked with David on several matters and he is a very good attorney and truly cares about his clients. He is a man of integrity and clients would be fortunate to have him as their attorney.


    Glenn Matecun Estate planning Attorney
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  • Starla D. Zehr

    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. I am a practicing attorney in Oakland County Michigan who has known Mr. McCleary for many years. Mr. Mccleary offers dedicated excellent representation and I will continue to refer my clientele who require estate and probate services to Mr. Mccleary.


    Starla Zehr Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

McCleary & Associates, P.C.

8161 S. Saginaw
Grand Blanc, MI, 48439


MIActive And In Good Standing198405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganN/A1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pierce v Pierce 162 Mich. App. 367 (1987)We conclude that a noncustodial parent's support arrearage which accrued while the parent was imprisoned should be discharged unless there is some showing that the parent became incarcerated in order to avoid his support obligation
Stacy M. CARR, a/k/a Stacy May Carr, Appellant, v. MIDLAND COUNTY CONCEALED WEAPONS LICENSING BOARD, Appellee.Reversed. Both the trial court and the Midland County Concealed Weapons Licensing Board clearly erred in concluding that appellant should be denied a concealed pistol license on the basis of a felony conviction.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983