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Raymond Alick Harris

Estate planning Attorney at East Lansing, MI

5.0   3 reviews

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Raymond A. Harris is an attorney with Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC in East Lansing, Michigan.  He practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration and litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, special needs planning, and Medicaid planning.  Raymond is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Florida.  He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and serves on the board of directors for the Michigan NAELA chapter.  Raymond is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to Medicaid planning, special needs planning, elder law, probate, and estate planning.  In 2014, he was the recipient of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyers” award and was named a 2015 Rising Star in elder law by Super Lawyers.  He is very active in his community, serving on the boards of multiple charitable organizations.  

Licensed for 15 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 02/23/2023
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 02/23/2023

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Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC
271 Woodland Pass, Ste 115
East Lansing, MI, 48823


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Posted by Joel | February 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Remarkable advocate
Mr. Harris was familiar with my needs at the time of our initial consultation. He laid out a plan of action and followed through exactly the way he had prepared me for. Raymond Harris is a champion to have on your side.
Posted by Michael | July 5, 2010
Estate and Probate Handling
After my brothers early death that left no will or estate, Raymond assisted me with the Probate process. After our initial conversation and meeting, I was confident that he was the Attorney I should use. While going though Probate, Raymond was professional throughout; he always returned phone calls/e-mails swiftly, and sent reminders and updates of important dates. The long process of Probate became painless. I would describe Raymond as: Courteous, Professional, Ethical, Knowledgeable, Prompt, Focused. I would highly recommend his service.
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Posted by Kent | August 21, 2009
Review of Ray Harris's services
Ray Harris made transitioning my business into a corporation extremely smooth. He is very professional, while maintaining a personable approach as well. Ray Harris took the time to insure I understood all the aspects of my venture, and fully explained any legal terminology which can get confusing. I felt very comfortable with him and highly recommend his services to anyone who has legal needs in his field of expertise.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bernick, Radner, Ouellette & Little, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Hotline attorney
  • Elder Law of Michigan
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Raymond A. Harris, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Student attorney
  • Sixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Student volunteer
  • Elder Law of Michigan
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007


  • Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Elder Law of Michigan
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • US District Court-Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lansing Educational Advancement Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fenner Nature Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Lansing Kiwanis Club
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • South Lansing-Holt Rotary
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Special Needs Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • US District Court-Western District Michigan
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Probate and Estate Planning Certificate
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education and State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • 2014
  • Up and Coming Lawyers
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 2014


  • South Lansing Business Association
  • Wills, trusts, powers of attorney
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • webinar
  • Basics of Special Needs Planning
  • 2015
  • Bath Township Senior Center
  • Who Should You Trust?
  • 2014
  • Monthly meeting
  • Medicaid planning and update
  • 2014
  • Monthly meeting
  • Estate planning and Medicaid planning
  • 2014
  • Weekly meeting
  • Medicaid planning and asset protection
  • 2013
  • Weekly meeting
  • Wills, trusts, powers of attorney
  • 2013
  • Staff meeting
  • Special needs planning and advocacy
  • 2013
  • Raymond A. Harris and Mark Merritt
  • Special Needs Planning--techniques tips
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Raymond
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Harris."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Harris does an excellent job of handling his clients estate planning needs. When ever I have referred a client to Mr. Harris the clients has informed me that they have been impressed with his profession and his passion for estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray does an excellent job for his clients. He's diligent, a hard-worker, and he does an excellent job of listening to his clients."
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East Lansing Estate planning Lawyer Raymond Alick Harris
Raymond Alick Harris
Estate planning Attorney
East Lansing, MI
Licensed for 15 years