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Shane William Hilyard

Family Attorney at East Lansing, MI

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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2014
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Shane

Learn Shane’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney

  2. Family
    Divorce, custody, child & spousal support, inter-state custody

  3. General practice
    Litigation, Collection, Small Claims, Business, LLC

  4. Probate
    Probate Administration, Contested Probate Litigation; Guardianship & Conservatorship

Mr. Hilyard joined The Gallagher Law Firm after serving as the judicial law clerk for Ingham County Probate Court Chief Judge Hon. Richard J. Garcia and Hon. R. George Economy.  Mr. Hilyard received his juris doctor, cum laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2013 as a member of the William Johnson Class.  While in law school Mr. Hilyard received several awards for academic achievement and leadership, including multiple Certificates of Merit. 

Mr. Hilyard, a native of Western New York, is an avid sports fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Mets.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Hilyard enjoyed success in the rodeo arena as a bull rider.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. 




The Gallagher Law Firm, PLC
2001 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI, 48823

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Gallagher Law Firm, PLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Ingham County Probate Court
  • 2014 - 2015


  • Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • State University of New York, Empire State College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • "Timber"
  • Settlement Agreement reached and the Estate recovered over $30,000
  • In re Surcharge of former Fiduciary
  • assets in the form of money was recovered


  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Student Award
  • Cooley Alumni Association
  • 2013
  • John W. Hanks Award
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • 2013
  • Leadership Acheivement Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2013
  • Krinock Memorial Award
  • Cooley Law School Student Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Aduly Learner Award
  • Michigan Capital Area Higher Education Network
  • 2013
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  • Adelphia Law Journal
  • "Opening the Floodgates: Does Statutory Expansion Make Potential Conservatees More Vulnerable?"
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Shane
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shane is an excellent attorney and zealous advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Hilyard is not only an awesome individual but is an incredibly passionate Attorney and puts his client's interests first. You're definitely in good hands when you have Mr. Hilyard on your side."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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East Lansing Family Lawyer Shane William Hilyard
Shane William Hilyard
Family Attorney
East Lansing, MI
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation