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I was born in Mason, Michigan, but grew up on the mission field in Puerto Rico. I grew up with a sense that showing compassion and serving others was the greatest goal in life. When I finished my undergraduate degree from Great Lakes Christian College in Ministry, I felt called to do something greater. I attended Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where I graduated 2nd in my class. After passing the bar, I have pursued a career in law where I can first and foremost help people.


I center my practice around assisting the elderly with their everyday needs. I do everything from basic estate planning, with wills and trusts, to more complicated arrangements, using insurance policies and long term care options. In addition I assist families in getting the elderly and disabled medicaid qualified when they enter the nursing home for a long term stay.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 30%
    9 years, 30 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    9 years, 180 cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    9 years, 60 cases
  4. Trusts: 15%
    9 years, 100 cases
  5. Guardianship: 5%



Hourly ($195/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Stein and Higgs, PLLC

117 S University Ave
Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858


MIActive And In Good Standing200608/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Magna Cum LaudeThomas M Cooley Law School2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStein and Higgs, PLLC2008 - Present
AttorneyDavidson Breen & Doud2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sixth Circuit Federal Court of AppealsMember2011 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter)Member2010 - Present
Central Michigan Home Builders AssociationMember2009 - Present
Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPartner2009 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter)Member2009 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mulholland vs. Isabella BankRecovered 75% of the money taken.
Shugg vs. ChaseFull recovery for the client.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Great Lakes Christian CollegeBiblical Theology and MinistryOther - Bachelors1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Commission Lunch SeminarsEstate Planning for Asset Retention2010