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Geraldine Anne Brown accepted a position as Assistant Attorney General and works in Lansing, MI.
Geraldine A. Brown, known to her friends as Gera Brown, was a long time resident of Saginaw where she raised three children: Juliette, Michael and Jason in Saginaw.
Gera, was an elementary school teacher in area schools and a registered stock broker/financial consultant with Merrill Lynch in Saginaw. After graduating magna cum laude and as a Kings Scholar from Michigan State University Law School, she practiced with the Kitch Law Firm in Detroit, then the eighth largest law firm in Michigan. Gera now practices law with Robert E. Bourne in Midland, Michigan. Their law practice serves the entire state, not just the tri-cities of Midland, Saginaw and Bay City.
Gera’s educational background includes not only a law degree but an MBA and additional training in Federal Tax Issues, Life, Health and Annuities Insurance licenses and financial consulting. She has trained as a mediator for both civil and family matters and is approved for court appointments.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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Glenn Matecun, Estate planning Attorney
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Gera is a colleague of mine in the Michigan Bar Association and the Michigan Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys. I became acquainted with her at the Michigan Forum meetings and by following her responses to questions asked by those in need of legal assistance. She donates her time on a regular basis to answer questions for those in need of legal help. Her responses are always professional and helpful, and she has an ability to boil down complex and confusing legal issues into terms that explain and give practical guidance to those in need of legal services.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2004||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Probate & Estate Planning Certificate||Intitute of Continuing Legal Education||2010|
|Trial Practice Certificate||Michigan State University School of Law||2004|
|Kings Scholar||Michigan State University School of Law||2002|
|Merit Scholar||Michigan State University School of Law||2001|
|Attorney||Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook||2005 - 2007|
|Stock Broker / Financial Assistant||Merrill Lynch||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Red Cross Saginaw County||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Master Lawyers Section||2010 - Present|
|Center for Civil Justice||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|VETERANS ADMINISTRATION ACCREDITED ATTORNEY||Member||2009 - Present|
|Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council||Member||N/A|
|Michigan Estate Planning Forum||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan||Libraries, and Legal Publications Committee member||2010 - 2012|
|Michigan State University College of Law||Law Magna Cum Laude||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Saginaw Valley State University||Masters Degree in Business||MBA||1998|
|Delta College Health Fair||Michigan Medicaid||2011|
|Senior Seminar||Caregivers Conference||2010|
|Annual Meeting of Michigan Association of Law Libraries||Panel Member for Improving Legal Education for Law Students||2009|