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Attorney Tom Flickinger concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and real estate law.  He has spoken on business and estate planning topics and has published articles on estate planning and taxation in the Michigan Business Law Journal, Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, and Trusts & Trustees.  Tom has also served as an extern for the Hon. Maura D. Corrigan, during her service as the Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.


Tom graduated summa cum laude from Franciscan University, earning a degree in accounting. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Ave Maria School of Law, where he was a Senior Editor for the Ave Maria Law Review and the President of the school's Business Law Society.  Tom was also a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Law Student Section Governing Council. Tom has received a Certificate of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    13 years
  2. Business: 25%
    13 years
  3. M & A: 15%
    13 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    13 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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Contact info

Rhoades McKee PC

55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing200308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Certification of Completion - How to Apply to be Tax ExemptInternal Revenue Service2014
Certificate of Completion - Probate and Estate PlanningInstitute of Continuing Legal Education and the State Bar of Michigan2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Edward H. Rakow ScholarshipFederal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter2002
Best Student Performance in legal writing sectionAve Maria School of Law2002
Senior Editor for Ave Maria Law ReviewAve Maria School of Law2001
Founded and elected "CEO" of school's Business Law SocietyAve Maria School of Law2001
Alpha Chi Honor SocietyFranciscan University2000
Wall Street Journal Student Achievement AwardFranciscan University2000
Dean's ListFranciscan University2000
Dean's ListUniversity of Notre Dame1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/ShareholderRhoades McKee2008 - Present
AttorneyFlickinger, Plachta, & Murphy, P.C.2004 - 2008
AttorneySiebers Mohney2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legatus of Grand RapidsCharter Member, Treasurer, and Director2013 - Present
Amazon ReliefDirector2009 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2003 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Business and Tax SectionChairman2007 - 2008
Holy Spirit Parish Educational FoundationTrustee2006 - 2013
State Bar of Michigan, Law Student SectionMember of Governing Council2002 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ave Maria School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science2000
University of Notre DameAccounting StudiesN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal SummitPlanning for Asset Protection2015
Legal SeminarFundamentals of Estate Planning2015
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning Fundamentals2015
SeminarLegal Issues when Buying or Selling a Business2014
InterviewIRS Form 1023-EZ2014
NBI - Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersPlanning for a Full or Partial Outright Sale or Gift2013
NBI - Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersPlanning for a Gradual Transfer within the Family2013
n/aLegal and Theological Implications of the Terri Schiavo CaseN/A
n/aLegal Issues Pertaining to End of Life Care DecisionsN/A
n/aBuying and Selling Businesses: Legal and Practical TipsN/A