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David L. Carrier

Elder law Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 35 years
    Massachusetts - MA 41 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    51%
    #1 You do not go broke! #2 Caregivers get paid. #3 Leftovers actually get to the kids or other beneficiaries, safely and quickly.

    42 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Trusts!

    42 years, 15,000 cases

  3. Trusts
    20%
    Make sure your stuff goes: Where You Want When You Want & The Way You Want With the least amount of expense or delay...

    42 years, 10,000 cases

  4. Probate
    9%
    Sometimes you can't avoid probate... but we can help you avoid the pain!

    42 years, 7,500 cases

Since Grand Rapids Business Journal first began to keep records, I havehelped more West Michigan families avoid nursing home poverty and facethe future with confidence, than any Big Time Law Firm lawyer. How isthat possible?Big Time Law Firms have big downtown buildings with their names onthem, dozens of high-powered lawyers in power suits, and they billgazillions of hours every 'm not downtown, don't wear a power suit, and never bill by the , why do thousands of West Michigan families trust The Law Offices ofDavid L. Carrier,P.C.? It's easy to find out!Tune in to Sunday's highest rated radio show: The David Carrier Show,Sunday mornings at 7 on Newsradio WOOD 1300. You can also listen inFriday mornings at 8 on Grand Rapids Talk Alternative, AM 1230 WTKG andSaturday mornings at 9 on Holland's Hometown Station AM 1450 WEEK we have free, small group workshops, you get the sameStraight Answers I give on the air, PLUS: Fresh-baked Cookies (we'realways looking for new recipes!)and Hot Coffee!Some other stuff you might like to know: I have been practicing law forover 27 years, focused on Estate Planning and Elder Law. My newapproach to Estate Planning is called LifePlan Independence, becauseit's all about you and your spouse, not the kids!!My college degree is a B.A. in English and Philosophy, from Notre Damewhere I attended on an Army first law degree, J.D., is from the Boston University School of a Captain in the Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps at thePentagon, I earned a Master of Laws, Taxation degree from GeorgetownUniversity Law us today or use the easy email form to reserve a place at thetable for your family...

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Location

Law Offices of David L. Carrier
4965 East Beltline Ave., NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525
Law Offices of David L. Carrier, P.C.
131 South Seaway Drive
Norton Shores, MI, 49444
Law Offices of David L. Carrier, P.C.
12330 James St
Suite B-10
Holland, MI, 49424
Law Offices of David L. Carrier, P.C.
3275 Cooley Court
Portage, MI, 49024
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Reviews

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Posted by Lynn | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What an emotional relief to engage the law offices of Carrier Law!
David a great job suggesting the PACE/Care Resources program that fit our family perfectly. We would never have stumbled across the program on our own. It changed the course of our lives. Attorney Gregg helped us with out family's Will and Trust. We liked his easy going personality and his succinct legal advice. Alex is my shinning star who helped us navigate the complexity of Medicaid. She replied to my emails and phone calls with record speed. I was never left hanging and wondering what to do next. They were all three worth every dollar. I can sleep at night knowing that we have everything in place.
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Posted by Joyce | February 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind and Caring
Those who give of their time to listen to others and help us learn when we feel helpless in the legal maze deserve a big thank you. Unfortunately for us, he doesn’t practice in Texas. Dealing with Fraud on the Court is difficult for the elderly.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks for answering
star only reviewDavid takes the time to read postings and reply. He doesn’t have help for free, but he does. In my book, that makes him an attorney who cares about clients, prospective clients, and people like me - just asking a question. Thanks David, I appreciate that you took the time to answer me.
Posted by Ted | February 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful and Knowledgeable -- Highly recommended
David Carrier and his staff were extremely helpful, and accommodating. Our family had some difficult issues that needed prompt attention regarding nursing home issues. They made sure that all bills were paid for, and my wife is receiving the care she needs, without going broke. I can’t thank David enough!! He is very caring and the staff was very helpful and supportive.
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Posted by Mary | April 28, 2011
Very knowledgable and trustworthy
Mr. Carrier did an excellent job in resolving some tough issues to help my parents and my family. We are very grateful for his outstanding services.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2009
My father picked David for a reason.
Very professional and understanding when dealing with tough issues regarding elder care and estate issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Captain
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (Jag) Corps
  • 1983 - 1988

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Master of Laws, Taxation
  • 1989
  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1982
  • Notre Dame University
  • BA
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs Fox
  • Benefits awarded - full retroactive award

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Area Estate Planners - #2
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • 2010
  • Meritorious Service Medal; First Oak Leaf Cluster
  • US Army; Office of the Judge Advocate General
  • 1988
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • US Army; Office of the Judge Advocate General
  • 1986
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Army; Army Legal Services Agency
  • 1985
  • Parachutist Badge (Airborne Wings)
  • US Army; TRADOC
  • 1978
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Publications

  • Report
  • Free Report - Estate Recovery In Michigan
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (14)
Endorse David
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse and recommend this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carrier meaningfully contributes his expertise to the Avvo community and is obviously highly respected throughout the larger legal community. I would not hesitate to refer my clients to Attorney Carrier. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David does an incredible job at preserving client's assets. I have had numerous conversations that his value proposition to clients is second to none. If you are looking to preserve assets and enhance the level of care you receive in the case you or a spouse needs nursing home care, I would strongly recommend that you talk with David or his staff to implement a plan to protect all of your assets as soon as possible."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David answers questions on AVVO with skill and ease and I would be more than happy to refer to him any cases that arise in his jurisdiction."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David serves his Elder Law and Estate Planning clients with talent and integrity. He is a credit to the legal profession and I'm proud to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carrier's responses on this site demonstrate both a mastery of estate planning principles and a practical approach to estate planning matters. He is an asset to the legal community."
Probate Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Carrier is one of the finest attorney in his state."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is very knowledgeable and has a great business model, which brings great benefits to his clients. Always willing to share his knowledge with his colleagues and potential clients. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carrier generously contributes his expertise to the Avvo community and is highly respected throughout the larger legal community. I would not hesitate to rely on his professional legal guidance as he truly is a great lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"David is a practical, no nonsense lawyer who obtains results. He has been a pleasure to work with and to know. He always delivers more value than what is expected of him and you know while you work with him that he has your best interest in the forefront of all that he does."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Carrier takes time out of his busy schedule to provide practical and foolproof advice as a service to the community. His answers show great skill and knowledge of elder law, a highly complex area of law. I recommend attorney Carrier with pleasure and confidence."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Carrier are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Carrier is an excellent lawyer. I have read hundreds of his ansswers here at Avvo and have found his legal knowledge, experiences and practical insights of the highest order. I endorse this lawyer and would have no trouble referring clients in his area to him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Carrier is an insightful attorney and a bona fide problem-solver. I endorse this lawyer."
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