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Michael Cameron Weeks

Elder law Attorney at Saint Charles, MO

3.8   4 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    48%
    Medicaid Planning for singles and couples, Veterans benefits, and special needs planning

    20 years, 1,750 cases

  2. Estate planning
    47%
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, tax planning for estates

    21 years, 1,750 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    5%

I work with families facing long term care and those who want high quality estate planning. My main objective is to help provide peace of mind for families as they go through difficult processes associated with aging.

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Licensed for 19 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/01/2023

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

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The Weeks Group, LLC
50 Portwest Ct
Saint Charles, MO, 63303

Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
Posted by Kathy | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Guidance for Wills and Trusts
Michael Weeks helped us create multiple complicated trusts. He was very thorough in his explanations and possible scenarios that we would not have thought about. We felt very confident in his expertise.
Posted by Julie | May 31, 2015
Highly Recommend
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Weeks recently when my husband and I set up our wills, power of attorneys and health care directives. We had a lot of questions as we were very unfamiliar with the process. Mr. Weeks did an awesome job of answering all of those questions and making us feel comfortable. I have already recommended him to several of our friends and family members who want to start planning for the future.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointed in the Demeanor
Mr. Weeks was supposed to be the expert in estate planning and elder care, which is why we went to him for the will, trust and other elder issues. He was not at first helpful; he ran through everything and didn't seem to want to spend the time to explain anything. We finally told him we found him less than helpful, and then he was a little better. He never gave advice about medicare and nursing home issues, and he promised to look into the veteran benefits, but never did. We truly felt he wasn't interested in us. We felt we got a decent product, but that it was not necessarily taylored to our concerns. We recommend him only because he is the only one in the St. Charles area that is supposed to be certified in elder care issues.
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Response from Michael Weeks February 12, 2022
First off, I would like to say that I am sorry your experience didn’t fully meet your expectations. I would be happy to discuss this further with you to see what could be done to try to help. However, since the review was anonymous, I have no way to reach out, and I have no way to know what may have happened in this case. I can assure you that this type of complaint is not usual at all for our firm, it’s actually the opposite, but we do take feedback seriously. I hope you do reach out.
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Posted by Chris | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Weeks may be great for Wills and Trusts, but for assistance with more critical issues, I would look elsewhere.
Mr. Weeks appears knowledgeable in some areas, but when his attorney expertise is actually needed, he falls painfully short. A sibling moved in with our parent and took emotion & financial advantage. The state provided my parent with an attorney, and although we met with this attorney and Weeks to discuss the issues, the scheduled meeting with ALL parties never occurred. When we pressed Mr. Weeks about rescheduling the conference, he said that we could meet, but it would cost us thousands of more dollars to continue. We were left helpless when we needed it most, and the abuse continues.
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Response from Michael Weeks February 12, 2022
As the story goes, there are two sides to every story. In this case, allegations of financial abuse were made by this client towards their mother. Protective steps were discussed with client, and initiated. The attorney appointed to represent the mother, examined her financial records, met several times with the mother, and was frank in that he didn’t believe abuse was occurring or that the mother needed protection. The medical evidence we could gather to dispute this was mediocre at best. We did try to arrange for a family meeting to attempt to patch things up, but ultimately, the mother refused to attend. I had no way to force the mother to attend. I explained to the clients that based on the evidence, their likelihood of success was very low, and that it would be very expensive to continue to proceed in a case that was unlikely to bring a satisfactory result for them, and I didn’t recommend they continue, but that was their choice. They chose not to continue. It’s never fun to have to deliver news to clients that they don’t want to hear. Part of being a good lawyer is examining a case without emotion or bias, and giving frank advice based on that analysis. I do not believe it is a fair comment to say that this was a case of lacking legal skill or willingness to represent them. It was more their appraisal of the situation could not be backed up with any amount of significant proof that would have enabled a remedy under the law.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Weeks Group, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Elder Law Firm of Beck & Weeks
  • 2004 - 2012

Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • JP vs. Family Support Division
  • Family Support Division's actions are overturned
  • Plumb v. Dep't of Social Services
  • State's disallowance of increase was overturned

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Missouri chapter)
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Missouri chapter)
  • Past President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Missouri chapter)
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Member of the Year
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, (Missouri Chapter)
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Journal of the Missouri Bar
  • Personal Care Contracts in light of Reed v. Mo Dept. of Social Services
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • NAELA Summit
  • Planning for Veterans' benefits
  • 2015
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Meeting
  • Veteran's Benefits Overview
  • 2013
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Meeting
  • Basics of Veterans Benefits
  • 2012
  • Elder Law Institute
  • Interplay of Veteran's Benefits and Medicaid
  • 2012
  • Fundamentals of Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning for the married couple
  • 2011
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Maximizing the Use of Associate Attorneys
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Michael
Elder law Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Weeks is a knowledgeable, skilled elder law attorney. Mike and I are both members of The Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee and the Missouri National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mike with one of his appeals. I also have consulted with him on elder care and related Medicaid issues. Mike has a wealth of knowledge about the regulations in this complex area of law. I strongly recommend Mike to my clients who are facing elder care issues."