Benjamin J. Herbert

Benjamin earned his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan. He also graduated cum laude from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Economics. Prior to opening his own law firm, Benjamin was a Partner at another well-known firm for over five years and supervised the Elder Law division. When out of the office Benjamin enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, hiking, fishing, camping and a variety of other outdoor activities. Benjamin is active in his local community through his church as well as volunteering.

Licenses & Certificates

  • Licensed to Practice law in Michigan
  • Licensed to Appear before the United States District Court – Western District of Michigan
  • Graduate of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Probate & Estate Planning Certificate Program

Awards

  • Awarded “Rising Star” status in Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, an award only given to 2.5% of attorneys in Michigan and one of only eight attorneys in Michigan for Elder Law.

Representative Clients

  • Trustees and Personal Representatives (Executors)
  • Retirees, Senior Citizens and Families
  • Entrepreneurial, Wealth Generating Clients
  • Young Professionals
  • Professional Service Organizations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Business Owners

Seminars

  • Estate Planning for Married Couples
  • Estate Planning for Single People
  • Estate Planning for Widows and Widowers
  • Estate Planning for the Young Professional and Young Family
  • Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection
  • Spring Arbor University – Guest Lecturer on End of Life Issues
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals – Lecturer for Continuing Education Credits

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Federal US District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Education

  • Bachelors Cum Laude “Economics” from Michigan State University (2003)
  • Law Degree from Michigan State University College of Law (2006)

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning and Asset Preservation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Complex Estate and Trust Settlements and Resolutions
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Legal Counsel for Trustees and Personal Representatives
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law

Boards and Chapters

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alternatives Pregnancy Care Center
  • A member of the Kalamazoo Chapter of Ducks Unlimited