Benjamin J. Herbert

Attorney and Counselor at Law

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