Doug McPhail has more than 30 years experience helping families, like yours, protect their estates from nursing home poverty, taxes and unnecessary probate expenses. Doug earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Mass Communications from Taylor University where he was active in student government leadership roles. After college, Doug enrolled at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he graduated with honors in 1988. Doug earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in the area of professional responsibility and was published member of the University of Detroit Law Review. While in law school, Doug served as a summer intern and law clerk for John W. Whitehead and the Rutherford Institute, a nationally recognized non-profit organization known for the defense of civil liberties. After completing law school, Doug returned home to western Michigan and started his own law practice focused exclusively on estate planning and elder law issues. Doug is a member of Wealth Counsel, the Muskegon County Bar Association and the West Michigan Estate Planning Counsel. He has lectured locally and nationally on estate planning and elder law related issues.