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Jeffrey J. Michalowski
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims ...
  • Michigan
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Patrick Jerome Derkacz
Reviewed by Patrick Jerome Derkacz October 18, 2018
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Jeff consistently provided high quality legal advice. He is personable and professional.
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Summary

One of the founding partners of Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C., Jeff focuses his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, trust administration, probate administration, and corporate law. Jeff grew up in Sterling Heights and is happy to have returned to Macomb County to practice law.

Prior to establishing Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C., Jeff worked with a large regional accounting and business consulting firm, an insurance defense law firm and a business law firm specializing in corporate law, business formation, business consulting and private equity matters. After working with an elder law and estate planning firm from 2003 through 2005, Jeff left the firm to form Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C., together with Phillip S. Serafini, in early 2006. Shortly thereafter, they were joined by Patrick J. Derkacz. The firm grew quickly to become a general practice firm offering expertise in specialized practice areas, including: no-fault and auto-law; longterm disability insurance claims and disputes; and, elder law—areas of practice that the firm is recognized locally and nationally. Today the firm enjoys being a neighborhood firm meeting almost all of its community’s legal needs.

From 2006 to present, Jeff has maintained his elder law and estate planning focus while assisting clients in other aspects of law including corporate planning, consulting and litigation. He has assisted thousands of local area families with the difficult task of finding longterm-care planning solutions for their aging loved-ones while protecting estates from Medicaid “spend-down” and estate recovery. He is passionate about helping families find the best quality of care at the lowest cost possible. Jeff also enjoys helping families and business owners plan for the future through the use of estate planning and business succession planning.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Claims
  • Probate
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Education
Wayne State University Law School
J.D. | Law
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Adrian College
B.B.A.
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Professional Associations
Michigan Bar Association
Member
Current
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Macomb County Bar Association
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Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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State Bar of Michigan
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- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Jeffrey J. Michalowski's Website Profile
Website
Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C. Website
Blog
Michigan Lawyer Blog
Blog
Long Term Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C.
44444 Mound Rd
#100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Toll-Free: (866) 529-3537
Telephone: (586) 264-3756
Fax: (586) 264-3783
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