Jim Schuster, Certified Elder Law Attorney

24330 Lahser, Southfield, MI 48033 (248) 356-3500

            Jim Schuster has been licensed as an attorney since 1978 and practices Elder Law with a focus on long term care planning and nursing home Medicaid. He is:

            ♦          Former Chair of the Elder Law and Advocacy Section of the Michigan State Bar

            ♦          One of only 16 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the State of Michigan. Certification by the, A.B.A. accredited National Elder Law Foundation

            ♦          A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and frequent speaker at the Academy’s national conferences.

            ♦          Member, Professional Speakers Bureau, Alzheimer’s Association

            ♦          One of three Michigan members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ Council of Advanced Practitioners
an invitation only honor.

            ♦          Peer reviewed “AV Rated” by Martindale Hubble; Selected as Super Lawyer in Elder Law by Thomson Reuters; Superb, 10 rating by AVVO;

            ♦         Author and Publisher of “The Patient Advocate’s Guide” since 1999. This booklet is updated annually and is used by professionals and consumers to select a nursing home and get the best care in the home.

            ♦          One of the first attorneys in Michigan to practice elder law.

            ♦          Jim Schuster knows the ins and outs of the Michigan nursing home Medicaid system.

            ♦          Jim Schuster can help you save up to 100% of your assets and still assure you will get the best care.

            Prior to attending law school Jim Schuster was a social worker for the Department of Social Services (now the Department of Human Services). After he passed the bar he worked as a law clerk for United States District Judge Noel P. Fox and as a Judge for the Chippewa Ottawa Conservation Court. He served on the Council of the General Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan in all capacities including as Chair of the Section.
He has had articles on Elder Law published in the Michigan Bar Journal, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the Detroit Legal News and Laches, the publication of the Oakland County Bar Association. He has also presented course material for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Jim is a frequent speaker on Elder Law to professional and support groups.

Jim’s office is in the historic log cabin at 24330 Lahser in Southfield. Articles about his office have appeared in the Detroit Free Press, the Southfield Observer-Eccentric and the Oakland Press. Birds, squirrels and chipmunks are regular visitors at the office bird feeder. Deer have been seen walking along the Rouge River behind the cabin enjoying the peacefulness of the country in the big city.  Please note: the office ground hog has never been seen on ground hog’s day so Jim has no way to tell how long winter will last!

The telephone numbers are 248.356.3500, fax 248.352.7347.

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