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Brian R. Jenney

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Phone: 248 740 5688
Practice Areas - Dispute Resolution, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate Law and Trust Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Tax Planning

Brian Jenney helps families and individuals with elder law and special needs issues as well as estate planning and administration. For those planning ahead, Mr. Jenney prepares wills, trusts and powers of attorney to ensure proper future handling of medical decisions, finances and the distribution of assets. For family members with more immediate elder care issues, Mr. Jenney can assist with guardianships and conservatorships of ailing family members. In addition, Mr. Jenney helps families work through the administration of wills and trusts and the related tax issues after the loss of a loved one. Brian Jenney helps families and individuals with elder law and special needs issues as well as estate planning and administration. For those planning ahead, Mr. Jenney prepares wills, trusts and powers of attorney to ensure proper future handling of medical decisions, finances and the distribution of assets. For family members with more immediate elder care issues, Mr. Jenney can assist with guardianships and conservatorships of ailing family members. In addition, Mr. Jenney helps families work through the administration of wills and trusts and the related tax issues after the loss of a loved one.

Brian has been recognized as one of the State of Michigan’s outstanding young lawyers in the area of Estate Planning & Probate Law in 2008-2010 and 2012-2013 with a “Rising Star” designation by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2011 and 2020 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan in the practice area of Elder Law. Brian has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in the fields of Trusts and Estates and Elder Law (Copyright 2021 by Woodward/White, Inc., of SC). He has been included in the Best Lawyers listing since 2010. Additionally, he has been designated a “Leading Lawyer” in Elder Law and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law for the years 2017 to the present (a distinction granted to the top 1% of attorneys in Michigan).

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and received a Juris Doctor from the Wayne State University Law School. He also holds a Certificate of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Brian is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and member/co-founder of the Brother Rice Warrior Bar Association. Brian is married to a physician and is the proud father of two sets of twins.

Education
LL.M. (Tax Law), Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, 2015
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1999
Summer Program, Tulane University Law School, Rhodes, Greece (Maritime Torts and Unification of Maritime Law)
B.S., Michigan State University, 1995

Bar and Court Admissions
State Bar of Michigan, 2000

Memberships
State Bar of Michigan (Member, Elder Law & Disability Rights Section, Probate & Estate Planning Section)
Oakland County Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Brother Rice Warrior Bar Association (member & co-founder)