Elisabeth C. Dery, practices in the areas of adoption, elder law, and probate and estate planning. She specializes in same-sex adoptions, government benefits for the elderly, special needs planning and VA benefits. Ms. Dery is a VA Accredited attorney who is well versed in government benefit eligibility for all categories of persons. She is an effective advocate, navigating the disability and appeals process to get maximum benefits for her VA clients. Knowledgeable and considerate, Ms. Dery is also skilled in counseling families through the probate process after the loss of a loved one. She has a particular interest in same-sex benefits and estate planning in Michigan and assists families and individuals in the preparation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney.
Ms. Dery was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2014 and is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section and VA Committee, and State Bar of Michigan LGBTQA Committee.
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2012
Dean’s List, 2010-11, 2011-12
Client Counseling Competition, Semi-finalist 2010
B.S. (Pre-Veterinary Medicine), University of Maryland, 2007
Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Michigan, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Recent Changes in Adoptions; co-authored with Kevin J. McGiness, Commentator, Fall 2016
Post-Windsor Federal Benefits and Estate Planning; Laches, Oakland County Bar Association, February 2014
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