James Thomas

James Thomas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Saginaw, MI

Law Office of Carol Thomas
 | 5191 Hampton Pl, Saginaw, MI 48604
Phone: 989-793-2300
Fax: 989-793-2222
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Jim Thomas and the Law Office of Carol Thomas practice exclusively in the field of Elder Law. This includes current legal documents to protect assets if one is placed in a nursing home, legally reducing expenses, even after being placed in a nursing home, guidance through the Medicaid eligibility and application process, assistance with Veteran's Benefits eligibility and planning with regard to in home care or assisted living facilities and executing estate planning documents (wills/trusts/powers of attorneys).

 

Jim Thomas is one of only seventeen Certified Elder Law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation in the State of Michigan. Jim has practiced elder law for 7 years and focuses his practice on: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Veterans’ Benefits, Probate and Asset Protection. Jim is a member of the Florida Bar and Michigan Bar Association, including the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section, the Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Taxation Section. Additionally, Jim is a member of ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the Saginaw County Bar Association, is a Partner member of ElderCare Matters Alliance, the National Care Planning Council and is an accredited VA attorney by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Jim also holds a Certificate of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institue of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Furthermore, Jim is a member of the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council. Jim is also  on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Michigan Chapter and recently became a member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys

 

Jim Thomas is a graduate of Alma College and received his law degree from Florida State University College of Law. Additionally, Jim received his LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Taxation from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law. 

About James Thomas

Admitted: 2011, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.attorneycarolthomas.com/about

Honors/Awards:

  • Completed 10 ICLE seminars designated for the Probate & Estate Planning Certificate Program. This certificate is developed in cooperation with the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Certificate of Completion in Probate and Estate Planning, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • The AEP® designation is awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognized estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character., Accredited Estate Planner, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. One of Only Seventeen CELA's in the State of Michigan. One of youngest attorneys (31) to ever become certified by NELF. Additionally, the only attorney in the State of Michigan that is both a CELA and an Accredited Estate Planner(R) by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils., 2014
  • Accreditied Veterans Attorney by the Veterans Administration Office of General Counsel., 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Michigan Chapter, 2014

Educational Background:

  • Hold an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law., 2008
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Office Location for James Thomas

5191 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604

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Last Updated: 4/8/2019

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