Brian R. Jenney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Troy, MI

Kemp Klein Law Firm
 | 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-817-4439
Fax: 248-528-5129
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Elder Law (30%)
Attorney Profile

In Michigan, Brian R. Jenney is an attorney at Kemp Klein Law Firm and handles cases of elder law, estate planning, probate and trust administration, special needs trusts, estate and income taxes, and pooled trust accounts. His experience also extends to the distribution of assets, handling of medical decisions and finances, and conservatorships and guardianships of ailing clients. As families navigate the emotions of losing a loved one, Mr. Jenney handles all the legal details.

A member and co-founder of the Brother Rice Warrior Bar Association, Mr. Jenney is also a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the State Bar of Michigan. He is admitted to practice by the State Bar of Michigan and is on several committees within the organization, including the Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. Jenney earned a Bachelor of Science in 1995. He then attended Wayne State University Wayne Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1999. At Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School in 2015, he completed his studies and earned a Master of Laws. Throughout his schooling, he attended Tulane University Law School’s summer program in unification of maritime law and maritime torts.

Mr. Jenney has been quoted in the New York Times twice and regularly writes articles on elder law and estate planning in the Commentator and Commentator ALERT. Since 2010, he has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in elder law, and from 2008 to 2010 he was named an outstanding young lawyer by the state of Michigan in estate planning and probate law.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (70%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts

Elder Law (30%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts


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Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

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About Brian Jenney

Admitted: 2000, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • Included in the Best Lawyers listing since 2010
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the field of Elder Law
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2011 issue of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan in the practice area of Elder Law
  • “Rising Star” designation by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine, 2012-2013
  • Recognized as one of the State of Michigan’s outstanding young lawyers in the area of Estate Planning & Probate Law, 2008-2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, 2000
  • Brother Rice Warrior Bar Association, Member & Co-Founder
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member, Probate & Estate Planning Section
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member, Elder Law & Disability Rights Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Medicaid attempts to recoup nursing home care costs; Commentator, Fall 2011
  • Gift before Cliff?; Commentator ALERT, December 2012
  • What happens to your monthly income if you go into a nursing home; Commentator, Spring 2013
  • Over age 18, you need powers of attorney; Commentator, Fall 2013
  • Potential Tax Reform 2014; Commentator, Spring 2014
  • Ponzi scheme loss deductions; Commentator, Summer 2014
  • Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE); Commentator, Spring 2015
  • Portability – Why you may want to file a 706; Commentator, Fall 2015
  • Social Security Changes; Commentator, Winter 2016
  • New Estate Tax Filing Requirements – Form 8971; Commentator, Spring 2016
  • Special Needs Trust Update; Commentator, Spring 2017

Educational Background:

  • Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, LL.M. (Tax Law), 2015
  • Michigan State University, B.S., 1995
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Office Location for Brian R. Jenney

201 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: 248-817-4439

Fax: 248-528-5129

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Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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