Welcome to James R. Modrall, III Estate Planning and Elder Law.

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The mission of James R. Modrall, III Estate Planning and Elder Law is to provide professional legal services with compassionate care in a timely and efficient manner. The goal of these services is to resolve our clients' matters in the most efficient and effective manner possible. We will work diligently with fairness, equality and integrity to achieve our clients' goals.

Why Choose Us?

Over 40 Years Of Experience
Free Initial Consultation
Home Visits Available
Personal Attention On Every Case
Weekend Hours By Appointment
Compassionate Legal Advice
Navy Veteran

Practice Areas

Elder Law
Estate Law
Medicare and Medicaid Law
Veteran Law
Will and Trust Law

Associations and Memberships:

Certified Elder Law Attorney
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Trusted Lawyer in Traverse City

Whether you're facing a specific legal issue or have questions that only an attorney can properly answer, a lawyer from James R. Modrall, III is here to help. At our Traverse City firm, we work hard to support our clients no matter the situation at hand.

Compassionate Attorneys at Your Service
Our Traverse City lawyers understand that looming legal issues can be stressful and overwhelming. That's why we believe in giving clients our full attention and treating them with care and respect. When you work with us, you'll get the benefit of:

Knowledgeable lawyers
Convenient office hours
Reasonable attorney fees

Attempting to tackle a legal matter on your own can end up negatively impacting the outcome of your situation. Why risk such repercussions when our dedicated lawyers are on hand to offer guidance when you need it the most? To set up an appointment or learn more about our Traverse City law practice, call James R. Modrall, III today.

legal law firmJames R. Modrall, III joined Brandt, Fisher, Alward & Roy, P.C., (now Brandt, Fisher, Alward & Pezzetti) Traverse City, Mich., in 1999 with practice focused on estate planning, related business matters and Elder Law. He was a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and is a Certified Public Accountant. In January, 2012, he opened his own firm in Traverse City, Mich., for the practice of Estate Planning, wills, trusts and probate, and the practice of Elder Law. This includes qualification for benefits such as Medicaid and veterans’ pension assistance.

Jim graduated with highest honors in engineering and business administration from the University of Colorado and served in the U.S. Navy as an officer on the carriers Wasp and Yorktown in Far Eastern waters from before entering law school. He was first admitted to the bar in Wisconsin and was a partner in the national firm of Foley & Lardner, where he specialized in taxation and estate planning. He lectured in accounting both at Harvard Law School and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jim is currently a member of the bar in Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, and an active member of the Michigan Bar Sections of Elder Law, Probate and Estate Planning. Jim is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jim is active in Elder Law practice and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He was fully certificated in Probate and Estate Planning by the Michigan Bar Probate and Estate Planning section in 2005, a certification renewed in 2010. In April, 2007, he was awarded the designation “Certified Elder Law Attorney” by the National Elder Law Foundation. He has been accredited by the Veterans Administration to counsel veterans and their surviving spouses on VA benefits and pension assistance.

In April, 2012, Jim became Of Counsel to the Arizona firm of Duffield Adamson & Helenbolt, PC to pursue estate planning, elder law and veteran’s assistance in the Tucson area. The Duffield firm has had offices in Tucson and Green Valley for over 40 years.

Contact Information

James R. Modrall , III
Estate Planning and Elder Law

423 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone: 231-373-5415
Email: jmodrall56@gmail.com

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday By appointment only


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