James Modrall


Associations & Memberships

 - Certified Elder Law Attorney

 - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Trusted Lawyer in Traverse City, Benzie County, & Green Valley Arizona

Whether you're facing a specific legal issue or have questions that only an attorney can properly answer, 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.


James R. Modrall, III (Jim) spent many years with the Traverse City firm of Brandt, Fisher, Alward & Roy and its successor, Brandt, Fisher Alward & Pezzetti.  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.  He was a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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 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, 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.

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

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