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Andrew Byers

Andrew Byers' elder law practice focuses on the legal needs of older clients and their families, and works with a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of the older client. Under this holistic approach, I handle estate and longevity planning issues and counsel clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents. I also assist clients and their families in planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client's right to quality care are all part of our elder law practice.

Andrew regularly speaks to the public on elder law and estate planning while also presenting continuing education lectures to the elder medical community, certified public accountants, and financial advisors. Andrew maintains the highest level of knowledge and expertise through ongoing continuing education and frequent attendance at nationally recognized conferences on estate planning topics.

Whether you are planning ahead or are in the middle of a difficult situation, I can advise you on Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning with Wills and Trusts, asset and income planning for the community spouse, the preservation of assets, and how to get good care.

Professional Credentials

  • In the private practice of law for 24 years in Oakland County, Michigan. 
  • Admitted Attorney: all Michigan state courts and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Probate & Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member of Elder Counsel
  • Holds a Certificate of Completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. The Certificate Program is a systematic training program developed by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
  • Holds Accredited Attorney status by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Education Background

Andrew Byers was conferred a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree from the Wayne State University Law School in 1996. During law school, he was an assistant editor on the Wayne Law Review, a scholarly journal on Michigan law and other legal topics. Andrew was awarded the 1995 Gushee Writing Award for best student work published in the Wayne Law Review and the American Jurisprudence Award for highest grade obtained in Constitutional Law. To supplement his academic experience, during law school, Andrew worked as a law clerk with a large law firm and was a judicial intern for the Macomb County Circuit Court. Andrew was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1996.

Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate attorney Andrew Byers helps people in Troy, MI and throughout Oakland County, MI including Royal Oak, Clawson, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Rochester Hills, as well as throughout the metro Detroit area, including Macomb County and Wayne County, Michigan.

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  • knowledgeable and Efficient

    I found that Andrew Byers was very knowledgeable and efficient on our first family meeting. Unfortunately my husband passed away shortly there after. On our second meeting everything was resolved very quickly. I will not hesitate in recommending Andrew to any friends or family members. July 12, ...
  • K.P. Recommends Andrew Byers

    We were looking for an attorney to guide us through the process of setting up a trust, but didn't know what to expect. Andrew Byers is knowledgeable and thorough in explaining the process and we feel confident that we have our trust set up to meet our future needs. We recommend Andrew to assist a...
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mr. Byers and AmyJo are wonderful. They were able to process my father's medicaid application quickly and accurately. Mr. Byers also was able to protect my elderly mother from losing her independence. Thank you for helping our family during a stressful and difficult situation. 
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great and job well done.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars

    You always kept me informed, and up to date on my case. You promptly returned my phone calls. You had concern about the outcome of my case.
  • Smooth Process

    Andrew was easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Felt confident with decisions we made by way of his direction.
  • Professional Service

    Andrew has handled family business for many years, he put in order my mother's long term care and financial program, he also put living trust together for two of my brothers. I live in LA and was in need of Andrew's service to clear a real property issue in Michigan based on the living trust of o...
  • Randy Cook Recommends Andrew Byers

    I'm recommending Andrew Byers to any who wants an attorney that you can trust with any situation you might need help with. Trustworthy and professional is what Andrew is about, he has been our attorney for various situations for over 10 years. I would tell anyone call Andrew if you want someone y...
  • Very Knowledgeable and Accessible Attorney

    My entire family has worked with Andrew Byers for the past several years. He is very knowledgeable in matters regarding elder law. He has helped us with trusts, Medicaid applications, Probate questions and obtaining Employer Identification Numbers for deceased parents. He responds very promptly a...
  • Son of Client - current executor.

    My father had a terminal illness. Mr. Byers met with my father and quickly identified his estate planning needs and the need for durable and healthcare powers of attorney. He maintained appropriate confidentiality with my father while keeping me up to date that progress was being made getting the...
  • Highly recommend Andrew Byers as your elder lawyer

    Take it from me, if you have a family member that has become dependent on 24 hours of care and need to apply for Medicaid to cover nursing home expenses, you should obtain an experienced lawyer familiar with elder law. After obtaining Mr. Byers to handle the Medicaid application, it was a great r...
  • Estate Planning

    Mr. Byers developed a plan that was efficient and cost effective .
  • Medicaid Application Success

    I would definitely recommend Andrew Buyers, for anyone needing Elder Law He gave me a consultation over the phone. He was not pushy whatsoever give me some fantastic advice prior to my commitment to him through our contract. He was very knowledgeable in the process of obtaining Medicaid for my el...
  • Medicaid help and powers of attorney

    Andrew was truly a blessing. Could not have had a better experience. He cruised us through getting my mother in law approved for medicaid help as she is in a nursing home with dementia. Never could we have done it with out you. When we would hit a bump in the process he was right there guiding th...
  • Great for estate planning

    Our family highly recommends Andrew for estate planning services.  December 30, 2020.
  • Highest Recommendation

    I would highly recommend Andrew Byers for Estate Planning and Probate legal services. Mr. Byers prepared the estate planning documents for both of my parents and assisted with the probate of my father's estate after his passing. Mr. Byers' expertise and professionalism were greatly appreciated. H...
  • Dena Molnar Recommends Andrew Byers

    Andrew was great to work with. He is very thorough and committed to see the process through to the end. He worked with us to complete a trust and veterans assistance for our elderly mother. We very much appreciate all of his efforts, as this was a very hard and trying time for our family. I highl...
  • G. A. Recommends Andrew Byers

    I would definitely recommend attorney Andrew Byers for elder care planning and estate planning. He is thorough and caring, explaining everything so you can understand the next steps. He is a true professional and I have recommended him to other. I am a very satisfied client with peaceful mind as ...
  • Brenda Recommends Andrew Byers

    My family has worked with Andrew Byers for over 10 years. He obtained VA benefits for my mother when she lived in assisted living. When my mother moved into a nursing home he worked with Medicaid for benefits for our mother. He was very professional. We are very pleased with how Andrew handled ou...

    Dealing with an aging parent has it's difficulties. One of the difficulties my family encountered while dealing with an aging parent was enrollment in Medicaid. After reading reviews on lawyers that handle elder law, our family decided to contact Mr. Byers. Having Mr. Byers handle the enrollment ...
  • Estate Services

    Andrew Byers was my attorney while we were addressing a particularly complicated estate, even further complicated by COVID restrictions and delays. He was informative and helpful the whole duration. I knew next to nothing about the process and the relevant laws going in. The work was taken care o...
  • I could not have navigated the process alone

    I am not one to leave recommendations, but in this case I feel Mr. Byers deserves all of the positive praise I can share. He was recommended to me by a colleague and the recommendation proved to be a godsend! The Medicaid process is confusing and difficult to navigate without expert assistance. M...
  • M. Nickopoulos Recommends Andrew Byers

    Andrew helped guide us through the long and confusing process of end-of-life legal obstacles for our loved one. His knowledge & professionalism is exceptional, and I will not hesitate to use Andrew again in the future should the need arise. December 1, 2022

Peace of Mind Made Simple

Andrew Byers is an estate planning, elder law, and probate attorney in Troy, Michigan with 27 years of practical experience you can use to safeguard your savings and protect yourself. I strive to help my clients avoid and solve problems with clear, effective, and affordable legal services and counsel. I advise clients in Troy, Michigan and surrounding communities in Oakland County and the rest of Metro Detroit. Take the first step to obtaining peace of mind by contacting me using the online form or by calling (248) 469-4261.

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