Birmingham, Michigan Lawyer

At Sumner & Associates, P.C., we understand how much of an impact a skilled Birmingham, Michigan lawyer can make on a client. 

We guide residents through a wide variety of complicated legal issues, including personal injury claimsfamily law and divorce, and estate planning

If you have questions about your legal rights, contact us today for a free and confidential evaluation.

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Customized Legal Strategies in Birmingham, MI

When you work with a Birmingham lawyer at Sumner & Associates, P.C., we don’t treat you as a number. Instead, we’ll spend time getting to know you, your circumstances, goals, and concerns. Once we have a deep understanding of your legal needs, we’ll craft personalized strategies to help you, your loved ones, or your business.

Our lawyers also believe that client education is a vital part of our job. We believe that this knowledge and insight empowers our clients, as well as helps them make better decisions.

When you work with a Birmingham Lawyer at Sumner & Associates, P.C., we don’t treat you as a number. Instead, we’ll spend time getting to know you, your circumstances, goals, and concerns. Once we have a deep understanding of your legal needs, we’ll craft personalized strategies to help you, your loved ones, or your business.

Our lawyers also believe that client education is a vital part of our job. We believe that this knowledge and insight empowers our clients, as well as helps them make better decisions.

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We know that our neighbors in Macomb and Birmingham have diverse legal needs. Our Birmingham lawyer offers comprehensive legal services across Michigan, including, divorce and family law, estate planning, and personal injury claims.

Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney

When a relationship ends, many couples cannot resolve property and child-related issues without legal help. For this reason, it’s in your best interest to consult with a Birmingham divorce lawyer. We assist couples with the following:
  • Child custody and visitation, including modification and termination of custody and support payments
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Division of marital property and debts
  • Domestic violence and protective orders
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Paternity issues
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Spousal support issues (i.e., alimony)
While our goal is to quickly and amicably resolve family law issues, we’re always prepared to take cases to trial.

Estate Planning Attorney, Trusts, Wills, and Probate

Estate planning isn’t just for the elderly or seriously ill. If you have a family, an estate plan can help you protect your spouse, children, or other important loved ones after your death. Moreover, an estate plan can also protect your interests if you become incapacitated due to a life-threatening injury or medical condition. Our Birmingham estate planning attorney can help you with the following:
  • Administration of a loved one’s probate estate
  • Durable powers of attorney that help direct your healthcare, financial, and business decisions while you’re incapacitated
  • Legal guardianship documents protecting a minor child or disabled adult
  • Wills and trusts that distribute your assets

Personal Injury

When someone else’s negligence or misconduct causes serious injuries, it’s important to consult with a Birmingham personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies frequently delay paying legitimate personal injury claims or deny them completely. Our experienced litigators can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We represent accident victims who were involved in the following:
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Dangerous and defective products and medications (products liability)
  • Medical and professional malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Slip and falls
  • Wrongful death
If you have questions about a personal injury claim, do not delay in calling a Birmingham lawyer. Michigan sets relatively short filing deadlines in these claims. If you do not file the correct paperwork before your deadline expires, you’ll lose your right to compensation.

Discuss Your Case With a Birmingham, MI Lawyer Today

If you need assistance from a Birmingham lawyer, contact the team at Sumner & Associates, P.C. We pride ourselves on focused, aggressive, and personalized legal services. Consultations are always free and confidential, so call our law office today, at (248) 650-0055.Birmingham
Based on 58 reviews.
Denica Holzworth
Denica Holzworth
November 9, 2021.
Great to work with! We have a plan through MetLaw through my work and they accept it here. There was only a $25 extra free on top for the materials and binder we received. They follow a COVID process which we appreciated. They were incredibly helpeful and answered all our questions. The in person part took about 1.5 hours- just FYI for planning!
richard hanlon
richard hanlon
September 10, 2021.
Needed to get our estate plan done and they were very responsive, professional and straightforward. Had an urgent situation and they accommodated us. Would definitely recommend.
Jason Carlock
Jason Carlock
July 12, 2021.
Scott and Sarah at the Rochester office were professional and efficient in getting a whole estate plan in place for me. They walked me through every step, coaching me regarding what each document was, how it impacted my estate plan, and finally how all of the documents work together. At the end of the process I now have all the documents I (well, my estate) will need when I pass. Thank you.
Eric W
Eric W
June 1, 2021.
The process for preparing a trust was great. Scott and his team were very clear and explained everything in detail many times over. Highly recommend.
Kim N
Kim N
May 30, 2021.
Beyond satisfied with our experience. Sarah and Scott were extremely helpful through the entire process. Scott took the time to thoroughly explain every aspect of our estate planning making sure we understood it all. We learned so much and are grateful to have the peace of mind that all our affairs are now in order.
David Rizzi
David Rizzi
May 10, 2021.
With great effort and attention to detail Mr Sumner made something so complicated easy to understand and follow in explaining our estate plan. Two thumbs up to Mr Sumner and Sara!
Tom Stroin
Tom Stroin
April 30, 2021.
Scott spent the time and went over every aspect of our Family Trust so it was clear and understandable. The documentation was organized very well in a binder for future reference by all family members.Scott was professional, highly experienced and knowledgeable in designing an optimal Trust under Michigan law.I would highly recommend the Sumner & Associates P.C. law practice.
Jason Coryell
Jason Coryell
April 23, 2021.
Very professional, completely satisfied to walk us through and complete Estate planning. A+!

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About Birmingham, Michigan

Birmingham, Michigan

Birmingham is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Detroit located along the Woodward Corridor (M-1). As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,103.

The area comprising what is now the city of Birmingham was part of land ceded by Native American tribes to the United States government by the 1807 Treaty of Detroit. However, settlement was delayed, first by the War of 1812. Afterward the Surveyor-General of the United States, Edward Tiffin, made an unfavorable report regarding the placement of Military Bounty Lands for veterans of the War of 1812. Tiffin’s report claimed that, because of marsh, in this area “There would not be an acre out of a hundred, if there would be one out of a thousand that would, in any case, admit cultivation.” In 1818, Territorial Governor Lewis Cass led a group of men along the Indian Trail. The governor’s party discovered that the swamp was not as extensive as Tiffin had supposed. Not long after Cass issued a more encouraging report about the land, interest quickened as to its suitability for settlement.

The earliest land entry was made on January 28, 1819, by Colonel Benjamin Kendrick Pierce (brother of future U.S. President Franklin Pierce) for the northwest quarter of section 36. Colonel Pierce visited his land several times, but never settled on it. In March 1818, John W. Hunter and his brother Daniel left AuburnNew York, by sleigh and traveled to Michigan by way of Upper Canada. They waited in Detroit for their father and other family members, who arrived by schooner via Lake Erie in July. The family remained in Detroit until spring 1819, when Hunter made an entry for the northeast quarter of section 36, now in the southeast section of current-day Birmingham. Lacking a proper land survey, Hunter mistakenly built his log house on a tract later purchased by Elijah Willits. That house was later occupied by William Hall, a son-in-law of Elisha Hunter, while John W. Hunter built another log house a short distance to the southeast. On September 25, 1821, Elijah Willits made a land entry for the southwest quarter of section 25. Two days later, Major John Hamilton made an entry for the southeast quarter of section 25. Each of these initial land entries met at what is now the intersection of Maple Road and Pierce Street.

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