Julius H. Giarmarco - Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

Julius H. Giarmarco

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Julius H. Giarmarco, J.D., LL.M., is chair of the firm's Trusts and Estates Practice Group. Julius received his law degree from Wayne State University, and his master of laws from New York University. He is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and New York. Julius' primary practice areas include estate planning, business succession planning, wealth transfer planning, and life insurance applications. He is a former instructor in both the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) programs.

He also lectures frequently on a national basis, including speeches before the American Law Institute - American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the International Forum, the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU), the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and numerous life insurance companies, brokerage firms and trade associations.

Julius has published a number of articles on estate planning appearing in professional journals such as the Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal (BNA), The Practical Tax Lawyer (ALI-ABA), the Journal of Practical Estate Planning (CCH), the Journal of Financial Service Professionals, the Michigan Bar Journal, and Advisor Today magazine. Julius is also the author of the nationally-acclaimed brochure,The Five Levels of Estate Planning, and is a featured columnist on estate planning topics for producersweb.com. He is the author of the chapters on succession planning in Advising Closely Held Businesses in Michigan and The Michigan Business Formbook published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).

Julius has been selected by his peers as a Michigan "Super Lawyer" in estate planning; as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Trusts and Estates; and as a "Top Lawyer" by dbusiness magazine

Wayne State UniversityBA 1972Wayne State UniversityJ.D. 1975New York University School of Law
The Salvation ArmySt. Joseph Mercy Oakland HospitalGreater Detroit of Life Underwriters Phi Beta KappaOmicron Delta Epsilon (Economics) Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)

Case History

Chair of Trusts and Estates Practice Group — As the Chair of my law firm's Trusts and Estates Practice Group, I have planned thousands of estates of all types (e.g., high net worth individuals, individuals with non-taxable estates, blended families, business owners, retirees, single persons, unmarried couples, families with special needs children, and elderly). 

Client Comments

"Julius Giarmarco provides excellent communications with clients. Julius provides support when requested and tailors the work product to the needs of the individual client well."

-David J. Szymanski
Wayne County Probate Judge

Office Location

Columbia Center, 10th Floor
101 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084-5280
United States


Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Succession Planning)