Lauretta K. Murphy - Miller Johnson, P.L.C.
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Lauretta K. Murphy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 616-831-1733

Lauretta K. Murphy is a Member of the firm and has been practicing law since 1988. Her practice areas include elder law and disability planning, and probate and estate planning. She knows how to explain things in plain English and puts people at ease even in complex estate planning or elder law situations.  She recently edited Advising the Older Client or Client with A Disability for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Trust and Estate administration
  • Estate and gift tax reduction and avoidance
  • Preparing powers of attorney and patient advocate designations
  • Filing guardianships and conservatorships
  • Providing assistance with Medicaid/Medicare issues such as spend down and asset sheltering
  • Preparing Medicaid applications and forms, and assisting with appeals if needed
  • Reviewing nursing home contracts and policies
  • Identifying resources for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s or other dementia
  • Protecting the homestead
  • Laurie is currently the board president of Elder Law of Michigan and the Kent County Council on Aging.  She is on the board of Disability Advocates of Kent County and the Grand Rapids Art Museum Foundation.

    Her professional memberships include the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American College of Trust and Estate Council, the West Michigan Estate Planning Council, and the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

    Office Location

    Arena Place, Suite 1100
    45 Ottawa Avenue, SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2250
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2016 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Grand Rapids Metro Area
    Lauretta K. Murphy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

    Practice Areas

    Elder Law
    Trusts and Estates

    Other Information

    Gender: Female