Jim Schuster, Elder Law Attorney
Jim Schuster has been licensed as an attorney since 1978 and practices Elder Law. He is:
Prior to attending law school Jim Schuster was a social worker for the Department of Social Services (now the Department of Human Services). After he passed the bar he worked as a law clerk for United States District Judge Noel P. Fox and as a Judge for the Chippewa Ottawa Conservation Court. He served on the Council of the General Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan from 1985 to 1997 in all capacities including as Chair of the Section in 1991.
He has had articles on Elder Law published in the Michigan Bar Journal, including the February 2002 article titled "Medicaid and the Practice of Law," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the Detroit Legal News and Laches, the publication of the Oakland County Bar Association. He has also presented course material for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Jim’s involvement in the aging community includes being a member of the professional speakers bureau of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Michigan Chapter. He works in association with the Geriatric Social Workers, the Chronic Illness Coalition, Wayne State University’s Institute on Gerontology, and the Council on Aging and has made presentations at the Edna Gates Conference on Dementia Care, Wayne State’s Institute on Gerontology, and the Area Agency on Aging’s annual Caregiver Conference. He is available to speak to public and professional groups, including family councils and in services on the many issues facing our elders.
Meet the "Law" cabin staff
Marjorie Brooks is one of the Paralegals in Jim's office. She has been with Jim since 1990. Marjorie has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and her Paralegal certificate, which she received from Oakland University. Marjorie's work in the office mainly encompasses client interviews, Medicaid applications, estate documents and probating decedent's estates.
While away from work Marjorie enjoys her eight grandchildren and her four cats. She is active in Boy Scouts and has been involved with them for 23 years. Recently she was awarded the Silver Beaver which is the highest award that one can receive from the Boy Scouts at the Council level. If you need to know how to build a campfire or identify a certain bird she's your woman.
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Dawn Roffey is a paralegal in the office, handling client interviews, drafting estate documents, Medicaid applications, marketing, and developing the www.jimschuster.comwebsite. She attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn and received her Legal Assistant associate's degree from Macomb Community College.
Dawn is involved with rescuing and rehoming Scottish Terriers and educating good pet owners! Have dog questions? Ask Dawn!
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Kiana is our Administrative Assistant and General Gofer and takes care of the "little things" and any errands that need running. She enjoys her work and meeting the clients with compassion and understanding. Here in the office, she is a shining star (or beaming ray of sunshine, take your pick)
At home, Kiana is a mother of three children, an avid reader and currently attending Eastern Michigan University for computer networking. Thank goodness!
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Kathy works on our Community Relations. She draws on experience in Geriatric Care Management, Case Management and Skilled Home Care. Getting people the help they need is a passion for Kathy and she works hard to achieve her goals!
Kathy is also a founding board member of Faith in Action, Oakland County, a partnership of faith groups, service agencies, businesses and volunteers dedicated to helping seniors stay in their homes.
Kayaking, golf, bowling, reading, and traveling are a few of the hobbies you might find Kathy enjoying, but her delight is in being the mother of three and the grandmother of one.
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