Certified Elder Law attorney Christopher J. Berry is dedicated to helping Michigan seniors, veterans, and their families plan for and cope with the many issues that come with growing older. A native of southeast Michigan, Attorney Berry focuses on the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, Veterans Benefits, and estate planning.
Attorney Berry is the only Certified Elder Law Attorney in Livingston County, one of a handful in Oakland County, and one of just 17 in all of Michigan. He was the second youngest lawyer in the nation to achieve the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney, which is the gold standard for elder law attorneys.
In addition to founding The Elder Care Firm, he is an adjunct professor at WMU Cooley Law School, where he teaches 2nd and 3rd year law school students elder law as well as the author of “The Caregiver’s Legal Guide to Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness.” Plus, he is the originator of The Castle Trust, which is an asset protection trust where you can remain in control of your assets.
Due to his law firm's national recognition, attorneys across the nation have hired Attorney Berry as a consultant and coach for their law practices.
Certified Elder Law Attorney, Christopher J. Berry is one of the highest rated estate planning and elder law attorneys in Michigan. Avvo, an unbiased and well-known attorney’s national ranking system, rated him 10 out of 10, the highest possible rating. His peers chose him as a Best Lawyer for Elder Law & Estate Planning on the list of the Best Lawyers in America and the DBusiness Magazine. Moreover, he received the Spirit of Detroit award for his efforts on behalf of the community of Metro-Detroit.
Attorney Berry is a sought-after speaker and writer on a range of elder law topics, including long-term care planning, Veterans Benefits and Medicaid planning. He was a featured guest blogger for Wealth Counsel and the National Financial Planning Association. In addition, he had an article published through the Elder Law Attorneys’ National Academy, which addressed Medicaid Planning and Veterans Benefits issues.
When not helping Michigan families with their legal planning, he is spending time with his family, including his young children, Ryan and Madison. In addition to quality family time, he enjoys CrossFit and has recently started Jiu-Jitsu. Chris is a co-owner of CrossFit North Industry in Livonia, Michigan.