AREAS OF PRACTICE

 Medicaid Planning

 Probate

 Wills

 Real Estate

 Estate & Trust Planning

 Divorce

 Child Custody & Visitation

 Child Support

 Business & Corporate Law

 Criminal Law

 Zoning Issues

 Trusts & Estates

 Condominium Law

 OWI/ DUI Representation

 Municipal Law

 Wrongful Discharge

 Landlord / Tenant


       
 

 

 

DAVID J. CHURCHILL

Maria L. Camarda Hoebeke

BRIAN_M._GARNER

GARY W. HOWELL, of counsel

EMORY W. CLARK, of counsel

 


DAVID J. CHURCHILL

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • General Civil Litigation
  • General Practice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
EDUCATION:
University: Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1975
Law School:
Wayne State University, J.D., 1978
Admitted:
1978, Michigan; 1981, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

 

David J. Churchill began his legal career as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Antrim County, Michigan and has practiced as an attorney with Taylor Butterfield since 1979.  He became a shareholder in 1987.

 

David studied Economics at Michigan State University and graduated with honors in 1975.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University in 1978.

 

David practices primarily in the areas of business law, municipal law, real estate law, probate, Medicaid planning and estate planning.  Clients include the Lapeer Community Schools and Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co.

 

David is a member of the Economic Club of Lapeer County.  He has served as president of the Lapeer County Bar Association, Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lapeer Area United Way Fund Raising Drive, and St. Paul Lutheran Church of Lapeer.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co.

 

David lives with his wife, Kathy, in Lapeer Township.


BRIAN M. GARNER

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Municipal Law
  • No Fault
  • Personal Injury
EDUCATION:

University: University of Michigan, B.A., 2004 with High Honors
Law School: Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2007
Admitted:
2008, Michigan, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Military: U.S. Army ADA, 1994-1998

 

 

 

Brian M. Garner joined the firm in 2008, and he became a Shareholder in 2014.

 

Brian practices law in the areas of Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Municipal Law, and Zoning Law. Brian received his law degree in 2007 from Wayne State University Law School. He was a member of the Student Trial Advocacy Program (STAP) from 2005-2006. In both 2005 and 2006, Brian served as a summer intern at the Lapeer County Prosecutors Office under former Prosecutor, Byron J. Konschuh.

 

Brian completed his undergraduate education with high honors in 2004 at the University of Michigan-Flint with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in history and with a minor in philosophy. While attending the university of Michigan-Flint, he became a member of Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History (2003), the Golden Key International Honour Society (2003), and the University of Michigan-Flint Honors Scholar Program (2002). Brian was also nominated for the University of Michigan Maize and Blue Award (2004).

 

Prior to completing his education, Brian served in the United States Army as a Patriot Missile Operator/Systems Mechanic. He was assigned to the 11th Brigade Air Defense Artillery at Ft. Bliss, Texas, and while he was stationed there, his unit was deployed to the Middle East for eight months. In June of 1998, Brian received an Honorable Discharge.

 

Brian is an alumnus of the Lapeer Community Schools. He graduated from Lapeer East High School in 1994, and he attended both E.T. White Junior High and Mayfield Elementary.

           

Brian is a member of the Economic Club of Lapeer and the Lapeer County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Temple.

 

Brian resides in Mayfield Township.

 


Maria L. Camarda Hoebeke

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning Law
EDUCATION:
University: Ferris State University, B.A., Suma Cum Laude, 2010
Law School: Wayne State University, J.D., 2014
Admitted:
2016, Michigan
Other: Certified in Civil Mediation, 2013

 

Maria L. Camarda Hoebeke joined the firm in January 2015 as a law clerk and became an Associate Attorney with the firm in 2016. Maria practices primarily in the areas of Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law/Domestic Relations, Municipal Law, and Zoning Law.

 

Maria received her law degree in 2014 from Wayne State University Law School. During law school Maria received her Certification in Civil Mediation in 2013 and was a member of the Student Trial Advocacy Program (STAP) from 2012-2014. She also served as a Legal Advocate for the Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic (LAPC) where she provided legal representation, information and education to low-income cancer patients both in the clinic and directly onsite at the Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, Michigan.

 

In 2012, Maria interned as a summer Law Clerk for the Lapeer County Circuit Court under Chief Circuit Court Judge Hon. Nick O. Holowka and Circuit Court Judge Hon. Michael P. Higgins (retired). Maria returned in the summer of 2013 to, once again, serve as a law clerk for Chief Circuit Court Judge Hon. Nick O. Holowka and Circuit Court Judge Hon. Byron J. Konschuh.

 

Maria completed her undergraduate education with Highest Honors in 2010 at Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Criminal Justice. During her time at Ferris, Maria served as an intern at the Lapeer County Prosecutors Office and the Lapeer County Child Advocacy Center under former Prosecutor, Byron J. Konschuh.

 

 

Prior to her legal education, from 2009-2011, Maria worked as a Substitute Teacher (K-12) for the North Branch School District. She also volunteered for the Family Literacy Program, a local tutoring program for school aged children.

 

Maria is a member of the Economic Club of Lapeer and the Lapeer County Bar Association.

 

Maria resides with her family in North Branch Township.



GARY W. HOWELL of Counsel

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Zoning Law
EDUCATION:
University: Michigan State University, B.A., with high honors, 1968
Law School: University of Michigan, J.D., 1974
Admitted:
1974, Michigan; 1982, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Military: U.S. Army, AGC, 1969-1970
 

 

Gary Howell was raised on a farm at Swartz Creek, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 1968. After graduation, Gary volunteered for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and served his country in the Korean Military Advisory Group near the DMZ. 

 

Upon returning to the United States, Gary taught high school history and government for one year and then enrolled at the University of Michigan Law School, graduating in 1974. 

 

During his law school years, Gary was elected as a township trustee and served four years in that capacity.  Upon graduation, Gary joined the law firm and has specialized in representing the townships, cities and villages of Lapeer, Tuscola and Sanilac Counties for 41 years. He retired to "of counsel" status in 2015.

 

Gary has served as President of the Lapeer County Bar Association (1994-95), Trustee and President of the North Branch School Board (1995-2000) and as Trustee and President of the Lapeer County Intermediate School District Board of Education (1998 - 2016). Gary is an active member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Farm Bureau and the Republican Party. In 2012, Gary was elected to the Lapeer County Road Commission and served as Chairman until his election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2016. He is a member of the Committees on Criminal Justice, Regulatory Reform and Workforce Development in the House of Representatives.  

 

Gary and his wife, Cheryl, live on their farm in the North Branch area.  Gary and his son, John, operate their 300 acre farm in partnership, primarily raising alfalfa hay and Hereford cattle.

 


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