We offer the expertise of Michigan’s first Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) to protect the interests of elders and their family as they navigate the legal issues encountered throughout the aging process. TLC is also pleased to offer the skills of an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), a designation granted by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, to guide fiduciaries in the process of properly and prudently administering trusts.
The Center’s name is inspired not only by the founder’s middle name, but also in honor of the Theresa Foundation, a national organization recognizing those who provide community service and dedication to individuals with disabilities. In 2003, TLC founder Mary T. Schmitt Smith was selected to receive the Theresa Foundation’s annual award.
As an African Baobab tree provides shelter and protection, the Theresa Law Center (TLC) continues its tradition of advocacy with a passion for protection and shelter to clients and family members. Drawing on more than 25 years of knowledge and skill, TLC advises clients about estate planning, tax and probate options, with a direct focus on the drafting and administration of Special Needs Trusts.