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Law Firm Awards


We certainly appreciate the accolades. But when it comes down to it, we haven't changed our approach to the practice of law much over the years.

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Law Firm Awards


We certainly appreciate the accolades. But when it comes down to it, we haven't changed our approach to the practice of law much over the years.

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Thank You.

The readers of the Davison Index, our community newspaper, did it again. 

As of January 2014, we have been voted the area's best law firm for 5 straight years. And we have you to thank.

But that wasn't all. The readers of the Flint Journal made our office the best estate planning law firm in their Best of Genesee awards for the fifth year in a row.

Then, in 2011, 2012 & 2013, the Hour Detroit Magazine presented us with a 5 star award as one of the area's best estate planning and wealth management firms in Southeastern Michigan.  This award was presented to us again earlier this year.

Most recently, we were acknowledged as a Michigan small business of excellence.

We certainly appreciate the accolades. But when it comes down to it, we haven't changed our approach to the practice of law much over the years. We truly believe the only vote that matters is yours.

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Client Feedback


Here is a sampling of the comments we have received from some of the 5,000 clients we have provided legal services for over the last 22 years:

Client Feedback


Here is a sampling of the comments we have received from some of the 5,000 clients we have provided legal services for over the last 22 years:

We have a 3rd generation family farm. Sean O’Bryan took the time to explain what we needed, and put it in plain English. We feel like we have an attorney we can trust, and perhaps, with Sean’s help, our farm will stay in our family for many more generations.
— Mr. & Mrs. C, North Branch, Michigan
Sean O’Bryan has been our family lawyer for more than two decades. He is a knowledgeable person who always takes the time to explain things to us in a way we can understand. We feel so lucky to have found him.
— Mr. & Mrs. A., Lapeer, Michigan
Our son is in a bad marriage. We wanted to leave our lake house to our four children, but didn’t know how to do this without putting it at risk. Sean showed us the answer - a cabin trust. We couldn’t be happier with how easy this was, and the relief this trust has given us.
— Mr. & Mrs. J., Davison, Michigan
We set up a trust with Sean 5 years ago. Little did I know we would ever need it it so soon. My husband died unexpectedly during the holidays. Sean and his staff was there for us. He helped me navigate the social security system, and helped me deal with getting a General Motors pension started.
— Mrs. K., Goodrich, Michigan
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10 Reasons That Make Us Different.


We know there are a variety of choices your family has when it comes time to establish an estate plan.  We believe we offer some important distinctions.

10 Reasons That Make Us Different.


We know there are a variety of choices your family has when it comes time to establish an estate plan.  We believe we offer some important distinctions.

 

10 Things That Make Us Different

1. Flat Rate Fees

When Sean O’Bryan started his law practice over 20 years ago, one of the first things he did was throw out his time book. Sean simply didn’t think that the practice of law should be billed based upon time alone. Rather, he believed a more equitable approach was to bill for the the job completed. Consequently, our fees are quoted up front for most legal services we perform. At any time, we would be happy to send you our fee schedule.

2. Unique Appointment Scheduling

We are a very busy law office. Our clients often pay us the ultimate compliment by referring their friends and family to us. As a result, non-emergency new clients can expect to wait a few weeks when they call to schedule an appointment.  That said, we reserve time in our schedule before that very first appointment to get your work done. That means from your initial appointment until the time your estate plan is completed, funded and given back to you, it usually takes no more than 2 weeks. Other law firms may schedule you a faster appointment - but we are confident that we do our best to complete work in a very timely fashion.

3. Estate Planning is All We Do

All areas of modern life have become more complex. Many years ago, most people might have only seen one doctor for most of their lives. Law is no different. Estate planning is simply too complex to trust your family’s assets to someone who isn’t well versed in this specialty.  Sean O’Bryan handles only estate planning. He spends hundreds of hours each year studying the complex tax, regulatory and law changes that affect estates and our seniors.

4. Law Firm Staff

Sean’s law firm staff, Aimee, Paula & Gina, have been working with him over a combined 60 years. Together, this team knows estate planning. When you call, you will know who you are dealing with, and can be confident that your legal matter is being handled by a trained and experienced professional.

5. A Work Product Second to None

Our estate plans are much more than a stack of legal documents returned to you with a staple in the corner. The estate plans we do become a family resource center. The red binder our clients receive when they complete their plan will contain everything their family needs to navigate the challenges they face later in life. We are very proud of our work product. Local bankers, insurance agents and people in the financial community continually rave about the plans our office produces.

6. Client Communication

For years, we have prided ourselves in providing information to our clients. From the beginning, we have maintained a current website, client newsletters, fact sheets, email newsletters and more detailed booklets and brochures explaining various legal issues. Sean speaks before civic and other community groups each year. His presentations often attract large crowds because of his speaking style and the information he delivers to people.

7. The Law in Plain English

An advance directive, a durable power of attorney for health care, a living will, a patient advocate designation. Sounds like a whole lot of confusing legal documents. Would you be surprised to find out those titles all reflect the same legal document? Sean has spent countless hours taking confusing and often unnecessary legal documents, and stripping them down to the basics - and explaining them in a way that clients can read and understand the first time. After all, what good is a stack of legal documents that you don’t understand and need a lawyer to explain to you when the time comes for them to be used?

8. We Are Local

Sean O’Bryan strongly believes that, regardless of who you hire to complete an estate plan, you should select a local attorney - preferably one who specializes in estate planning. You or your family will one day need to seek guidance from a trusted professional. Don’t wait until a time of crisis. Develop a relationship now with someone you can trust.

9. Your Legal Issue Won't Be Delegated

Sean doesn’t believe in delegating certain tasks in his office. He has steadfastly refused to take on other associate attorneys. His clients have hired him, and he takes that commitment seriously. Further, he drafts all of his own estate plans. Sean has worked for over two decades to refine his estate planning documents so that they are the most effective when your family needs them the most.

10. Problem Solving

Lets face it, getting older, becoming dependent on others for daily care, and the transfer of your assets to your family or the other people you choose isn’t fun for most people. Families are often broken apart during this period. Sean believes his first priority is that of a problem solver. This is one of the reasons he is so comfortable with estate planning - for he sees it as an opportunity to work with families to make a difficult time easier. He believes in taking a pro-active approach by anticipating problems unique to your family, and getting the right tools in place to address those issues.

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Important Disclaimer


This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. 

Important Disclaimer


This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. 


Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding their individual legal issues. 
 

  • We cannot and will not respond to an email initiated by an individual who has not retained us. It is not ethical.
  • Our website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be considered legal advice.
  • You should not consider yourself a client of this firm just because you have visited this site.
  • Although we intend to provide up-to-date legal information, laws change all of the time.
  • Please do not act on the information in this site without seeking professional counsel.
  • If you would like us to represent you, please contact us by telephone, and schedule an appointment.
  • Do not send us any confidential information by e-mail until we have talked with you directly.



In the 20 years that I have been in practice, I have helped over 5000 family of all backgrounds with various legal problems. I am proud of the accomplishments of this office. I am certain after you have had an opportunity to work with us, you will consider us your family lawyer for many years to come.

Our office remains very busy. While we do try and accommodate a limited number of emergency situations, it is not unusual for a new client to have to wait 4 to 6 weeks to schedule a first appointment with our office. For most people, this is not a problem. Estate planning is not something that should be done in a rush. I placed tremendous emphasis on doing things correctly, and in the right order. After a client does meet with me, we will get the job done in thoroughly, and without delay.

Thank you for taking the time to review this website.

 

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Contact


We are located in Downtown Davison, one block East of M-15 and three blocks South of Davison Road.  The office is across from the Secretary of State building.  

Contact


We are located in Downtown Davison, one block East of M-15 and three blocks South of Davison Road.  The office is across from the Secretary of State building.  

 
 

Location

315 N Main St

Davison, MI 48423

(810) 653-9333

Downtown Davison

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Please note that because of our busy schedule, and the time we insist on taking in handling each legal matter, it is not unusual for us to schedule appointments 4 to 6 weeks in advance.  So please call well in advance.  We sometimes are able to accommodate emergencies.  

 

 
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