Committed to Solving Your Problems Like They’re Our Own

The Bartholomew Law Firm

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Estate & Trust Administration, & Real Estate Law

Serving Michigan's Thumb Region and Metro Detroit

We serve clients throughout Southeast and Mid-Michigan at our various offices or at clients' homes, hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, or preferred locations.

Professional and experienced estate planning & probate law firm

You've come to the right place

More often than not, seeing a lawyer involves a crisis of one kind or another. Whether we are going through a financial or health crisis or a major life transition, or whether we have lost a loved one, decided to start a new business or been injured, there are legal options that can provide the solutions we need to reduce the anxiety and serve justice.

The Bartholomew Law Firm provides those solutions every day to clients who recognize that seeing a lawyer doesn’t have to be ineffective, frustrating or intimidating.  Our firm is a place where professionalism and experience meet small-town friendliness and compassion — even though we serve clients throughout Metro Detroit.  Our office relies on advanced technology to ensure efficiency and enhance responsiveness.  It’s the best of both worlds as clients see excellent results while also building a relationship with a trusted advisor.

18 years of experience

Serving Michigan families in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Social Security Disability & Personal Injury

Attorney Jerry Bartholomew

Founded the Bartholomew Law Firm, and Priority Elder Law & Estate Planning, in 2008. He thrives on getting to know clients & hearing their stories.

Game-Changing Law Practice Built for Real People

Committed to Solving Your Problems Like They’re Our Own

Our practice areas


Wills & Trusts

Every person needs an estate plan to facilitate care and limit difficulties at the end of life and following one's passing.


Elder Law & Medicaid

Long-term care is expensive. You may be able to legally preserve assets while getting the critical care you need.


We can help you through the probate process following the death of a loved one, or in the case of incapacity.


Estate Administration

Our firm offers a smooth and efficient estate administration and trust administration process.

Disability & Special Needs Planning

We can help you apply for Social Security Disability, or plan for a special-needs family member.


We offer Chapter 7, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy help throughout the Metro Detroit and Thumb area counties.

Business & Farm Succession Planning

When you are ready to sell or re-structure your business, we can help you do so effectively.

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Professional and experienced Michigan attorney

Why choose our firm


Excellent Track Record.

We have successfully represented thousands of clients in estate planning, elder law, bankruptcy, personal injury, real estate and more.


Transparent Fees

We accept legal insurance and offer sliding scale fees in some cases. We screen your case for free legal help, and always offer fair and upfront fee agreements.


Unparalleled Customer Service

Through our client portal, you can access your documents, see updates on your case, and even communicate with our firm when it's a good time for you, including evenings and weekends.

Let our experience be your guide 

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We look at the law differently

What Our clients Are Saying

Jerry was an enormous help to our family when my mother entered the nursing home. He not only helped us through the financial process with a great outcome, but he did all he could to lend support to the family while we went through that transition.
~ Patricia T.
Bankruptcy isn't an easy thing to face, but I was happy with the outcome and appreciated the professionalism and discretion I found with Jerry and his staff. I came to see that a lot of people hit some bumps in the road in life, and that's okay.
Carl M.
I really appreciate the way I was able to get evening appointments, which made dealing with my case a whole lot less hassle. I was also able to access my paperwork at night and get a lot done outside of business hours. It really made getting things done a lot easier.
Michigan estate planning and elder law attorney
Marty H.
Thank you for helping us save my mom's house and reach a fair outcome with all of my siblings. The family tensions could have been so overwhelming, but taking the time to explain the law and the right course of action with everyone made a huge difference.
Carol B.
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