David M. McCleary

David M. McCleary

Grand Blanc, Michigan

I am a graduate of Oakland University (BS 1980) and the University of Detroit (JD 1983) and has been practicing law since 1984. I am admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Bar. I have successfully argued cases of first impression before the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals and have taught at Oakland University and Cooley Law School. My objective is to provide clients with high quality legal services in a timely, responsive, and cost effective manner. I lecture in the areas of Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Civil and Constitutional Rights. I am located in Grand Blanc, Michigan. I am a general practitioner with an emphasis on elder law, estate planning, probate, trust administration, divorce, business law, asset protection and Medicaid planning. I provide my clients with the benefits of  large firm expertise together with personalized care and treatment. I believe that a close and professional relationship enables me to understand the business context in which my services are sought. I offer mobile services to homebound clients and busy executives.

Many law firms say that they offer personalized service, but their actions don't always reflect that when it comes to dealing with their clients. I'm David McCleary, and at my law firm, McCleary & Associates, P.C., I take those words to heart. I want to be your family's trusted adviser. I meet with all my clients myself, one-on-one. This means I offer a true individualized service to my clients. You always meet with me directly, not with an assistant or staff member. You will really become part of the McCleary family when you work with me as your lawyer. You can trust in my legal knowledge and experience. I've been a practicing attorney in Michigan for over 30 years. In that time, I've gained a wide variety of relevant experience, including three decades of estate planning law. Creating and updating wills and trusts is second nature to me, and helping people plan for their future is a passion of mine. I'd be honored to assist you and your family with this very important task.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Divorce / Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
    • B.S. - 1980