Michael E. Thomas is an attorney and life-long resident of Flint. He is married and has two children. He is a graduate of Kettering University (1971 – Engineering), MSU College of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law) (1975 – Juris Doctor) and Walsh College (1989 – Master’s in Taxation).
He began his law practice in 1976. His practice emphasizes planning and elder law. He has completed more than 8,000 estate plans, and hundreds of Medicaid plans for nursing home residents.
He has served, and continues to serve, on several boards of charitable institutions including the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries of Valparaiso, Indiana; the Michigan Association of Christian Schools; Michigan Association of Senior Health; and the Baptist Bible College of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
He served 20 years on the Deacon Board at South Baptist Church in Flint and teaches Adult Bible Class. He has served on the Strategic Planning, Student Improvement, and Health Curriculum Committees at Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools. He coached boys soccer for nine years and taught an after school bible study at Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools.
He is a member of the Wealth Counsel Study Group, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Michigan Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, the National Law Association, the State Bar of Michigan (including sections on Elder law, Taxation and Estate Planning), and the Christian Legal Society. He has devoted his legal practice to the integration of biblical principles with legal principles. Mr. Thomas is a frequent seminar speaker.