Michael E. Thomas is an attorney and life-long resident of Flint. He is married, has two children, and six grandchildren. 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, hundreds of Medicaid plans for nursing home residents, and hundreds of VA plans for wartime veterans.
He has served, or 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 Clarks Summit University of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
He served for three decades on the Deacon Boards at South Baptist Church in Flint, and then Mayfair Bible Church in Flushing, 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, helped found the Flint Steelers Soccer Club, 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.