Stephen W Jones

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“I value the long lasting relationships I have with my clients and my associates. Assisting one another in all aspects of life is essential."
- Stephen W Jones

Mr. Jones has practiced estate planning, probate administration, corporate, and tax and real
estate law for over 35 years. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Albion College and received his
law degree with distinction from the University of Michigan Law School, which awarded him the
Order of the Coif of outstanding academic achievement. He is listed in the
prestigious publication, Best Lawyers in America, in his area of practice.

Mr. Jones has been active in state and local professional activities. He is past Chairman of the
Michigan State Bar Probate and Estate Planning Section, a Fellow of the American College of
Trust and Estate Counsel, and has been a frequent lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal
Education. His activities have included organizing and speaking at many seminars for lawyers
who practice in the area of probate and estate planning. Mr. Jones has testified before the
Michigan State Legislature regarding probate laws and has been a leading advocate of probate
law reform in Michigan. He was one of the draftsmen of the 1993 legislation repealing
Michigan’s inheritance tax, and worked for its successful passage. Mr. Jones has also been
active in community affairs.

He is a member and past director of the Greater Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, a member
of the Royal Oak Rotary Club, and a past chairman of the Board of Directors of the South
Oakland branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.


  • Named to Best Lawyers in America from 1993- present
  • Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Chair, Probate and Estate Planning Section, State Bar of Michigan, 1988-1989
  • Co-Draftsman of Legislation to repeal the Michigan Inheritance Tax
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Activities

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association

Community Activities

  • First Congregational Church of Royal Oak (Various Boards)
  • South Oakland Branch of the YMCA (Board of Directors)
  • Boy Scout Troop 1629
  • Royal Oak Rotary Club

Stephen W Jones
May 8, 1941 - September 6, 2018

Former Shareholder

3001 Big Beaver Road
Suite 200
Troy, MI 48084

T: (248) 282-1073
F: (248) 645-9344

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University of Michigan, J.D., 1966,
With distinction

Albion College, B.A., 1963

Admitted to Practice

Michigan, 1966

Practice Areas

Estate Planning


Best Lawyers Award Badge

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