Attorney Profile

John B. Payne,
Elder Law Attorney,

established his practice in 1983. Garrison LawHouse, PC became a full service, elder law, litigation, and general practice firm in 1988, when John received his LL.M. in Taxation. Highly-qualified paralegals assist John, and several accountants have a continuing relationship to the firm. Garrison LawHouse is active in volunteer and pro bono programs for community enrichment. John is an author who speaks and offers continuing education on estate planning, medicaid, and other topics.


Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Caregiver Advice
  • Conservatorship
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Nursing Home Problems
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Taxation Law
  • Trusts
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Wills
Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1988 LL.M., Master of Law(s)
  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1983
  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Honors: Cum Laude

Published Works

  • Michigan Probate, West Group, 2007
  • Counseling the Elderly Client in Michigan, West Group, 2002

Representative Cases

  • U.S. v. Glover, 846 F.2d 339 (C.A.6 (Ky.) 1988)
  • Fex v. Michigan, 113 S.Ct. 1085 (U.S.Mich. 1993)
  • U.S. v. Walton, 909 F.2d 915 (C.A.6 (Mich.) 1990)
  • Frequent Presenter at Classes and Seminars
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Fairlane Behavioral Services, 1995 - 1998 | Board Chair
  • Lincoln Behavioral Services, 2005-2015 | Board Chair
  • Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation, 1995 - 1998 | Board Chair
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1996 - 1997 | Chair, Law Day Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan, 2005-present | Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, 2015-2016| Elder Law and Disability Rights | Chair






1800 Grindley Park Street, Suite 6
Dearborn, MI 48214
tel: 313-563-4900
fax: 313-583-3100
8135 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
tel:412-364-8600
fax:412-364-2000

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