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HOWARD "JACK" WEYERS, JR.

Mr. Weyers is a graduate of Okemos High School, Spring Arbor University, and Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School and has lived and worked in mid- Michigan since 1973. Currently, Jack resides in Okemos with his wife and daughter.

After a 20-year career as Michigan-licensed life and health insurance agent working in the employee benefits industry wherein Jack served in several capacities including Chief Executive Officer, at WEYCO INC., Mr. Weyers decided to return to school to complete his undergraduate education.

While he was attending Spring Arbor University, Jack’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to his mother’s death in 2013, Jack served as one of his mother’s primary caregivers and, as such, gained a deep understanding of the plight of those suffering from dementia as well those who care for them. Jack’s experience with his mother inspired him to find a career path that would allow him to be of service to not only those families who have a member that suffers with Alzheimer’s disease but also to the elderly in general as well as to families with children who have special needs. Additional experience gained while participating in the Sixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic at Cooley solidified Jack’s desire to be of aid to the elderly and those with special needs.

Mr. Weyers graduated magna cum laude from Cooley in January 2015. While at Cooley, Jack earned nine Certificates of Merit and served as associate editor on the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. Mr. Weyers practice areas include wills, trusts, probate, and long-term care and special needs planning.

 

EMILY M. KLAVENSKI

John W. Bissell, P.C. added Emily M. Klavenski as an Associate Attorney primarily practicing in the areas of divorce, custody, support, criminal and wills. Ms. Klavenski graduated ninth in her class and Magna Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Ms. Klavenski's law school accomplishments include being named to the dean's list and honor roll, receiving the Certificate of Merit in Family Law, Taxation, and Equities and Remedies. Ms. Klavenski served as the Associate Editor and Managing Associate Editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and received the John D. Volker Award for her contributions.