Diane Bernick has substantial experience in various aspects of estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and elder law.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in 1973, graduating cum laude, and in 1978 earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating summa cum laude. Ms. Bernick is named in Best Lawyers in Trust and Estates. Fellow lawyers have given Diane the highest rating “AV” maintained by Martindale-Hubbell.  Ms. Bernick is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and former member of the State Bar Elder Law and Advocacy Section and the Probate and Estate Planning Law Section, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council.

She has been a speaker and commentator for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Estate Planning Councils, and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.  Ms. Bernick also was an Adjunct Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.


Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Probate, Estate, and Trust Administration
Elder Law


Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude, 1973
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1978

Community Service

State Bar of Michigan Member
State Bar of Michigan Elder Law and Advocacy Section, Probate/Estate Planning Law Section Member
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Member
Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council Member
Speaker and Commentator
   - Institute of Continuing Legal Education
   - Estate Planning Councils
   - Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Adjunct Professor