Robert C. Anderson
Anderson has been practicing law in Marquette for 30 years. He graduated from Georgetown University with a Masters degree in Taxation and received his law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law. He then went on to do extra training with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), where he currently serves in an official capacity as a member of its Board of Directors. Anderson then became a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) the only national certifying program for elder law and special needs attorneys. He is licensed in both Michigan and Wisconsin.
According to Anderson, to become a Certified Elder Law Attorney a lawyer must take a bar exam on elder law, prove at least six years of exclusive experience in elder law and disability rights and go through an ethic’s screening. "I was able to do that. There are about 4,500 attorneys in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and only 350 are certified nationally," Anderson said. "It’s a small group."
Bob is a member of NAELA's Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP), current President of the Marquette County Bar Association, past Chair of NAELA's Tax Section, a member of NAELA's Ethics Committee, a member of the NAELA News Editorial Board, a member of the Elder Law Sections of the State Bars of Michigan and Wisconsin and past Secretary/Treasurer of the Marquette County Michigan Bar Association.
Bob has served on the Marquette County Commission on Aging and the Board of Citizens for Better Care of Michigan, a statewide group advocating for nursing home residents. He has also taught as an adjunct professor of tax law at the Business School of Michigan Technological University.Bob is an award-winning writer, having received NAELA's John J. Regan writing award in 2009 for his NAELA Journal article Estate Planning with Non-Qualified Annuities - Navigating the Labyrinth.
Kim D. Winokur
Attorney Winokur received her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan, her JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and her Masters in Law in Corporate and Finance from Wayne State University Law School. Prior to joining us, Kim's law practice focused on elder care, probate and estate planning, estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and special needs matters. She was a founding partner of the Michigan Professional Guardianship Group Inc. where she represented the most vulnerable adults. Ms. Winokur is a past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, recipient of the 2011 WLAM Mary Foster Leadership Award, a VA Accredited Attorney, and licensed to practice before the United States District Court and the US Court of Appeals. She is a certified elder law and civil mediator, bringing compassion and understanding to her practice.
Attorney Winokur has spent her professional career advocating for the physical health, mental health, and legal issues affecting elders and those with special needs. Taking a holistic approach to her practice, she helps clients navigate through the difficult choices that must be made as they face the challenges of the aging process. Whether you are a family member coping with the stresses of caring for a loved one, or an elder who is looking for a skilled advocate to help you access government services and benefits, Ms. Winokur can help. Kim grew up in Detroit, lived in Ann Arbor and is mother to 3 adult children and 3 beautiful grandchildren.