John Mabley

Attorney Special Needs Planning Attorney Undue Influence Attorney
248-799-2711
Southfield Office

26211 Central Park Blvd.,
Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48076


John D. Mabley, JD is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves as chair for the Michigan chapter of that organization. He is also the former chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Michigan State Bar. John has been listed for more than 10 years under the estate planning and probate category of Best Lawyers in America and has also been named to the Michigan SuperLawyers list since 2007. As a presenter to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, he is a frequent speaker on estate planning, probate and law office administration. John concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and trust and estate litigation. In addition, John is a member of several boards and organizations and has received recognition for his service, including:

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America – estate planning category, 1998 – Present
  • Selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers estate planning category, 2007 – Present
  • Included in dbusiness Magazine – Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit – estate planning category, 2009 – Present
  • Fellow and Michigan Chair, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Council Member, State Bar of Michigan – Probation and Estate Planning Section, 1987 – 1996
  • Former Chair, State Bar of Michigan – Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Presenter/Moderator, More than 50 Presentations to Michigan Attorneys on Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Ethics, and Practice management for Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Ann Arbor Michigan, 1990 – Present

Published Works

Update on Estate Planning Software: A Wide Variety of Programs For Varied Needs (Co-Author) Estate Planning Magazine, Vol. 17, 1990

How and When to Review an Existing Estate Plan 16 Estate Planning Magazine 162, 1989

Trusts 35 Wayne Law Review 995, 1989

Trust Administration in Michigan / Distributions Chapter, Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003

Michigan Probate Litigation / Estate Tax Apportionment Proceedings Chapter, Institute of Continuing Legal Education – Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2007


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