Based in Kalamazoo since 1994, DeMent & Marquardt is committed to developing and nurturing long-lasting relationships with our clients.

More than half of our clients have been with us for more than twenty years. We are firmly rooted in the Kalamazoo community through our support and involvement with local organizations such as the Kalamazoo Public Library, KVCC Foundation Board, Heritage Community Foundation, and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

The attorneys of DeMent & Marquardt have over a century of combined experience, as well as the education and expertise to ensure that the wishes of clients are followed, their assets protected, and their families, businesses and charitable organizations are cared for.

If you are ready to make a plan for your future, please contact us to make a free consultation appointment.

Daniel L. Dement
Daniel L. Dement
Retired
Michele Marquardt
Michele C. Marquardt
Retired
William B. Millard
William B. Millard
Michael D. Holmes
Michael D. Holmes

Daniel L. DeMent


Retired

Michele C. Marquardt


Retired

William B. Millard


Member

Estate Planning and Administration, Probate, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, Charitable Giving, Trust Administration, Retirement Planning

Phone: 269.343.2106

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Assistant Jenny Sowell

Bar Admission:

  • 1985, State of Illinois
  • 1986, State of Michigan
  • 1993, State of New York
  • 1993, State of Florida
  • 1988, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Education:

  • Law School: J.D., with distinction, 1985, John Marshall Law School
  • College: A.B. (Biology and Political Science), 1982 Albion

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth District

Articles & Publications:

  • "Examining the Guidelines of Fiduciary Responsibilities and Liabilities," National Business Institute, New York Probate: Beyond the Basics

Achievements:

  • Recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the practice area of Trust, Will and Estate Planning Law, 2020.

Charles S. Ofstein
Charles S. Ofstein
Tyler J. Stewart
Tyler J. Stewart
DeMent & Marquardt Staff

Michael D. Holmes


Member

Estate Planning, Probate, Probate Litigation, Trust Administration, Transfer of Wealth, Estate Settlements, Guardianship and Conservatorship.

Phone: 269.343.2106

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Assistant Jenny Sowell

Bar Admission:

  • 2003, State of Michigan
  • 2003, U. S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Education:

  • Law School: J.D., 2003, Wayne State University Law School
  • College: B.A., Cum Laude, (Political Science). 2000, Kalamazoo College

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan (Probate and Estate Planning Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Elder Law and Disability Rights Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Business Law Section)
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals

Articles & Publications:

  • "Estate Administration in Michigan," 2nd edition 2013, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, State of Michigan
  • "Transfer of Wealth in Blended Families,"Institute of Continuing Legal Education, State of Michigan

Achievements:

  • "Michigan SuperLawyers, Rising Star, Estate Planning," 2010 - 2016
  • Recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the practice area of Trust, Will and Estate Planning Law, 2020.

Charles S. Ofstein


Member

Estate Planning and Administration, Probate, Probate Litigation, Wealth Preservation, Elder Law and Disability Planning

Phone: 269.343.2106

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Assistant Janai Gardner

Bar Admission:

  • 2003, State of Illinois
  • 2012, State of Michigan
  • 2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • 2005, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Education:

  • Law School: J.D., Cum Laude, 2003, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL
  • College: B.A., Political Science and Economics, 1998, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Michigan (Probate and Estate Planning Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Elder Law and Disability Rights Section)

Articles & Publications:

  • "Drafting the Medicaid Application," Institute of Continuing Legal Education, State of Michigan (presented at the 25th Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents Seminar, January 21, 2016)
  • "Drafting Durable Powers of Attorney," Institute of Continuing Legal Education, State of Michigan (presented at the 1st Annual Elder Law Institute, September 15, 2015)
  • "Comment: Destination Unknown: Illinois' Search for a Solution to the Physician Collective Bargaining Problem," 33 Loyola U. Chi. L. J. 443 (2002)

Achievements:

  • Recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the practice area of Elder Law, Trust, Will and Estate Planning Law, 2020.

Tyler J. Stewart


Associate

Estate Planning and Administration, Probate, Trust Administration, Estate Settlement, Wealth Preservation, Real Property, Business Planning.

Phone: 269.343.2106

Email Tyler Stewart

Assistant Gayle Piper

Bar Admission:

  • 2015, State of Michigan

Education:

  • Law School: J.D., Cum Laude, 2015, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle WA
  • College: B.A., Economics, 2011, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Michigan (Probate and Estate Planning Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Real Property Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Business Law Section)
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association

Articles and Publications:

  • "Court: Note on Man's Cellphone Counts as Will," WOODTV8
  • "Taking Advantage of the Medical Expense Tax Deduction as a CCRC Resident," Detroit Legal News

    Achievements:

    • Recipient of the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2018

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