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Donald F. Carney Jr. - Birmingham, MI

255 E. Brown Street, Suite 320 Birmingham, MI 48009- 6210

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Updated: 11/14/2018

Birmingham Estate and Trust Administration Lawyer


Donald F. Carney, Jr. concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust litigation, estate administration and planning, and alternative dispute resolution. He has been annually selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer in trust and estate litigation since 2006. He has also been selected as a Leading Lawyer in Michigan since 2016.

Mr. Carney is a frequent public speaker and has lectured for the University of Michigan’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education...

About Donald F. Carney Jr.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1976

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Member)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (Member)
  • Macomb County Bar Association (Member)
  • Wayne County Probate Bar Association (Member)
  • Macomb County Probate Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Sections (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Estate and Trust Litigation Committee)
  • State Bar of Michigan, Corporation, Finance and Business Law Sections (Member)
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate, Trust Law Sections (Member)
  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law, Taxation Sections (Member)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (Past Chairman, Probate, Estate and Trust Committee)
  • The Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc. (Member)
  • City of Birmingham, 2001 - Present (Commissioner)
  • City of Birmingham, 2003 (Mayor Pro Tem)
  • City of Birmingham, 2004 (Mayor)

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, University of Michigan's Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, "Pre and Post Mortem Steps To Protect Clients' Estate Plans Against Will and Trust Contests", ICLE 1992 Advanced Estate Planning Institute
  • "Testamentary Capacity - The Legal Test", Macomb County Bar Association's Probate Seminar, February 23, 1995
  • "Fiduciary Liability", Macomb County Probate Bar Association, February 26, 1999
  • "Fiduciary Liability", The Financial and Estate Planning Council of Macomb, February 26, 1999
  • "Fiduciary Liability", Oakland County Bar Association Probate, Estate and Trust Committee, April 26, 1999
  • "Mean What You Say, Say What You Mean: Litigating Document Construction", 42nd Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute, ICLE, 2002
  • "Estate Administration: Dollars and Sense", American Bar Association Committee, Continuing Professional Education
  • "Estate Planning for the Elderly", American Bar Association Committee, Continuing Professional Education
  • "Will Drafting Techniques", American Bar Association Committee, Continuing Professional Education


  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1976
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence
  • Michigan State University, 1970
    Honors: cum laude


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • "The Right to a Nonjury Trial in Probate Court", August, 1991

Office Information


255 E. Brown Street, Suite 320 Birmingham, MI 48009- 6210


  • (248) 645-1233

Office Hours

09:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.


Other Sources of Feedback About Donald F. Carney Jr.

Included on the 2023 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Michigan Super Lawyers list

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  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2006 and 2007

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